Jay Paul McWilliams - CEO
Jay Paul McWilliams is the Chief Executive Officer of LOGOS Resources II, LLC. Since co-founding the company in 2016 with a $150 million capital commitment from ArcLight Capital Partners, McWilliams and his team have successfully built a premier position in the San Juan Basin comprised of 270,000 net acres, producing 90 MMcfepd.
Prior to co-founding LOGOS Resources II, McWilliams founded LOGOS Resources, LLC, in 2012. In his role as President, McWilliams secured a $100 million capital commitment from ArcLight Capital Partners, and led efforts to acquire over 20,000 gross acres in the San Juan Basin, grow production to over than 1,700 barrels of oil equivalent per day and divested of a large portion of the company’s assets, providing top tier returns on capital deployed.
Prior to founding LOGOS, McWilliams was the lead acquisition engineer at LINN Energy where he led approximately $1 billion in successful transactions. In addition, he held various engineering positions while working for Burlington Resources and Resolute Natural Resources.
Jay Paul earned a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering with highest honors from New Mexico Tech and a MBA from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University where he was a Fuqua Scholar.
He currently serves on the Center for Energy, Development, and the Global Environment Board (EDGE) at Duke University and the Petroleum Engineering Industrial Advisory Board at New Mexico Tech.
John Bruner - Sr. Vice President of Finance, Accounting, and Regulatory
Prior to joining LOGOS Resources II LLC as Sr. V.P. Finance, Accounting and Regulatory, had a 28-year career with ConocoPhillips in a variety of roles including asset management, strategic planning, subsurface management, commercial and business development in the Gulf of Mexico, North Sea, Middle East and Southeast Asia. His most recent role with ConocoPhillips was the Development and Strategy Manager for the San Juan Business Unit where he oversaw all subsurface characterization and development operations in the San Juan Basin, infrastructure optimization, business development, regulatory and stakeholder engagement functions.
Prior to this role, John had leadership roles as an asset manager and subsurface manager in Indonesia. During that time, John delivered the first two gas swaps to be completed between Indonesia and Singapore and completed multiple appraisal and development programs in the South Natuna Sea.
Other assignments included the United Kingdom where John was a Joint Venture Manager over two subsea development fields in the Central North Sea and also led an organization responsible for the optimization of the Southern North Sea Gas Basin assets from reservoir through facilities. While working in Dubai, John was team leader for a horizontal redevelopment program that earned the company’s top technical award. John also worked in management and technical roles onshore and offshore U.S. gulf coast.
Raised in Pennsylvania, John earned a Bachelor of Science in Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering from Pennsylvania State University and graduated as Valedictorian of the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences.
Kelly Maxwell - Sr. Vice President of Midstream and Operations
Prior to joining LOGOS, Kelly worked with ConocoPhillips and Burlington Resources for 38 years. Over his career he functioned in several Supervisory and Advisory roles working in many areas of responsibility across the San Juan Basin. Roles included Production Operations, Asset and Operations Engineering, Automation/IT, Depletion Planning and Infrastructure, as well as Gathering and Processing commercial support.
Kelly brings experience in gas gathering and hydraulic modeling, compression and facilities optimization, and production optimization analysis to LOGOS.
Chris Jeffus - Vice President of Land and Legal
Prior to joining the LOGOS team, he worked in the Rockies and Permian Asset Team at EnerVest Operating, LLC. At EnerVest, Chris was responsible for management of numerous properties throughout New Mexico and Utah, and he participated in the negotiation and management of various agreements, including key joint operating agreements, farmout agreements and gas gathering agreements. Chris began his career as an associate attorney at an oil and gas law firm located in Houston, Texas, where he gained more than five years of industry experience pertaining to leasehold ownership, land ownership and negotiation of upstream oil and gas agreements.
Chris earned a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and a Master of Science in Finance from Texas A&M University – College Station, Texas, with honors. Subsequently, Chris earned a Juris Doctor from The University of Texas School of Law, and he was admitted to the Texas Bar Association in 2009. Chris currently serves on the Alumni Board at his high school, St. Thomas High School in Houston, Texas.
Marcia Brueggenjohann - Vice President of Reservoir Engineering
Marcia Brueggenjohann, prior to joining LOGOS Resources II, LLC as V.P. of Reservoir Engineering, has over 24 years of industry experience. This includes a 12 year career at WPX Energy and Williams Companies with a variety of leadership roles, primarily for the San Juan basin and Williston asset teams. Her work there included responsibility for reserves, strategic planning, reservoir characterization, financial performance and numerous acquisition evaluations. Marcia has an additional 12 years of other industry experience including offshore drilling in the Gulf of Mexico, project management in a fully integrated steel mill and key account supervision for technical chemical applications in refineries and production facilities across North America.
Marcia earned a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Missouri and a Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering at the University of Texas on a competitive scholarship. While working at Williams Companies, she successfully completed the ELITE Engineering Leadership program at the University of Tulsa, where she was the sole recipient of the 2011 Swearingen Leadership Award. She is currently serving as an industry advisor for the University of Tulsa ELITE program, and in multiple roles on the Signature Symphony board in Tulsa for over five years.
Krista McWilliams - Engineering Operations Manager
Krista works with her team to drill, complete and produce high quality oil and gas wells in the San Juan Basin. In 2019, Krista was appointed by Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham to the State of New Mexico’s Water Quality Control Commission. Prior to joining LOGOS, she founded Diamond Derrick Consulting, a Farmington, NM-based provider of high-quality oil and gas project and data management services. Since forming Diamond Derrick in 2008, Krista and her team have provided support for local and national clients including ConocoPhillips, LINN Energy, Pioneer Resources and Logos Resources. Prior to founding Diamond Derrick, Krista was a senior engineer with ConocoPhillips and Burlington Resources in various capacities.
Krista holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering with highest honors from the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology. Krista’s passion for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education in the Farmington community has inspired her to become involved in various STEM related initiatives. Krista is a 2017 graduate of Leadership San Juan and remains an active member on the Education Committee. Krista currently serves on the Four Corners Economic Development Center Board, the New Mexico Natural History Museum Foundation board, the Parent Advisory Committee for the San Juan County Family School and the Aztec Municipal School District Foundation.
Wayne Ritter - Operations Manager
Prior to joining LOGOS, he was most recently the Well Intervention Expense/ First Delivery Team Superintendent for ConocoPhillips, where he led the way in efficient, safe and productive first delivery operations. While leading the First Delivery Team from 2003-2012 at ConocoPhillips (“COP) / Burlington Resources he managed all facilities sets and production on over 1,000 new drill wells in the San Juan Basin with a $25 million per year budget. Before his role in the First Delivery Team he worked as an Area Production Supervisor managing over 500 wells and 9 lease operators. In addition, Wayne served in multiple operational roles in the San Juan Basin during his 31 year career.
Robert (Duane) Bixler - Operations Manager
Prior to joining LOGOS, he was an Operations Superintendent for Rosetta Resources, where he was responsible for North and South Eagle Ford Operations consisting of 250 wells producing 220 mmcf/d gas and 20,000 bbl/d oil, construction of new facilities, pipe lines, flow back of wells, first delivery of 60 wells per year, work over rigs, P&A rigs and overseeing all staff including 20 direct field reports, 5 office, 200 + contractors. Prior to that, he gained a wealth of experience while working for ConocoPhillips and Burlington Resources for over twenty years. While there, he designed many new and innovative programs, procedures and equipment, vastly improving the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of the operations. He brings this extensive experience and knowledge to LOGOS, where he has streamlined existing operations and designed new processes to make LOGOS an even more efficient company.
Janice Sandoval - Director of Finance and Accounting
Prior to joining LOGOS, she held mission critical accounting roles with ConocoPhillips. She brings extensive experience to data driven decision making at LOGOS resources.
Mark Cox - Director of Marketing
Prior to joining LOGOS, he was Director of Marketing and Administration with Energen Resources. He brings extensive experience in working with markets, commercial contracts, scheduling, working with producers and owners as well as production accounting functions. He brings this knowledge and experience to LOGOS helping maintain smooth and efficient marketing functions and improved stakeholder relations at LOGOS.
Mark earned a Bachelor of Accounting from New Mexico State University and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Grand Canyon University. In addition he holds a New Mexico CPA license. Mark has served in various capacities on local nonprofit boards and continues to serve the community.
Dustin Fraker - Automation and Electrical Manager
Prior to joining LOGOS, he was an Automation Foreman with Energen Resources where he worked with IT, SCADA, measurement, cathodic, and I/E project management. He has a bachelor’s degree in Management from New Mexico State University. His current efforts bridge modern technology with big data initiatives at LOGOS.