Tracy graduated from the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology in Calgary, Alberta, in 1980 with a Diploma of Technology in Petroleum Technology – Drilling. Tracy began his oil and gas career as a Drilling Technologist with Amoco Canada Production Company in Edmonton, Alberta, and worked in various supervisory capacities centering on planning, programming, budgeting, coordination, and the implementing and site supervision of new drilling and completion projects, in addition to well workovers and recompletions. Additionally, Tracy worked with Reservoir Engineers and Geologists in evaluating the repair and recompletion of mature oil and gas wells.
Throughout his 11-year tenure in the Canadian oilpatch, Tracy gained invaluable operational experience in air-drilling, underbalanced drilling, critical sour gas well drilling, directional and horizontal drilling operations, snubbing operations, and formation stimulation techniques, such as underbalanced perforating, hydraulic fracturing, formation acidizing, cement squeezing.
In September 1991, Tracy started a new career as a Loss Adjuster in Houston, and over the course of the last 31 years, has investigated and adjusted a wide range of major onshore and offshore energy claims in 24 countries involving: large complex on and offshore Loss of Well Control claims; on and offshore Rig Physical claims; Offshore Production Platform Damage claims resulting from hurricanes and cyclones; On and Offshore Pipeline damage losses; Natural Gas Storage Caverns; and Onshore Oil and Gas Processing facilities. On the Alternative Energy industry front, Tracy has handled physical damage and business interruption losses involving Wind Farms, Geothermal wells, Diesel Fuelled Generators, Hydro Generators, Coal Fired Generators, and Waste-heat Power Generators.