About Us

There are a lot of companies out there buying mineral rights. You may have been contacted by one, or two or many of them. So why should you work with us?

Since our founding in 2006, we’ve helped a lot of people—more than 30,000 mineral owners—receive a guaranteed amount today instead of waiting years for their royalty checks to accumulate into a meaningful amount. We have experts who will work with you, face to face if possible, to make sure you get the best deal.

In addition, we have strong financial backing, which means that you can be confident that we’ll close and get your lump-sum payment quickly.

Where We Operate

We focus on 8 areas across the U.S. where we purchase oil and gas mineral rights.

Industry Involvement

We’re actively involved with a number of professional organizations, ensuring that we are intimately familiar with the latest trends and issues in the oil and gas industry.

Our Management Team

  • Brian Sellers – President

    Mr. Sellers serves as President of Springbok Energy after joining the team in 2013. He is responsible for defining target areas of acquisitions, along with asset management and investor communication. Prior to joining Springbok, Mr. Sellers worked for an international E&P company, Encana Oil and Gas, where he served in several engineering capacities, including drilling, production, and reservoir for a number of unconventional shale plays. Mr. Sellers holds a BS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Oklahoma and an MBA from Southern Methodist University.

  • Field Claytor – Vice President of Operations

    Mr. Claytor serves as Vice President of Operations for Springbok Energy and joined the Company in 2007. He began as a landman in 2007 and by 2008 took on the duties of Land Manager, overseeing the leasing team in the Barnett and Haynesville Shale. As Vice President of Operations, Mr. Claytor is responsible for directing Springbok’s acquisition efforts, both making and managing offers in multiple plays, identifying new areas of opportunity in conjunction with Springbok’s technical team, and overseeing the operations side of our various acquisition programs. Prior to Springbok, he worked in financial services for JP Morgan Chase and Bank of New York. Mr. Claytor holds a BA from Texas A&M.

  • Michael Heldoorn – Vice President of Business Development

    Mr. Heldoorn serves as Vice President of Business Development for Springbok Energy and joined the Company in 2007. Mr. Heldoorn began as a landman in 2007 and immediately became the Company’s top producer taking leases in the Barnett Shale. Mr. Heldoorn transitioned that same success to mineral buying in 2009 as the Company shifted its focus to the minerals space. Since 2012, he has been responsible for leading the Company’s grassroots acquisitions effort in several major basins. Mr. Heldoorn holds a BA from Baylor University in Communications.

  • Brett Braun – Chief Financial Officer

    Mr. Braun serves as Springbok Energy’s Chief Financial Officer. He joined the company in 2016. Prior to becoming Chief Financial Officer, he held the positions of Assistant Controller and Controller. Mr. Braun is responsible for financial planning, financial reporting, tax, accounting and other administrative functions. Prior to joining Springbok, he worked in the accounting department at TransAtlantic Petroleum, an international E&P company, after beginning his career at Grant Thornton. Mr. Braun is a CPA and holds a BS and MS in Accounting from Oklahoma State University.

  • Daniel Hass – Vice President of Engineering

    Mr. Hass serves as Senior Reservoir Engineer and joined Springbok in 2018. Mr. Hass is responsible for all engineering evaluations, analyzing basins, directing teams on the areas of acquisition and maintaining reserve database. His background is in both conventional and unconventional plays across the US with over 10 years of industry experience in reservoir engineering, reserve estimation and economics, A&D, well performance analysis, production engineering and oilfield operation. He brings a wide range of experience having served in various engineering roles in multiple basins across the United States. Mr. Hass holds a MSc in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.