Phoenix Operating

Delivering Value Through the Drill Bit

Launched as a wholly-owned subsidiary of Phoenix Capital Group in 2023, Phoenix Operating is the company’s dedicated operating arm in the Williston, Powder River, and DJ Basins. Phoenix Operating is committed to American-owned oil and gas development projects that maximize efficiency, minimize surface disturbance, and deliver lasting value for landowners and investors.

The Phoenix Operating team is led by Nick Daniele, David Scadden, Mark Johnson, Brandon Allen, Nathan Burget, and Christ Marshall.

Nick Daniele – VP of Geology

Nick Daniele has 10+ years of experience in the upstream oil and gas sector , working on unconventional and conventional exploration, development, and operations in multiple different basins across the country. He began his career in operations and development, transitioned to exploration, appraisal, and business development, then became a Geoscience department manager. He has a Master’s Degree in Geology from the Colorado School of Mines.

David Scadden – SVP of Operations

Before joining Phoenix, David Scadden spent over a decade accumulating operational Oil & Gas experience throughout the American West. Serving in roles spanning from onsite supervision to engineering management, he has contributed to drilling projects in the San Juan Basin, Piceance Basin, DJ Basin, Eagle Ford, Granite Wash, and Williston Basin. At Phoenix Operating, David leads all upstream operations from initial pad construction to sales.

Mark Johnson – VP of Regulatory Affairs

With 30+ years of Oil & Gas business leadership experience, Mark Johnson brings decades of sector-specific expertise to his role as Phoenix Operating’s VP of Regulatory Affairs. As a liaison between industry, individuals, and governing bodies, Mark works closely with state agencies, federal agencies, and Tribal Nations to ensure regulatory compliance. Mark is passionate about making transparent business decisions that are good for all stakeholders involved.

Brandon Allen – VP of Reservoir Engineering

Brandon Allen brings 18 years of experience in the oil and gas business to Phoenix. The experience he brings from multiple basins throughout the US allowed him to gain expertise in reservoir engineering, SEC reserves estimation and reporting, financial reporting, operations planning, asset development and planning as well as acquisition evaluation. At Phoenix, Brandon will be maintaining the reserves for all Phoenix ownership in addition to upstream operations planning and development.

Nathan Burget – VP of Land

Nathan Burget joins the team with over 10 years of industry experience in the oil and gas sector, with extensive knowledge in the acquisition and divestiture of operated assets. Before joining the team, he worked for an E&P company where he focused on various areas including federal leases, agreements, and Tribal Nation surface relations just to name a few. Here at Phoenix, he will be responsible for acreage swaps, JVs, acquisitions, and ensuring we have proper documentation in place with all federal and state agencies.

Christ Marshall – Managing Director, Field Operations

With expertise in site and facility construction, as well as an extensive background and passion for all aspects of Production, Christ brings valuable insights to our team. He joins us with 15 years of experience in both upstream and midstream sectors, having successfully built and managed two field offices in the Bakken. At Phoenix, Christ will be a key member of the operations team, focusing on Construction, I&E, Measurement, and Production, while also leading our team-building efforts in North Dakota.

Current and Upcoming Operations

Williams County and Divide County, ND

Phoenix Operating’s early drilling operations will center on Williams County and Divide County in North Dakota. Our team will be developing our acreage with 3-mile Bakken laterals to maximize operational efficiency while minimizing surface disturbance. Phoenix Operating Drilling Program commenced in September 2023.

D-J Basin and Powder River

The Phoenix Operating team is in the planning stages to develop its acreage positions in Laramie County and Converse County, WY. We anticipate a mid-2024 start date for drilling in both regions and will be providing further updates on operations as they are available.

Our Mission

The Phoenix Operating mission is to tap into the potential of unconventional mineral assets across the country. We strive to deliver additional value to project stakeholders while bringing much-needed energy resources to American consumers.

Working in Wyoming, North Dakota, and beyond, we establish long-lasting, mutually beneficial relationships between O&G operators and mineral owners to ensure that no hydrocarbons (or hidden value) are left behind. In an industry dominated by large E&P companies with Wall Street connections, we take pride in a unique, people-oriented business model and vision that prioritizes long-term stability for employees and land owners alike.

Have a question about our current or upcoming operations?

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