James G. Harcourt
Railroad Commission of Texas
Manager Geologic Advisory Unit, Oil and Gas Division
James Harcourt, P.G., P.M.P, M.B.A. Manager of the Geologic Advisory Unit (GAU) in the Technical Permitting Department, Oil & Gas Division. The GAU is responsible for the protection of freshwater resources (GW-2’s or Water Bard Letters), geologic investigations, and the prevention of waste of natural resources and Rule 101 Tight Gas tax reduction evaluations. Formerly, James worked in the State Funded Plugging Program. He is a licensed Professional Geologist in Texas, Pennsylvania, and Florida. Prior to joining the Railroad Commission, James worked as a Professional Geologist for more than 25 years across five states, focusing on exploration and production, groundwater protection, underground injection control, solid and hazardous waste disposal, and environmental protection.