Management Team

Daniel R. Gunnell

• Mr. Gunnell has seventeen years of experience in the oil and gas industry
primarily focused in Utah and Texas. 

• Mr. Gunnell has negotiated joint ventures and/or acquisitions/divestitures
with many industry leaders such as Anadarko Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:APC), Chesapeake Energy Corporation (NYSE:CHK), Encana Corporation (NYSE:ECA), Talisman (NYSE:TLM), PetroCanada-Suncor (NYSE:SU), Patara Southwestern Energy Co. (NYSE:SWN), Fidelity Exploration and Production Company (NYSE:MDU), Clayton Williams Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ:CWEI), Crescent Point Energy (NYSE:CPG), EP Energy (NYSE:EPE), Finley Resources, Petro-Hunt, LLC, Yates Petroleum, Armstrong Oil and Gas, H&L Operating, Laddex Ltd, and Dewbre Petroleum.  • Mr. Gunnell founded Wasatch Energy Management, LLC and has operated over 100 oil and gas wells in
Texas and Utah. 

• Mr. Gunnell is a graduate of Brigham Young University. While at BYU he also completed graduate level geology course work and participated in varsity athletics. Mr. Gunnell is involved in non-profit humanitarian work and serves as Chairman of the Board of Mentors International, which has lent $18MM in micro-loans to the poor in third world countries.

Kimball E. Hodges

• Mr. Hodges experience in the oil and gas industry runs throughout the Rocky Mountains and the Gulf Coast states over the past fifteen years.

• Over the past seventeen years he played a key role in leasing and acquiring more than 1,000,000 acres of mineral rights in Texas, Utah, Colorado and Montana orchestrating a team of 15 landmen and negotiating with the State and BLM agencies.

• Mr. Hodges oversees operations and was key in securing contracts with companies such as Halliburton Co., Schlumberger, Patterson- UTI Energy, Inc., Key Energy Services, Inc., Nabors Drilling, Frontier Drilling, Weatherford International, Coiled Tubing Services and many others.

• In a recent acquisition, he was able to reduce operating costs by 30% while increasing production by 20%.

• He also has a background in Finance and Geology which stems from training at Brigham Young University Idaho and Boise State University. 

Bradley D. Gunnell
General Council

Mr. Gunnell serves as legal and land counsel for Wasatch Energy Management.

• Mr. Gunnell has over twelve years of experience in oil and gas industry specifically in Utah, Texas, and Colorado, primarily in asset and land management as well as legal work.

• As a land manager for Rockies Standard Oil Company, LLC, Mr. Gunnell supervised and managed over 800,000 net acres of oil, gas, and/or mineral leases scattered across three states.

• Mr. Gunnell has participated in the negotiation and drafting of joint ventures, farmouts, operating agreements, and purchase and sales agreements between his clients and prominent members in the industry including Clayton Williams Energy Inc. (Nasdaq: CWEI), Fidelity E&P, Anadarko (NYSE: APC), and Chesapeake Energy (NYSE: CHK).

• Mr. Gunnell received his B.S. from Brigham Young University in 2007 and graduated cum laude from Baylor Law School in 2010. 

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