WOGCC Commissioner Jimmy E. Goolsby

Jimmy E. Goolsby, founder of Emeritus Geologist, has been appointed by Governor Mark Gordon and confirmed by the Senate to serve as a Commissioner for the Wyoming oil and Gas Conservation Commission (WOGCC).  Goolsby will complete Mark Doelger’s term, who recently finished seven years with the Commission.  The term will end March of 2021.  

Jimmy Goolsby comes to the Commission with a wealth of knowledge and experience.  He carries his PH.D in geology and is a Wyoming licensed and certified professional geologist.  Having graduated from Eastern New Mexico University with a B.Sc. in Geology in 1970, he then pressed on to obtain a M.Sc. from Montana State University in 1972 and his PH.D. from Texas Tech University in 1975. 

His love for the Rockies brought him to the USGS in Casper in 1975 to map the surface and subsurface geology of the Powder River Basin.  From 1976 on, he has worked in Casper, Wyoming as a consulting geologist. The magnitude of studies Jimmy has performed over the years has given him a war chest of personnel knowledge and understanding of Wyoming geology.

Jimmy's work has largely consisted of prospect generation, property evaluations, acquisitions, field studies, secondary unit reports and follow-up with appropriate government agencies including the Oil and Gas Commission, BLM, etc. In addition to these activities, Jimmy supervises, supports and coordinates personnel (i.e., in house geologists, wellsite geologists, engineers, landmen, and attorneys). 

“We are more than excited to have Jimmy serve as a Commissioner,” expressed WOGCC Supervisor Mark Watson upon Goolsby's appointment.  “His understanding and depth of knowledge will serve the state and the citizens of Wyoming well.  We are fortunate to have this level of expertise in a Commissioner.”