Our Leadership

Ray Childress, President

Ray Childress, President

Gridiron standout and Texas A&M All-American Ray Childress was known as ‘a one man wrecking crew’. A first round pick by the Houston Oilers in the 1985 NFL draft, the five-time All-Pro lineman dominated at both defensive end and defensive tackle, and honored his commitment to ‘give your very best on every play’. In doing … Continue reading

Jerry Keen, Chief Operating Officer

Jerry Keen

Jerry’s success story began over 25 years ago while working as a Directional Driller, before advancing to become a Drilling Coordinator. From there Jerry spent seventeen years running operations for Sperry-Sun, Halliburton and Weatherford. He has managed a $350 million asset base with $425 million in annual revenue and co-authored and submitted three patents for … Continue reading

Craig Dass, Chief Financial Officer

Craig Dass

Financial Business Manager, Commercialization Strategist, and Controller are all business management positions Craig has held during his 25 year career.  His experience includes oilfield services, oil & gas, and public accounting in both domestic and international settings. Craig spent 15 years with Weatherford and Halliburton, and spent the first part of his career with Torch Energy … Continue reading

Lane Keen, DD Operations Manager


Lane has been in the oil business for over three decades. His first position was in 1978 as a roughneck for Sawyer Drilling Co. in East Texas. In 1991 he began his career in directional drilling as a Directional Driller Trainee for Sperry-Sun in Lafayette, LA. He has worked for various major directional drilling service … Continue reading

Paul Roberts, Engineering Manager

Paul Roberts

Paul holds a Mechanical Engineering degree from the University of Alberta. He began his career in oilfield services in 1991 working for Sperry-Sun Drilling Services as a Manufacturing and Operations Support Engineer. Paul has held management positions in Sales, R&M and Operations while working for R&M Energy Systems, Drill Motor Services, Pathfinder Energy and Weatherford. … Continue reading

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