James Bautsch

(303) 929-0663
3101 Blake Street Unit 309, Denver, CO 80205


To Stay Employed

Preferably in a Legal Profession

Present - Future
Currently fulfilling objective.


Caerus Oil and Gas

Operations Engineer

November 2013 - Present
Manage Northeast Colorado field office. Oversee operations in Northeast Colorado and Weld County including workovers and well repairs, environmental and regulatory compliance, and related projects (DFITs, facilities install). Responsible for implementation and administration of LOE budget.

Business Development Engineer

January 2013 - October 2013
Evaluated acquisitions and divestitures. Analyzed expenses, production forecasts, and capital expenditure models.

Reservoir Engineering Analyst

December 2011 - December 2012
Prepared quarterly reserve reports. Maintained Aries reserves database. Forecasted and analyzed well performance and economics.

FIML Natural Resources

Engineering Tech

May 2010 - December 2011
Maintained reserves database in Aries and Access. Scheduled drilling program, forecasted well economics and ultimate recovery, determined potential acquisition value, and improved workflow efficiency through automation.



March 2010 - May 2010
Studiously was a brief attempt at running my own tutoring business. I tutored mainly in test prep and college admissions counseling. I continued tutoring through the end of the year, but I stopped taking new clients after I started working at FIML.

Wyzant Tutoring

Math and Science Tutor

January 2010 - May 2010
I tutored in math, science, and test prep for the GRE, SAT, and ACT.

OMB Royalties

Geotechnical Analyst

October 2009 - May 2010
Researched well locations and production.

The Tavern Tech Center

Door Guy

September 2009 - March 2010
I mainly threw out drunk people.

Molecular Products Inc.

Chemical Technician

May 2008 - August 2008
Produced ferric hydroxide oxide, a catalyst for ortho-para hydrogen conversion, in a batch reaction. Assisted with the production of impregnated carbon products and silver zeolite products.

Dr. Schnabel

Research Intern

May 2007 - August 2007
Worked on the design and construction of the experimental rig. Measured pressure change through PTFE liners and examined material properties. Applied statistical analysis, determined that Dr. Schnabel liners permeate significantly less than competition. Prepared reports on research.


University of Colorado Boulder

Bachelor of Science, Chemical Engineering

August 2005 - May 2009
Graduated with no children or drug addictions.


Design Project Team Member
Developed a waste heat recovery system, optimized a refrigeration system compressor design, tuned control systems, and determined the economic feasibility of an Encana NGL fractionation train.


  • General

  • Data Analysis
  • Project Management
  • Proposal and Technical Writing
  • Testing and Troubleshooting
  • Some Programming
  • Bad Websites
  • Software

  • Microsoft Office
  • VBA
  • Aries
  • Petra
  • WellView


    I Got Married

    August 2012 - Present

    World's Greatest Exerciser Training

    October 2011 - Present
    My Fran time sucks.

    Science Discovery

    Teaching Assistant

    June 2008 - August 2008
    I worked with young children in a summer science program, teaching basic concepts like Bernoulli's principle, Newtonian physics, and natural selection.