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Beta Shale, LLC

2006 - Current

Beta Shale, LLC was funded to acquire non-operated working interests situated in the Arkoma Woodford resource play of Oklahoma.  The funding partners redeployed proceeds from a sale of Fayetteville Shale properties into the venture for the long-term cash flow potential of the assets.

Bakken HBT, LP

2013 - Current

The team raised $55MM to acquire non-operated working interests in the Bakken Shale resource play located in North Dakota.  Originally forecasted to take a year to acquire the leasehold, the team’s land department executed in 70 days under direction of experienced geologic direction.

Bakken HBT II, LP

2014 - Current

Following on the execution success of Bakken HBT, LP, the team quickly raised another $150MM with the help of Morgan Stanley Smith Barney’s alternative investment platform.   The partnership continued acquisition of non-operated working interests in the Bakken Shale resource play of North Dakota as directed by seasoned geologic vetting

Derby Exploration

2017 - Current

Derby Exploration is a private equity-backed company focused on leasehold acquisition and development within an AMI in the STACK extension of Blaine and Dewey Counties of Oklahoma.  Derby’s management includes geoscience and operation experience cultivated at major independent operators in the industry.  Unlike other new teams in the space, our goal is to develop leasehold by drilling wells. 


2015 - Current

Once again partnering with Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, the team raised $64MM via private equity to form a partnership tasked with acquiring non-operated working interests in the SCOOP resource play of central Oklahoma and developing those interests by participating in wells proposed by the major operators within the play.  SCOOP I, LP continues to develop its acreage or work to trade its interests where advantageous.