Company History: Henley & Associates was formed in 2002 specializing in providing quality individuals to represent the company as wellsite supervisors and building a reputation for providing superior well site supervision. Project Management is another focal point of the company’s expertise, meeting the needs of our clients by providing professional engineering services. In addition, Henley offers full service E & P Accounting and Facilities / Production Consulting.
Neil Henley began his engineering career with Hunt Oil Company in 1981 as the District Engineer of the Rocky Mountain and Western US districts. Neil was later assigned to work in Yemen Hunt’s Marib Al-Jawf region in North Yemen in 1986 spending 4 1/2 years working as a Drilling and Production Engineer. In 1990, Neil started working in Houston, Texas as a consulting engineer for Cockrell Oil Corporation. Neil’s consulting expanded to provide services for several Houston firms including experience in Venezuela, Trinidad, Argentina, and the Gulf of Mexico region, both on and offshore. He returned to Yemen in 1999 as Operations Manager for Vintage Petroleum in their S-1 Block. Vintage drilled several successful exploration wells during Neil’s tenure through 2001. Returning to the U.S., he worked as a Drilling Engineer for Brammer Engineering’s Houston division before venturing out to start Henley & Associates in 2002.
Neil is the son of Shelby Henley, founder of Henley Drilling Company. He holds a BS and MS in Earth Sciences from Stephen F. Austin University.