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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…

Roxanna at NAPE 2012

Roxanna at NAPE 2012

Roxanna Oil Company and Roxanna Associates will be exhibiting at NAPE 2012 on February 21st through the 24th. Come on by and see us!

Problems & Opportunities in Making Money

Problems & Opportunities in Making Money

When we consider what our strategies for growth and profitability should be, it becomes important to review the options for making money and to match those to the special skills, knowledge, or preferences we bring to the business.  We’ll look at the problems and the opportunities in making money 1) as a land company, 2)…

A Tireless Quest for Buried Treasure

A Tireless Quest for Buried Treasure

Marlan Downey, Oil & Gas Exploration Living Legend and Founding Chairman of Roxanna Oil Company, has reinvented himself many times over the course of his 50-year career and shows no signs of slowing down, according to this month’s issue of GEO ExPro Magazine in a biographic article by Editor and Chief, Jane Whaley. “In each…

Roxanna Chairman Named Oil & Gas Legend

Roxanna Chairman Named Oil & Gas Legend

Roxanna Oil Company Chairman, Marlan Downey, has been named one of Oil and Gas Investor magazine’s 48 Legends in their January 2012 issue.  “Many of these legends have been honored by their peers or by their alma maters, in one way or another.  Some of them have their names on buildings — whether colleges or…

Karen Mitchell Elected Director of the Roxanna Foundation

Karen Mitchell Elected Director of the Roxanna Foundation

On Saturday, December 17th, Roxanna shareholder’s unanimously voted to pass a motion for the formation of the Roxanna Foundation and elected Karen Mitchell as its Director. The Roxanna Foundation will serve as a charitable entity that will provide matching donations to the charity of choice for Roxanna shareholders and employees so long as it has…

Great Decisions Under Uncertainty – Part 2

Great Decisions Under Uncertainty – Part 2

In Part 1, I discussed how the best way to have consistently excellent decisions is to have an organizational process by which ample and proper information is provided to a knowledgeable and empowered group for analysis and decision.  In Part 2, let’s look at this in terms of my trip to Guyana with President Jimmy…

Great Decisions Under Uncertainty – Part 1

Great Decisions Under Uncertainty – Part 1

There are numerous ways to help ensure that the best possible decisions are made for any problem, at any time.  They include divine inspiration, relying on elders and authority, and a democratic vote.  Unfortunately, divine inspiration is provided rarely to most of us; older and more senior staff are not necessarily wiser; and , asking…

Roxanna Hires Alex Downey as GIS Expert

Roxanna Hires Alex Downey as GIS Expert

Roxanna Oil Company has is growing quickly in recent months and has just announced bringing on a new GIS Specialist, Alex Downey.  Alex has been working with Roxanna as a consulting GIS expert since 2006, however the move has brought him on full time as a Roxanna employee. Alex has been involved in major GIS…