Larry E. Gateley
Chief Operating Officer; Executive Vice President
Mr. Gateley has been in the upstream oil and gas sector for 43 years, playing an integral role in the evaluation, analysis and closing of numerous producing property acquisition transactions valued at between $800 & 900 Million. Mr. Gateley’s upstream experience also includes reservoir engineering, corporate reserve reports, production operations, drilling engineering and managing both operated and joint operations.
From 1997 to 2012, Mr. Gateley was with Chaparral Energy in various engineering and executive management roles with the last several years as a Sr. VP. He spent 13 years with the primary responsibility for A&D and Corporate Reserves. While at Chaparral, his team completed notable, significant acquisitions for $76 million, $115 million and $500 million, along with numerous smaller transactions each under $20 million.
During the last few years at Chaparral, he served in the position of the Southern Region General Manager, responsible for an annual capital budget in excess of $100MM. At the time, the Southern Region contained approximately 3,000 producing wells and 10,000 boepd of production. Prior to Chaparral, Mr. Gateley had established himself as a petroleum engineer focused on reservoir engineering and acquisition evaluation in the oil and gas industry for SMR, J.M. Huber Corp., Post Petroleum, Wood/Gate Engineering and initially at Exxon, further testament to his broad experience in the E&P upstream sector.
In addition to memberships in various industry organizations, Mr. Gateley is a Registered Professional Engineer in both Oklahoma and Texas.
Mr. Gateley holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Oklahoma.