Title: Geological Engineer
Location: Dallas, Texas, United States
Rex Coppedge, Geological Engineer, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Engineers for dedication, achievements, and leadership in geological engineering.
Mr. Coppedge served in the US Navy for two years and during that time he was a weatherman. With this background, and coming from an oil and gas family, he was influenced to continue down that path. Upon completion of his military service, he earned an Associate of Arts from Northeastern Oklahoma Agricultural and Mechanical University in 1956 and a Bachelor of Science in geological engineering from the University of Oklahoma in 1958. In 1959, he began working as a geological engineer with Tenneco Oil Co. He remained with Tenneco for more than two decades and traveled across the country with the company. In 1973, he joined Southwestern Gas Pipeline as the Vice President of Exploration. He then continued on as a consultant and as president of his own company, Coppedge Oil & Gas, Inc., until his retirement.
In his career, Mr. Coppedge discovered a lot of oil and gas. He has a montage of a field he found in Texas, the reason it is unique because it was discovered the year his mother died of cancer. He was so proud of her that he named this field after her. It was discovered in 1981. Throughout his career, he has maintained professional affiliation with such organizations as the American Association of Petroleum Geologists, the Southern Petroleum Engineers and the Dallas Geological Society. He has served as the chairman of the Collin County Reform Part of Texas. Mr. Coppedge would like to be remembered by others as someone with a “nose” for finding oil and gas, which is not easy to do. There are people who have been practicing their entire career and have not found any oil and gas.
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