Mr. Grace is an experienced CEO and Chairman of several public and private companies. He excels in corporate management, strategic planning, marketing, governance, operational efficiencies, SEC regulations, and investor relations. He began a career at Gulf Oil and was later recruited to join Texas Commerce Bank in Houston. His fifteen years in commercial banking led him to several entrepreneurial investments in banks and other businesses including a local data center with over 215 banks and 164 hospitals as clients. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of other organizations and is prominent in other civic activities.
Mr. Sample is a graduate of the Business School of the University of Texas at Austin with a degree in Petroleum Land Management with over 35 years of oil and gas experience. He was a land man with Houston Oil & Minerals, a Land Manager with Key Production Company and from 1985 to present has been an Independent oil and gas producer. Mr. Sample is the President of Sample Production Company. He manages the day to day operations of Delco Operating Company, L.P.
Mr. Heiser is a graduate of the University of Texas and holds an MBA from Loyola University in New Orleans. He is a retired Certified Public Accountant. His active career with Shell Oil Corporation spanned 35 years working in finance and accounting roles in both upstream and downstream operations. Corporate management positions followed in Accounting, Treasury, and Internal Audit. As Director of Internal Audit, he and his organization were responsible for providing an independent and informed view of the state of business controls and governance processes to U.S. business management and to the Audit Committee of the Board.
Mr. Atchison is President of CSA Exploration and President of AMS Operating Company LLC, the General Partner of Delco Operating Company, L.P. He brings over 30 years of experience in independent energy exploration and production. He has specialized expertise in the infield development of salt dome formations.
Mr. Leavell holds an engineering degree from New Mexico State University and has completed the Stanford University Executive Program. He started his career with Amoco Production Company as a production and reservoir engineer. He held senior positions in Santa Fe Energy Resources and later Devon Energy where he was General Manager for Southeast Asia based in Jakarta, Indonesia. After retiring from Devon, Mr. Leavell joined Shona Energy Company as Chief Operating Officer with responsibility for operating five contract areas in Columbia and Peru. The success of that operation led to a merger with Canacol Energy, Ltd. after which he continued for some time as an advisor to Canacol. His experience includes most geologic basins in the United States and numerous international countries. He has expertise in the Permian Basin, California heavy oil operations and Gulf of Mexico onshore and offshore drilling and production.
Mr. Gaskin is a highly regarded geologist and geophysicist. He brings over 40 years of experience in energy exploration. He specializes in integrating various methods for hydrocarbon and mineral exploration including: seismic, geochemistry, gravity, magnetics, surface geology, satellite image interpretation, and unconventional methods. He is credited with the discovery of multiple fields and is an expert in the analysis and development of salt dome formations.
Bryan Billings is an Engineering Consultant from Texas A&M with a focus on Managed Pressure Drilling. Bryan has worked with Stokes & Spiehler Engineering, Weatherford, Baker Hughes and Turner Industries. He has advised Marathon and Conoco on project daily drilling operations and has experience in directional drilling and technical operations. He has also worked for Independent Drilling HTHP wells in Lavaca County, Texas.
Mr. Belcher began his career in advertising as an account executive in a Houston ad agency immediately following his graduation from Princeton University in 1972 with a degree in socio-economics. In 1978, he launched his own full-service advertising and public relations firm that handled a blend of consumer/retail, business-to-business and political accounts. As a member of the Business Marketing Association (BMA), he is a Certified Business Communicator and has served the organization locally and nationally in a number of officer positions. Today, with 40 years of advertising and public relations experience, he specializes in strategic planning, creative direction, market research, copywriting, media placement and public relations.
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