Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering, University Oklahoma, 1956; postgraduate, University of Virginia, 1966.
Engineer, Sohio Petroleum Company, Pauls Valley, Oklahoma, 1957-1958; staff engineer, Sohio Petroleum Company, Oklahoma City, 1958-1965; manager special projects, Sohio Petroleum Company, Oklahoma City, 1966-1975; assistant manager engineering, Sohio Petroleum Company, Oklahoma City, 1975-1976; manager production planning, BP Alaska Inc., San Francisco, 1977-1980; project advisor, Sohio Gas Pipeline Company, San Francisco, 1980-1981; manager new technical development, Sohio Petroleum Company, San Francisco, 1981-1983; director production technical, Sohio Petroleum Company and Standard Oil Production, Dallas, 1983-1988; senior consultant, BP Exploration, Inc., Houston, 1989-1992; owner, Arlie M. Skov, Inc. Petroleum Consulting, Houston, since 1993.
Chair Santa Barbara City Water Commission, 2003—2004. Member American Institute of Mining (board directors 1977-1979, trustee 1990-1992, 95-97, since 2007) Society Petroleum Engineers (honorary. Board directors 1972-1974, executive committee 1990-1992, president 1991, president Foundation 2003-2004, Distinguished Honorary Member), Santa Barbara Club, Cosmopolitan Club of Santa Barbara.
Married Luella Luticia Sloan, July 31, 1951. Children: Gregory Morgan, Jeffrey Markham, Tamara Kay.