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Wagon Wheel Exploration, LLC

Wagon Wheel Exploration is an independent oil and gas exploration and production company based in Jenks, Oklahoma. The Company is strategically focusing their operations on scalable projects, including oil and liquids rich gas in areas located in the Mid-Continent Region of Oklahoma, Louisiana, and Texas. Our strategy is to identify assets that provide a unique opportunity to acquire a leasehold position that is strategically located in areas that will provide us with the ability to develop the properties with a view to enhance long-term asset value.  Wagon Wheel’s mission is to leverage its deep industry experience to become a best in class operator.

Our management team is well qualified and has extensive experience with the majors, in addition to later experiences with fast moving, reputable public and private independent producers such as Petrohawk Energy and Samson Resources.  The technical team brings together decades of experience in every facet of the industry including exploration of oil and gas reserves, state-of-the-art drilling, completion and production technologies, including certain completion techniques that we pioneered during our tenure at Petrohawk in the Fayetteville and Haynesville Shales.  In the past, our operations team has managed multi-rig drilling programs in various basins across the U.S., and we are well positioned to scale quickly and execute on a multi-rig drilling program.

Wagon Wheel selected Pine Brook Partners, one of the premier investment firms with more than $5.0 billion of assets under management, to capitalize our investment strategies and growth.  The commitment and shared long term vision from Pine Brook Partners allows the management team to execute on scalable projects, in addition to pursuing strategic leasehold acquisitions in our core areas to enhance long-term asset value and realize greater economies of scale.

Pine Brook’s business is helping management teams build their businesses. With over 300 collective years of experience making “business building” and other equity investments, Pine Brook’s team has proven its investment strategy for 30 years. Pine Brook provides its experience and judgment throughout the evolution of a business, adding value to the efforts of talented entrepreneurs and experienced management teams in a variety of ways, including:

  • Setting strategic direction
  • Strengthening teams and boards
  • Assessing risk and allocating capital