Before rejoining Blue Star Land Services in the Spring of 2017, Jon English served in various capacities including Senior A&D Landman, A&D Coordinator and Mineral Acquisition JV Manager, over a 9-year period for one of the nation’s largest and most active independent oil and gas upstream firms. During his A&D tenure, Jon was directly involved in more than $6 Billion of energy acquisition transactions spanning operational areas in the Barnett Shale, Haynesville, Eagleford, and Powder River Basins. Other responsibilities included acquisition contract negotiations, property valuation for producing and planned well development using Aries-reserved based economic modeling and coordinating information between land/legal and technical disciplines for the determination of specific asset value and market pricing.
Immediately prior to reemerging at Blue Star as EVP in April of 2017, Jon was involved in several multimillion dollar acquisitions in the Midcontinent SCOOP/STACK regions and responsible for negotiating all phases of transactions associated with the acquisition and purchase of leasehold assets.
Jon’s industry debut occurred in 1996 with Blue Star Land Services, training under the direct supervision of company owner Dave Swafford. Initial responsibilities included title curative, lease negotiations and title due diligence which culminated in 2006 with the supervision of HBP title analysis, managing all phases of title due diligence, leasehold acquisitions and providing OCC/regulatory services (including OCC testimony) on a contract basis for one of the nations largest independent upstream firms operating in the Midcontinent region.
Jon obtained an M.B.A., with a financial emphasis from the University of Oklahoma, Michael F. Price College of Business in 2004 after receiving his B.S. from the University of Oklahoma in 1996.