D.J. Simmons, Inc. is an independent oil and gas exploration and production company headquartered in Farmington, New Mexico. The company operates over eighty wells, most of which are located in the heart of the San Juan and Paradox Basins.
Mr. David Jack Simmons of Ft. Worth, Texas began working in the oil and gas industry in the 1930′s. He built the company acquiring properties and prospects and developing them with the help of various financial backers that included former Louisiana Governor, Jimmy Noe among others. Mr. Simmons acquired his acreage in the San Juan Basin of New Mexico in the early 1950’s, drilling Mesa Verde formation wells to tie into the newly built El Paso Natural Gas Company pipeline to California.
When Jack died in 1969, Mr. A.B. Geren, Jr., Jack’s nephew, took over operations continuing the development of the San Juan Basin acreage. Shallower Pictured Cliffs formation wells were drilled in the late 1960’s followed by infill Mesa Verde’s formation wells in the 1980’s. The 1990’s brought Fruitland Coal well drilling, more Mesa Verde infills and acquisition of producing properties. Mr. Geren now holds the position of Chairman of the Board for D.J. Simmons, Inc.
Simmons has developed into a fully staffed, independent oil and gas company. With expertise in both sandstone and carbonate reservoirs, the company’s primary focus is exploration and production in the Rocky Mountains. Simmons uses the latest geological and engineering technologies and many of its wells are serviced by its compressor company subsidiary, Twin Stars, Ltd..