Brandon Laxton – Founder & President

Brandon is the founder and President of Aresco, LP and Aresco Operating. Since the company’s founding, Brandon and his team have built a rapidly growing and accomplished exploration and production company engaged in developmental drilling, mineral leasing, and production acquisitions throughout Texas, New Mexico, and Louisiana. In addition to sourcing and vetting new opportunities for growth, Brandon currently manages the company’s Working Interest positions, with joint operators and private capital partners, in active drilling projects in the Permian Basin, Eagle Ford Shale, and East Texas Woodbine. Today, Aresco is not only securing leasehold acreage to develop its own fields of production, it is also seeking production buyouts and mergers and/or acquisitions of companies.

With over ten years of O&G experience, Brandon has been involved in almost every facet of the industry – from prospect evaluation to field operations and from financial services to major asset acquisitions and divestitures. In recent years, he sourced, negotiated and closed oil and gas mineral leases and surface use agreements in the Eagle Ford shale with a combined value exceeding $50 million. Throughout his career, Brandon’s focus has been heavily centered in the upstream arena and today he combines his operational expertise with a strong track record of identifying and securing highly profitable oilfield assets.

Prior to founding Aresco, Brandon served as V.P. of Operations for a South Texas natural gas producer as well as V.P of Brokerage Services, where he held the designation of a FINRA Registered Representative from 2004-2008, for a Texas-based firm specializing in energy and oil field joint ventures. In these positions, his focus and responsibilities centered on capital acquisition as well as relationship management for numerous exploration projects with combined budgets exceeding $75 million.