A Day in the Life of a Petroleum Geologist

A Day in the Life of a Petroleum Geologist

Last week, Roxanna was excited to host a “Day in the Life of a Petroleum Geologist” through the Jackson School of Geosciences at the University of Texas at Austin. Undergraduates came to the Roxanna offices (on their day off) to spend the day as a Roxanna Geologist. After a quick introduction, the students were split…

Roxanna Chairman Publishes New Paper “Thinking Like Oil”

Roxanna Chairman Publishes New Paper “Thinking Like Oil”

During the AAPG Midcontent Meeting in Wichita, Kansas, Marlan Downey discussed how too much of the technical work purporting to guide exploration for petroleum is trivial, redundant, and has little useful to offer towards finding new oil and gas accumulations.  What follows are the notes for his speech as well as a link to download the presentation.  …

Karen Downey and the Roxanna Foundation

Karen Downey and the Roxanna Foundation

Back in December of 2012, the Roxanna Oil Company board unanimously voted to pass a motion for the formation of the Roxanna Foundation and elected Karen Downey as its Director. The foundation Karen chairs will serve as a charitable entity providing matching donations to the charity of choice for Roxanna shareholders and employees so long…

Roxanna Publishes Paper in the American Oil & Gas Reporter

Roxanna Publishes Paper in the American Oil & Gas Reporter

We’re proud to announce the publication of our latest scientific paper, entitled “Industry Players Still Have Much To Learn About Exploiting Shales.”  Co-Authored by our own, Marlan Downey, Julie Garvin and Alex Downey, we’re offering a free download of the paper. You may download the paper here for free (PDF).

Join Us at Winter NAPE 2013

Join Us at Winter NAPE 2013

Every winter thousands of attendees and hundreds of exhibitors meet in Houston for what is known as, “THE” marketplace for buying, selling and trading of oil and gas prospects and producing properties. So, it’s no surprise Roxanna Oil Company will be exhibiting at this year’s Winter NAPE expo.  Come see us at booth #4612. If…

OK oil field has huge potential

OK oil field has huge potential

What began less than five years ago as a small oil field in northern Oklahoma has now grown into one of the largest and greatest-potential oil fields in the country, thanks to independent oil and gas companies like Roxanna.

Roxanna Oil at the Summer NAPE Expo

Roxanna Oil at the Summer NAPE Expo

Once again, Roxanna Oil Company will be exhibiting at this year’s Summer NAPE Expo — the largest oil and gas prospect and property expo in the world. The NAPE Expo provides access to hundreds of opportunities to buy, sell and trade oil and gas prospects as well as producing properties.  For years, NAPE has been…

Interview: Marlan Downey on MiniGeology

Interview: Marlan Downey on MiniGeology

Roxanna’s Chairman, Marlan Downey, was recently interviewed by Minigeology about his views on the Energy industry, the future role of renewables and how “Geology is a science, exploration is a business. View the video interview here.

Marlan versus the Beavers

Marlan versus the Beavers

A couple things I’ve learned in my career.  There’s nothing quite like flexibility to manage risk.  And you’re not quite as smart as you might think you are.  Here is perhaps my families’ favorite anecdote about me on the topic. Marlan Downey V.S. The Texas Beavers My wife and I built a log cabin on…