In 2010 Mr. Blackwell became a Director of BlueFire Equipment Corporation during its early stage of development. As the company expanded its business in North America, he was elected to his current position in January 2012. Mr. Blackwell brings over forty years of international experience in the Petroleum, Mining, and Financial business sectors having worked and lived in the United Kingdom, Europe, South America, Australia, and the United States of America.
Mr. Blackwell has held senior management positions in companies engaged in the petroleum industry, banking-commercial/merchant/investment banking, and mining companies operating internationally such as: Core Laboratories International S.A. – Manager South America; American Overseas Petroleum (JV Chevron/Texaco) – Senior Reservoir Engineer; The Rockefeller Family & Associates – VP & D; JP Morgan –VP; European Banking Company Limited (UK & Australia) – MD & D; AMRO Bank Australia – D; Elders Resources North America – President & D; Great Western Drilling Company – President & D; Davis Oil Company – VP; and Reading and Bates Drilling Company – D; and other private oil and gas companies.
During his career, he has been responsible for developing oil and gas E&P projects, mining projects (coal, copper, diamonds, iron, gold, uranium, lithium, and other industrial minerals), chemical processing plants, LNG projects and transportation (consultant to Euro Tunnel), onshore/offshore oil/gas pipelines, rail (London Underground), and new aircraft technology systems (Gulfstream America).
Mr. Blackwell graduated from The University of Texas in Austin, Texas with a Bachelor of Science – Petroleum Engineering Degree (and majors in math, chemistry, physics and geology). He is a Legend Member of the National Society of Professional Engineers, Texas Society of Professional Engineers, Associate Member of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists and a Licensed Professional Engineer in Texas.