John Rheinheimer, P.E.

Managing Partner, Project & Construction Management

John is one of the original Kahuna Founding Partners and has more than 29 years of experience in the oil and natural gas industry. He began his career in 1989 working in exploration, production and midstream engineering roles with ARCO Oil and Gas Company/ Vastar Resources before moving to Western Gas as a Senior Project Manager. John joined Kahuna as a Partner in 2002 and brings vast experience as a business developer, project manager and engineer to his current role as Senior Vice President, Project & Construction Management.

John has experience managing multiple large projects throughout the Gulf Coast, Mid-Continent, Rocky Mountains and the current shale plays (Barnett, Woodford, Marcellus, Utica, Eagleford, etc.).  Specific projects include the design and installation of a USCG Certified Vapor Destruction System for an inland water barge loading facility, extensive gathering and compression systems, CO2 treating, gas processing and oil stabilization/polishing facilities. John was part of a team that implemented compression horsepower exceeding 200,000 hp using a modular concept to station construction in the Powder River Basin.

John’s business experience and diverse oil and gas engineering and operating knowledge has been instrumental in making Kahuna one of the most respected project execution consulting firms in the industry.

John holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering along with a minor degree in Civil Engineering from Colorado School of Mines. He holds P.E. licenses in Colorado, Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia and Texas.