Jay Paul McWilliams - CEO
Jay Paul McWilliams is the President of LOGOS Resources II, LLC, one of the premier oil and gas operators in the San Juan Basin. Since co-founding the company in 2016 with a $150 million capital commitment from ArcLight Capital Partners, McWilliams and his team have successfully acquired 129,000 acres of San Juan Basin assets, including net production of some 38 MMcfepd. The combined company now has assets of approximately 143,000 net acres and net production of approximately 46 MMcfepd.
Prior to co-founding LOGOS Resources II, McWilliams founded LOGOS Resources, LLC, in 2012. In his role as President, McWilliams secured a $100 million capital commitment from ArcLight Capital Partners, acquired more than 20,000 gross acres in the San Juan Basin, grew production to more than 1,700 barrels of oil equivalent per day and divested of a large portion of the company’s assets, providing top tier returns on dollars invested.
Prior to founding LOGOS, McWilliams was the lead acquisition engineer at LINN Energy where he led approximately $1 billion in successful transactions. In addition, he held various engineering positions while working for Burlington Resources and Resolute Natural Resources.
Jay Paul earned a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering with highest honors from New Mexico Tech and a MBA from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University where he was a Fuqua Scholar.
He currently serves on the Petroleum Engineering Industrial Advisory Board at New Mexico Tech and the Center for Energy, Development, and the Global Environment Board (EDGE) at Duke University. Additionally, McWilliams serves on the Board of Directors of RMP Energy (“TSE:RMP”), a Canadian publically traded E&P company.
John Bruner - Senior Vice President of Finance, Accounting and Regulatory
John Bruner, prior to joining LOGOS Resources II LLC as Sr. V.P. Finance, Accounting and Regulatory, had a 28-year career with ConocoPhillips in a variety of roles including asset management, strategic planning, subsurface management, commercial and business development in the Gulf of Mexico, North Sea, Middle East and Southeast Asia. His most recent role with ConocoPhillips was the Development and Strategy Manager for the San Juan Business Unit where he oversaw all subsurface characterization and development operations in the San Juan Basin, infrastructure optimization, business development, regulatory and stakeholder engagement functions.
Prior to this role, John had leadership roles as an asset manager and subsurface manager in Indonesia. During that time, John delivered the first two gas swaps to be completed between Indonesia and Singapore and completed multiple appraisal and development programs in the South Natuna Sea.
Other assignments included the United Kingdom where John was a Joint Venture Manager over two subsea development fields in the Central North Sea and also led an organization responsible for the optimization of the Southern North Sea Gas Basin assets from reservoir through facilities. While working in Dubai, John was team leader for a horizontal redevelopment program that earned the company’s top technical award. John also worked in management and technical roles onshore and offshore U.S. gulf coast.
Raised in Pennsylvania, John earned a Bachelor of Science in Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering from Pennsylvania State University and graduated as Valedictorian of the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences.
Kelly Maxwell -
Senior Vice President of Midstream and Operations Advisor
Prior to joining LOGOS as Operations Advisor, Kelly retired after a 38-year career with ConocoPhillips and Burlington Resources working in many areas of responsibility across the San Juan Business Basin. Over his career he functioned in several Supervisory and Advisory roles for Production Operations, Asset and Operations Engineering, Automation/IT, Depletion Planning and Infrastructure and Gathering and Processing commercial support.
He brings experience in gas gathering and hydraulic modeling, compression and facilities optimization, and production optimization and analysis to LOGOS.
Chris Jeffus - Vice President of Land and Legal
Christopher Jeffus is the Director – Land/Legal at LOGOS Resources, LLC. Prior to joining the LOGOS team, he worked in the Rockies and Permian Asset Team at EnerVest Operating, LLC. At EnerVest, Chris was responsible for management of numerous properties throughout New Mexico and Utah, and he participated in the negotiation and management of various agreements, including key joint operating agreements, farmout agreements and gas gathering agreements. Chris began his career as an associate attorney at an oil and gas law firm located in Houston, Texas, where he gained more than five years of industry experience pertaining to leasehold ownership, land ownership and negotiation of upstream oil and gas agreements.
Chris earned a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and a Master of Science in Finance from Texas A&M University – College Station, Texas, with honors. Subsequently, Chris earned a Juris Doctor from The University of Texas School of Law, and he was admitted to the Texas Bar Association in 2009. Chris currently serves on the Alumni Board at his high school, St. Thomas High School in Houston, Texas.
Marcia Brueggenjohann - Vice President of Reservoir Engineering
Krista McWilliams - Engineering Operations Manager
Krista McWilliams is the current Engineering Operations Manager for Logos Resources, LLC. Krista works with her team to drill, complete and produce high quality oil and gas wells in the San Juan Basin. Prior to joining Logos, she founded Diamond Derrick Consulting, a Farmington, NM-based provider of high-quality oil and gas project and data management services. Since forming Diamond Derrick in 2008, Krista and her team have provided support for local and national clients including ConocoPhillips, LINN Energy, Pioneer Resources and Logos Resources. Prior to founding Diamond Derrick, Krista was a senior engineer with ConocoPhillips and Burlington Resources in various capacities.
Krista holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering with highest honors from the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology. Krista’s passion for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education in the Farmington community has inspired her to become involved in various STEM related initiatives. Krista is a 2017 graduate of Leadership San Juan and remains an active member on the Education Committee. Krista currently serves on the Four Corners Economic Development Center Board, the New Mexico Natural History Museum Foundation board, the Parent Advisory Committee for the San Juan County Family School and the Aztec Municipal School District Foundation.
Kristina Graham - Production Engineer
Kristy Graham is a Production Engineer at LOGOS Resources, LLC. with more than 21 years of industry experience. Since joining LOGOS, Kristy has helped execute a successful drilling program of vertical and horizontal development through improved cleanout, drillout, and flowback procedures and reducing cycle times. Kristy is also responsible for preparing packages and overseeing workover operations for all remedial work.
Prior to joining LOGOS, Kristy was a senior staff engineering analyst with ConocoPhillips responsible for strategic planning and business development of COP’s inventory, as well as evaluating uphole potential for existing wellbores. She was also a Lower 48 Operations Reporting council member and the San Juan Business Unit engineering support representative. Additional roles with COP/Burlington Resources included supervising the data delivery team (responsible for developing metrics, reports, and tools for end users, as well as mentoring/training the business unit on business processes and data needs) and an engineering tech with the production operations team and business development team (responsible for capital and expense program package support, coordinate capital and expense budget program and accountability/reserves reporting). Experience outside of the San Juan Basin includes working as an Engineering Analyst for Resolute Energy Corporation in the Paradox Basin. Responsibilities included production, regulatory, and environmental reporting, equipment management and maintenance administrator, technical support to engineering staff, CO2/water flood and production monitoring. Additional experience was achieved as an Engineering Tech at Amoco Production Company and at Giant Industries.
Janice Sandoval - Finance Director
Janice Sandoval is the Director of Finance and Accounting at LOGOS Resources II, LLC. Prior to joining LOGOS, Janice worked for Burlington Resources and ConocoPhillips in the San Juan Basin for 19 years in various accounting, financial reporting, and operational data analysis and data integration roles. Throughout her career she has held individual contributor and supervisory roles in both the Accounting and Operations organizations. Her most recent role at ConocoPhillips was Asset and Data Support Supervisor. In this role she provided analysis and reporting for gross production, gross lease operating expense, and supported the data integration team. Prior to this role, she was the coordinator of the Asset Evaluation system that captured well profitability data for approximately 10,000 wells. Her cost accounting experience includes joint interest billing accounting, lease operating expense and capital spend analysis, depreciation, budgeting and planning, and monthly financial reporting.
Janice earned a Bachelor and Master in Professional Accountancy from Mississippi State University and also maintains an active CPA certificate in New Mexico.
Victoria Sprague - Engineering Analyst
Victoria Sprague is an engineering technician at LOGOS Resources, LLC. Her primary responsibilities are production reporting support, development and maintenance of LOGOS’ metrics to monitor company’s operational performance, IT support as well as providing reserve forecasting and economic evaluations assistance utilizing Aries Petroleum Economics and Reserves software.
Ms. Sprague earned her degree in Foreign Languages from Novosibirsk State Pedagogical University with GPA 4.0 and is currently pursuing her mechanical engineering degree.
Wayne Ritter - Operations Manager
Wayne Ritter is the General Manager of Operations for LOGOS Resources, LLC. Prior to joining LOGOS, he was most recently the Well Intervention Expense/ First Delivery Team Superintendent for ConocoPhillips, where he led the way in efficient, safe and productive first delivery operations. While leading the First Delivery Team from 2003-2012 at ConocoPhillips (“COP) / Burlington Resources he managed all facilities sets and production on over 1,000 new drill wells in the San Juan Basin with a $25 million per year budget. Before his role in the First Delivery Team he worked as an Area Production Supervisor managing over 500 wells and 9 lease operators. In addition, Wayne served in multiple operational roles in the San Juan Basin during his 31 year career.
Robert (Duane) Bixler - Operations Manager
Robert (Duane) Bixler II is the Operations Manager for LOGOS Resources, LLC. Prior to joining LOGOS, he was an Operations Superintendent for Rosetta Resources, where he was responsible for North and South Eagle Ford Operations consisting of 250 wells producing 220 mmcf/d gas and 20,000 bbl/d oil, construction of new facilities, pipe lines, flow back of wells, first delivery of 60 wells per year, work over rigs, P&A rigs and overseeing all staff including 20 direct field reports, 5 office, 200 + contractors. Prior to that, he gained a wealth of experience while working for ConocoPhillips and Burlington Resources for over twenty years. While there, he designed many new and innovative programs, procedures and equipment, vastly improving the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of the operations. He brings this extensive experience and knowledge to LOGOS, where he has streamlined existing operations and designed new processes to make LOGOS an even more efficient company.
Tamra Sessions - Regulatory Specialist
Tamra Sessions is the Regulatory Specialist at LOGOS Resources, LLC. Prior to joining LOGOS, her 12 years of experience in the oil and gas industry included various positions held with Burlington Resources and ConocoPhillips; Joint Venture Accounts Payable and Auditing, Non-Operated Volume Accounting, Production Accounting, Regulatory Technician and First Delivery Liaison. As a production accountant she worked closely with field personnel to ensure accuracy in oil reporting and created efficiencies to aid in smoother processes for oil inventory. Her experience with production accounting and regulatory reporting supported her competence in having all approvals in place so new drills could be turned to production in a timely manner.
Ms. Sessions previous regulatory experience included filing of sundries for drilling, completions, re-completions, down hole commingle, temporary pits, below grade tank permits, plug and abandons, notice of intents, first deliveries and re-deliveries. She maintained a database that housed all the Burlington and ConocoPhillips wells and into which she entered the new well projects from the time of staking and continually added/updated with pertinent dates, well location, lease type, facility equipment, gas meter, first delivery and re-delivery memos. This database was utilized throughout the company to pull information and run reports.
With LOGOS, she has continued the regulatory sundry filings and has added Permits to Drill, Right-of-Way, and Off Lease Measurement applications. She has also become involved with the pre-drill process of preparing for new drill staking, filing Notice of Staking, attending onsites and working with government and tribal agencies, environmental assessment companies, archeological companies and pipeline companies, in order to prepare precise APD packages for filing and target quick turn around on approvals.
Shelly Jaquez - Business Associate
Shelly Jaquez is a Business Associate for LOGOS Resources, LLC. She has 10 years of experience in the Oil and Gas Industry consisting of office administration, accounting, purchasing, and a compression support technician prior to joining the LOGOS team. Her primary responsibilities at LOGOS consist of regulatory support, water hauling tracking, accounts payable, well cost and revenue analysis, daily production tracking, workover analysis, consulting reports, LOE metrics, assisting the engineers with managing the Artificial Lift and Chemical Programs.
San Juan College - she has earned multiple certificates in the continuing education program.