Mr. Harris joined Tailwater Royalties in November 2021 to focus on the acquisition of minerals and royalties across basins.
Mr. Harris is a third-generation Oil & Gas professional and has over 11 years of experience in the industry. Prior to joining Tailwater, Mr. Harris served as Vice President of Engineering for OGX Resources and Santa Elena Minerals, related operating and royalty acquisition entities with $1.5 billion in cumulative equity commitments. In this position, he led the technical effort behind OGX/Santa Elena’s A&D strategy. Prior to joining OGX/Santa Elena, Mr. Harris worked for Cimarex Energy where he was responsible for maintenance and exploitation of a large portion of the company’s Delaware Basin producing assets. Before his time at Cimarex, Mr. Harris worked in various technical roles in Marathon Oil’s domestic and international businesses. Mr. Harris earned his Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin in 2003, and a Master’s in Petroleum Engineering in 2010 from the University of Houston.