The company was founded in 1981 by Philip C. Crouse, the company's founder and president.
About Philip C. Crouse (Click here for Publications by Philip C. Crouse)
Mr. Crouse graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 1973 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Petroleum Engineering with honors.
He continued on receiving a Masters in Business Administration in 1975.
While at the university, Mr. Crouse
was recognized as an outstanding student, one of 14 for an over 40,000 student body.
He was a member of Pi Epsilon Tau, the petroleum engineering honor society, Omicron Delta Kappa, a campus wide honorary and scholastic society, and Phi Eta Sigma, a campus wide scholastic society representing the top 2 percent of students, and speaker (president) of the James Stephen Hogg Society which was open to 21 students campus-wide and was the Universityâ€™s oldest student honorary organization.
His oil career began in the fields of West Texas where he was a roustabout, served as a summer engineer, and served as a staff engineer for a variety of companies including Getty Oil, Texaco, Humble Oil, and Atlantic Richfield.
He started his full time oil career with Atlantic Richfield in Dallas, Texas in 1975.
With an engineering and business background he
advanced into various planning roles, which included preparing the division long range plan.
In 1978 he joining Champlin Petroleum Company, and developed exploration and development strategies for the company, including engineering and scheduling of the massive Long Beach California fault blocks with surfactant flooding.
In late 1978 he joined Sun Oil Company, and represented and assisted the company in improved oil recovery methods and implementations including CO2 flooding.
At this time, the US government had many price regulations in the industry.
was instrumental in applying for the first exceptions granted the Sun Companies
on oil properties which were receiving the lowest regulated price.
In 1979, Mr. Crouse
was chosen as Sun's nominee to the Conference Board Congressional Fellow program.
was subsequently chosen as one of 10 participants from the many corporate companies submitting candidates to this program, thereby becoming the youngest participant (age 28), in the program's ten year history.
For the year he served as a senior staffer to the U.S. Senate Committee on the Budget.
was responsible for over a $5.5 billion budget segment of the U.S. government for Senate direction.
worked for 8 senators of the committee and ranked third in responsibility on the committee as a senior staffer.
Upon completion of the program, Mr. Crouse
was chosen as one of three senate staff persons to help President Reagan's
transition team in the area of agriculture, having gained many Senator's confidences during the year.
He returned to Sun in early 1980, and performed various engineering and planning special projects assigned by the president of the subsidiary.
In February 1981, Mr. Crouse founded a consulting practice, Philip C. Crouse and Associates, and a Texas Schedule C Corporation, Southwest PetroCorp, Inc. (dba Philip C. Crouse and Associates, Inc.).
The company is registered in the state of Texas to offer and perform engineering services in Texas (Licenses# F-2740).
The company performed many types of engineering, geological, industry and marketing projects and presentations in over 30 countries including the United States, Canada, Brazil, China, England, Saudi Arabia, France and Japan.
Since 1988, the company has been actively engaged in horizontal well technology and since 1993 the company has been actively engaged with coiled tubing, multilateral, and underbalanced drilling technologies.
Mr. Crouse is a recognized industry expert in horizontal well technology, maintaining one of the largest applications data bases in the world.
was regularly engaged from 1989-1999, over a decade by Japan Drilling Company and Japan National Oil Corporation
to develop industry status, position and problems with this technology from drilling, reservoir, production, geological, and other technical areas.
The commissions with the Japanese started with work for the Japanese oil company, Arabian Oil Company
Mr. Crouse designed new horizontal completions in Neutral Zone (Middle East) new wells which turned out extremely successful.
In 1996, Mr. Crouse was under a major funded contract with Japan National Oil Company to review developments in underbalanced drilling technology.
Mr. Crouse is a registered professional engineer and has been honored and recognized for his accomplishments by TSPE for his contributions to petroleum engineering in 1985, and accomplishments to the field of engineering in 1992 (one of only two petroleum engineers to receive this award in the Dallas engineering community).
He is a life member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers, and achieved Distinguished Member status in 1985 at the age of 35.
He has served as a director to SPE International for three years and served as a two year trustee to the AIME of New York.
He is a former president of the Petroleum Engineers Club of Dallas (where he was honored as one of the youngest members to receive the Permian Pot Award) and former President of NOMADS of Dallas-Fort Worth, an organization promoting international oilfield activity.
He is a member of the Society of Petroleum Evaluation Engineers, and a corporate and associate member of the Society of Exploration Geophysicists.
He was also a member of the Petroleum Society of the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy & Petroleum, until its recent merger with the Society of Petroleum Engineers in which he is already a member.
Mr. Crouse served as a registered arbitrator for the National Association of Security Dealers Dispute Resolution (now the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority-FINRA) from 1993-2007, where he was also a qualified Chairman of the Panel, having served as both public arbitrator or chairman of three person panels. Arbitrations included very significant NASD large arbitrations. He began his arbitration activity in the late 1980's, where he was chosen to serve as arbitrator between 17 banks and certain Hunt petroleum enterprises over a 5 year period. He also has provided professional services as an expert witness on numerous cases involving petroleum fraud, misrepretation, negligence, gross negligence, and other cases over his career.
has received numerous awards and honors throughout his
has authored well over 50 articles, 50 proceedings, many training manuals, videos, and has given over 700 speeches to the larger international petroleum community over his
30+ year career having appeared on and being quoted by international and domestic print media and television media.