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.
(979) 836-4895
1400 Yager Drive Brenham, TX 77833