Brandon A. Meyers, CPL
Vice President— Land & Business Development
Brandon Meyers serves as Vice President, Land & Business Development for Live Oak. In this capacity, Brandon is principally responsible for all activities related to originating transactions, negotiating terms, performing due diligence, and closing transactions. Additional key responsibilities include maintaining critical records, identifying new opportunities, and forging strategic relationships with industry partners.
Prior to joining Live Oak, Brandon spent over eight years petroleum land management with independent exploration and production companies. Most recently, Brandon served as a supervisor for Houston-based Goodrich Petroleum Corporation and previously with Marathon Oil Company and Texakoma Operating, a Dallas-based privately-held exploration company. Brandon has extensive experience in land negotiations, new ventures, asset acquisitions and divestitures, leasing, and title due diligence.
At Goodrich, Brandon led the firm’s land management and government relations efforts in the Mississippi portion of the Tuscaloosa Marine Shale covering over 100,000 net acres with highly fragmented mineral ownership and unusually poor title quality. Brandon managed these land efforts during two market cycles including an intense ramp-up in drilling and in a high-pressure acreage maintenance and loss-prevention phase.
Prior to Goodrich, Brandon was a landman at Marathon Oil Company where he was tasked with leading major projects, including managing the divestiture of approximately 100,000 acres of non-core Eagle Ford Shale assets. Brandon was also directly responsible for managing land operations for up to five rigs drilling on over 40,000 acres in the heart of the Eagle Ford Shale, at an intense average pace of a new well being drilled approximately every nine days, requiring the management of dozens of field employees and contractors to ensure proper land, title, and legal positions before the drilling of each well. Brandon also worked extensively in Marathon’s business development team reviewing and transacting on acquisitions and divestitures aimed at growing and optimizing the Company’s reserve portfolio, including joint venture efforts for Marathon’s Eagle Ford and Pearsall Shale positions.
Brandon holds a Bachelors of Business Administration in Energy Commerce (Petroleum Land Management), Cum Laude from Texas Tech University and a Masters in Energy Business from the University of Tulsa. Brandon has earned the distinction of a Certified Professional Landman from the American Association of Petroleum Landmen.
Brandon previously served as an Adjunct Professor of Petroleum Land Management within University of Houston-Downtown’s College of Business, teaching a senior-level class in Petroleum Land Practices.