January 2002 to present, President, CEO and majority shareholder of Frontier Energy Services, LLC.
With more than 35 years of experience in all phases of the energy industry, Mr. Presley founded and successfully built Frontier from a start-up company to a significant player in the midstream sector of the natural gas industry and has once again expanded the focus to include crude oil infrastructure to its menu of services in the liquid rich unconventional resource plays under development in the United States.
Since the sale of the initial Frontier assets in 2004, Frontier expanded its vision to include grassroots gathering and treating infrastructure in the unconventional natural gas resource plays in the United States. As a result of this focus, Frontier successfully developed midstream assets in the Fayetteville shale and Granite Wash plays, two of the most prolific plays in the United States. Frontier's facilities comprised over 128 miles of natural gas gathering, 35,000 HP of compression, 160 MMcf/d of natural gas treating capacity with over 500 MMcf/d of total capacity in the Fayetteville Shale of Arkansas and approximately 100 MMcf/d of natural gas processing capacity in the Granite Wash play located in Roberts County, Texas. The Fayetteville and Granite Wash assets were sold in April 2011.
Through the acquisition of two natural gas gathering, processing, and treating facilities and one grass roots treating project the initial Frontier assets included over 290 MMCF/d of gas gathering, treating, and processing facilities encompassing over 700 miles of pipeline and related facilities in three states of operation (Oklahoma, Texas, and New Mexico). In addition Frontier was responsible for the marketing of approximately 100 MMCF/d and 350,000 gallons per day of natural gas liquids. Mr. Presley orchestrated the sale of the Frontier assets in June of 2004.
From November of 1998 to May 2001, Mr. Presley served as President and CEO of CMS Field Services, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of CMS Energy Corporation. CMS Field Services functioned as the natural gas midstream business unit of CMS Energy. Mr. Presley's responsibilities involved overseeing the operations and business development activities, and the financial results of CMS natural gas gathering, compression, treating, processing, and natural gas and natural gas liquids marketing business. CMS Field Services had operations in the Gulf Coast, Mid-continent, Permian, and Rocky Mountain Regions of the United States, and owned more than 4,400 miles of natural gas gathering systems, five active natural gas processing plants, 100,000 hp of compression, and assets of approximately $300 million. CMS Field Services was sold in 2003.
Prior to joining CMS, Mr. Presley successfully founded Heritage Gas Services, LLC. Heritage was formed in 1995, profitable within its first year of operation, and participated in the acquisition and installation of more than $100 million worth of gathering and processing related projects within its first three years. Entrepreneur Magazine named Heritage as the third fastest growing small business in America in 1998. CMS Energy acquired Heritage in November 1998.
From 1991 to 1994, Mr. Presley served as President of Grand Valley Gathering Company and Director of Grand Valley Gas Company, a publicly owned natural gas gathering, processing and marketing company with annual revenue in excess of $300 million. Preceding Grand Valley, Mr. Presley successfully founded Centennial Natural Gas Corp. and served as its CEO and majority shareholder from 1988 through 1991. Centennial was acquired by Grand Valley in 1991.
The first company founded by Mr. Presley was Colony Energy Corporation, where he served as CEO and majority shareholder. Colony was a privately held natural gas company whose primary business activity was the marketing of natural gas. Following deregulation of the natural gas industry, Colony became one of the first companies to successfully market natural gas from the wellhead to the burnertip. Colony was acquired by a large gas utility in 1986.
Mr. Presley earned his Bachelor's degree from Angelo State University, San Angelo, Texas and performed his graduate work at the University of Texas of the Permian Basin. He and his wife reside in Tulsa, Oklahoma and have two children and five grandchildren.
July 2012 to present, Chief Operating Officer, Frontier Energy Services, LLC.
Mr. Shain has over 35 years of experience in the oil and gas industry. The majority of his experience has been in engineering, operations, business development and marketing related to midstream natural gas, natural gas liquids and crude oil gathering, compression/pumping, transmission, processing and treating facilities.
For three years prior to joining Frontier, Mr. Shain provided business development, facility planning, design, operations and marketing services to several midstream natural gas companies through his firm, Heartland Gas Consultants, LLC. During this time, Frontier was one of Heartland's principle clients. Before starting his consulting business, he served as the Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer for Hiland Partners, LLC, where he sought out new growth opportunities, oversaw the negotiation and administration of all gathering, purchase and sales agreements and focused on the commercial aspects of the company in general. Mr. Shain also served for several years as the Vice President of Operations and Engineering for Hiland where he provided supervision of the design, construction and operation of the company's facilities, which consisted of over 2,000 miles of gas gathering systems, 160,000 horsepower of compression, five gas processing plants and seven treating facilities. He was responsible for the development and administration of annual operating budgets in excess of $23 million and capital budgets of over $90 million annually.
Prior to working at Hiland, Mr. Shain served three years as Vice President of Operations and Engineering, and principle of, Impact Energy, LLC and its successor Seminole Gas Company, LLC. Before that, he served as Vice President of Commercial Services for two years and Vice President of Operations and Engineering for five years for CMS Field Services (successor to Heritage Gas Services, LLC). During this time he had similar responsibilities to those at Hiland.
Before he began with Heritage/CMS, Mr. Shain worked for various companies ranging from small independent midstream gas companies to major gas gathering and transmission companies. He has held titles with these companies such as Vice President of Operations and Engineering, Director of Business Development, Manager of Operations, Manager of Marketing, Manager of Contract Administration, Engineering Supervisor and Sr. Project Engineer.
Mr. Shain has served on both the Mid-Continent and National Boards of Directors for the Gas Processor's Association. He has also testified in numerous right-of-way condemnation proceedings, contract dispute litigation and federal litigation cases.
Mr. Shain has a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Texas A&M University. Mr. Shain and his wife reside in Tulsa, Oklahoma and have three children and eight grandchildren.
January 2012 to present, Chief Commercial Officer, Frontier Energy Services, LLC.
Over the past 35 years Mr. Snyder has founded, successfully developed, and led several private and publicly owned energy companies.
From 2007 to 2012, he was founder and President of Gulf Energy Development, developing and improving energy assets for Pemex, Eagle Rock, TGGT, Tenaska, Lehman Brothers, and Basin Transload. His accomplishments include greenfield development of over $1 billion of natural gas pipelines to move production from the Haynesville and Eagle Ford to the midcontinent and Mexico. He also placed $75 million of equity in midstream assets in the Fayettville and Granite Wash and developed pipeline connections and gathering systems for crude-by-rail in the Bakken.
Prior to founding Gulf Energy Development, Mr. Snyder served as Senior Vice President and partner at Texon. During his leadership from 2002 to 2007, Texon's natural gas division developed a profitable producer services company and retail gas marketing business.
From 1999 to 2002, Mr. Snyder led Dynegy's 350 person international broadband division, serving major cities in the US and in Europe with over $1 billion in assets.
In 1994, Ken founded EnSite, a retail energy consulting firm. Under his leadership, EnSite closed and integrated several acquisitions for clients, developed an electricity and natural gas enterprise software program, and finally sold EnSite to Huntel Enterprises in 1999. EnSite continues to grow and maintains several major software clients today.
From 1991 to 1994, Mr. Snyder was President of AmGas, an energy marketing subsidiary of MidAmerica. During his leadership, AmGas expanded from less than 100 customers in Iowa to over 1000 customers throughout the midcontinent.
In 1986, Ken founded Cibola and led the company until 1991, as its President. Under his leadership, Cibola became one of the largest shippers of natural gas in the midcontinent, developed long term relationships with hundreds of producers and utilities, purchased an independent producing company, and created a producer software subsidiary. Mr. Snyder sold his interest in Cibola in 1991 when the company was sold to TransCanada.
In 1977, Mr. Snyder joined Northern Natural Gas, following three years of experience as a manufacturing engineer. He served in several capacities while with Northern Natural Gas.
Mr. Snyder earned his Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Engineering from the University of Nebraska. He and his wife reside in Omaha, Nebraska. They have three children and six grandchildren.
March 2006 to present, Chief Financial Officer, Frontier Energy Services, LLC.
Mr. Wood's responsibilities include directing financial management functions including development of monthly financial statements and budgets. Mr. Wood coordinated the relationship with banks in orchestrating the establishment of a $200 million senior revolving credit facility in 2010, and participated in the sales process of the assets of Frontier Gas Services in 2011. He participated in due diligence efforts on new acquisitions, and directed the integration of accounting records for acquisitions completed in 2009 and 2010. Additionally, Mr. Wood directed the general accounting functions, income tax reporting, external audit preparation and cash management. Other responsibilities included administration of all financial management systems, evaluating and integrating new applications. Mr. Wood was responsible for review and establishment of trading partner lines of credit, and establishment of procedures.
From August 2002 to February 2006, Mr. Wood served as Controller of Frontier Energy Services, LLC and Frontier Field Services, LLC. From August 2002 through December 2004, Frontier Energy managed the operations of Frontier Field Services, a midstream natural gas company. Mr. Wood coordinated the relationship with banks in orchestrating the establishment of a $95 million credit facility, and participated in the sales process in 2004.
Mr. Wood has had several other positions in the midstream sector in the accounting and finance area including the following: From July 1997 to August 2002, Mr. Wood served as Controller and Assistant Controller for American Central Gas Technologies, Inc., a midstream natural gas company. From October 1993 to August 1997, Mr. Wood was the Controller for Encore Energy, Inc., a natural gas marketing company. From June 1985 to October 1993, Mr. Wood was Accounting Manager and Manager of Budget and Planning for Vesta Energy and Esco Energy, a natural gas marketing, midstream and exploration and production company. From June 1982 to June 1985, Mr. Wood was a staff member of Arthur Andersen & Co., participating in various oil and gas audits and tax issues.
Mr. Wood is a Certified Public Accountant, and earned his Bachelor's degree in Accounting and a Master's degree in Business Administration from Oklahoma State University. Mr. Wood and his wife reside in Tulsa, Oklahoma and have two children.
April 2015 to present, Vice President of Engineering, Frontier Energy Services, LLC.
Kenny Benton has more than 32 years of engineering design, construction, and project management experience in the natural gas gathering/processing industry and crude oil gathering.
As part of the Frontier team, Mr. Benton was responsible for the construction management aspect of the Alpha Crude Connector project. He also worked for Frontier from February 2010 through April 2011 as Project Manager in the Fayetteville shale. After Frontier sold their Fayetteville assets he went to work for the purchaser, Crestwood Midstream Partners, LP, as Project Manager building gathering facilities in the Fayetteville, Marcellus, and Bakken shale regions.
Mr. Benton worked as Process Engineer for Lumen Midstream Partnership, LLC, for Duke Energy Field Services in various positions ranging from Staff Engineer to Project Engineering Manager, and for Delhi Gas Pipeline Corp in various engineering and construction capacities in the Northern Region.
Mr. Benton earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Texas Tech University. He and his wife reside in Tulsa, Oklahoma and have two children.
July 2003 to present, Director of Scheduling/Contract Administration.
With more than 20 years of industry experience, Jan Honaker has acquired vast industry knowledge in the areas of accounting, pipeline reconciliation and gas scheduling. At Continental Natural Gas, Inc., Ms. Honaker participated in the beginning of deregulation of natural gas and has nominated, reconciled, invoiced, remitted payments and accounted for all facets from the wellhead to the burnertip.
Upon CMS Energy's acquisition of Continental Natural Gas, Inc., Ms. Honaker continued gas control functions for CMS Field Services, Inc. which included five natural gas processing plants and more than 4,400 miles of gas gathering systems flowing into various mid-continent interstate and intrastate pipelines. In addition, Ms. Honaker monitored production, by interacting directly with producers and end-users, limiting their exposure to imbalances and cash out penalties.
Ms. Honaker earned her Bachelor's degree in Business Management from Oklahoma State University. She and her husband have two children and reside in Tulsa, Oklahoma.