Radiant Oil & Gas began in 1990 as Jurasin Oil & Gas, Inc. (JOG), and grew to be an oil and gas exploration and production company with a full complement of geology, geophysics, engineering, land, accounting and administrative staff.
For over 20 years, CEO John Jurasin designed, operated or was a participant in multiple 3-D seismic surveys, oil and gas exploration and development programs, and other energy projects. Under his direction, JOG was able to boast an almost 70% success rate in drilling projects that led to new discoveries containing over 10 million barrels of oil and 250 billion cubic feet of gas.
President & Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Jurasin is President and CEO, and was the founder of Radiant’s predecessor, Jurasin Oil & Gas, Inc. which he began in 1990. Mr. Jurasin has over 30 years experience in the E&P business. Prior to founding Jurasin Oil & Gas, Mr. Jurasin worked with Taylor Energy, and was an Exploration Geologist for McMoRan Oil and Gas. He began his career at Getty Oil Company as a Geologist.
Mr. Jurasin earned a Geology degree from Rutgers University and attended the Graduate program in Economic Geology at the University of Arizona.
Barry J. Rava
Vice President, Exploration
Mr. Rava is a licensed geologist and geophysicist in the state of Texas and President and founder of Icarus Oil and Gas, Inc.; 30+ years oil and gas industry experience; His job functions are project management, technical management, and geological and geophysical interpretation. Mr. Rava has held various technical and management positions beginning with Conoco-Phillips for 10 years then similar positions with Pennzoil and EOG Resources, culminating as vice president exploration of Petroguard and Texas American Resources with over 600 producing oil and gas wells. Former partner with CLK, a large geological and geophysical consulting firm who primarily worked for McMoRan operating in the Gulf of Mexico; Has served on the board of directors and been an officer of two geological libraries; Past president of the Coastal Bend Geophysical society and of the Gulf Coast Geological Library; Has co-authored articles in the field of planetary physics, lectured on the oil industry at two universities and a museum; Earned a BS, cum laude with high honors in Geology from Hofstra University, Hempstead, New York, and an MS in Planetary Geology and Geophysics from the University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Mr. Ramesh was a co-founder and principal of Sabco Oil and Gas Corporation, a privately held independent oil and gas producer with operations along the Texas Gulf Coast and Offshore Gulf of Mexico. He has managed and conducted extensive work in reservoir engineering including: reservoir simulation of selected complex reservoirs, conventional reserve forecasts, drilling mud program design, and analysis and evaluation of acquisition candidates. In the mid-1980’s, he served two years as Manager of Reservoir Engineering Services at Standard Oil Company's Dallas Technology Center and after acquisition of Standard Oil by BP, he served as a global consultant within the BP organization. From 1976 to 1985 Dr. Ramesh worked for Intercomp, an international oil and gas consulting firm, including one year as General Manager, Reservoir Engineering in charge of international and domestic US reservoir studies, well testing services, reserves evaluation, and gas storage operations. Following completion of his PhD program he worked at Gulf Research & Development Company for five years in hydrocarbon phase behavior and simulator development. He developed a compositional reservoir simulator that was used by Gulf company-wide. Dr. Ramesh has taught several client-specific courses as well as open enrollment workshops in oil and gas reservoir evaluation by simulation. In addition, he has authored and/or coauthored 14 publications in various technical areas including horizontal drilling, steamflood and waterflood reservoir stimulation. Dr. Ramesh graduated from West Virginia University with a BS in Petroleum Engineering, Penn State with a MS in Petroleum & Natural Gas Engineering and received his Ph.D. in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin.