Biography of J. Brian Walter


Wife: Karen Marie 20 years!
Kids: Kimberly Marie (17), Whitney Ann (16), John Benjamin (15)


1978 to 1981 – Bishop Lynch High School, Dallas
1981 to 1985 – BS Petroleum Engineering, Texas A&M University
1985 to 1987 – Masters in Business Administration, University of Dallas
1992 to present – Registered Professional Engineer, State of Texas #70821
1995 to present – Society of Independent Professional Earth Scientists #2434
1999 to present – Society of Petroleum Evaluation Engineers #544


1985 to present

Zebra Investments, Inc., Owner since 1998
Exploration and Production in Texas, Arkansas, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Louisiana.

1986 to present

TRC Consultants, Founding Member and Treasurer/Secretary
Developing software for the oil and gas industry “phdwin”.
TRC markets its integrated decline curve, material balance, economic, and database software under the names PHD and PHDWin.
PHDWin is used extensively for oil and gas property evaluations and appraisals by both private consultants and governmental agencies.

1990 to 1997

Basin Geophysical LC, Manager
3D Seismic Data Surveys

2002 to present

Walter Exploration Company, President
Oil and Gas property Operator


1984 to present

Society of Petroleum Engineers
HEES Program Committee 1999
HEES Program Chairman 2001
HEES General Chairman 2003
Dallas SPE Section Program Chairman 2005-2006
Dallas SPE Section Chairman 2006-2007
Dallas SPE Section Former Chairman 2007-2008
Dallas SPE Section Engineer of the year 2008
Dallas SPE Section outstanding leadership and Service Award 2006-2007
Dallas SPE Section Service Award 2003
Society of Petroleum Engineers Mid-Continent Regional Management and Information Award 2014

1987 to 2006

Petroleum Engineers Club

1988 to 1993

Texas Independent Producers & Royalty Owners Association

1989 to present

Independent Petroleum Association of America IPAA

2000 to present

Texas Alliance of Energy Producers
Board Member 2005-2007

1994 to present

Society of Exploration Geophysicist SEG

1996 to present

Society of Independent Professional Earth Scientists SIPES
Chapter Chairman 2001
National Board 2003

1997 to present

American Association of Professional Geologists AAPG
Associate Member

1999 to present

Society of Petroleum Evaluation Engineers SPEE
National Director 2006 to 2010
National Membership 2003-2007
Internet Chairman 2009-2011
Software Symposium Chairman 2011

1999 to 2005

Dallas Hard Hatters

2003 to present

Dallas Wildcatters


1984 to present

ATO Fraternity TAMU

1990 to present

Calyx Club, President 1993

1991 to present

Idlewild Club

1991 to present

Terpsichorean Club

1988 to present

Dallas Petroleum Club            
Three Years Membership Committee

1987 to 1997

Dallas Energy Club

1989 to 1997

Dallas Gun Club

2005 to present

Texas Bighorn Society           
Life Member

2010 to present

Wild Sheep Foundation                       
Life Member

2000 to present

Dallas Safari Club                       
Life Member

2001 to present

ADAMS Energy Forum Group


2013 to present
J. Brian and Karen M. Walter Foundation President
1985 to present
St Thomas Aquinas
2003 to present           
Knights of Columbus Council #799
Grand Knight 2006-2008
Bishop Lynch High School
Largest individual gift donor as of 11-17-2011


I am an avid hunter and outdoorsman. I like spending time on our farm with my family.
Karen and I enjoy our philanthropic activities.