Highly experienced team

Kerry Norris

Kerry leads Velandera's production and field operations.  Kerry has over 20 years of field production and management experience, including enhanced oil recovery methods.  Prior experience includes:

  • Production operations at Southwestern Energy
  • Production operations at XTO

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Manish Raj

Manish acts as the Chief Financial Officer of Velandera Energy.  His prior experience includes:

  • Vice President, investment banking at Deutsche Bank
  • President of credit investments at Bank OZK
  • MBA from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania

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Ryan Christianson

Ryan acts as Velandera‚Äôs Geosciences Director.  He heads up geology, geophysics and engineering departments.  Prior experience includes:

  • Lead geologist at Southwestern Energy, responsible for the Brown Dense project in Louisiana

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Holly Carpenter - accounting specialist

Holly was formerly with Southwestern Energy.  She has 5+ years experience with the Louisiana Brown Dense project, and 20+ years experience in oil & gas accounting.

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Kane Auger - completions specialist

Kane was formerly with Southwestern Energy.  He has 3+ years experience with the Louisiana Brown Dense project, and 20+ years experience in oil & gas operations

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Robert Martin - workover specialist

Robert was formerly with Southwestern Energy.  He has 2+ years experience with the Louisiana Brown Dense project, and 20+ years experience in oil & gas operations.

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We are hiring.

- Accounting
- Land management
- Lease operators
- Regulatory reporting

Boots on the ground management style

Velandera's management style is to manage via boots on the ground, rather than by operating from a corporate office.  As a result, the team has hands on experience in geophysics, down hole production optimization, well completions and production management.  The company does not engage contract operators, and does not operate assets it does not own.

Strategic partners


Velandera has executed a joint development agreement with

Southwestern Energy Company on approximately 25,000 acres of leases in Union Parish in Louisiana


Velandera has entered into a natural gas processing and marketing agreement with Energy Transfer Partners. 


Velandera has engaged Lion Oil, a subsidiary of Delek USA, to provide transportation and marketing of the Company's crude oil and condensates

Nalco provides chemicals and specialty products to support natural gas treatment and scavenging

NALCO provides specialty chemicals and scavenger supplies natural gas processing and sweetening


Key Energy Services provides water hauling, wireline and various oilfield services


Aegis provides chemical solutions, including production treating chemicals, drilling/completion & stimulation products and services, water transfer services and water treatment technologies.


PCS Ferguson provides artificial lift technologies, including plunger lift solutions to maximize de-liquification, particularly in some of Velandera's aging wells


Estis provides high performance compression and related services.  Velandera utilizes compressors for its gathering systems and midstream infrastructure


Stallion provides water hauling and related energy services to Velandera