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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 is actively pursuing the purchase of mineral interests in three of the leading regions for oil and natural gas development: the Permian, home to the Midland and Delaware sub-basins, the Anadarko Basin, where the SCOOP, STACK and Merge are leading plays for rig activity, and the Eagle Ford Shale, located in the Western Gulf Coast Basin.

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 founded 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

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 BFA degree from Montana State University and an MBA and an MS degree in Finance from the University of Denver.

BRENDAN CURRAN

BRENDAN CURRAN

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Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer

Curran has been an oil and gas Geologist for over 30 years and serves as Senior Vice President of Geology for LongPoint Minerals. In addition to his role at LongPoint, Curran also serves as the Senior Vice President of Geology for FourPoint Energy. Prior to these roles, Curran worked 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, OK 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 BS Degree in Geology from Albion College, an MS Degree in Geology from Western Michigan University and is currently a member of AAPG, RMAG, and WTGS. He is a Wyoming Professional Geologist.

ERIC EICHLER

ERIC EICHLER

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Vice President, Engineering

Eichler is responsible for all engineering and data science functions, including the evaluation of business development opportunities, development planning, corporate reserves and reservoir modeling. Eichler joined the LongPoint Minerals and FourPoint Energy team in 2016 as a reservoir engineer focused on development projects and exploration opportunities in the Western Anadarko Basin.

Prior to joining the team, Eichler was a Senior Reservoir Engineer with Apache Corporation in Calgary, where he contributed to the subsurface assessment, capital planning, and business development efforts in the company’s emerging, unconventional Montney play. He also held various engineering roles within the Worldwide Basin Analysis and Global Gas Monetization teams at Apache since 2008.

Eichler holds a MS degree in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin, and a BS degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Notre Dame. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Texas.

JOHN FREY

JOHN FREY

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Vice President, Business Development

Frey is responsible for origination, analysis, execution and integration of all acquisitions and divestitures, as well as overseeing all land functions.

Prior to his current role, Frey had served as the Manager of Business Development for FourPoint Energy since it’s inception in 2013 and was a Landman for two of the company’s three previous ventures, CEP II and CEP III. Frey has a BS degree in Anthropology from the University of Colorado and an MBA from the University of Denver.

KEVIN HEHN

KEVIN HEHN

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Senior Vice President & Chief Accounting Officer

Hehn received BS 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 and in 2021 was promoted to Senior Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer where he is responsible for all accounting functions for both FourPoint and LongPoint.

TAD HERZ

TAD HERZ

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President & Chief Financial Officer

With over 30 years of Oil & Gas industry experience in E&P and acquisitions and divestitures, Herz serves as the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of LongPoint Minerals. In addition to LongPoint, Herz serves in the same role for FourPoint Energy. Prior to his recent roles, Herz served as Assistant Controller for Apache Corp. and was a Senior Auditor with Arthur Andersen. 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.

Herz is a Certified Public Accountant and graduated from the University of Wyoming with a BS degree in Accounting in 1985.

FRANK NESSINGER

FRANK NESSINGER

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Senior Land Advisor

Frank Nessinger received a BS 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, overseeing 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. He has continued to be an integral part of the organization, serving in his current role as Senior Land Advisor.

GEORGE SOLICH

GEORGE SOLICH

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Chairman & Chief Executive Officer

George Solich has thirty-eight years of oil and gas industry experience in E&P and acquisitions and divestitures. He received a BS degree from University of Colorado in May of 1983 and an MS 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 of over $500 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 of 2008 for $1.025 billion. Cordillera Energy Partners III, LLC followed, with $500 million of private equity capital in March 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 of 2012.

In October of 2013, Solich launched his fourth enterprise, FourPoint Energy, a private exploration and production company, based in Denver, CO. 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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Senior Technical Advisor

Tazi received a BS degree in Petroleum and Natural Engineering from the Pennsylvania State University in 1978 and an MBA in Finance from the University of Denver in 1990. He obtained his PE 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 served as Executive Vice President and COO for both organizations, until 2021, when he transitioned into his current role as Senior Technical Advisor.