About Magnet Geological

Have Questions About Your Land?

We Solve Land Challenges with Geological & Scientific Consulting

Facing land-related questions or challenges? Magent Geological empowers you with a comprehensive suite of geological and scientific consulting services. From GeoAsset exploration to GeoManagement plans and GeoRisk mitigation, we tackle everything from soil health to resource potential.

Whether it's maximizing resource potential, implementing sustainable practices, or mitigating natural hazards, we have the ability to guide you towards a thriving future.

Experience and Background

Over 50 years on a farm and ranch. Mr. Johnson's parents purchased 473 acres on the Colorado River in West Central Texas in 1973 with a small down payment. First as a child, then with his parents and ultimately on his own, Mr. Johnson grew the ranch from the original 473 acres north of San Angelo to a 9000 acre ranch in the Front Range of Colorado, west of Pikes Peak and Colorado Springs. Mr. Johnson's youth included soil judging and livestock judging in 4-H to captain of the football team and president of student council to being in charge of the first "foundation cow" on the ranch which arrived with "shipping fever;" daily life on the farm included investigating the rock outcrops and landforms along the Colorado River to regular hunting ventures with three dogs. University began with engineering but quickly turned to geology to answer those fundamental land questions as a kid on the river; everything from physical geology to thermodynamic geochemistry. Besides geology, college included abundant chemistry, engineering, livestock production classes, plant and soil science, atmospheric science, estate planning, economics, contract law, farm and ranch appraisal and numerous others.

Post college included serving as a director of both the local soil and water conservation district and the underground water conservation districts, each in the range of 15 years. In the 1990's Mr. Johnson developed a novel livestock rotation program based on his vision of the co-evolution of bison and grasses during the Pleistocene Epoch on the plains of the United States. This led to a successful cattle plan that cut ranch operations costs by 80% and was almost completely sustainable with no hay purchased from the late 1990's to 2020. Additionally, Mr. Johnson developed the geology, ran title, leased, sold to an operator and drilled his first oil well in 1991, discovering a beautiful buried reef but without commercial oil, a geologic success but economic failure. This was followed fairly soon by the discovery of two new small oil fields north of San Angelo, Texas, both of which continue to produce oil many years later. During his 30's and 40's Mr. Johnson developed an oil and gas service company from geological exploration to landmen and leasing to drilling and completion supervision; over 2000 wells drilled or serviced in some form or another.

Mr. Johnson currently provides consulting services as needed. Agriculture and land testing from bedrock, soils, water to rare earth element investigations. A statistical and probability approach and climate related rainfall projection for any location in the US. Also oil and gas consulting from Mississippi to the Eastern Shelf of the Permian Basin to the Rio Grande Rift of far West Texas. Additionally, carbon capture and storage projects (CCUS) are currently being developed.


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Recent CEUs, Conferences and Field Trips

  • Characterizing, Permitting, and Monitoring Novel CO2 Storage Plays Optimized for Saline Reservoirs
  • CCUS – Houston
  • The Techniques and Business Aspects of Carbon Capture, Utilization, and Storage and the CO2 Storage Resource Management System (SRMS)
  • TIPRO Ft Worth
  • GeoWeek – Remote Sensing Denver
  • Remote Sensing Data for Climate Change Analysis Workshop
  • Airborne Bathymetric Lidar Workshop 
  • Geospatial Deep Learning with ArcGIS Workshop
  • NAPE Renewable Energy Law 
  • NCBA - CattleCon - Orlando
  • Grazing Management Workshop
  • American Geophysical Union (AGU) Conference
  • Hoover Dam Full Tour
  • Groundwater Week Conference
  • Well evaluation, Troubleshooting & Rehabilitation
  • Intl Water - Desal Concentrate Mgmt, Ion Exchange Technology & Use
  • Intl Water - Reverse Osmosis Workshop
  • International Water Conference
  • US-Mexico Natural Gas Forum
  • Intl Water - Water Treatment 101
  • American Water Works Association (AWWA) Nat Conference
  • American Water Works Association Class Cyano Bacteria
  • Soil Science Conference
  • Soil-Plant Atmosphere
  • Soil Micro-Morphology
  • "Sedimentary architecture of turbidite channel-levee deposits (Tachrift System, Taza–Guercif Basin, Tortonian, NE Morocco"
  • Carbon Capture USA 2023 Summit
  • Metals - Rare Earth Earth / Critical Minerals Conference
  • Scandium Conference
  • Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) Conference
  • SPE - CCUS Training
  • Hybrid contourite-turbidite systems from the Guyana-Suriname and Cote d’Ivoire-Ghana deep-water margins
  • Wood-McKenzie CCUS Conference
  • Texas Desal 2023 Conference
  • Contourites & cold-water coral mounds in the southern Gulf of Cadiz
  • CCUS Fundamentals
  • Image Conference (AAPG / SEG)
  • Geothermal/CCUS log Analysis
  • Exploration and Development Aspects of Geothermal Energy in Sedimentary Basins
  • Ethics for Professionals
  • Civil Engineering - Slopes, Support and Stabilization
  • Physical modeling of the impact of changing slope-to-basin morphology on the emplacement, erosion, and transport of sediments by along-slope continuous currents
  • Civil Engineering - GeoRisk Conference
  • Civil Engineering Statistics - Advances in Theory and Innovations in Practice
  • Carbon Capture Technology Conference
  • Conference - Mixed/Hybrid Systems (Turbidite, MTD, Contourites) on Continental Margins
  • Field Trip - Jurassic Turbidites Source to Basin - Eastern Atlantic Basin – Portugal
  • Super Dug Conference
  • AAPG SW Conference
  • Sequence Stratigraphy concepts and Pratical Well log Applications
  • Field Trip Seismic
  • Integrating Geophysics into Geologic Carbon Storage Workflows from Scoping to Monitoring
  • CCUS Conference – Houston
  • Fundamentals of Carbon Capture and Storage
  • Identification, Prediction, and Management of Oilfield Solids and Mineral Scales
  • Carbonate Acidizing
  • Texas AWWA and Water Environment Conference
  • Reservoir Simulation
  • Texas & Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association Annual Conference
  • Helium Converence - Denver - via zoom
  • Nape Summit
  • Ethics for Professionals
  • Water Well Design
  • A Wetland Primer for Design Professionals
  • Rocky Mtn AAPG Conference
  • Mancos Stratigraphy Field Trip
  • Modern Shale Gas Development
  • The Petroleum Industry - Crude Oil Classification and BenchmarksThe Petroleum Industry - The Future
  • The Petroleum Industry - Origins and Occurrence of Oil
  • Petroleum Engineering: Liquid Process Piping - Introduction and Design Strategy
  • Petroleum Engineering: Liquid Process Piping - General Piping Design
  • Effective Groundwater Supply Management
  • The Petroleum Industry - Oil Supply
  • Ethics for Professionals
  • Soils in Construction
  • Aerial Mapping: Technologies and Procedures
  • Estate Planning
  • Geodetic Datums:Fundamentals and New Developments
  • Texas Renewable Energy Land Laws
  • Floodplain Modeling,Mapping and Regulation
  • Texas Water Laws and Regulations
  • Current issues in the practice of Geoscience
  • Austin Chalk
  • Evaluating Shale and Tight oil and Gas Reservoirs
  • Essentials of unconventional play based exploration
  • Horizontal Well Completetions
  • Enhanced Oil Recovery Fundamentals
  • Horizontal Well Completetions
  • Enhanced Oil Recovery Fundamentals
  • Artificial Lift Class
  • Green Design: The Ethics of Green Design
  • Green Design: Introduction to Sustainable Water Systems (Based on LEED v4)
  • Hydroelectric Power Generation
  • Protecting Your Team Against Workplace Violence
  • Reducing Risk: Preparing to be an Expert Witness in a Deposition and Trial
  • AEC Success: Strategies for a Successful Interview
  • Smart Time Management: 7 Steps to Regaining Control of Your Day
  • Smart Time Management: The 80/20 Rule for Making Every Minute Count
  • Gravel Road Design, Construction & Maintenance
  • Ethical Decision Making for Engineers #2
  • Managing Generation X
  • Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG): Global LNG Projects & Players
  • Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG): Evolution of LNG Markets & Primary Demand Regions
  • Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG): Emerging Issues in the LNG Industry
  • Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG): The Impact of Shale Gas on Global Gas Markets
  • Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG): The Role of Shale Gas in the Golden Age of Gas
  • Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG): Safety & Environmental Sustainability of LNG
  • Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG): Globalization of LNG
  • Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG): The LNG Value Chain
  • Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG): Global LNG Supply
  • Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG): Global LNG Demand & Emerging Demand Markets
  • Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG): Natural Gas & LNG in the 21st Century
  • Formation Evaluation by Wireline Logging
  • The Petroleum Industry - The Future
  • The Petroleum Industry - The Crude Oil Market
  • The Petroleum Industry - Crude Oil Classification and Benchmarks
  • The Petroleum Industry - Exploration, Recovery, and Transportation
  • The Petroleum Industry - Origins and Occurrence of Oil
  • Petroleum and Natural Gas: Mud Logging Sensors and Modern EDR Systems
  • The Petroleum Industry - History, Terminology, and Culture
  • Coastal Geology: Terminology & Geologic Environments
  • Ethical Decision Making for Engineers #2 (B)
  • Basics of Water Resources: Groundwater Contamination
  • The Petroleum Industry - Oil Supply
  • Coastal Engineering: Hurricanes - The Basics
  • Floodproofing
  • Ethical Decision Making for Engineers #1 (B)
  • Underground Natural Gas Storage: Basics
  • Petroleum: Oil and Gas Drilling Technologies
  • Petroleum: Liquefied Natural Gas - The Global Market
  • Sexual Harassment: Respecting the Individual
  • Earthquakes: The Basics
  • Earth Dynamics: Volcanoes
  • Hazardous Waste: The Basics
  • Alternative Construction: Natural Building, Codes & Regulations
  • Coastal Engineering: TsunamiGeotechnology: GIS
  • Earth Dynamics: Global Warming
  • Earth Dynamics: Geothermal Energy
  • Basics of Water Resources: Groundwater Hydrology
  • GIS: The Very Basics
  • Earth Dynamics: Plate Tectonics
  • Solar Electric Generation: Technologies
  • In Situ Remediation Technologies for Contaminated Soils
  • Earth Dynamics: Tornadoes
  • Site Planning and DesignPetroleum: US Code - Oil Pollution Liability & Compensation
  • NDA Drilling Safety Guide
  • Ex Situ Remediation Technologies for Contaminated Soils
  • Ethical Decision Making for Engineers #4
  • Ethical Decision Making for Engineers #3
  • Water Well Design

  • Introduction to Mineral Soils
  • Geotechnology: Cartography, Mapping and Map Serving
  • Erosion and Sediment Control - An Overview
  • Renewable Energy Generation
  • Renewable Sources of Energy: Wind Power
  • Groundwater Hydrology
  • Ethical Decision Making for Engineers #2
  • NDA Drilling Safety Guide
  • Petroleum: Oil and Gas Well Plugging in Texas
  • Petroleum: Texas Administrative Code (TAC) - Underground Injection Control
  • Earth Dynamics: Geologic Time
  • Basic Erosion & Sediment Control
  • Petroleum: Waste Minimization in the Oil Field
  • Ethical Decision Making for Engineers #1

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