July 2013


Chalmers, Collins & Alwell, Inc. is pleased to announce that Grant Dozer and Leonard Villarreal have joined the company’s Business Development Team.  Grant graduated with honors from LSU in 2012, where he obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Management.  While at LSU, he was a member of the national championship Tiger baseball team.  Prior to joining CCA, Grant held a marketing and sales position for a sport manufacturing company in Baton Rouge, LA and, while in school, spent summers working for Morgan City Rentals.  Leonard is a retired high school teacher, coach, and principal.  He retired from the Texas public school system in 2011 and subsequently held a marketing position for a strength and conditioning equipment company in Houston.  He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Education and Spanish from University of North Texas, and then earned a Master’s Degree in Educational Administration from Prairie View A&M.  Both Dozar and Villarreal will be based in Houston, Texas and will focus their efforts on business growth as it relates to project management, engineering services, and well site consulting.

January 2013

K Stansbury

Kirk Stansbury - Drilling Superintendent

Kirk joined CCA in January 2013 as a drilling superintendent with over 30 years experience in the oilfield. Prior to his employment with CCA, Kirk worked as a drilling consultant through CCA on McMoRan ultra deep gas drilling projects. Kirk retired from Murphy Oil in March of 2011 after 29 years of service with Murphy. While at Murphy he held various positions, including drilling foreman, project manager, contract coordinator, and senior buyer. A 1977 graduate of Nicholls State University, Kirk holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration.

June 2012


J. Taylor Brazzel—Drilling Engineer

Taylor Brazzel has joined CCA’s Project Management Team as a Drilling Engineer.  He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Louisiana of Lafayette in May 2012.   Mr. Brazzel is a registered Engineer Intern with the Louisiana Professional Engineering and Land Surveying Board.  While still a student, Taylor worked as a Laboratory Technician for National Oilwell Varco Fluid Control and served as a Drilling Engineer Intern for Newfield Exploration in summers 2006 and 2008 and a Production Engineer Intern in summer 2007.  Taylor has a passion for music and he plays a variety of musical instruments.  When he can fit it into his schedule, he enjoys performing at local establishments.

March 2011

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Andrew “Andy” Cart – Senior Project Engineer

Andy has joined Chalmers, Collins & Alwell, Inc. as a Senior Project Engineer in the Project Management Team. A 1976 graduate of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette in Mechanical Engineering, Andy will utilize his 35 years of experience on land and offshore projects. He began his career with BP/Amoco after his graduation and held various jobs from Reservoir Engineer, Production Engineer and Drilling Completions Engineer. Upon his retirement from BP/Amoco, Andy held various engineering consulting positions prior to his employment with Chalmers, Collins & Alwell, Inc.


November 2010

Jim Docherty

James (Jim) Docherty - Senior V.P. Project Management

Jim has joined Chalmers, Collins & Alwell, Inc to handle the Project Management Team. He will help mentor and schedule the assignments of the group. Jim is a 1986 graduate of Texas A&M University in Petroleum Engineering. Jim started his career with KerrMcGee Corp. He moved to American Explorer, Inc prior to becoming the Drilling Manager of PetroQuest Energy, Inc.


July 2009

The project management group at Chalmers, Collins & Alwell, Inc (CCA) recently completed a two year drilling and completion program for McMoRan Oil & Gas as part of the Mound Point/Flatrock exploratory/development projects located in state and federal waters of the South Marsh Island Block 212/217 area.

The group drilled four HPHT wells to depths ranging from 17,684’ to 21,056’.  All four wells were drilled consecutively utilizing the newly constructed posted barge rig Coastal 22.  CCA provided the office engineering and rig site supervision services for both the drilling and completion phases of each well.

CCA personnel manned the rig during the final stages of its construction at the SEMCO shipyard in Crown Point, LA and assisted in final load testing of the rig prior to acceptance by McMoRan.  The initial well drilled with the rig reached a depth of 21,056’ and was cased for completion at a later date.  The three subsequent wells were completed and flow tested prior to release of the rig.  Two of the wells were completed with 4-1/2” tubing and flow tested at over 100 MMCFPD each.  The third well to be completed was unloaded at over 20 MMCFPD prior to being shut in for installation of production facilities.

These four wells were drilled to total depth averaging ~145 ft/day.  The wells were drilled utilizing oil base mud encountering mud weights and downhole temperatures in excess of 18.7 ppg and 350°F respectively.  Each well was drilled using rotary steerable and solid expandable tubular technology and incorporated NACE design standards into the tubular program.


October 2008

Mr. David McCutcheon has been promoted to the job of Vice-President of Engineering/Operations for Chalmers, Collins & Alwell, Inc. (CCA).  Mr. McCutcheon, a Professional Engineer, is located in CCA’s Lafayette office and previously served as a Project Engineer.  Prior to joining CCA, Mr. McCutcheon was a Senior Drilling Engineer for Marathon Oil Company in Houston, Texas.  He is a 1977 graduate of Louisiana State University in Petroleum Engineering.


Chalmers, Collins & Alwell, Inc. (CCA) is pleased to announce the recent additions to our Staff:

March 2007

Stephen S. Pulkowski - Project Engineer

Steve Pulkowski, a petroleum engineer has assumed the duties of project engineer in Chalmers, Collins & Alwell, Inc.’s Lafayette office. He was general manager of U.S. Drilling Operations for Murphy Oil Corporation in New Orleans and has over 31 years of engineering experience. Steve is a 1975 graduate of Mississippi State University with a B.S. in Petroleum Engineering.

August 2007

Patrick J. Angers - Drilling Superintendent

Pat Angers has joined the staff of Chalmers, Collins & Alwell, Inc. as drilling superintendent for the Project Management Group. Pat has over 40 years experience in the oilfield. He began his career with Placid Oil Company before moving to Cities Service Company, Pel-Tex Oil Company and Virginia Indonesia Company. Mr. Angers also spent many years as an independent consultant both domestic and internationally.

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