Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Martin has over 34 years of experience in finance and accounting in the oil and gas industry. He has held previous positions as Vice President for Petex Production Company and as Chief Financial Officer for Lewis Energy Group. Scott has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Finance and Economics from Marietta College. Scott is a member of the American Financial Association and maintains numerous contacts in the energy lending arena.
Philip M. Mezey, PE
Co-Founder, Chairman of the Board
Mr. Mezey has over 34 years of engineering and technical experience in the oil and gas industry. He obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Syracuse University, New York, and a Master’s in Business Administration Degree from St. Mary's University, San Antonio. Phil's business experience includes the position of Petroleum Engineer for Texaco, and Manager of Engineering for Delhi Gas Pipeline Corporation. Phil previously held the position of Director of Engineering at Lewis Energy Group. He is a Registered Professional Engineer in the states of Texas, Louisiana and Oklahoma. Phil's area of expertise includes field operations, reservoir engineering, production and economic evaluation.
Mark A. Norville
Mr. Norville has worked in the development and exploration business for over 38 years in Texas. He is a graduate of Texas A&M University. Mr. Norville’s experience includes both field and management work in both South and East Texas during his career. Mr. Norville held the position of District Geologist for Clayton Williams Energy, Inc. as well as Exploration & Operations Manager for Stallion Oil Company, where he supervised and ran all of the field operations and business operations of the San Antonio office. Most recently, he was the Vice President of Exploration for Kerns Petroleum, Inc. of San Antonio, where he managed the exploration and development of the Olmos and San Miguel formation for the company from 1998-2005. He has been active in the AAPG for over 40 years and also active in the SPE for over 35 years. He was also President of the South Texas Geological Society from 2000-2001. Mr. Norville’s area of expertise includes field exploitation, production evaluation and development planning for new exploration plays.
Jim B. Davis, P.E.
Chief Operations Officer
Mr. Davis has 30 years of extensive operations and management experience on land and in the GOM, including vertical, horizontal and HPHT wells in South Texas, East Texas and North Louisiana. Mr. Davis began his career with Texaco where he held production and drilling engineering positions, he managed GOM drilling for Forcenergy, helped build and manage the operations department for Goodrich Petroleum Corp., was involved with the formation and growth of a startup company, serving as COO of Cross Canyon Energy, and has been a management and operations consultant for clients in Louisiana and Texas. Jim is an actively licensed Professional Engineer in Louisiana and Texas, received a Master of Engineering Degree in 1987 and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Petroleum Engineering in 1985, both from Louisiana State University.
Chief Financial Officer
Luis Mier has over 15 years of experience in the oil and gas industry. He began his career in JPMorgan's Oil & Gas Investment Banking team. His experience includes financial planning, mergers & acquisitions, business development, investor relations, treasury management, commodity hedging, and capital markets transactions. Prior to joining BlackBrush, he served as Director of Finance for WildHorse Resource Development. His previous positions have been Director of Investor Relations for WildHorse Resource Development, Treasury Manager for WildHorse Resources Management Company, Acquisitions & Divestments Associate for Plains Exploration and Production, Senior Financial Analyst for Pioneer Natural Resources, and Investment Banking Analyst for JPMorgan. He graduated summa cum laude with a BS in Business Administration from Babson College.
Steven P. Mowrer
Chief Accounting Officer
Steven joined BBOG in 2017 as Senior Controller. He has an extensive background in managing IT, HR, Budgeting, Financial and Statistical Reporting, Cash Management, Taxation, Benefits, Insurance and Due Diligence. He has served as Corporate Controller for Lewis Energy and as Controller for UGI HVAC Enterprises, Inc in Pennsylvania. Steven has a BS in Accounting and an MBA from Lebanon Valley College in Annville, PA. In addition to his vast work experience, Steven is most proud of his work as Treasurer and Coaching Director of the Lancaster County Special Olympics Committee in Pennsylvania. He served the non-profit organization for 21 years.
Vice President, Commercial
Jimmy has a diverse background in upstream and midstream commercial/operations with over 30 years of experience with Shell Oil Co. Following early analytical and planning positions of increased responsibilities, Jimmy worked the last 19 years of his tenure in various commercial and operational roles. He last managed Shell Oil’s onshore US gas midstream positions in Appalachia, the Haynesville, the Rockies, Kansas, the Permian and the Eagle Ford through a commercial and operational staff of nine, as well as serving on the Permian and Eagle Ford asset leadership teams. He received his Bachelor of Business Administration in accounting from Sam Houston State University.
Cole Joined BlackBrush Oil & Gas in 2008. His resume includes previous land experience as landman with Placid Oil Co. and District Land Manager for Clayton W. Williams. Cole has a BBA in General Business and Petroleum Land Management from the University of Texas at Austin. He is a member of the AAPL and SAAPL.
Vice President of Reservoir Engineering
Kevin DeLapp joined BBOG in January of 2019 as V.P. of Reservoir Engineering with 15 years of oil and gas experience. Mr. DeLapp’s diverse background includes public and private reserve reporting, strategic planning and partnerships, acquisitions and divestitures, reserves evaluation and estimation, as well as finance, accounting, midstream, downstream, and land. Kevin held the previous position of Strategic Development & Reserves Director at EXCO Resources, where he oversaw all aspects of the reservoir engineering department, including technical oversight and corporate reporting functions. He also served as Senior Business Development & Strategic Planning Representative for J-W Operating Company.