JOHN LI, RPL
PETROLEUM LANDMAN
JIM ENLOE 
PETROLEUM LANDMAN

OUR TEAM

DEBBIE SPRINGER, CPL 
PRESIDENT

Debbie Springer has forty-one years of experience in all aspects of corporate and field land management. She founded Audubon Energy in 2012 and specializes in coordinating due diligence projects, exploration programs, supervising land work, and managing fee lands. Her areas of expertise include the Gulf Coast, West Coast, and Williston Basin during affiliations with Texaco, Pueblo Oil & Gas, TransCanada Pipelines, Dome Petroleum, St. Martin Land Company and Mandalay Oil & Gas. Since forming Audubon she has worked extensively in Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Arkansas.

 

Audubon has performed acquisition due diligence reviews for over $1.2B in assets primarily in Texas, Oklahoma and California. Audubon continually improves their processes and reporting based on feedback from clients, lenders and transactional attorneys.

 

During her ten-year presidency of Mandalay, her exploration team raised $56MM in drilling funds, resulting in several onshore Louisiana discoveries.

 

Debbie holds a BS in Business Communication from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and is a Certified Professional Landman. Present and past professional affiliations include board of directors, Gulf Coast & Shale Expo; board of directors and secretary, Petroleum Club of Lafayette; Louisiana Oil & Gas Association; American Association of Professional Landmen; executive committee, Lafayette Association of Professional Landmen; Houston Association of Professional Landmen; Bakersfield Association of Petroleum Landmen; and board of directors, Denver Association of Professional Landmen.

JIM ENLOE 
SENIOR LANDMAN

Jim Enloe began his landman career in 1989 after earning a B.S. degree in political science from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.  He is highly proficient in all aspects of petroleum land management research, document preparation and negotiation with a specialty in pipeline and right of way projects. Specifically, Mr. Enloe has worked on various pipeline projects in Mississippi and Louisiana, including assistance in route selection, surface title determination, survey permission and acquisition of private, State and Parish rights of way.

 

Mr. Enloe was the Senior Right of Way Agent charged with the responsibility of overall right of way acquisition on a Co2 loop pipeline project in Rankin, Simpson and Copiah Counties in Mississippi. Major responsibilities included management of field agents, maintenance of landowner line lists, survey plat interface with engineering, collaboration with construction personnel, and preparation and acquisition of right of way agreements and governmental permits. Mr. Enloe also achieved a high level of success in amicable resolution of agricultural damage and integrity of landowner relations. He is a member of the Lafayette Association of Professional Landmen.

CHRIS MCGUIRT, CPL 
SENIOR LANDMAN

Chris McGuirt is a Certified Professional Landman with thirteen years of experience in due diligence and land management projects. He managed all leasehold and permitting for one of the largest seismic operations in North America covering 450,000 acres in East Texas. He then joined the Audubon team examining $450MM of acquisition due diligence projects. Chris has also been an in-house contract landman at ConocoPhillips, where he examined multiple divestitures due diligence packages in the Eagle Ford and Permian Basins.

 

Chris is proficient in analyzing joint operating agreements, farmout agreements, production payments, joint interest billing, revenue deck, division of interest deck, reversionary interest, participation agreements, well payout status, term limits, purchase and sale agreements, drilling and division order title opinions, communitization agreements, pooling, unit designations, leases, production sharing agreements, lawsuit/liens, surface and mineral title, rights of way, State and Federal assignments, curative and production sharing agreements.

JOHN LI, MBA, CPL 
SENIOR LANDMAN

John Li holds an MBA from Rice University. John is also a Certified Professional Landman with eleven years of experience in the acquisition, management and development of oil and gas assets of over $800MM, including $500MM in acquisition due diligence throughout East and West Texas, California and Louisiana. John is extremely proficient in internet technology as an Excel expert, certified Microsoft Office Specialist and the application of Monte Carlo Analysis to simulate well success rate and proforma calculations given various random variables. His use of technology to streamline due diligence projects have resulted in an enormous gain in productivity.

 

John has managed all land-related responsibilities for acquisition and divestiture due diligence projects, including negotiating PSA agreements governing, preparing final documents for transferring title and closing transactions and negotiating with regulatory agencies. He has also overseen all aspects of mineral and surface title research, rights of way, drilling and division order title opinion review and curing title defects.

Ron Hammock is a licensed Louisiana and Texas attorney with fifteen years of title opinion, lease acquisition, due diligence, curative, rights of way, abstract preparation and mineral title review in multiple jurisdictions. This includes federal unit/BLM and state agency properties.

 

As an oil and gas attorney proficient in all Texas and Louisiana title standards, his experience includes mineral acquisition title for major mineral buying companies and preparing title opinions. This includes  in-depth title review from patent to present, leasehold analysis, working interest and net revenue calculation, curative recommendations and lease maintenance analysis, review of research of conservation orders and well production.

RON C. HAMMOCK, J.D. 
ATTORNEY AT LAW

Len Springer has served as an independent land and mineral consultant for more than 10 years. He holds a Ph.D. in higher education from Penn State, an M.Ed. in higher education from Vanderbilt, and a B.A. in economics from Indiana. Dr. Springer remains involved in higher education as an adjunct instructor at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. His clients include corporate landowners and oil and gas exploration companies and his services include researching surface and mineral title, reporting on acreage available to lease, abstracting, leasing, acquiring surface agreements and rights of way, managing geographic information systems (GIS), and creating maps of wells, surface and mineral ownership, and active and expired leases.

LEN SPRINGER, Ph.D.
CONSULTANT
JOHN ENLOE 
CONSULTANT

John Enloe is a senior executive specializing in development, design, permitting, government relations, construction and commercial operations for a number of domestic and international world class organizations.  Mr. Enloe has held officer positions in companies such as Tenneco Oil, British Gas, Duke Energy and Maxus Corp. (formerly Diamond Shamrock).  His 37 years of experience include projects in exploration and production, electrical power generation, natural gas processing and distribution, LNG operations, extreme environmental matters, specialty gas production and international pipeline projects.  His pipeline experience most notably includes the 2,000 km Bolivia to Brazil pipeline and the 1,000 km Argentina to Chile pipeline projects.

 

Mr. Enloe is a graduate of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and holds an MBA from Tulane University.  In addition, he has been a board member of the following boards:

 

Chairman of Board, YPF Holdings (holding company for Tierra Solutions and Maxus Energy Corp.)                     

Chairman of Board, Campeche Gas Compression Services (provided Pemex gas treatment and compression services in Bay of Campeche, Mexico)

Chairman of Board, Maxus Energy Corporation (company engaged in deep Gulf of Mexico exploration and production activity)

Chairman, BTB (joint venture company that developed the Bolivia to Brazil natural gas pipeline)

Chairman, DEI Crisis Management Committee              

Chairman, 2008 United Way Campaign Duke

Board Member, Compania de Nitrogeno de Cantarell (world’s largest nitrogen generation facility)

Board Member, Ibn Sina (SABIC holding in Saudi Arabia, produced methanol and MTBE)

Board Member, TransGas (company that developed Argentina to Chile natural gas pipeline)

Board Member, Institute of International Education

Board Member, Houston World Affairs Council

Board Member, Central Doc Sud (company owning 850 MW power plant in Argentina)

Board Member, MetroGas (company engaged in natural gas distribution in Argentina) 

Vice President, Association of International Petroleum Negotiators

DEI Environmental Health and Safety Committee

Duke Corp. Environmental Committee                           

Duke Corp. Brand Strategy Committee                           

Duke Corp. Security Committee                                       

Duke Corp. A&G Study Committee                  

Served as a mentor in Duke Mentoring Program