Bob Fowler, CEO and chairman of Fowler Oil and Gas Corp., has appointed longtime Alaska explorationist Arlen Ehm as president of the company’s Alaska subsidiary, which is based in Palmer.
A petroleum geologist with a master’s degree from Wichita State University, Ehm began his Alaska career in 1965 when he was on the first well drilled from the first platform in Cook Inlet. Since then he has been on wells in various parts of the state, conducted geological field parties and created numerous proprietary reports alone and with partners. One of these is a study of the surface geology of the 1002 area of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.
Ehm was recently vice president, Alaska for Pelican Hill Oil and Gas, a California company that drilled two wells in the Cook Inlet basin in search for natural gas. When the company left the state, Ehm went back to consulting, which he has been doing in Alaska for 31 years.
Fowler, a graduate of Palmer High School and also a longtime Alaskan, told Petroleum News May 2 that he fully understands the concerns of the residents of the Mat-Su area regarding coalbed methane development.