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 Mr. Burman provides expert consulting services to industry users in areas of oil and gas development projects. His formal training is in mining and petroleum engineering, and his more than thirty years of experience has focused on project management, communication, leadership, team building and engineering skills in world class deepwater, shelf, and land oil and gas development projects. In addition to field operations management and project supervision, he has an extensive background in petroleum and mining engineering that encompasses reservoir, production, drilling, completion, intervention and facility operations, and mine survey, transport, and environmental operations.

Mr. Burman has developed and applied innovative solutions throughout his career spanning oil and gas evaluation, production, and development operations for land, offshore, and deepwater areas. He has been successful in managing interfaces through all phases of well engineering, project planning and execution, team building and effective communication. Projects have been consistently executed below budget and delivered on time, and well systems consistently exhibit a high degree of reliability and productivity.

Major accomplishments have included design, procurement and supervision of execution of ten sub-sea wells in world record water depth; engineering, procurement, planning and supervision of execution of the six wells completed on the Marco Polo Tension Leg Platform; design and supervision of execution of the world’s most time efficient deepwater completion at Vioska Knoll 1003 #2 (water depth 4,858 ft.); design and supervision of successful high pressure sub-sea well intervention from a dynamic positioning vessel; and successful execution of a subsea T&A with tubing/casing communication requiring burning over parted lower crown plug using coiled tubing to gain wellbore access – an “industry first”.

Jack is a recognized industry expert in sand control design and implementation. He has published numerous peer reviewed papers, and presented at numerous industry forums and conferences.

  • Bachelor of Science, Mining Engineering, Virginia Polytechnic Institute, 1978
  • Master of Science, Petroleum Engineering, University of Wyoming, 1982


  • Registered Professional Engineer, Louisiana, 1988