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.

Kelly Blackwood: Vice President of Engineering/Asset Management
Prior to Browning, Kelly was the Engineering Manager for Headington Energy Partners in McKinney, Tx, where he oversaw key engineering, operational and geologic staff members.  He has also worked for Matador Resources and Encana Oil & Gas in Dallas, obtaining experience in the Permian Basin, Mid-Continent, Rockies and South Texas unconventional and conventional assets in operations and reservoir engineering roles.  Kelly has been awarded SPE Young Engineer of the Year, TSPE Young Engineer of the Year and most recently noted as one of D CEO’s “Rising Stars of Oil and Gas”.  Kelly earned a degree in Petroleum Engineering from Texas Tech University.

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.

Daniel McWilliams: Land Manager
Mr. McWilliams has worked with Browning since 2011 and currently serves as the Land Manager.   He is a member of the American Association of Professional Landmen and the Dallas Association of Professional Landmen.  Mr. McWilliams attended the University of North Texas.

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.