Scott Heape, a native Texan, earned a B.S, in Geology from Tulane in 1972 where he also played football on a scholarship. He began his oil and gas career working summers during college as a field operator of completion and remedial services for Halliburton as well as an operator. After graduating from Tulane he served as an engineer on field logging equipment for Schlumberger.
After his experience with Schlumberger, he served as an exploration geologist with Lone Star Producing Company, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Lone Star Gas (Enserch). He then joined Bass Enterprises Production Company in Fort Worth and continued exploration work in East Texas, Northern Louisiana and Southern Arkansas. He had broad responsible for open-hole logging and field evaluation for all Bass Family domestic energy operations.
Today he is President of Dallas-based H&S Production, Inc., a private oil and gas company, which along with H&S Geophysical, Inc., he founded in 1978. He is also President of Atoka Operating, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of H&S Production. The organizations' primary focus is to identify and acquire oil & gas prospects for exploration and developmental drilling. Since its formation, H&S's track record of successful completions is well documented. H&S activities are concentrated in the Sherman-Marietta Basin, Fort Worth Basis, East Texas and Northern Louisiana.
He is a Certified Petroleum Geologist by the American Association of Petroleum Geologists; a Certified Professional Geologist Scientist by the Association of Professional Geophysical Scientists; a licensed Professional Geoscientist of The State of Texas; a member of the Independent Petroleum Association of America (IPAA); the Society of Independent Professional Earth Scientists (SIPES); the Texas Independent Production and Royalty Owners Association (TIPRO); the East Texas and Dallas Geological Societies and the Texas Alliance.
He is married to Mary Alice and has three sons, David, Austin and Jonathan. Austin is completing his graduate work and will be the third-generation of the Heape family to become a geologist.