Cambrian Management-Staff

Cambrian Management, Ltd. was founded in August of 2001. The professional team at Cambrian Management offer unparalleled client service, attention to detail and guaranteed on time and on budget delivery. Our team has served clients in Midland, Odessa, Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston, Denver, Austin and Canada for over 12 years. We invite you to learn more about our team’s experience and encourage you to contact us for more information.

Alan D. Means, P.E.-Owner/President

Mr. Means is currently President of Cambrian Corp., the general partner of Cambrian Management, Ltd. Mr. Means has over 33 years of diverse oil and gas operations experience, including over 10 years of contract project/asset management experience with Coastal Management Corporation. He has worked for major oil companies, independents and project management companies in his career, including Getty Oil Company, Terra/Pacific Enterprises and Coastal Management Corporation. Mr. Means’ experience has ranged from field operations to corporate management. His experience has been primarily domestic U.S. with the bulk being in the Permian Basin of West Texas and Southeast New Mexico. Mr. Means has successfully served as a project manager over a 2500 gross wellbore project in West Texas. He has 22 years of project management experience. Mr. Means received a Bachelor’s of Science in Geological Engineering from the University of Missouri-Rolla and is a Registered Petroleum Engineer in the State of Texas, Number 72082. He is a member of SPE and is on the PBPA and Reel Thanx Board of Directors.

James A. Nicholson, P.E.–Reservoir Engineering

Mr. Nicholson holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Lamar University, a Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from University of Texas at Austin and a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from University of Texas at Austin. Mr. Nicholson has 38 years of reservoir engineering experience at Arco Oil and Gas, Coastal Management, Schlumberger IPM, as an independent consultant and with Cambrian Management. He currently heads up Cambrian’s reservoir engineering consulting team.

Andrew E. Rickard–Operations Engineering/Project Manager

Mr. Rickard holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Missouri at Rolla. Mr. Rickard has 30 years of petroleum engineering experience. He has worked in production, completitions, operations engineering, log analysis, well bore intervention and remediation, wellhead compression, gathering lines, unconventional gas, waterfloods, CO2 flood, artificial lift, fishing, pipe recovery, and sales. He worked for Kinder Morgan, ConocoPhillips, Stanolind Operating and Baker Hughes prior to joining Cambrian Management.

Sal J. Pagano, P.E.–Reservoir Engineering

Mr. Pagano holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Missouri at Rolla. Mr. Pagano has 29 years of diverse oil and gas experience in both operations and reservoir engineering. He has worked for major oil companies and several independent companies prior to forming Cambrian Management in 2001 with Mr. Alan D. Means. He is available on an as needed basis to work on reservoir engineering projects.

Chris Gaddy–Drilling Manager

Mr. Gaddy holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Texas Tech University. Mr. Gaddy started his career with Unocal as a drilling engineer and was Operations Manager with Mid-Plains Gas responsible for gas gathering and plant operations. He has also worked as an applications engineer at Schlumberger artificial lift and has invested in oil and gas projects throughout his 30 year career.

Nathan Braden–Petroleum Engineer

Mr. Braden holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Texas of the Permian Basin. Since he began his studies at UTPB, Mr. Braden has worked as an engineering technician at Cambrian Management. Since graduating in 2016 he is the newest engineer on our staff.

Office Staff

Denise Jones–Regulatory
Aleesha Morales–Accounting
Karen Lowder–Accounting Manager
Valerie Benton–Receptionist
Janely Arguello–Accounting

Field Staff

Michael Anthony–Field Superintendent
Drew McBryde–Lease Operator
Jake Quine–Fluid Tech
David Lopez–Lease operator
Luis Guevara–Lease Operator

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