Mr. Looper has been an independent oil and gas producer since 1982. Experience drilling and operating wells in Colorado, Kentucky, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas and Wyoming. project management in Botswana, Canada, South Africa and Zimbabwe. Since 1993, Mr. Looper has been focused on the development of large resource plays in West Texas at Riata Energy, Inc. and most recently in the Barnett Shale trend, where his capital providers achieved >100% rates of return.
Mr. Coates is a highly experienced oil and gas professional with a career emphasis on large-scale, unconventional resource development. Joined MCN Corp (Now DTE Energy) in a senior management role to successfully develop a multi-TCF natural gas reserve base in the US. Cofounded Patrick Energy, an E&P company, with funding from a family office that led to a series of privately funded companies being built and sold over the past twenty years. Mr. Coates received a BSc. in Geochemistry With Honors from the University of London, and a MS in Geologic Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines. He also received the John D. Haun Petroleum Exploration Award from the Colorado School Mines.
Mr. Winters has over 16 years of public company accounting experience, with a heavy focus in the oil and gas and renewable energy industry. Previously, he served as the Corporate Controller of Rosehill Operating Company, was Vice President of Accounting for Alert Logic, Corporate Controller and Financial Reporting Manager for KiOR, Inc. and worked in the audit practice for Deloitte and Touche. Mr. Winters holds a Master of Professional Accountancy and a Bachelor of Business Administration from Stephen F. Austin State University.
David A. Hobbs currently serves as Executive Chairman. Mr. Hobbs is an expert in energy industry structure and strategies with nearly 40 years of experience, currently as Executive Chairman of Pantheon Resources Plc and, before that, as Head of Research at The King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center (KAPSARC) where he helped establish a world leading think tank in Saudi Arabia. Mr. Hobbs has also served as Chief Energy Strategist at IHS (now S&P Global) and as Co-Chair of CERAWEEK, providing insight to governments and major energy companies around the world. Prior to CERA, Mr. Hobbs was Head of Business Development with Monument Oil & Gas and managed the North American and Asian businesses of Hardy Oil & Gas.