Fort Worth-based O&G Production Company
When Experience Matters
Mike Martinez and Brad Pittman, Partners of Edge Resources, L.L.C, bring a wealth of oil & gas experience in the Barnett Shale and other North American oil & gas plays. The following are biographies of our Partners and our Executive Team members.
Brad Pittman – Partner
Brad Pittman, a founding partner of Edge Resources, has 35 years of experience in the oil and gas industry. Initially employed at American Quasar Petroleum for 6 years, Brad was part of a securities team that raised in excess of $300 million for exploration in the United States and Canada. Later, while at Clements Energy, an Oklahoma City based oil and gas exploration company, Brad held the title of National Marketing Director until the company was sold to Nerco, a Portland, Oregon-based coal company. Brad also was co-founder of Alamosa Oil and Gas, a Fort Worth based oil and gas exploration and Development Company that conducted operations in north Texas and Mississippi, prior to forming Edge Resources L.L.C.
Brad holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Management from the University of Mississippi.
Mike Martinez – Partner
Mike Martinez, a founding partner of Edge Resources, has extensive leasing and operational experience in the industry. With 17 years of experience, Mike has negotiated more than 2,000 leases accounting for more than 25,000 acres in the multi-county Barnett Shale field. Additionally, Mike has had a participating interest in the drilling and completion of more than 50 Barnett wells to date. Mike was an instrumental part of the success in the accumulation of leasehold inventory while at Four Sevens Oil Company. The sales of these properties were in excess of $1 billion dollars. Mike has also consulted with XTO, Finley Resources, mineral owners, and oil & gas attorneys, among others.
Mike, a Fort Worth native, holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Government from the University of Texas at Austin.
Juan Villarreal – Director of Title
Juan Villarreal leads our title & mineral research department. Juan is responsible for ensuring all leased property is free & clear to be drilled. Juan has been working in the Barnett Shale since 2003, and because of his extensive experience in the industry, Juan is considered to be among the top title landmen in the play. Juan has held landmen training roles for a handful of companies, including Four Sevens Oil & Gas and Chesapeake Operating.
Juan, after graduating high school received collegiate education from Texas Christian University.
Tim Martinez – Director of Land
Since the early 2000’s, Tim has extensive leasing and land experience in the industry. With all his years of experience, Tim has negotiated tens of thousands of leases accounting for more than tens of thousands of acres in the multi-county Barnett Shale field. Additionally, Tim has had a participating interest in the drilling and completion of more than 50 Barnett wells to date. Tim was an instrumental part of the success in the accumulation of leasehold inventory while at Four Sevens Oil Company. The sales of these properties were in excess of $1 billion dollars. Before he began with Edge Resources and after his departure from Four Sevens, Tim began acquiring leases for David H. Arrington Oil & Gas, Inc. and quickly became one of Arrington’s top Barnett Shale producers. Beyond acquiring leases, Tim has also privately consulted with mineral owners, and oil & gas attorneys, among others.
Tim, a Fort Worth native, after graduating high school received collegiate education from the Art Institute of Dallas