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Born and educated in Oklahoma, Gib Knight has a 35-year history in the oil and gas industry, starting out as a field landman back in 1980, where he worked for clients such as Texaco, Gulf and Sun Oil.By 1987, he had begun building his own investment portfolio of both minerals and oil and gas leases. In addition to managing his own investments, he has a consulting company, GBK International Group, Ltd., which provides a range of consulting services for partnerships, trusts, corporations, and individuals whose mineral asset portfolio consists of oil and gas mineral rights, oil and gas leases, non-operated working interests, royalty interests, net profit interests, overriding royalty, throughout the United States, with the primary focus being in Oklahoma and Texas.

Zac is an Oklahoma native and third generation landman with over 13 years of field and in-house experience. He got his start back in 2003 and has since worked on projects for clients such as Conoco, Oxy, and Chesapeake.Zac got his start as a field landman working on lease and site acquisition projects spanning from Oklahoma to Pennsylvania. For the last 6 years he has worked as VP of Acquisitions for a broker in Tulsa, OK managing various large and small scale mineral and lease acquisitions projects in the continental US for clients such as Conoco, Oxy, and Chesapeake. Zac is an RPL and member of the AAPL, OCAPL, APLA, and LAAPL. His expertise includes client and mineral owners relations, negotiations, project management, business development, internal process implementation, and development of efficient acquisitions and divestiture strategies.

Julie Parker has a decade of experience serving the Energy industry where she became an expert in the integration and application of geospatial technologies to exploration and production projects and workflows.

Stephen T. Clayman is a Petroleum Landman with an independent horizontal operator. He began his career in the oil and gas industry working worm’s corner and lead tongs for Cactus Drilling Company. Prior to his entry into the oil and gas industry, he served in the United States Marine Corps. He left the service as a Captain after two deployments in support of the Afghan War. He is a native Oklahoman and a graduate of the University of Oklahoma. He and his wife reside in Tulsa.

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