Jim Oberkircher

Executive Director

Jim Oberkircher's Biography

Jim is one of the founders and current Executive Director of the IADD. A 35+ year oilfield veteran, he has excelled in various roles for both operators and service companies, including operations (both drilling and completions), technical support, training, and business development. Jim has worked with and managed cross-functional technical teams and projects ranging from deepwater North Sea to shallow vertical wells onshore Colorado and North Dakota. He is currently President of GFE Management & Consulting, a multi-faceted energy consulting firm, in business for more than 13 years. Jim attended Carnegie-Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania where he studied Mechanical Engineering. He is eager to promote the various aspects of the directional drilling industry and the impact that it has on the global energy industry.