Daniel Lee Ritz, Jr. “Bo”
Chief Executive Officer
Bo is the CEO and President of Arkose Energy Corp. Bo received a BS and MS in Petroleum Engineering from Texas A&M University. Bo holds his PE in Texas and has actively advised oil and gas companies on reservoir evaluation, asset selection and development strategies. Bo served earlier in his career as a production and completions engineer with Texas Oil and Gas, Inc. He has acted in an investment banking capacity and reservoir engineer for numerous companies on both the buy and sell side. With Reveille Capital, LLC, Bo maintains a consulting practice in engineering and business. He has completed transactions as a principal, advisor, broker and valuation expert with thirty years’ experience. Bo is currently on contract and assists management and advises several operating partners managing holdings in private equity portfolios and companies. Bo has been active in promoting business and entrepreneurship at Texas A&M University.
Leo William Kerrigan “Bill”
Bill is the Director of Arkose Energy Corp. and has 30 years’ experience as a geologist in petroleum exploration, development and management. Prior to Arkose, Bill founded Inspire Oil and Gas, Inc. Bill was Operations and Exploration & Development Manager for Llano Royalty Corporation from 2005-2016 where he led the development of the company’s production and reserves from zero to peak daily production of more than 30MMCFG/D and reserves of more 300 BCFG in the Barnett Shale. Bill was also responsible for supervising the construction of production facilities and gas gathering systems. Prior to Llano Royalty, Bill worked with a number of oil and gas companies in roles of increasing responsibility as an exploration geologist and senior executive including Western Reserves Oil Company, Vanguard Petroleum, Bex, Inc., Mosaic Petroleum and Petrogen. Bill has been involved in the discovery and development of a number of oil and gas fields in the United States and has also been involved in projects in South America and the CIS.
Trace is the Director of Arkose Energy Corp. Trace brings tremendous experience and networking opportunities to the team. Prior to the Arkose company name change from Cantex Energy Corp. to Arkose Energy Corp., Trace was the Chief Operating Officer, President and Secretary of Cantex since August 2010. Trace owned and operated Mesa Chica Corp., an oil & gas company that he founded in South Texas in mid-1980s, drilling shallow gas wells in Maverick County, Texas. He has supervised all aspects of the operations from start to completion. From there, he started doing seismic survey work and funded the oil exploration from this seismic work. He has drilled and operated a production well in Bee County, Texas, as well as operated and managed a shallow oil operation in Atascosa County, Texas. He is also experienced in surveying locations and drawing up the plats for the Texas railroad commission. He has also managed the mineral leasing onto the permitting, drilling, completion and joint interest billing of several oil operations and has received permits by the states of Texas, West Virginia, Oklahoma, and New Mexico.