Tom L. Scott, President, has over 38 years experience in the oil and gas industry.  In his first 20 plus years, Mr. Scott concentrated in the Anadarko Basin as an independent landman. In the mid 1980s, Mr. Scott employed two exploration geologists who generated prospects within the Anadarko Basin.  Mr. Scott participated in several exploratory ventures, which discovered and developed over 200 BCF of gas.   Under the direction of Dan Steward in 2002, Mr. Scott focused his efforts within the Fort Worth Basin and purchased over 100,000 acres in the Barnett Shale leasehold. In 2006, Mr. Scott was a co-founder of Tanglewood Exploration Company for the purpose of capitalizing on shale development opportunities.  Under the direction of Mr. Steward Tanglewood  established shale assets and developed them in the Barnett Shale play in the Fort Worth Basin and the Marcellus Shale play in Southwest Pennsylvania.   The Marcellus Shale assets were sold to Vantage Exploration in 2012.   In 2012, Mr. Scott, again under the direction Dan Steward acquired over 4,000 acres  in the Eaglebine Play in Central Texas.  This interest was later sold to an Australian company, Sun Resources for development.   Since 2012, Mr. Scott has also monitored activity in the East Texas Eagleford,Shale, the Marcellus/Utica and the Barnett Shale Plays acquiring mineral and royalty interests.


Stan Berdell is the President of BLX, Inc., a privately owned and operated producer of natural gas.

Established in 1989, the company operates wells and leases in the Appalachian Basin. He is also the Managing Partner of Redmill Drilling, K.inzua Oil, LLC and Mt. Pleasant Enterprises, LLC, all of which operate wells in the Basin. Under the BLX banner, Stan was the first independent producer of his size to drill and produce Marcellus Shale wells in Western PA.

 Stan has been a member of PIOGA for over 15 years and is serving his third term on the Board. Always active in the community, Stan serves as President of the Richard G. Snyder YMCA Board of Directors and sits on the Arm­ strong School District Board of Directors.


Paul Kimmell, Director Land has been a Landman for over a decade in the Appalachian Basin and specializes in land acquisitions and operations support of horizontal shale wells. He earned his Registered Professional Landman (RPL) certification from the American Association of Professional Landmen (AAPL) in 2012 and is an active member of the Michael Late Benedum Chapter (MLBC). His experience has been predominately in Pennsylvania, supporting the development of Upper Devonian and Marcellus Formations. He began his career working for an independent operator, gaining valuable experience in land acquisitions as well as the day-to-day operations involved with an exploration and production company. Paul then had the opportunity to work for Dominion Exploration & Production, Inc. (DEPI), where he supported operation for the Southwest Region of PA, mainly in Washington and Greene Counties. DEPI was acquired by CONSOL and Paul continued to support operation on the Municipal Authority of Westmoreland County, Beaver Run Reservoir horizontal development project. Paul became a project manager for Western Land Services, Inc. and supported Burkett and Marcellus operations for Rex Energy on their Moraine and Yellow Creek Projects in Butler County. He also supervised acquisitions, installation and demobilizations of temporary, above-ground water lines by coordinating with Keystone Clearwater.


Laurel Alexander, Chief Geosciences Officer is currently Vice President of Exploration for Pure Earth Resources, a geoscience consulting firm. She has considerable shale experience in both exploration and development of the Marcellus Shale. More recently, she has been involved in studies of the Utica petroleum system. Prior to joining Pure Earth, she was a senior geologist at EXCO Resources, working on their Reservoir Characterization Team. While there, she drilled several Marcellus wells for EXCO in the central part of the play in Pennsylvania. Initially she worked for Shell Offshore, Inc. as both a development and exploration geologist in the Gulf of Mexico (GOM), where she was cross-trained in geophysics. Lauren then joined the Sequence Stratigraphy Group at Phillips Petroleum, where she worked various projects including the deepwater GOM, Venezuela, and Bohai Bay, China. Sequence stratigraphy is one her areas of expertise, and she was transferred to Alaska to work on the North Slope geology for ConocoPhillips. In addition to the Marcellus and Utica, Laurel has worked Upper Devonian and deeper plays in the Appalachian Basin since 2004. She has over 21 years of experience in the oil industry and a Ph.D. from Cornell University. Her dissertation on Eugene Island Block 330 in the Gulf of Mexico combines stratigraphy with structural geology to generate ground-breaking, award-winning work.