Historical Drilling Rig Count

Steve Blanton, Controller


Steve is from Wichita Falls, Texas and graduated from Midwestern State University with a BBA degree in finance. During his career Steve has developed accounting and management experience in oil and gas service, sales and manufacturing.  Steve has worked for

M. I. Phillips Geological Consultants, LLC for 9 years and manages all accounting functions for the company.  Steve enjoys working for M. I. Phillips as the company continues to provide quality mud logging and well site services.

Quote embodying the spirit of energy professionals:

Mark Phillips, President & Founder

"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do.  So throw off the bowlines.  Sail away from the safe harbor.  Catch the trade winds in your sails.  Explore.  Dream. Discover."  -Mark Twain

Mark is originally from Memphis, Tennessee and graduated from the University of Tennessee at Martin in 1981 with a B.S. in Geology. After gaining two years of experience at Calgary-based Continental Laboratories’ Oklahoma City office, Mark founded M. I. Phillips Geological Consultants in 1983. For over 30 years, M.I. Phillips has provided consulting and hydrocarbon mud logging services to the upstream oil & gas industry. The company has built a solid reputation in the Mid-Continent region for helping oil & gas operators identify and evaluate pay zones, stay in target zones during lateral drilling, and improve safety.  In 2014, Mark graduated from Texas Tech University’s International MBA energy program.  Mark is an active member in the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG), the Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG), and the Society of Petrophysicists and Well Log Analysts (SPWLA). He is licensed as a Registered Professional Geologist in both Texas and Tennessee. In his personal life, Mark and his wife have three children and live in Wichita Falls, Texas.

Field Geo-Technicians/Mud Loggers

The geo-technicians/mud loggers on our roster have an average of 7 years field experience.  Their experience is primarily working with large independent oil & gas operators.  The geo-techs receive basic mud logging training and then progress to unit manager training.  All our geo-techs are skilled in lithological analysis and stratigraphic correlation.  They have been trained to pay close attention to the geosteering process to assist the client on horizontal drilling projects.  Each of them is very competent regarding the mechanical requirements of keeping a mobile lab unit and all equipment maintained and functioning.

M.I. Phillips Geological Consultants, LLC

Since 1983              Phone +1.9407237608


Mark Phillips, Registered Geologist, MBA, PMP