Eric T. Busch
Sr. Vice President

Responsibilities include providing a wide variety of petroleum engineering, underground storage engineering and mining engineering consulting services to the oil and gas industry, the underground storage industry and supervision of field activities for Lonquist Field Service, LLC.


North Dakota State University (USA) 1999
Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering


Knight Oil Tools Houston, Texas, USA [May 2005 to February 2006]

Technical/Corporate Sales Representative Account representative for strategic and target accounts.  Prepared proposals and tool lists for various drilling and workover projects in the Gulf Coast and the Mid-Continent.  Developed new client relationships for Knight Oil Tools in the underground storage industry.

PB Energy Storage Services, Inc. Houston, Texas, USA [August 2002 to May 2005]

Cavern, Gas Storage and Project Engineer Developed and executed mechanical integrity tests and provided technical support for underground storage caverns and salt water disposal wells in the Gulf Coast, Michigan, Kansas and West Texas.

Project Manager and Engineer for various underground storage well workovers in the Gulf Coast, Michigan, Kansas and West Texas. Developed an extensive mechanical integrity test program for a five- and six-well test program under the new underground cavern storage regulations in Kansas. Developed a new method to evaluate the mechanical integrity of interconnected bedded salt caverns. Developed and executed mechanical integrity testing programs for a brine production facility in New York. Developed and managed a six-well workover program for one of the largest gas storage reservoirs in the United States.

Served as project manager for the development and execution of a stratigraphic test well program to evaluate the potential of the expansion of a depleted gas storage reservoir. The well was drilled directionally to allow for the completion of a suite of geophysical logs; the well was plugged and abandoned following the log evaluation. Developed a conceptual design and budget for a five-well drilling program in a depleted gas storage reservoir; the drilling program allowed for the directional drilling of all wells from one surface location to minimize project costs and schedule. Investigated the long-term stability of mined storage caverns in the United States and removal of pumping equipment; evaluated the condition of the product casing; and developed strategies for recurring operational and engineering cavern issues. 

Cargill Salt Lansing, New York and Avery Island, Louisiana, USA [May 1999 to August 2002]

Maintenance/Operations Supervisor and Project Engineer Organized, planned and controlled all activities of a multi-disciplined maintenance department in support of an underground salt mine. Organized and coordinated the production and hoisting schedule for salt mine surface operations.  Worked with the quality control department personnel to ensure the product would meet the customer and contract specifications.

Developed and patented a production process for a value-added de-icing product.  The scope of the project included testing of various mixing and storage techniques, budget/commitment development, product testing, customer presentations, start-up, operator training and contractor management with zero accidents.

Military Services Experience [May 1994 to June 2000]

Served in the North Dakota Air National Guard and the New York Air National Guard as a security police officer. 


American Association of Drilling Engineers
Society of Petroleum Engineers
Certified Engineer-In-Training (North Dakota #9225)
Solution Mining Research Institute

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