Operations Management

Exploration Director and Consultant

Murray Grigg

Murray Grigg began his career in the oil and gas industry as a reservoir engineer for Esso Resources (Exxon Canada) in Calgary. Thereafter, Mr. Grigg served as a Vice President of Exploitation and Engineering at Petro-Hunt Resources, Ltd, evaluating business development opportunities. Mr. Grigg ultimately became Chief Exploration Engineer for EOG Resources, specializing in reservoir evaluation for shallow coal resources (CBM) and tight gas sands. Prior to involving himself in Molori Energy, he served as CEO of Kerogen Exploration, Inc. a Riverstone Capital backed upstream exploration company. Mr. Grigg is responsible for having conducted an extensive study on the Red Cave formation on behalf of Molori Energy and as such has directed Molori’s land acquisition strategy in the Panhandle.

Field Supervisor & Operations Manager

Randy Dixon

Randy Dixon has resided in Hutchinson County Texas since 1959. In April 1980 he began his career in the local oil and gas industry by creating exploration oil company “TSPI Inc”. TSPI successfully drilled and produced from many oil and gas wells in Carson, Hutchinson and Moore counties of the Texas Panhandle in the 1980s through the mid-1990s. In December 1980, Mr. Dixon teamed up with Leon Roberts for what has turned out to be a 36 year partnership to form LERA, a local oil industry operator, purchasing producing properties, leasing oil and gas rights, drilling oil and gas wells, operating oil & gas wells (Lera RRC operator #496774) as well as owning and operating natural gas pipelines and well service equipment. Lera is an approved cementer with the state of Texas regulatory body (Railroad Commission of Texas) and has expertise in the plugging and abandonment of oil and gas wells. Mr. Dixon has extensive experience in land and title work, land owner relations, regulatory compliance and gas contract negotiations. Mr. Dixon is also a Partner in CRL Pump and Supply (local parts supply shop) and a member of the “Panhandle Producers and Royalty Owners Associations”.

Field Operations Manager

Philip Gunn

Phillip Gunn is a Field Operations Manager of Ponderosa TX Operating LLC (RRC #670097). He began working with Ponderosa as a consultant in June of 2016 and joined the company full time in October 2016. Mr. Gunn has been in the oil and gas industry for the majority of his life. Prior to Ponderosa he was the owner and operator for 25 years of multiple oil and gas properties in Hutchinson, Carson, and Moore counties of the Texas Panhandle including many of the properties currently operated by Ponderosa. For seven years prior to that, Mr. Gunn worked alongside his father, pumping wells and managing his family’s well servicing company. He has 32 years of experience in oil and gas production, field services and operations specifically in Borger, TX where he was born and currently resides.