Dick Schremmer started his oil field career while he was in high school. In1970, at the age of 15, he went to work for Chase Tank Service cleaning out thebottoms of oil tanks and other prestigious jobs.
After graduating high school in 1972, he decided to get an education rather than go to school and he took a job with Kewanee Oil Company. Oil was still $3.00 per barrel and he was only the 2nd man the company had hired in 18 years.
After working in Barton and Stafford Counties, he was transferred to Medicine Lodge where he worked for 5 years. At the age of 25 he was promoted to Production Supervisor, transferred to Wichita, and assigned everything East of Highway 14 in Kansas. In 1985, Dick acquired Gressel Oil Field Service, a 2 rig well servicing company in Burrton, KS. The company has expanded to a full service company with locations in Burrton, Great Bend, Hays, and Haysville. Services include well service rigs, supply stores, acid and cement services, down hole tools, wireline, tank trucks, propane, roustabout, and electrical services.
While doing this he has served as President of the Wichita Petroleum Club, Kansas Independent Oil & Gas Associations, and Association of Energy Service Companies out of Houston, TX. He currently serves on the board of the Wichita Petroleum Club, KIOGA, AESC, a and Kansas Oil, and Gas Resources Fund, better known as Kansas Strong. He serves as Vice Chairman of the Liaison Committee of the Cooperating Oil and Gas Associations.
Memberships include KIOGA, EDOGA, NSWA, DEPA, IPPA, AND 4th degree Knights of Columbus.
He has been married to his lovely wife Janice for 40 years. They are proud to have 3 successful children.