Mr. Blackford has more than 15 years of experience in upstream energy. He has extensive experience in both public and private equity backed companies evaluating acquisitions, generating prospects, and developing conventional and unconventional plays across nine basins and seven states. Additionally, he has focused much of his career in bridging the gap between geology and reservoir engineering, making the latter an emphasis in recent appraisals. His evaluation effort assisted in a $600MM+ acquisition in 2008 and he deployed $100MM over the course of the year as asset lead, drilling 50 vertical wells in Louisiana prior to leading QEP Resources’ Haynesville Shale development effort. While at Panther Energy II, he served as Exploration Manager and helped develop Panther II’s Delaware Wolfcamp acreage across three counties in west Texas which ultimately sold for over $850MM in Q1 2017.
Most recently Mack served as VP of Exploration at Olifant Energy. There he was responsible for evaluating opportunities in Lower 48 focusing his efforts outside of the Delaware Basin. Prior to Olifant, Mack worked as an exploration and development geologist for QEP Resources, Cimarex Energy, Nemaha O&G, and Panther Energy II. He holds a B.S. and M.S. in Geology from Oklahoma State University.
Ms. Drewry has more than 14 years of oil and gas experience. She has held both Petrophysical and Geologic roles at public and private equity companies. She is a proven prospector, evaluator, and asset developer of conventional and unconventional plays across eight basins throughout Lower 48. At QEP Resources, she led the Lower Mesaverde program and was responsible for all vertical drilling in the Uinta Division, overseeing planning, drilling, petrophysics and completions for 50+ vertical wells. Over the course of 2 years, she took the program from inception to full-scale development with proved reserves of 429 BCFE. While at ConocoPhillips, she acted as the Petrophysicist for the Reservoir Characterization Team in their Williston Basin business unit. She led the investigation into the Three Forks Member which resulted in the addition of 308 MMBO proved reserves across core acreage.
Most recently Annie served as Geological/Petrophysical Advisor at Olifant Energy. There she was responsible for generating prospects and petrophysical models across Lower 48 and focusing her efforts outside of the Delaware Basin. Prior to Olifant, Annie worked as an exploration, development, and new ventures geologist for Devon Energy, QEP Resources, and ConocoPhillips. She holds a B.S. and M.S. in Geology from Oklahoma State University.
Mr. Cobb has over 11 years of experience in upstream oil and gas. From 2009 to 2012 he served as Chief Financial Officer of Toklan Oil and Gas Corporation, an Oklahoma oil and gas producer with operations centered in Custer County, OK. Since 2012 he has served as the Managing Member of Kolding Oil & Gas, LLC. Kolding has operations in conventional wells in Oklahoma and Texas as well as a non-operated portfolio of roughly 300 wells primarily located in the Mid-Continent. He also manages Broken Arrow Royalty Company, a mineral company that owns over 500 tracts of minerals and overrides in 13 states. His responsibilities include acquisitions and divestitures, leasing, land management, reserves reporting, tax planning, managing banking relationships, and staffing.
Prior to Toklan, Alex worked as a cost accountant at BOK Financial Corp, a financial analyst at LifeChurch.tv, and a project manager for TM Realty Investment, Inc. Alex holds a B.S. in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance from Oklahoma State University.