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SPENCE CARSON

Chief Executive Officer

Prior to forming Oso Resources, Spence teamed up with R. Bryan Waller and formed SouthStar Exploration in 2003.  SouthStar’s business plan was based on acquiring proprietary 3D data and identifying structural prospects by interpreting that data.  SouthStar generated and operated 10 3D seismic projects between 2004 and 2020—mainly in Southern OK, the largest covering 96 sections, resulting in numerous wells being drilled. 

 

Spence began his career in the oil and gas business in 1977 with Rockwell Petroleum in Glenville West Virginia before returning to Oklahoma City as a landman for Jess Harris Inc checking records, buying leases, and settling surface damages.  Spence then worked as a landman for Dawn Energy Company, Carson Petroleum Corp and Alexander Energy Corp before forming Eagle Land & Minerals Co. in 1994 to provide land consulting to a group of small oil and gas firms. 

 

Spence graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a BBA in 1976.  Civically Spence is a member of the OKC Downtown Rotary Club, Committee of 100, CASA of Oklahoma County and a former board member of A Chance to Change Foundation.   

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BRAYDN JOHNSON

Vice President of Project Development

Prior to Oso, Braydn worked as Vice President of Geology at Mach Resources, where he assisted in acquisitions and development of more than 1,800 wells in Oklahoma and Kansas with a combined annual cash flow of $150 million. 

 

Braydn began his career at Chesapeake Energy in 2005 and moved to SandRidge Energy in 2012 in roles of increasing responsibility. Braydn took part in project development, joint ventures, royalty trusts and asset acquisitions valued at $2.5 billion.   

 

Braydn served five years as the Vice President of Geology at Templar Energy/Le Norman Operating where he took part in acquisitions totaling $1.4 billion, planning, and project development responsibilities with a total budget of $1.5 billion drilling 298 new horizontal wells across western Oklahoma and the Texas Panhandle. Braydn discovered the Lower Douglas horizontal re-development play in Hemphill Co. TX, resulting in more than 50 horizontal wells. 

 

Braydn graduated from Texas Christian University with a Bachelor of Science in Geology, received a Master of Science in Geology from Oklahoma State University, and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Central Oklahoma. He is a member of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists. 

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BRIAN SULLIVAN

Vice President of Land

Prior to forming Oso Resources, Brian served as Land Manager for SouthStar Exploration, LLC beginning in 2005 with operations in Oklahoma.  Brian’s responsibilities included coordinating ten 3D seismic acquisition projects, overseeing brokers, managing prospects, preparing legal documents and agreements, and all aspects of well preparation.  Brian also negotiated and managed acquisitions and divestitures of producing properties, and the administration/accounting of numerous oil and gas wells. 

 

Brian began his career in oil and gas at Eagle Land & Minerals starting in the field checking records before moving in-house, rising to the office of Vice President, supervising up to 20 brokers, preparing applications and testifying at the Oklahoma Corporation Commission. 

 

Brian was recruited to the University of Oklahoma as a National Merit Scholar and received his BA in 2002.  Brian earned his CPL designation in 2016.  He is a member of the American Association of Professional Landmen, Oklahoma City Association of Professional Landmen, Southern Oklahoma Association of Petroleum Landmen, National Stripper Well Association and Oklahoma Energy Producers Alliance. 

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ANDREW BLANEY

Vice President of Operations

Prior to forming Oso Resources, Andrew served as Operations Manager for Dash Operating and SouthStar Exploration with operations in southern Oklahoma.  Andrew’s responsibilities included overseeing pumpers and vendors including managing and reporting production and well expenses.  Andrew also supervises all field operations, comprising drilling, completions, recompletions, workovers and facilities construction. 

 

Andrew began his career in oil and gas at Eagle Land & Minerals where he managed permitting crews acquiring mineral and surface permits and oversaw field operations for four 3D seismic acquisition projects.   

 

Andrew received his Bachelor of Science from Oklahoma State University in 2005. 

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