Luther D. Poehlmann has spent
most of his 30 plus year career in the oil and gas business.
A life-long Texan, he has worked with both large (Exxon Co.
USA, El Paso Natural Gas, Zapata Exploration) and small public
and private (General Production, Ascent Oil & Gas, and
Exploration Management) as well as numerous independent and
start-up E & P companies.
Big Country Partners, LLC provides
critical administrative and organizational services for the
early stage or restructuring independent oil and gas producer,
drawing on Luther’s many years of varied experience.
A certified public accountant by training, he has been involved
with public offerings (he became an officer, Treasurer, of
a publicly held E&P company at the age of 27) and has
been involved with management buyouts (going private) as one
of the three principal owners in the buyout of Zapata Exploration
Onshore in 1986 and a founder of Ascent Oil and Gas in 1987,
which grew to operate 100 plus wells and held extensive working
interests and leasehold mineral acreage in south central Texas.
Luther enjoys the challenge
of creating order from chaos. His experience enables him to
establish the back office capabilities to handle the needs
and obligations of E&P operators, from land, accounting
and administrative duties to due diligence and SEC reporting.
Whether private or public, Luther can help you to establish
the systems in place for efficient operations.
In recent years, Luther has
served as a contract administrator or controller to start
ups and restructuring companies active in the Barnett Shale
and Permian Basin of Texas and New Mexico. Through Big Country
Partners LLC he has assisted in land leases and administrative
matters in the Haynesville and Eagleford plays. In a contract
controller capacity, he has served as the primary lead for
SEC reporting for both U.S. and Canadian Exchange filings.
From the early eighties to today, Luther has navigated the
boom and bust cycles prevalent in the E&P industry and
is a seasoned executive ideally suited to provide experienced
perspective to the developing or restructuring company.