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Our technical approach is what makes us different. Our reputation is what makes us truly unique.

What We Stand For

  1. Respect, trust and integrity
  2. The value of relationships
  3. A technological approach and consistent execution
  4. Forward thinking with long-term perspective
  5. Working with speed and efficiency

LongPoint Minerals is a Denver-based company focused on the acquisition of mineral interests across five key US regions. These regions include: Rockies – Denver Julesburg and Powder River Basins, Appalachia – Appalachian Basin, East Texas and North Louisiana – Northern Gulf Coast Salt Basin, Midcontinent – Anadarko Basin, and the Permian – Delaware and Midland Sub-Basins.

Currently, LongPoint is actively pursuing the purchase of mineral interests in two of the most active basins: the Permian, home to the Midland and Delaware sub-basins and the Anadarko, where the SCOOP and STACK are leading plays for rig activity in the lower 48. We believe in the power of a handshake and the strong importance respect, trust and integrity carry throughout any transaction. Our forward thinking approach to acquiring mineral interests pairs decades of E&P experience, extensive land expertise, technical methodology, and a strong emphasis on relationships to differentiate ourselves. Unlike many of our industry peers, LongPoint has a long-term hold perspective and as an owner selling your mineral interests you can be confident you won’t see your minerals on the market again. We have a proven track-record of executing a seamless, easy process with speed and efficiency to deliver knowledgeable, straightforward offers with a great value.

LongPoint Minerals is backed by the management team of FourPoint Energy, a private exploration and production company focused on acquiring and developing oil and natural gas assets in the Western Anadarko and Permian Basins.

It has been an absolute pleasure doing business with the team at LongPoint. They have been the definition of professional and timely. It’s refreshing to find a group that holds their word to a higher standard. My team and I are looking forward to many years of business with them. — Garrett C.

Meet The Team

  • TONY CRISTELLI

    TONY CRISTELLI

    Vice President, Land

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  • WILL CULLEN

    WILL CULLEN

    Vice President, LongPoint Minerals & Business Development

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  • BRENDAN CURRAN

    BRENDAN CURRAN

    Vice President, Geology

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  • KEVIN HEHN

    KEVIN HEHN

    Vice President, & Controller

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  • TAD HERZ

    TAD HERZ

    Executive Vice President & CFO

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  • BRAD MARVIN

    BRAD MARVIN

    Vice President, Business Development

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  • FRANK NESSINGER

    FRANK NESSINGER

    Executive Vice President, Land

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  • JACOB SHUMWAY

    JACOB SHUMWAY

    Vice President, Engineering

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  • GEORGE H. SOLICH

    GEORGE H. SOLICH

    President & CEO

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  • KAMIL TAZI

    KAMIL TAZI

    Executive Vice President & COO

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TONY CRISTELLI

TONY CRISTELLI

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Vice President, Land

Cristelli serves as Vice President of Land for LongPoint Minerals. He first joined the team in 2014 with FourPoint Energy as their Vice President of Land, a role he continues to hold today. Prior to joining FourPoint and LongPoint, Cristelli served in various capacities for Cimarex Energy Co., beginning in 2005 as a Regional Landman, followed by an appointment to Mid-Continent Region Land Manager in 2007, and Mid-Continent Region Manager in April 2012. He began his career in 2002 with Chesapeake Energy Corporation in its Acquisitions and Divestitures group. Cristelli holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance from the University of Oklahoma. Cristelli also actively serves as a Board Member and Membership & Planning Committee Chair for the Oklahoma Oil and Gas Association, Board Member of the Oklahoma Independent Petroleum Association, and is a member of the Board of Trustees for the Cherry Hills Palmer Scholarship Foundation.

WILL CULLEN

WILL CULLEN

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Vice President, LongPoint Minerals & Business Development

Prior to joining LongPoint, Cullen served in various capacities for Shell beginning in 2007 as a Development Economist followed by a placement into Shell’s A&D group as Manager M&A and Commercial Finance. In 2015, Cullen was appointed as MLP Business Analysis Lead. Before his career with Shell, he owned and operated Highland Minerals & Royalties and was in Institutional Sales with Petrie Parkman. He joined the FourPoint Energy team in 2016, as the Vice President of Business Development and immediately helped the team launch LongPoint Minerals, closing over 145 successful transactions within the first year. Cullen holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Montana State University and an MBA and a MS in Finance from the University of Denver.

BRENDAN CURRAN

BRENDAN CURRAN

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Vice President, Geology

Curran has been an oil and gas geologist for over 25 years and serves as Vice President of Geology for LongPoint Minerals. In addition to his role at LongPoint, since its 2013 inception, Curran also serves as the Vice President of Geology for FourPoint Energy. Prior to these roles Brendan was as a geologist at Cordillera Energy Partners III, where he was responsible for the emerging Tonkawa Sandstone Horizontal play. From 2009 to 2012, he mapped the extents of the Tonkawa from existing vertical well control, developed core-based log models, guided leasing, and drilled approximately 75 successful wells to de-risk the play before the sale of Cordillera III. Before joining Cordillera, he was a geologist in Denver for Encana Oil & Gas (USA) from 2002 to 2009. On Encana’s Northern Exploration/New Ventures team, he generated and drilled over-pressured cell and resource play prospects in the Greater Green River Basin in a small, multidisciplinary group.

Later, as a member of the fast-growing North Piceance team, Curran developed log analysis techniques and generated basin-wide resource maps of the Mesa Verde section to guide leasing, acquisitions, and step-out drilling as the team rapidly expanded the productive limits of the Williams Fork Formation resource play and quickly ramped up gas production. He began his professional career with Marathon Oil Company in 1991 and worked in the Permian, Anadarko, Arkoma, Green River, and Bighorn basins from the Midland, TX, Cody, WY, and Oklahoma City offices over his 12 years with the company. His responsibilities with Marathon included Exploration/Exploitation, Development, Enhanced Oil Recovery, and Business Development roles. Curran received a Bachelor’s Degree in Geology from Albion College, a Master’s Degree in Geology from Western Michigan University, and is currently a member of AAPG, RMAG, and WTGS. He is a Wyoming Professional Geologist.

KEVIN HEHN

KEVIN HEHN

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Vice President, & Controller

Hehn received B.S. degree in Accounting from Colorado State University in 1996 and is a Certified Public Accountant. Following graduation, Hehn worked for Arthur Andersen, LLP in the audit department and served a variety of clients, primarily in the energy industry.

In early 2003, he left Arthur Andersen as an audit manager to join KB Home, a national homebuilding company, where he served as divisional controller for multiple divisions within the Southern California region until 2008. In 2008, he joined Venoco, Inc., a publicly traded oil and gas company and served in various roles in the accounting and finance areas, the last of which was Treasurer. Hehn joined FourPoint Energy in January 2014 as Vice President and Controller where he is responsible for all accounting functions, and assumed the same role for LongPoint Minerals in 2016.

TAD HERZ

TAD HERZ

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Executive Vice President & CFO

With over 30 years of Oil & Gas industry experience in E&P and acquisitions and divestitures, Herz became the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of LongPoint Minerals, at its inception in 2016. In addition to LongPoint, Herz serves as Executive Vice President and CFO for FourPoint Energy. Prior to his recent roles, Herz served as Assistant Controller for Apache Corp. and was a Senior Auditor with Arthur Andersen & Co. Herz moved on to become Chief Financial Officer of three Cordillera Energy Partners’ franchises and played key roles in the successful sales of the Cordillera businesses before the launch of the fourth venture, FourPoint Energy, in 2014. FourPoint Energy has grown to become one of the top producers in the Western Anadarko Basin.

Herz is a Certified Public Accountant and graduated from the University of Wyoming with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting in 1985.

BRAD MARVIN

BRAD MARVIN

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Vice President, Business Development

Prior to assuming his additional role in LongPoint Minerals, Marvin joined FourPoint Energy, in 2014 as the VP, Business Development, responsible for origination, analysis, execution and integration of acquisitions as well as execution of divestitures. Marvin was a Partner with Petrie Partners and a Vice President with Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s Energy Investment Banking Group. Before his investment banking career, he was a Field Artillery Captain in the U.S. Army’s 25th Infantry Division. Marvin earned a Bachelor of Science from the United States Military Academy at West Point, an MBA from Georgetown University and is a CFA Charterholder.

FRANK NESSINGER

FRANK NESSINGER

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Executive Vice President, Land

Frank Nessinger received a B.S. degree in Mineral Land Management from the University of Colorado in 1984. He obtained extensive oil and gas industry experience by initially working as an Independent Petroleum Landman and an A&D due diligence consultant. In 1987, Nessinger worked for Ladd Petroleum Corporation as an Exploration Landman, focusing on the San Juan, Powder River and Williston Basins, as well as Canada. From 1991 through 1993, he was a District Landman with McKenzie Methane Corporation responsible for development of the Fruitland Coal in the San Juan Basin. From 1994 through 1996, he was a District Landman with KN Production Company responsible for KN’s development of the Piceance and Uintah Basins.

From 1996 through 2001, he shifted his focus from the upstream E&P sector to the midstream sector as a Business Development Manager. The shift occurred while employed with Wildhorse Energy Partners, LLC (a jointly owned venture by KN Energy, Inc. and Tom Brown, Inc.) and Thunder Creek Gas Services, LLC (a jointly owned venture by KN energy, Inc. and Devon Energy, Inc.). Nessinger was extensively involved with all aspects of the gathering and transportation business conducted by these companies. In 2001, he joined Cordillera I as Land Manager. In December, 2004, he was promoted to Vice President of Land, where he oversaw all land functions and acquisition due diligence and negotiations. He continued to serve in this capacity through the successful sales of Cordillera II (2008) and Cordillera III (2012). In 2013, Nessinger was promoted to Executive Vice President, Land for FourPoint Energy, LLC where he currently oversees all land, business development functions and associated management staff. He along with the FourPoint Energy team launched LongPoint Minerals in 2016, focusing on mineral acquisitions in the Permian Basin and Anadarko Basins.

JACOB SHUMWAY

JACOB SHUMWAY

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Vice President, Engineering

In 2016, upon inception, Shumway assumed his role as Vice President of Engineering for LongPoint Minerals. His responsibilities include overseeing all reservoir engineering functions including reservoir modeling, evaluation of business development opportunities and corporate reserves. He also maintains the same position at FourPoint Energy since joining the team in 2014. Shumway holds a Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines. He is also a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers and is a Licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Colorado.

GEORGE H. SOLICH

GEORGE H. SOLICH

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President & CEO

George Solich has thirty-three years of oil and gas industry experience in E & P and acquisitions and divestitures. He received a B.S. degree from University of Colorado in May of 1983 and M.S. degree from University of Colorado-Denver in December of 1991. He started as a Petroleum Landman with Apache Corporation in January of 1984, holding various positions in the Rocky Mountain region land department before being promoted to manager of Business Development in Houston, Texas, in 1991. Solich was then promoted to Director of Business Development in July of 1994, coordinating the purchase and sale of over 14,000 wells accounting for $2.1 billion in capital deployed and $470 million in sales proceeds.

In 1997, he accepted the position of VP Acquisitions and Divestitures with HS Resources, Inc. In three years, from 1997 to 1999, he coordinated acquisition transactions totaling $335 million. Solich formed Cordillera Energy Partners, LLC in February of 2000 and coordinated the successful sale of the company to Patina Oil & Gas Corporation for $245 million in October of 2003. In January of 2004, he formed Cordillera Energy Partners II, LLC and sold it in September, 2008 for $1.025 billion. Cordillera Energy Partners III, LLC followed, with $500 million of private equity capital in August of 2007. In January of 2012, Cordillera III announced the merger into Apache Corporation for $3.1 billion in cash and stock, closing the transaction in April 2012.

In October of 2013, Solich launched his fourth enterprise, FourPoint Energy, a private exploration and production company, based in Denver, CO. Through multiple acquisitions and development, FourPoint Energy has grown to be one of the top producers in the Western Anadarko Basin. With his team, Solich decided to enter the minerals space and launched another venture, LongPoint Minerals in 2016, focusing on the acquisition of mineral interests throughout five key US regions.

Solich served on the Board of Directors of Western Energy Alliance (formerly IPAMS) from 1998 to 2012 and on the Executive Committee since 2002, serving as president in 2009 and 2010. He also serves on the Advisory Board for the J.P. Morgan Center for Commodities at University of Colorado at Denver, the Board of Trustees and Executive Committee of the ACE Scholarships, the Board of Directors of Colorado UpLift, and the Board of Directors of the Western Golf Association/Evans Scholars Foundation.

KAMIL TAZI

KAMIL TAZI

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Executive Vice President & COO

Tazi received a B.S. in Petroleum and Natural Engineering from the Pennsylvania State University in 1978 and an M.B.A. in Finance from the University of Denver in 1990. He obtained his P.E. registration in the State of Colorado in 1985. His career began with Texaco as a reservoir engineer working the offshore Gulf of Mexico region. He subsequently held engineering and management positions at Petro-Lewis Corporation and Apache Corporation, working the various Rocky Mountain basins where his responsibilities included year-end reserve determination for corporate reserve reporting and borrowing base determination, play evaluations, project economics and risk decision analysis.

Tazi was the Western Regional Manager for Cimarex Energy Co. where he directed all exploration and development activities of the Western Region. In 2006, he joined Cordillera Energy Partners II, LLC as VP of Engineering and Planning. His responsibilities included the supervision of the engineering and geologic staff, the coordination and integrity of all engineering evaluation activities and the administration of all reserve reporting functions. In 2013, along with his partners, Tazi was largely involved in the launch of FourPoint Energy and assumed the position of Executive Vice President and COO managing all technical and operational activities related to the business. In 2016 LongPoint Minerals was launched and Tazi continues to serve as Executive Vice President, and COO for both organizations.

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