History

Opus Operating II is focused on acquiring, developing and exploring for oil and gas reserves in the core Permian Basin.  Our team specializes in exploiting the full resource potential of our positions through the implementation of the latest completion technology. Since our inception in 2013, we have been committed to efficiently growing our reserves through the drill bit. Our core competencies in land acquisition, reservoir evaluation and completion technology is what we draw upon to create outstanding results that consistently outperform offset operators.

 

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Meet the Team

 
 

 
 

Partner

Nick Machas

Currently President of Log Analysis Solutions, a Professional Engineering firm located in Midland, Texas. Prior to forming LAS, Nick worked as Operations Manager for Element Petroleum and Manhattan Petroleum. He started his career as field engineer for Schlumberger Wireline.
Over 23 years experience.

Education

WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY
Bachelor of Science in Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering

 
 
 

 
 
 

Partner

John Blevins III

Bachelor of Science degree in Petroleum Engineering from Texas A&M University. Currently Vice President of Engineering for Log Analysis Solutions, a Professional Engineering firm located in Midland, Texas. Prior to coming to work for LAS, John worked in a wide variety of operational roles for Berry Petroleum and BOPCO. He started his career as a completions engineer for Dowell, before leaving to work for Sierra Engineering. 
Over 19 years of experience.

 

Education

TEXAS A&M UNIVERISTY
Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering

 
 

 
 
 

PARTNER

John Burns II

Currently serves as President of SITL Energy, LLC, a privately held oil and gas company in Midland, Texas. SITL engages in the acquisition of high-quality, high rate-of-return projects with a primary focus on under-exploited assets in the core Midland Basin. 

 

Education

Texas Christian University
BBA in Finance
magna cum laude

 
 
 

 
 
 

PARTNER

Thomas Randall Slimp, Jr.

BBA in Finance & International Business from the University of Alabama. Mr. Slimp is the founder of TRS Resources LLC (“TRS”), a privately held oil & gas company headquartered in Midland, Texas. TRS specializes in maximizing capital efficiency through the development and negotiation of acreage acquisitions in the core Midland Basin. Since 2013, Mr. Slimp and TRS, in conjunction with their partners, have grown their acreage portfolio to cover in excess of several thousand acres across the Permian Basin. In his spare time Mr. Slimp mentors with Big Brother Big Sisters of Midland, Texas. 

Education

University of Alabama
BBA in Finance