Sierra Hamilton appoints Morgan as new CEO

Sierra Hamilton LLC, an oil and gas engineering firm that was formed by the merger of Sierra Engineering and Hamilton Group, has appointed John L. Morgan as CEO and as a member of the company’s board of directors.

A petroleum engineer with over 40 years of industry experience in both domestic and international exploration, production, and asset management, Morgan has served as the director of well operations and senior wells advisor to BP since 2011. He previously led operations for ARCO; Burlington Resources; Vastar Resources; and KA Compass/Compass Resources Corp., where he also served as a board member. Morgan received a bachelor’s degree in petroleum engineering from the University of Wyoming.

Patrick Drennon, a founder of Sierra Engineering LLC and former CEO of Sierra Hamilton, will become president of the company and will lead its Permian operations based in Midland, Texas. Drennon will also continue to serve on the board of directors.

Sierra Hamilton provides outsourced engineering and onsite supervision services to the oil and gas industry. The company’s consultants service the areas of drilling and completions, reservoir and production, and well control.

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