James E. Smith & Associates, Inc. (JES) is a multi-disciplined engineering firm that offers a total package of services to the Oil & Gas Industry in East Texas and other areas in the southwestern United States. James E. Smith, P.E., Founder and President of James E. Smith & Associates, Inc., is a Registered Professional Engineer with over 40 years of experience in the oil and gas industry. A graduate of Texas A&M University, James worked 18 years for the Texas Railroad Commission serving as Field Operations Director, Hearing Examiner, Special Project Engineer in Austin, and as the District Director of both the Kilgore and Abilene District Offices. As Field Operations Director for the Texas Railroad Commission, he developed Texas' "Rule 36" dealing with H2S sour gas in production, drilling and completion operations. Prior to forming JES, James was President of Smith & Harmon Engineering Company, Inc. and managed Petro-Management, Inc. James has extensive experience in economic and reservoir evaluation for acquisitions, producing properties and undeveloped prospects. JES is a recognized petroleum engineering firm with an established reputation and considers it a privilege to have the opportunity to provide the Oil & Gas Industry with the same quality of services it has provided its clientele for the past 20 years.