Ode of an Oilman

A Life Examined

by Dan R. Frantzen



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 1/1/0001

Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 156
ISBN : 9781438910826
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 156
ISBN : 9781438910017

About the Book

Born in the Great Depression, Dan R. Frantzen worked his way through poverty, adversity and hardship to the pinnacle of his career.


Through the help of his young daughter, inspiration discovered Dan and he began his journey writing to help others for the next 40 years. His definition of ‘Success Through God’ has helped him and many others overcome their problems by Dan’s efforts of advice and encouragement. Dan’s belief that we are all in service to God makes the point that the lord is with us through every trial and tribulation.


Mr. Frantzen learned the secret of turning problems into answers. With God, a positive attitude and some luck, he turned his life of adversities into benefits that lasted him a lifetime.


Dan’s entire career in the oil and gas industry was met with the ups and downs of the industry. The lessons learned on this path led him to his greatest career discoveries and helped him meet many ‘Divine Connections’ that have stayed with him the duration of this life.


Since 1977, Dan has been corresponding and fighting for our America’s economic stability. Predicting our current energy crisis, he has been writing letters to Presidents and Congressmen in an effort to save America and its oil and gas industry.  Learn how Dan’s economic plans could bring us back to world economic supremacy, regain the respect of the world and help us chose a proper leader for America.


Life is not complete without family; and Dan lovingly describes his moments with his children. Mirroring himself, his children set out on the road of life at an early age with a pioneering spirit that Dan could only liken to his own.


Finally, an amateur philosopher, read miscellaneous articles that encompass Dan’s many thoughts and feelings in regard to this life.


About the Author

Mr. Frantzen has over 48 years of experience in the oil and gas industry.  In 1955, he earned a Mining Engineering degree from the University of Texas at El Paso.


In 1973, he wrote an Exploration Philosophy in order to build a major oil & gas producing company.  Mr. Frantzen was co-founder, President and Chief Operating Officer of Stone Oil Corporation which grew from a $3,000,000 start-up company to a public company with a current market cap of over $1.1 billion on the NYSE. Upon Stone going public, Mr. Frantzen returned to his first love of geology, started a small, private office.


Dan R. Frantzen happily resides with his wife, Claire, in Lafayette, Louisiana, “I think I have the best marriage because Claire shares me with my other love—my career.  When I’m not with Claire, I spend most of my time utilizing my God-given talents, educational background and empirical knowledge to unravel the mysteries of how and where Mother Nature has hidden Her oil and gas treasures in the Earth—She is the master of vagary!”