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Harvey Howell

High Gravity Resources
Consulting Geologist
Harvey Howell, born in 1956, is a third-generation wildcatter, native San Antonian.  He grew up following his grandfather and father across South Texas oil fields learning the drilling and operating business. After college, he served as vice president of the family firm, Howell Drilling, Inc. Responsibilities from 1978-1984 included management of drilling operations and an exploration/development program for lower Wilcox sandstone and Edwards limestone reservoirs at Hallettsville, in Lavaca County, Texas. Formal education included four-years of Geology with one year of Petroleum Land Management at the University of Texas at Austin.  Professional associations have included the South Texas, Houston, and West Texas Geological Societies, and SEPM (Society for Sedimentary Geology).  In 1984, Harvey became an independent oil & gas explorer and operator. He has discovered numerous fields along the Texas Gulf Coast and Eastern Shelf of the Permian Basin, including Dare I (Hope) field in Concho County. Primarily a stratigrapher, he has published on the Eocene Wilcox formation of South Texas and the Pennsylvanian Cisco formation of West Texas.
In addition to Harvey’s own exploration activity, he has participated in numerous cutting edge technology projects through his Daubert-Howell Energy partnership with stepfather, C. Robert Daubert, himself a second-generation geologist.  Recent success has utilized 3-D seismic for deep production in Louisiana, AVO “bright spot” analysis for shallow gas in East Texas, and horizontal drilling for San Andres oil along the Texas/New Mexico border. Harvey is actively involved in the First Presbyterian Church.