Richard Chalmers

Richard W. Chalmers - President

With over 40 years of experience in the petroleum industry, Richard directs and manages the company’s affairs on a daily basis and leads the organization’s strategic objective.  He received a Business Administration degree in Accounting from Texas A&M University in 1982.  In 1990, Mr. Chalmers was a co-founder of CCA and served as Vice President and Treasurer until 2007 when he assumed the role of President.    Richard has a strong background in administration, business development, and property management services and continually strives to provide quality services to CCA’s clients.


Michael J. Privat - Executive Vice President

Mike is a 1994 graduate of LSU. He entered the Oil and Gas Industry in 1994 and progressively held management positions in Drilling, Workover and Production with an emphasis on Personnel Management and Health, Safety and Environmental programs. He joined Chalmers, Collins & Alwell, Inc. in 2004 in the capacity of Consultant Coordinator / HSE Manager.  Mike was promoted to Vice President of CCA in 2010 and Executive Vice President in 2012. 

David F. McCutcheon—Senior Vice President of Engineering and Operations

David joined CCA in 2003 to manage the company’s engineering team.  He graduated from Louisiana State University in 1977 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Petroleum Engineering.  He is a registered petroleum engineer and has more than 46 years of engineering and operational experience.  Prior to joining CCA, David was a Senior Drilling Engineer for Marathon Oil Company in Houston, Texas.



Jim Docherty - Project Managment Consultant

Jim Docherty received his B.S. in Petroleum Engineering from Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas in 1986.  He has been employed in the oil and gas industry since 1986 as a drilling and completion engineer, reservoir engineer, drilling manager, general manager, VP of engineering and project manager.  Jim started his career with Kerr McGee in 1986 where he worked as a drilling and completion engineer, reservoir engineer and production operations engineer in the Gulf of Mexico and South Louisiana inland waters. From 2010 until 2018, Mr. Docherty served as Sr. VP of Engineering at Chalmers, Collins and Alwell Inc.  In 2022, Jim again joined the CCA team, where he continues to provide drilling, completion, workover and production enhancement expertise to independent oil and gas companies in south Louisiana and inland waters.  He has also been active in professional organizations. Jim has been a member of the American Association of Drilling Engineers since 1997 and the Society of Petroleum Engineers since 1984.  Jim is a Registered Professional Engineer in Texas (#109829).


Cody Chalmers - Wellsite Consultant

Cody is a 2018 graduate from Texas A&M university with a bachelor of science in Mechanical Engineering. He also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mathematics from Centenary College of Louisiana. He started career as a production operator for Cox Operating, before transferring to their through tubing, workover, and P&A division. Cody joined the CCA team in 2022 and is currently working as a deep water rig consultant.

Mary Pollard

Mary H. Pollard—HSE/SEMS Program Manager

Before moving into the HSE compliance field, Mary held various management level positions in the healthcare industry.  She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Information Management from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette in 1978.  Mary has a rich background in leadership, management, technology, compliance, and training.  She joined CCA in October 2011 and is committed to maintaining SEMS compliance while creating a culture of health and safety as a team effort.


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