Mr. Barnes originally joined Clearinghouse in 1998 and has over 40 years of experience in the industry. His responsibilities at Clearinghouse have expanded from his initial focus on business development to his current responsibilities as President. Along with Mr. Ken Olive, Mr. Barnes remains the face of Clearinghouse and is a readily recognizable A&D professional with a far-reaching network of industry contacts. Prior to joining Clearinghouse, he spent twenty years with various Tenneco Oil and Tenneco Energy entities, in various management positions, including land, contract negotiations, natural gas marketing, trading and transportation. Mr. Barnes is an SEC broker dealer registered representative holding Series 63 and 22 licensing. Mr. Barnes is currently serving on the Advisory Board for OU’s Energy Management Program, is a member of several industry organizations, and is a 1976 graduate of the University of Oklahoma with a BBA in Petroleum Land Management.
Mr. DaPra has more than 32 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 a BBA Degree in Finance from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater (UWW) and is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) and the Texas Independent Producers & Royalty Owners Association (TIPRO).
Ms. Arias has more than 20 years in the oil & gas industry with more than 15 years spent in business development with Clearinghouse. She is involved in A&D evaluation and the development of sales opportunities with Clearinghouse team. Prior to Clearinghouse, her professional experience included property evaluation and project coordination with Swift Energy Company and DDD Energy, Inc. Ms. Arias holds a BBA in Business Administration from LeTourneau University (LETU) and has obtained PLM Certification. She is a member of the American Association of Professional Landmen (AAPL), Houston Producers Forum and Texas Independent Producers and Royalty Owners Association (TIPRO).
Mr. Campbell graduated from Texas A&M with a B.S. in Petroleum Engineering in 1990 and has served in increasing capacities within the oil and gas industry since then. Most recently, Thomas was the president of Oak Energy and previously worked at Riverstone Energy, Chalker Energy Partners, AROC Inc., Texoil, Conoco and Chevron. He is a registered professional engineer and serves as Chairman on the U.S. Engineering Registration Subcommittee. With over 25 years of experience in the oil and gas industry, Thomas brings leadership experience and engineering expertise to the Clearinghouse technical team.
Mr. Morris has more than 26 years of business development experience. Prior to joining Clearinghouse, Mr. Morris was Vice President of A&D/Business Development at Noble Royalties in Dallas, TX. His responsibilities included management, sales, marketing and organizational strategy for the A&D team. Mr. Morris also had 16 years of success in business development, marketing and management before his start in the energy industry. Mr. Morris holds a BA from the University of Texas Arlington (UTA) and is on the board of the East Texas ADAM as well as a member of the Independent Petroleum Association of America (IPAA), the Texas Independent Producers and Royalty Owners Association (TIPRO) and Louisiana Oil & Gas Association (LOGA). He resides in the DFW area and currently carries a Series 22 Securities License.
Prior to joining Clearinghouse Mr. Medlin’s professional experience included real estate, sales and marketing. He holds a BA in Business Leadership Administration from University of Oklahoma (OU) and has more than 12 years of business development experience. Mr. Medlin is a member of the Oklahoma Independent Petroleum Association (OIPA) and The Tulsa Association of Petroleum Landmen (TAPL).
Prior to joining Clearinghouse in 1994, Mr. Townsend spent 10 years in the areas of production optimization and formation evaluation throughout the Gulf Coast, West Texas, Rockies and the West Coast. Mr. Townsend has over 30 years of experience in the oil & gas industry and holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Texas (UT). He is a SEC broker-dealer registered representative holding Series 63 and 22 licensing. Mr. Townsend is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) and the Texas Independent Producers and Royalty Owners Association (TIPRO).
Mr. Olive founded Clearinghouse in 1992. Under his hand, Clearinghouse has established itself as the industry leader in live and online auction marketing of oil & gas properties, as well as one of the leading technical and transaction advisors in the industry. Ken is a member of numerous industry professional associations and is a member of the Independent Petroleum Association of America’s (IPAA) South East Region Board of Directors. He has been named the Entrepreneur of the Year in the category of Energy and Energy Services by the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur program. He has also been named Outstanding Landman by the Houston Association of Professional Landmen (HAPL) and received the APEX award from the American Association of Professional Landmen (AAPL) for professional excellence and his entrepreneurial spirit. He received his BBA from Texas Tech University (TTU) in 1974.