Management


  • Jim H. Wilkes – President, Director and Co-Owner.  Jim received a Bachelor of Science degree in Petroleum Engineering from Texas A&M University in 1978.  He is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers, A.I.M.E, and is a registered Professional Engineer in Texas.
  • Frank M. Kyle – Chief Financial Officer, Director and Co-Owner.  Frank received a Bachelor of Business Administration from Texas Christian University in 1981.
  • Bryan E. Lee – Vice President of Exploration.  Bryan received his Bachelor and Master degrees from Oklahoma State University in Geology in 1978 and 1980, respectively.  He is a member of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists.
  • S. Sherman Smith – Vice President of Exploitation.  Sherman received his Bachelor and Master degrees from Texas Christian University in Geology in 1989 and 1991, respectively.  He is a member of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists.
  • Greg Mendenhall – Vice President of Operations.  Greg received a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Texas A&M University in 1987.  He is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers.
  • Sandra J. Dixon – Vice President of Tax and Accounting.  Sandy received a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Finance from University of Texas at Dallas and a Doctor of Jurisprudence from Southern Methodist University.  She is a member of the State Bar of Texas and the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants.
  • Judith G. McGinn – Controller.  Judy received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Brigham Young University and a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Accounting from the University of Texas at Arlington in 1977 and 1979, respectively.  She is a member of the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants.
  • W. Frank Pendleton – Director of Land & Legal.  Frank received a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Physics in 1971 and a Doctor of Jurisprudence from Texas Tech University in 1974.  He is Board Certified in Oil and Gas Law since 1989 by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and is a member of the Texas State Bar.
  • Wilson C. Woods – Land Manager and Counselor.  Wilson received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Texas at Austin in 2002 and a Doctor of Jurisprudence from Texas Tech University in 2006.  He is Board Certified in Oil and Gas Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and a member of the State Bar of Texas, the Tarrant County Bar Association, and the Permian Basin Landmen’s Association. 
  • Kirk Jackson – Manager of Field Operations.  With over 30 years of experience in the oil & gas industry, Kirk started as a pumper and worked his way to Drilling Foreman, then Production Foreman, and now to his current position.
  • Jerald T. Rogers – Drilling and Workover Superintendent.  Jerry received a Bachelor of Science degree in Petroleum Engineering from Texas Tech University.  He is a registered Professional Engineer in Texas.