Mr. DaPra has more than 34 years of diverse energy industry experience mainly with small independent exploration and production companies. Prior to joining Clearinghouse in 2010, Mr. DaPra was the Manager of Business Development at ERG Resources, LLC. Prior to ERG, he was Managing Director at Moyes & Co., Inc. Mr. DaPra actively assisted clients with operating agreements, purchase and sale agreements, lease agreements and various contract interpretations. Mr. DaPra holds his FINRA Series 22 and 63 licenses and holds a BBA Degree in Finance from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater (UWW). Mr. DaPra is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) and the Texas Independent Producers & Royalty Owners Association (TIPRO).
George Soulis brings over 35 years of oil & gas industry experience to his role at Clearinghouse. Most recently, he provided land and transactional expertise in a number of asset sales as an independent consultant. Prior to this, George was an Asset Manager at Fidelity Exploration and Production where his team managed acquisition and exploitation activities on operated and non-operated assets in the Rocky Mountain and Gulf coast regions of the U.S. This experience was essential to his understanding of upstream and midstream asset values. Mr. Soulis is a graduate of the University of Wyoming with a BS in finance and is a member of AAPL.
Based in Midland, TX, Matt DaPra assists Clearinghouse clients from both a Seller and Buyer perspective. Prior to joining Clearinghouse as a Business Development Professional in November of 2017, Matt worked as a ROW Area Specialist for Percheron, LLC, and as a Landman for Coates Field Services and Optima Land Services. He received his BBA Degree in Management from McMurry University in Abilene, TX.
Leonard Cichowski joined Clearinghouse in 2010 as a Senior Geologist/Geophysicist. He is responsible for geologic and geophysical evaluations of negotiated deals and evaluations of client properties with the purpose of divestiture to potential buying parties. Leonard’s expertise in the Gulf of Mexico and various onshore U.S. domestic basins includes shelf and deep water to 2500’, the Permian Basin, South Texas-Wilcox, Eagle Ford Shale, cretaceous carbonates, Appalachian Basin, Alberta Basin, Bighorn Basin, Denver Basin, Williston Basin, Mid-Continent and major Shale Plays.
With more than four decades in the oil & gas industry, Mr. Cichowski is experienced in prospect generation, evaluation of submittals, acquisitions and divestitures, drilling prospects and the development and the production of properties. Prior to joining Swan, Leonard served in both Senior and Chief Geologist roles at several companies.
Mr. Cichowski is a graduate of Auburn University with a bachelor’s degree in geology and a minor in civil engineering. He and his wife live in Sugar Land, Texas.
Linda Patterson began her career in 1979 with Walton & Son/Walton Transportation Co. in Houston, Texas. After serving 9 years with the Waltons, she worked for Baker Oil Tools in the Finance Department for 5 years. Linda joined Oil & Gas Asset Clearinghouse in November 1994. Her areas of responsibility have included production accounting, economic analysis support, database creation and maintenance, auction registration and cashiering, and administrative duties.
Russell is a Senior Software Architect that has designed and developed a wide-ranging portfolio of software platforms for an array of disparate industries. With nearly twenty years of experience, Russell is currently charged with extending the functionality of the Clearinghouse’s Asset Marketing Platform (AMP) which was launched in early 2017.
Prior to joining OGAC, Russell fed his entrepreneurial spirit by launching a SaaS event registration and ticketing solution in 2012 and revamping an e-commerce site he originally launched in 2003. His professional experience also includes software development positions at Enron, Compaq (now HP), Whole Foods and several privately held organizations.
Russell graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 1998 with a BA in Zoology. He continues to live in Austin.
Brian Franco began his professional career at Clearinghouse in 2003 as a drafting assistant, and has been with the company for nearly fourteen (14) years. He now works as a production artist, and is responsible for producing asset-specific marketing pieces.
Brian is a native Houstonian and has been married to his wife, Leah, for 15 years.