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Riviera-Ensley Energy Advisors

Since 1992, the principals of Riviera-Ensley Energy Advisors have been facilitating the acquisition and divestiture of oil & gas properties. Riviera-Ensley offers a strong finance background, a solid day-to-day working knowledge of the oil and gas industry and an extensive network of qualified buyer.



Art Ensley- Managing Director

Art Ensley  graduated from the University of Colorado with a bachelors’ degree in Mineral Land Management.  He held various land and business development positions with BP Exploration and related entities (Sohio Petroleum Company, Standard Oil Production Company, Tex/Con Oil & Gas) for 11 years.  After leaving BP in 1991, Art and his wife Linda formed Ensley Properties, Inc. (EPI). Art was employed by Cody Energy, Inc. as Vice President of Acquisitions and Land. Through EPI, and as an employee of Cody, Art was a principal contributor to numerous transactions resulting in Cody’s asset foundation.  Since the formation of EPI, Art has acted as the principal advisor for EPI clients in producing properties, acreage, drilling prospects and mid-stream asset transactions.  He resides in Houston, Texas.




Jim Dewhirst
Roger Eustance- Operations Manager

Roger graduated from the Colorado School of Mines with a B.Sc. in Geological Engineering and from the University of Houston with an MBA in Finance. He started his career with Enron Oil & Gas Company where, for 9 years, he held numerous engineering and management positions. After leaving Enron Oil & Gas, Roger joined Louis Dreyfus Energy Corp. where he was Manager of Acquisitions and completed over 50 transactions that led to the creation of the public company Louis Dreyfus Natural Gas Corp. Roger then joined the Stratum Group where he became a Partner and Sr. Vice President. At Stratum, Roger sourced, negotiated and closed more that $120 million of structured financings with oil and gas operators in the US and Canada. Roger then joined Bayerische Hypo-Und Vereinsbank AG, a large German commercial bank, where he led the Bank’s US oil and gas lending practice. At HVB, he amassed a portfolio of debt transaction approaching $500 million. In 2007, Roger joined Prospect Ridge Energy where he acquired and managed a portfolio of non-operated working interests that produced about 1,000 BOEPD. Roger resides in Houston, TX.



Chris Nelson- Business Development Manager

Chris graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering and California State University, Long Beach with a Masters in Business Administration. He started his career with BJ Services where for 17 years he held numerous engineering positions, both in the USA as well as in International locations. After leaving BJ Services, Chris joined NuTech Energy Alliance where he held both engineering and sales positions. He resides in Houston, Texas.



Susan Elledge- Analyst

A native Houstonian, Susan has worked in the energy industry since 1987. She has had various roles and responsibilities at EPI since 2003, and is happy to be part of the Riviera-Ensley team.



John Stephen (Steve) Guyton
- Geologist

Steve has been involved in all aspects of the oil and gas exploration and production business for the past 45 years. This has included the development of oil and gas drilling prospects, production evaluation, lease purchase negotiations, joint interest agreements, AFE preparation, drilling operations, purchasing of third party services, reserve estimation, lease operating expense review and other functions related to geology, land, engineering and corporate management.

Steve is an independent oil operator/consultant generating prospects and raising drilling capital for various ventures. Steve has been associated with Riviera Energy Corporation for approximately the last 2 years. He has consulted and worked with many companies over his career including: Midland Resources, Banner Energy, Frio Gas Pipeline, L.C., Hanson Corporation, Dan A. Hughes Company, Great Western Drilling Company, Coseka Resources, Richmond Petroleum Company, and Quay Valley Inc. (formerly Highland Production Company), Lyco Energy Corporation, Belcor (formerly Transierra Exploration Company) as Vice President, Exploration, MGF Oil Corporation as Vice President, Exploration, Champlin Petroleum Company as Area Geologist, Texaco, Inc. as Exploration Geologist, and Pennzoil Company (formerly Union Producing Company) as a Geologist and Geological Scout.

Mr. Guyton attended Colgate University from 1955-1959 where he received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in June 1959. He majored in Geology, and minored in Economics. He was a member of ATO Fraternity, Manager of the Football team and a member of the Junior Honor Society. Steve then went on to attend the University of Michigan where he received a Master of Science Degree in Geology in 1960.

Steve is a member of many professional affiliations such as the American Association of Petroleum Geologists, South Texas Geological Society, and the West Texas Geological Society.




James E. Fulp
Jr. - Webmaster / Marketing / Technical Support
(Consultant)

Jim has over 24 years in the Texas oil and gas industry. In 1975, Jim completed studies at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces New Mexico. With minors in Geology and Electrical Engr. He received a BA in Journalism, Mass Communications, Photojournalism, Cinematography, Advertising and Television Production. Jim also completed studies toward a Masters Degree in Counseling and Educational Psychology.

Previous experience includes, Production Manager of a Custom, Commercial Photographic and Production Lab, Marketing Manager for a Fortune 500 multi-media corporation. From 1995 to 1998 he served as VP-Corporate Development of an Austin based independant Oil & Gas Company. In 1999 Jim founded Focus Digital Marketing Services and is sole owner of the company.

Since 1989 Mr. Fulp has been involved full time, in the funding, development, marketing and illustration of numerous oil & gas drilling projects and oil & gas related websites throughout the State of Texas and Oklahoma. As a consultant his comprehensive understanding of the oil & gas industry and marketing, is contributing to delivering Riviera's message since 1999.



Adam Ray - IT Technician

Mr. Ray has 11 years of experience in the IT industry. His first account involved resolving issues and developing solutions for the current limitations of the Windows for Workgroups 3.11 systems installed at Abell Junior High School.

Mr. Ray chartered his first IT Company in 1999 that catered to both home users and corporate accounts. Mr. Ray graduated in May 2002 from Lee High School, located in Midland, Texas. In late 2002 Mr. Ray departed from the Midland market to attend the University of Texas at Austin, Aug 2002 - present. Mr. Ray is currently in the final stages of completing his Bachelors of Science Degree in Computer Science from UT at Austin.

While developing his current business as an independent IT consultant Mr. Ray has specialized in the planning, migrating, installation, and maintenance of Windows Server 2000 and Windows Server System 2003 based domain architectures. A thorough knowledge of Active Directory allows him to do this with the utmost of precision.

Mr. Ray takes great care at insuring his clients get the utmost productivity from their IT investment. Mr. Ray has been consulting with Riviera Energy Corporation since April 2004.



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Midland, TX 79701
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Midland, TX 79701
432.686.9400
550 Post Oak Blvd, Suite 540
Houston, TX 77027
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