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.

Hubert “Hub” Tett

Consulting Explorationist

Hub joined Foster & Associates in February of 1986. Hub specializes in geophysical and geological attribute analysis and manages the computer systems and software. Prior to joining Foster, he was an independent geophysical consultant (May 1983 – June 1986), consulting geophysicist with Criterion Consulting (July 1982 – April 1983), Chief Geophysicist for Kirby Exploration (October 1973 – June 1982), and geophysicist for Shell Oil Company (March 1965 – September 1973). Mr. Tett obtained a B.S. in Mathematics from Iowa State University.

Madison Woodward


Madison has been with Foster & Associates since October 2013. He specializes in prospect generation, regional studies, and reviews of outside generated prospects. Prior to joining Foster, he was founder and President of ASEANA Exploration (2010 - 2013), co-founder and VP of Exploration for TANA Exploration LLC, as well as President of its two wholly owned international companies (2001 - 2010), and Senior Explorationist for Basin Exploration (1996 - 2001). Madison started his career as a development/operations geologist for Freeport McMoran in 1983, before joining their exploration group and subsequently their exploration consulting arm, CLK, until 1996. Mr. Woodward holds a B.A. in Geology from Washington & Lee University (1981), and then did two years post-graduate work at the University of Texas at Austin in Geophysics and Geology.

Clay Corbin


Clay 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.