Management

Michael McWilliams:  President and CEO
The management group for Browning is headed by Michael McWilliams. Mr. McWilliams has a degree in geology and has been involved in petroleum exploration and production for over 40 years.

Jim Buron: Vice President of Engineering
Mr. Buron holds a degree in petroleum engineering and has over 40 years of experience in all aspects of petroleum engineering.

Bob Wood, CPL: Vice President of Land
Mr. Wood attended the University of Arkansas and has been a landman for 39 years, the last 19 years with Browning.

Bill Patterson: Vice President of Finance
Mr. Patterson is a graduate of the University of Texas and a CPA. He began his career at Enserch Exploration as an accounting manager before joining Browning in 1979.

John Gage: Chief Geologist
Mr. Gage serves as Chief Geologist for Browning Oil and has a broad background in unconventional plays. He started his career in Oklahoma City and has experience in the Mississippi Lime, Woodford, Cleveland, Wolfcamp, Spraberry and Bone Spring. Mr. Gage received his B.S. and M.S. in Geology from Oklahoma State University.

Doug Jatzlau: Operations Manager
Mr. Jatzlau has been with the company since 1981 and has a Bachelor of Science degree from Texas A & M University. He oversees the company’s production office located in Giddings, Texas.