Kenneth Bowdon graduated in 1978 from Centenary College of Louisiana with a BS in geology.
Mr. Bowdon worked for Core Laboratories, performing sidewall core analysis, whole core analysis, and special core analysis.
began evaluating horizontal drilling technology in 1986 and in 1987 was responsible for recommending the first exploratory horizontal wellbore in the lower 48 states of the USA.
He was Austin Chalk team leader for the Horizontal Taskforce for two years.
continued to develop horizontal geo-navigation technology while working for small independent oil companies for the next six years.
company, Horizontal Solutions International
, was founded in 1996 to provide geo-navigation services to the industry.
conceived and developed LatNav, the proprietary software utilized for geo-navigation.
has performed geo-navigation for more than 8,000 laterals in the US, Canada and throughout the world.
was part of the team that discovered the Eagle Ford Shale "Blackhawk" prospect in Dewitt County, Texas extending the Eagle Ford Shale play hundreds of miles beyond the previously known extents.