Mr. Ashton began his career in the petroleum industry working as a Engineer for Schlumberger Well Services in 2003.
In 2005 he joined Weatherford, Int., in Fort Worth, TX, as their Well Services District Engineer. His responsibilities included: developing well stimulation proposals for operating clients in Texas and Oklahoma, completion fluid testing and design, operation execution and evaluation. In August 2007, Tom joined Ely & Associates, Inc. as a Completion Engineer Consultant. He helped design well completions and manage field development projects for various operators throughout the United States. Tom joined EagleRidge Energy in 2010 as their Engineering Manager, supervising drilling, completion and workover operations for their developing Barnett Shale leases.
Tom holds a B.S. in Civil Engineering from The Ohio State University and is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers.