Jim Barnes

Board Member

Jim is a retired international lawyer, who has represented oil and gas and other natural resource companies in more than forty countries. During his career he has spoken and written on a wide variety of subjects integral to international oil and gas law.

He holds a bachelor of arts degree in mathematics from the University of Vermont, a master of science degree in agricultural and resource economics from the University of Maine, a juris doctorate degree from the University of Florida, and a diploma in international law from Trinity College, Cambridge, England and the Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland.

Jim has served as a Director of the Wood River Land Trust, a Trustee of the National Outdoor Leadership School, a Director of the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators, a Trustee of the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation, a founding Trustee of The John Cooper School and a BSA Scoutmaster.

Jim and his wife, Caroline, live in The Woodlands, Texas and in Hailey, Idaho. They have two daughters and sons-in-law, and six grandchildren.