About Me

As the third generation of the McDaniel family in the oil and gas business, I got my start at a young age. As a kid, I used to tag along with my dad as he drove countless miles in his rusty old Ford pickup checking out oil opportunities in West Texas. After completing undergraduate and graduate studies in Energy Management, I started my career as a professional landman for one of the major oil companies out of Houston. A few years ago, I left Houston to get back to my West Texas roots, and now work as an independent contractor representing various mineral rights buyers.

My primary territory covers all of Texas and Oklahoma, though I have represented companies as far as Montana and even a handful of jobs up into Canada. Texas has always been my home, and I’m proud to be a part of the oil and gas industry that so greatly benefits the economy of the Lone Star State. This site aims to help bridge the gap between mineral buyer and seller by providing educational resources about the industry.

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