Erick W. Nelson

Vice President of Operations and Production

Mr. Nelson previously served in several roles at the Company since its formation in 2004, including as the Vice President of New Mexico and New Mexico Asset Manager for the Company. Mr. Nelson served in various operations engineering positions for Concho Oil and Gas Corp. from its formation in 2001 until its sale in 2004. He served as an operations engineer for Concho Resources Inc. (which was a different company than the Company) from 2000 until its sale in 2001. He served as an operations engineer for Collins and Ware Inc from 1999-2000 and was an independent engineering consultant from 1995-1999.He began his career working for Mewbourne Oil Company as an operations engineer from 1984-1995. He graduated from Texas Tech University with a Bachelors of Science in Petroleum Engineering.