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Calvin Resources, Inc., located in Austin, Texas, is an independent energy company formed in 1984 to explore for and acquire oil and natural gas assets. Calvin has participated in the drilling of over ninety wells in the East Texas Salt Basin, as well as the drilling of one of the first true coalbed methane tests in the State of Texas.

Calvin is a partner with Short Oil & Gas, Ltd. in Waco, Texas with a focus on exploration and development of natural gas and oil in the East Texas Basin, the Texas Gulf Coast , the ArkLaTex, Kansas and S. Louisiana.

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  John Griffiths, President of Calvin Resources, Inc.

Calvin has also served in a consulting capacity to a number of companies in the areas of acquisition and divestiture of producing properties, due diligence, geologic studies and geologic database development.


John Griffiths, President of Calvin Resources, Inc., is a Certified Petroleum Geologist with over 36 years of experience in:

  • Resource Management
  • Generation, Evaluation and Financing of Exploratory and Development Projects
  • Asset Evaluation for Acquisition or Divestiture


  • American Association of Petroleum Geologists
    Certified Petroleum Geologist #4129
  • Texas Board of Professional Geoscientists
    Professional Geoscientist #2265


Calvin has a working relationship with a multitude of companies and individuals representing virtually every facet of the natural gas business, including acquisition and divestiture specialists, operating companies, service companies, gas gathering companies, drilling contractors, petroleum geologists, petroleum engineers, petroleum landmen and geophysical consultants.


  • PETRASEIS® - Geophysical interpretation and mapping of 2D and 3D seismic data.
  • Drillmap– Map based oil & gas well and production information system.
  Photograph of G. W. Griffiths -  1933  - Family history of Oil and Gas Industry experience.
  G. W. Griffiths (front - right) John's grandfather working on an oil pipeline in East Texas, circa 1933
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