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Since 1986, founder Grover Ellisor’s GCE Petroleum Consulting LLC has provided drilling, workover, and completion supervision and operations consulting services to Texas oil companies of all sizes, from small independent operations to major conglomerates. Totaling 30 years of work experience and education in the oil and gas industry, Grover Ellisor has successfully built GCE Petroleum Consulting from a company of one into a staff of as many as 30 employees, and specializes in cost management strategies. Grover Ellisor previously worked as the Operations Manager for Outline Oil Corporation in Victoria, Texas, and as a Sales Engineer for Brown Oil Tools, Inc., in Houston, Texas. At his first professional position out of college, Grover Ellisor quickly distinguished himself at Brown Oil Tools, Inc., generating over $2 million in sales revenue in 1981 and earning the company’s “Outstanding Service” award in 1982. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Distribution from Texas A&M University’s Dwight Look College of Engineering in 1979. Maintaining a host of professional affiliations in his chosen field, Grover Ellisor held several positions at the Victoria Chapter of the American Petroleum Institute over the years and remains an active member and has also held a membership with the Society of Petroleum Engineers since 1983. Committed to remaining at the top his field, Grover Ellisor continually pursues additional petroleum and oil workers’ training, completing coursework in drilling practices, workover, and well completion at the Petroleum Training Institute in Victoria, Texas. An active local community member, Grover Ellisor is on the boards of the Victoria Symphony and the Victoria County A&M Club. A former Eagle Scout, Grover Ellisor contributes to the Boy Scouts of America, as well as the Catholic Church and the Shrine Circus. In his free time, Grover Ellisor enjoys golfing, hunting, and reading novels by Stephen Ambrose and Peggy Noonan.

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