Chris Bird

Engineer/Managing Member

Chris has been working in oil and gas as a petroleum engineer for
10+ years. During that time, he drilled and operated over 1,500+ wells for private and private equity backed entities (BlueStone Natural Resources) as well as several public energy companies (GMX, Chesapeake). Throughout his career he has been involved in the acquisition of over $200MM of assets and has completed $150MM of divestitures. He earned both Petroleum Engineering and Business degrees from the University of Tulsa.


Azzeldeen Saleh

Exploration Manager

A petroleum geoscientist with over 30 years of experience, Azzeldeen earned tenure with the University of Oklahoma's Energy Center in addition to working for E&P companies including Fusion Petroleum, Newfield Exploration, Apache, SM Energy and Palmer Petroleum. His knowledge in geological, petrophysical, and seismic data interpretation and integration led him to serve in several different geological roles generating and evaluating prospects in conventional and unconventional resource plays (domestic and international), field development, and A&D. Azzeldeen holds Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in geology and a Ph. D. degree in sequence stratigraphy from the University of Oklahoma.


Brooke Schupp

Business Development

Brooke graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a Bachelor of Arts in journalism then went on to earn her MBA from Oklahoma State University. She worked for Meagher Energy Advisors after college, then as an engineering and geology technician for Primary Natural Resources III and IV, where she also assisted in A&D work.


Don Williams

VP - Land

Beginning his career as an independent field landman in Kansas and Oklahoma, Don has been working in the oil and gas industry for over 15 years. He spent the last nine years working in-house as a senior landman for E&P companies CEP Mid-Continenet and Sanchez Oil & Gas Corporation on assets in the mid-continent region. Don is a CPL and active member of the AAPL and TAPL. He holds a Bachelor degree in history from the University of Kansas.