Jimmy E. Goolsby - Commissioner
Jimmy E. Goolsby was appointed by Governor Mark Gordon and confirmed by the Senate to serve as a Commissioner for the Wyoming oil and Gas Conservation Commission (WOGCC) in 2020.
Jimmy Goolsby 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 obtained 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. In 1998, Jimmy founded Goolsby and Associates (which became Goolsby Finley and Associates in 2000). Jimmy's work 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 supervised, supported and coordinated personnel (i.e., in house geologists, wellsite geologists, engineers, landmen, and attorneys).
In 2018, Jimmy retired; however, the magnitude of studies Jimmy has performed over the years has given him a war chest of personnel knowledge and understanding of Wyoming geology.