Embry co-founded Hibernia Resources in September 2007. Since its inception, Embry has led all of the company's drilling, completion, workover and production activities. Further, he co-led and co-managed all of the company's acquisition & divestiture activity as well as all equity and debt financing activity. In July of 2010 Hibernia partnered with Natural Gas Partners (NGP) to accelerate the vertical well development of their Midland Basin assets. Hibernia and NGP monetized those assets in May of 2012 and redeployed much of the proceeds into Hibernia II which began drilling both vertical and horizontal wells. Hibernia and NGP monetized these assets in June 2014.
Previously, he was the COO at North American Energy where he was responsible for all technical and financial matters for the company's exploration and production activities in the Permian and Fort Worth Basins. Prior, he was President of Ro-Jo, Inc. where he directed all operations and financing of the company's exploration and production activities in the Ft. Worth Basin/Eastern Shelf, Permian Basin and East Texas. He started his career as District Engineer for Halliburton Energy Services in Odessa, Texas where he focused on drilling, formation evaluation and production enhancement in numerous fields in West Texas and Southeastern New Mexico. Embry graduated from Texas A&M University in 1995 with a B.S. in Petroleum Engineering.
Sean has over 20 years of energy industry experience and joined Hibernia as a Principal in 2017 with the start-up of Hibernia Energy III, LLC. Prior to Hibernia, he was Partner/CFO at Plantation Petroleum Company (PPC V) which was a PE backed company focused in the Permian and operated conventional assets on the Central Basin Platform and Midland Basin, Horizontal San Andres properties on the Central Basin Platform and Northwestern Shelf and also pursued unconventional opportunities in the Delaware Basin. At PPC V, Sean's responsibilities included sourcing new opportunities in the Delaware and Horizontal San Andres, managing A&D activities, managing financial reporting and partner relationships, accounting and product marketing. Before returning to Plantation, Sean spent 5 years as a Principal and CFO at Empresa Energy. During his time at Empresa he was involved in the successful creation, development and divestment of three large assets in the North Louisiana Haynesville and South Texas Eagle Ford. Prior to Empresa, he was in a similar role in a prior stint with Plantation Petroleum from its origin in 2002 through the sale of Plantation Petroleum III in 2007. Prior experiences include various roles with Koch Industries and Enron. Sean holds a BS in Engineering and an MBA from The University of Texas at Austin.
John has a Bachelor of Science degree in Petroleum Engineering from Texas A&M University. He started his career with Dowell Schlumberger as a Field Engineer and advanced through the engineering ranks. After 5 years with Schlumberger he worked for Sierra Engineering as a Sr. Well Completion Engineer. In 1998, he left Sierra Engineering to join Trey Resources, BOPCO LP and Berry Petroleum as a Production Engineer. Here he worked the beginning of the horizontal BoneSpring, Avalon and Lower Brushy Canyon horizontals with BOPCO, LP as well as the vertical Wolfberry completions with Berry Petroleum. John joined LAS as the VP of Engineering in June 2012. At LAS, John engineered and designed as well as executed many vertical and horizontal completions over the Lower 48 as well as overseas. In July 2017, John has joined Hibernia Resources III as the COO. He is a member of SPE, TSPE, and SPE ATCE Well Stimulation Technical Paper Review Team.
Carl co-founded Hibernia Resources in September 2007 and served as Co-CEO of Hibernia I and II while it was partnered with Natural Gas Partners. During this time, he co-led all acquisition and divestiture activity, strategy implementation and also served as the company's Chief Financial Officer. Prior to Hibernia, his first company, Southern Producer Services, focused on the oil and gas sector. He was with UBS Warburg Energy and Enron Corporation in several structured finance and business development roles. His M&A background includes several years in Mexico City with a U.S. backed financial services company. Carl holds a B.S. in Economics from the University of Texas at Austin and an MBA from Thunderbird - The American Graduate School of International Management.
Holly joined Hibernia Resources in October 2007 as its first employee and today assists and manages in all facets of the Company's activities. These roles include accounting/cash management, land, operations, production accounting, regulatory management and human resources. Previously, she was employed by North American Energy and worked alongside Mr. Canterbury as his land/engineering tech and regulatory manager from 2003 through 2006. Prior to joining North American Energy, Inc. she worked as an accounting clerk for an oil and gas accounting firm.
Whit joined Hibernia Resources III in August 2017. Previously, he served as Land & Business Development Manager for Plantation Petroleum Company where he worked the Permian Basin and managed land and A/D efforts in Texas and New Mexico. Whit began his career as a Landman with EXCO Resources, working a variety of conventional and unconventional properties primarily in the East Texas and North Louisiana region. He holds a B.B.A. in Energy Commerce from Texas Tech University and is a Certified Professional Landman.
James serves as Vice President of Reservoir Engineering for Hibernia Resources III. In addition to reservoir and prospect evaluation responsibilities, he brings a wide range of operational and technical experience from conventional and unconventional oil and gas fields across multiple basins. Most recently James was employed by Pioneer Natural Resources as Senior Reservoir Engineer for their Permian Asset Team, and also worked in budget and planning capacities for a 12-rig JV in the Southern Midland Basin. He functioned as production and completions engineer for their Mid-continent assets. He also gained extensive Eagle Ford and conventional Wilcox completions experience as a District Engineer for Pioneer's vertically integrated Pumping Service. James is a product of Midland, Texas and holds a B.S. in Petroleum Engineering from The University of Texas at Austin.
Reed was born and raised in Midland, Texas growing up around the oil and gas business. He comes to Hibernia Resources III from Pioneer Natural Resources, where he spent the previous five years. While at Pioneer Natural Resources, he held various geoscience roles, all with a primary focus on the exploration, assessment, and development of the Spraberry and Wolfcamp shales in the Midland Basin. Reed graduated from Washington and Lee University in 2010 with a double major in Geology and Business Administration. He received his Master's in Geology in 2012 from the University of Oklahoma, with his thesis focusing on the Mancos Shale in the San Juan Basin.
Toby is president and co-founding principal of GTI, Inc. GTI, Inc. is a company specializing in oil and gas accounting, financial and administrative services. In 1980, he joined Houston Oil & Minerals as a staff accountant before HO&M merged with and into Tenneco. He joined Integrated Energy, Inc. where he served as controller and assistant treasurer before leaving to form GTI, Inc. in 1983. He received his BBA in Finance from The University of Texas in Austin.
Elena is a 1967 graduate of The University of the East in Manila, Philippines. She is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of Texas. Her duties include financial statement preparation, accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll and corporate income tax preparation. She currently oversees the revenue functions and assists in preparing monthly financials for Hibernia.