Lance L. Taylor

Founder, Chief Executive Officer & President

A West Texas native, Lance graduated from Texas Tech University in 1999 with a BS in Petroleum Engineering.  He has spent his entire career in the oil and gas industry, building a wide skill set with experience in Mid-Continent, Central Texas, Rockies, Gulf Coast, North Louisiana, and West Texas.  Lance’s diverse engineering background was groomed at prestigious companies such as Anadarko Petroleum, Merit Energy, Pioneer Natural Resources, Denbury Resources, and Eagle Oil & Gas Co.  His vast experience in completions, workovers, stimulations, secondary & tertiary recovery methods, artificial lift, and facility project management is well-suited for startup organizations.  Lance’s completion expertise helped Eagle to sell their Wolfbone assets to Comstock Resources for $330MM in December 2011.  As a recognized leader in the Delaware Basin, Lance was uniquely qualified to lead Steward Energy.  After securing $44MM in equity commitments, Steward Energy assembled 10,000 acres in the highly competitive Reeves County of the Southern Delaware Basin.  Lance focused the team on testing the entire 3500’ hydrocarbon column as a means of extracting the maximum value from the position.  After identifying as many as ten separate horizontal targets, Steward made the strategic decision to sell the position in late 2014 prior to the collapse in oil prices.  The coveted acreage position and thorough reservoir evaluation work performed by the Steward team returned an exceptional acreage value not obtained in the Delaware Basin before or since with a gross ROI of nearly three times the original equity deployed.

Lance and his wife Dawn have been married for 15 years and have two lovely daughters.  He and his family currently live in Frisco, Texas and have resided there since 2004. Lance and Dawn are active members of their church, children’s activities, and are avid supporters of several community outreach initiatives.