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…

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…