CSI's contract personnel incude
deepwater drilling, completion,
and subsea technical professionals
and wellsite supervisors who
are up to the challenge.

This is no time to find out
details were overlooked

SME in extended horizontal
well multi-stage, high-density
frac techniques

CSI thrives in inland
water environments

At the end of the day,

our clients are satisfied customers

Shelby White

In Memory of Warren Shelby White, III (June 11, 1958 – October 15, 2023) Founder, President & Senior Engineering Advisor

Shelby left behind an unparalleled legacy of Christian principles, character, and integrity and was highly regarded by all his peers.

Greg W. Stutes

Completion Advisor

Gregory W. Stutes is a Senior Completion Advisor for Completion Specialists, Inc. His professional work history spans over 35 years where he has been an owner/partner at CSI for the past 18 years. Raised in Houston with three sisters (whom he is still very close to), it was Greg’s maternal grandparent’s farm they called “the country” that was the setting for Greg’s natural, God-given mechanical talents to flourish because everyone knows there’s always something to be done on a farm from carpentry, auto mechanics, construction, operating tractors to hunting and fishing. Greg credits his father and his maternal grandfather’s practical wisdom and country-strong determination for his can-do, failure-is-not-an-option attitude.

In 6th grade, Greg’s family moved to Lafayette where he still resides. Although removed from the family farm, Greg and his sisters quickly owned the hills and hollers of rural Lafayette. Suffice to say, the Stutes kids were rarely indoors.

Greg parlayed his rich childhood experiences, instilled high integrity and strength of character into a career in oil and gas. Prior to working as a consultant, Greg spent 17 years mostly with Conoco, Drilling Services of America, Halliburton Integrated Solutions and Chevron working offshore Gulf of Mexico completions, workovers, well servicing, and production operations. After initially starting college at LSU in Mechanical Engineering, Greg returned to Lafayette and earned his BS in Industrial Technology from USL in 1987. He launched in the O&G industry, operating wells and platforms in the GOM for five years rotating 7&7 with offshore crews that became his extended family, and becoming a very proficient mechanical and hydraulic crane operator in the process. But when asked, Greg defers success to the teams around him. As an empathetic leader, Greg believes the greatest contribution he can make to any team is to humbly provide the tools, techniques and leadership to equip others for success. Naturally, Greg’s “Scotty-esque” attention to detail and mechanical aptitude, coupled with his calming demeanor, took him off the deck and into the office where he has stayed for 29 years to date.

Since joining Completion Specialists in 2005, Greg has directly planned and supervised over 50 new completions and workovers onshore and in federal and state waters for CSI’s clients.

Greg has been blessed with over 36 years of marriage. Like most career oil and gas professionals, Greg spent considerable time away from his supportive loving wife and can count on one hand the number of vacations that did not involve work. Unlike many of his contemporaries, Greg has been fortunate to always call Lafayette home.

Greg is a member of SPE, AADE, SPWLA, API, IADC and LAGCOE, and has received numerous scholastic and professional society accomplishments. He recently served as chairman of LAGCOE during 2018-2019.

Claire D. Frantzen

Administrative Assistant

A native to south Louisiana with large extended French families on both sides, Claire is the second of four children. Growing up she was taught to never be late. Coupled with her natural tendency to keep things straight, organized and running smoothly, Claire is a model for dependability.

Claire’s professional life has been almost exclusively in the oil and gas industry. Attracted to oil and gas, Claire jumped into the industry in 1979, and she still enjoys the process and the excitement of being involved from the permit application all the way to the end of the life of the well.

In her early years, Claire served as an office manager for Badger Oil and later as a secretary at Dynamic Exploration. Her 45 years of experience include records maintenance, joint interest billing, revenue payments, State of Louisiana permitting and reporting, and all aspects of business accounting.

In May 2005, Claire joined the CSI team as Administrative Assistant. Claire is responsible for all administrative duties of the company including receptionist, accounts receivable and payable, payroll, tax reporting, record keeping, and engineering support. She is a vital member of the CSI team and is a partner/owner in the business.

Claire is a member of API and serves as a board member of the local API chapter.