Carl is currently President of Eureka Energy Advisors, LLC. The company provides subject matter experts with a variety of technical and management expertise to clients in all aspects of upstream project development, well control, risk management, production optimization and final field abandonment. He retired from Halliburton in 2019 after a career of 34 years. At retirement, Carl was the Global Operations Manager for Boots & Coots Well Control responsible for supporting and managing the company’s Global Well Control, Prevention, and Special Services groups. Prior to that position, he headed up the dedicated Relief Well Operations Team and later the Well Control Engineering Group. Before joining Boots & Coots, Mr. Cramm managed the Halliburton Integrated Services group managing multi rig / multi well projects. His experience also includes 21 years of global experience with Sperry Drilling Services LWD / Directional Drilling culminating as Sperry’s Middle East / North Africa / Eurasia Regional Manager before joining Halliburton’s Management Team.
Carl holds Bachelor of Science Degrees from Texas A&M U. in Agriculture Economics and Petroleum Engineering, an Associate Certificate in Project Management from George Washington University, and is a 2003 Graduate of the Halliburton President’s Seminar. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Texas, and is a member of SPE and AADE. In addition, Mr. Cramm has authored and co-authored numerous technical papers and shares in seven patents for well control technology.
Married to Holli Diane Cramm, P.E. for 34 years, they met while studying Petroleum Engineering at Texas A&M. They have one son, Carl “CJ” Cramm IV, who works for Mustang Cat in Beaumont where he is the Product Support Manager. As a family, they are active in car racing. Currently, their Cramm Motorsports race team participates in the Trans Am Pro racing series, Sports Car Club of America, and the National Auto Sport Association. Their company, Cramm Motorsports, provides trackside support, fabrication and car preparation to amateur racers.
A member of Houston Safari Club Foundation since 2018, Carl has volunteered at the Annual HSCF Convention for the past 3 years providing logistics support. Most recently he served as the Convention Exhibitor Logistics Chair at the 2023 convention.
Carl first engaged in shooting sports in his early teen years. Trained by NRA certified instructors, he attained Expert or Distinguished Expert classification in the four primary shooting positions and regularly participated in the NRA summer postal matches. Shooting engagement ebbed and flowed through the years as his global oilfield career allowed. Once settled back stateside hunting re-gained a position in Carl’s list of “activities and pursuits”. Upland bird (pheasant and quail) and Texas White tail have dominated his hunting focus. Among the Texas trophies are several White Tail Bucks harvested on the Norias and Santa Gertrudis Divisions of the King Ranch and an SCI Gold Class Nilgai taken on the King Ranch Encino Division. Most recently (summer 2022), Carl traveled to South Africa for his first International Hunt. Trophies harvested during the SA hunt included an SCI Silver medal class Cape Buffalo, an SCI Bronze class Nyala and Bushbuck. He will return to South Africa this summer to continue the “The Hunt”.