Doug Davis is seeing more ups than downs in the Kansas oil patch, despite the withdrawal of some major exploration companies.
Davis, 66, has been a petroleum geologist since 1974 and has ridden the industry’s roller coaster. At the moment, times are terrific in the industry – although less so for gas producers – with high oil prices and a startling revival of production nationally and in Kansas.
Davis just finished presiding over a big regional gathering of his fellow geologists in Wichita, where they talked about technical topics in the field.
A widower, he is engaged to be married.