Sam Fletcher is Texas born and raised. Originally from East Texas Field, and reared in Permian Basin, he is third generation "oil field trash" from back when that was an insult intead of a bumper sticker. In his youth, Sam hustled jugs on seismic crews, busted his knuckles maintaining gas processing plants and broke down old storage units as a roustabout.
Sam has a bacehlor's degree from the old Texas Technological College and a master's degree in mass communications from Texas Tech University. He's been a news reporter for nearly 40 years and has covered the oil and gas industry since 1977 from Texas to Alaska and from Pennsylvania to California, with occasional sidetracks to Canada, South Africa, Saudi Arabia, Romania and the North Sea.
Sam has a trunkload of awards from industry groups and his peers. He currently is on permanent "Market Watch" for the OGFJ sister publication Oil & Gas Journal.