John S. Foreman III

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John S. Foreman III

  • Lecturer
Office Address
Room 1112, GWII


John S. Foreman III is the Chief Operating Officer for the oilfield and industrial service companies owned by Black Cliffs Partners (BCP), a boutique private equity firm headquartered in Salt Lake City. He joined BCP in 2021 to lead mergers and acquisitions and company strategy.

Prior to BCP, Mr. Foreman served approximately 15 years with PetroQuest Energy, a publicly traded, independent exploration and production company headquartered in Lafayette, LA. Mr. Foreman was the Oil and Gas Marketing Manager and served in engineering, operational and financial roles.

Prior to joining PetroQuest, Mr. Foreman served approximately 6 years with the Dow Chemical Company where he attained the level of Senior Reliability Engineer and Six Sigma Black Belt.

Mr. Foreman joined the Energy Institute at Tulane University's Freeman School of Business in 2012.


  • Mr. Foreman teaches graduate and undergraduate classes in Energy Fundamentals and Trading. He has also taught Energy Risk Management, Energy Finance, and Energy Modeling.

Education & Affiliations

  • Louisiana State University, M.B.A. with Finance concentration
  • Louisiana State University, B.S. in Mechanical Engineering
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