Jim Newcomb

2202 Timberloch Place, Suite 130
The Woodlands, TX 77380
Office: (281) 296-2400

Jim Newcomb is a 1983 graduate of The University of Texas at Austin with a degree in Petroleum Land Management. He began his career after college as a field landman performing oil and gas leasing as well as right-of-way acquisition.

In 1997 he was named Right-of-Way Manager for UP Fuels a subsidiary of Union Pacific Resources. After the sale of UP Fuels to Duke Field Services, Jim moved to the Land Administration department to head up the Property Management Group. This team was responsible for the management of all surface lands owned by Union Pacific Resources. Total surface ownership at that point was approximately one million acres. During this time he also supervised the newly formed digital mapping team.

After the acquisition by Anadarko Petroleum of Union Pacific Resources in 2000 Jim relocated to The Woodlands as Division Order Manager and Property Management Group leader. In 2003, Jim was named Manager of Land Administration for Anadarko Petroleum. He held this position for four years, becoming Director of Land Administration. Jim then became Manager of Business Development and most recently Executive Vice President of Client Services for Ensley Properties, Inc.

In 2011, Jim joined Universal as Senior Vice President for the Houston area and for pipeline-related projects. Jim's varied experience, in the field, in house, and in top management positions, provide a unique knowledge base for Universal's clients to draw from for all their surface solution needs, special projects, and staffing opportunities. He is a member of the International Right of Way Association and a member of the IRWA Pipeline Committee.