Larry Corbin

Owner and President

Larry is co-founder, owner and president of F. F. Foster & Associates, Inc. He has held this position since 1993, when Floyd F. Foster, co-founder, retired. Larry and Mr. Foster started Foster & Associates in June of 1983. Prior to starting Foster & Associates, Larry worked as a consulting explorationist in Dallas for Murchison Oil and Gas, Burnett Oil and Gas, Reserve Energy Corporation, and Texas Oil and Gas in their new ventures group (offshore Texas). Prior to TXO, Larry began his career in January 1977, as an exploration geologist for Gulf Oil Corporation in Houston, working offshore Texas. Mr. Corbin holds a B.S. in Geology from the University of Texas at Austin.

L.M. ”Corky” Atkins

Vice President

Corky joined Foster & Associates in November of 1983, specializing in prospect generation utilizing regional trend analysis and field studies. Prior to joining Foster & Associates, Corky held the following positions: Acquisition Geologist for American Exploration (1982-1983), Exploration Geologist for Burnett Oil and Gas (1981-1982) Development Geologist for Transocean Oil and its 1980 acquirer, Mobil (1979-1981). Mr. Atkins holds a B.S. in Geology from Memphis State University.

Clayton Corbin


Clayton has been with Foster and Associates since June 2013 and specializes in prospect generation, seismic attribute analysis and system administration of our hardware and software. The software he uses regularly consists of GeoFrame, Kingdom, OpenSpirit, Promax, Lexco OWL and NeuraSection. Clay received his B.S. in Geology from Texas A&M at College Station and M.S. in Geology from the University of Houston.

Emma MacDonald

Office Manager

After attending the University of Houston, Emma was recruited by Foster and Associates and offered a position in August 1983. Emma has an extensive background in the oil and gas exploration industry; creating and updating all maps, displays and files. With digital prospecting, she has taken over the management of the office daily functions including accounting, insurance and other office duties in addition to her prior responsibilities as draftsman and geotech.