Petroleum Equities is a management consulting firm which specializes in the evaluation of projects involving
the exploration and production of crude oil and natural gas.
E. Hunter Herron, PhD
President and CEO
As founder and president of Petroleum Equities Inc., Dr. Herron has provided expert testimony in oil and gas litigation, evaluated hundreds of producing wells throughout the United States, and assessed numerous petroleum ventures in both the U.S. and various countries in Africa, Asia, Europe, and South America. With over 35 years of diversified experience in the petroleum industry, Dr. Herron is an internationally recognized expert in unconventional petroleum resources.
Upon receiving his PhD in chemical engineering from Tulane University in 1964, Dr. Herron was employed by the Exxon Corporation for 15 years — initially, in a number of Exxon’s research laboratories and subsequently, in management positions in London and New York.
In 1978, Dr. Herron accepted the position of vice president for operations at H.J. Gruy & Associates and headed Gruy's Washington (D.C.) office until establishing Petroleum Equities in 1984.
Dr. Herron is a senior member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers and past chairman of SPE’s National Capital section. He is also a senior member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers and a member of both the Council of Energy Advisors and Sigma Xi (The Scientific Research Society). From time to time he has also served as a technical editor for the
SPEs Journal of