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Who We Are

Sierra Hamilton is one of the largest providers of outsourced engineering, technology solutions and on-site supervision services to the oil and gas industry. The exceptional talent and experience of our team is what drives so many companies to rely on Sierra Hamilton. Our well-established base of independent consultants is ready to manage critical aspects of our customers’ most challenging projects.

In the last five years, we have provided consultants for more than 15,000 drilling and completion jobs and more than 3,000 hydraulic fracturing jobs. We work with most of the large multinational oil & gas corporations and independent E&P firms and specialize in helping them reduce their fixed operating costs. We do this by leveraging more than 1,000 of the most highly skilled and experienced independent consultants in the industry.

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Executive Leadership

  • Houston Lane

    Houston Lane

    Chief Executive Officer Read Bio hlane@sierra-hamilton.com

    Houston Lane Chief Executive Officer Houston Lane has 20 years of experience in executive leadership of various businesses including multiple consulting companies. In two of these instances he held the position of Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer in three others. Prior to joining us, he worked for Object Reservoir, Obra Homes, and LEAM Drilling. He holds a B. A. from the University of Texas, and an M. B. A. from Harvard Business School.

  • Keith Grimes

    Keith Grimes

    Chief Operating Officer Read Bio kgrimes@sierra-hamilton.com

    Keith Grimes Chief Operating Officer Keith Grimes became Chief Executive Officer of Hamilton in March of 2008 following a 28-year career in the oil and gas industry. His broad experience includes more than 20 years with Halliburton in a variety of domestic and international business leadership roles. Prior to joining us, he managed all operations for the eastern hemisphere at Expro Group, a large well testing and subsea engineering company based in Aberdeen with more than 4,000 employees located across 40 countries. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Petroleum Engineering from Texas Tech University (1980) and is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE).

  • Leigh Warner

    Leigh Warner

    Senior VP - Finance Read Bio lwarner@sierra-hamilton.com

    Leigh Warner Leigh Warner has 25 years of experience in financial leadership of various businesses including a background in manufacturing as well as in the EPC space here in Houston. Prior to joining us, he worked for Jacobs Engineering, Koch Industries and Sun Microsystems (Oracle). He holds a B. S. in Finance from the University of Illinois.

  • Pat Drennon

    Pat Drennon

    President - U.S. Read Bio pdrennon@sierra-hamilton.com

    Pat Drennon President – U.S. Pat Drennon has 24 years of experience as one of the founders of Sierra Engineering and 35 years of experience in the oil and gas industry overall. His areas of expertise include onsite executional design and drilling, completion and fracture simulation design, including modeling. He holds a BS MET from Texas Tech University and is a Registered Professional Engineer (Petroleum) in both Oklahoma and Texas.

  • Mike Jolley

    Mike Jolley

    Executive Vice President Read Bio mjolley@sierra-hamilton.com

    Mike Jolley Executive Vice President Mike Jolley was an original partner of Sierra Engineering when the company was founded in 1988. Prior to his time at Sierra, he worked as a Senior Drilling Foreman at both Exxon and Tenneco Oil. He attended Odessa Junior College and San Angelo State University.

  • Rick Daab

    Rick Daab

    Vice President Read Bio rdaab@sierra-hamilton.com

    Rick Daab Vice President Rick Daab has 34 years of experience in the oil and gas industry with a special focus on projects in the Gulf of Mexico. His primary expertise is in HPHT drilling and drilling and completion management. He has been with Sierra Engineering since 1998, where he was a Partner. Previously, he worked for Apache Corporation, Norcen Explorer, Cliffs Drilling Company, Nicor Drilling Company and Zapata Offshore and Global Marine. He holds a B.S. in Petroleum Engineering from Texas A&M University and is a Registered Professional Petroleum Engineer.

  • M. Blake Patton

    M. Blake Patton

    Vice President Read Bio bpatton@sierra-hamilton.com

    M. Blake Patton Vice President M. Blake Patton has served as Vice President of Gulf Coast Operations since 2012. Previously, he was a Sierra Engineering Partner with the inception of their Houston office in 1998. He has also worked for a number of companies in the oil and gas industry including Houston Oil and Minerals, UMC Petroleum, Ballard Exploration, Plains Resources, Union Texas Petroleum and Walter Oil and Gas. He holds a B.S. in Petroleum Engineering from Texas A&M University.

  • Monte Stovall

    Monte Stovall

    Chief Administrative Officer Read Bio mstovall@sierra-hamilton.com

    Monte Stovall Chief Administrative Officer Monte Stovall, a graduate of Texas Tech University, has more than 35 years of experience in all aspects of oil and gas administrative operations and oversight. Before making Sierra Engineering her home, she worked with the operating company, Desana Development Corporation for 15 years.

  • John Morgan

    John Morgan

    Executive Advisor Read Bio jmorgan@sierra-hamilton.com

    John Morgan Executive Advisor John Morgan has 42 years of experience in the oil and gas industry including drilling, completions, production, facility design, construction, and asset management. His activities span onshore, offshore, and deep-water both domestically in the lower 48 and internationally in multiple foreign countries. His roles include everything from pure start-up operations to formally managed positions including two rounds of private equity capitalization. Previously he worked for ARCO, Vastar Resources, Burlington Resources, Compass Resources, and BP. He holds a B. S. in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Wyoming.

What We Do

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Provided consultants for more than

15,000 Drilling &
Completion Jobs

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Provided consultants for more than

3,000 Hydraulic
Fracturing Jobs

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Leveraging more than

1,000 Highly Skilled
Consultants