Phil Kendrick, Jr.
Born to Be an Oil Man
When he was barely more than a kid—just out of college—Phil Kendrick, Jr., started drilling oil wells, and he found oil with the first three wells he drilled. “So I thought, ‘Gee, this is easy!’ he says today. “But I never got another well for four or five years.” He laughs. “So reality set in!” Those early ups and downs leveled out into what has been a hugely prolific and productive career for the president of Kendrick Oil and Gas, based in Abilene, Texas. The man who was named Mr. TIPRO 2012 is not resting on his laurels. One of the most highly credentialed and broadly experienced oilmen in central and western Texas, Phil Kendrick, Jr., is still building on his legacy and leading his firm to fresh horizons.
TIPRO, incidentally, is the Texas Independent Producers and Royalty Owners Association, the state’s most active and influential voice for independent producers. As Permian Basin Oil and Gas magazine stated in March 2013, Kendrick Oil and Gas, which dates from his father’s time, spans “the era of cable tool rigs and the Model T to today’s instant communications by cell phones and computers.”