Staff Biographies


Kyle Hudson

Kyle is an owner and the President of RPM Consulting, Inc. He graduated with a Bachelors of Science degree in Petroleum Engineering from Montana Tech in 1982. Kyle has over 15 years experience working as a drilling engineer and operations manager. Prior to forming RPM, Kyle worked as a drilling engineer and drilling advisor for Burlington Resources. He has also worked as a production manager for Continental Resources. Kyle’s extensive experience in managing horizontal drilling operations in the Williston basin includes tri-lateral Nesson wells, single and dual lateral Bakken wells and single lateral Red River wells in Montana and North Dakota.

Dick Ramsdell

Dick is an owner and the Vice President of RPM Consulting, Inc. He is in charge of RPM’s Rocky Mountain drilling operations. Dick has worked with Grace and Nabors was as a driller and toolpusher. He was also a consultant and rig manager for Burlington Resources. He has over 30 years of drilling experience primarily in the Williston Basin. Throughout his career, Dick has helped optimize many Williston Basin horizontal drilling projects including the initial Bakken Shale wells drilled in the late 1980’s, Red River “B” horizontal water flood project in Bowman County, ND, and the current Bakken and Three Forks Horizontal drilling programs.

Office Manager

Mel Christensen

Mel Christensen is the office manager for RPM Consulting, Inc. Mel has over twenty years of experience in the oil and gas industry. Her background includes equipment sales, drilling and production tech work, and accounting at multi-levels. Mel has been with RPM since its inception.

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