AVAD Energy Partners is led by a wealth of knowledge and over 90 years of experience in the oil and natural gas industry.
John N. Davis-President, CEO
John Davis is the President, Chief Executive Officer, and co-founder of AVAD Energy Partners. Prior to AVAD, John co-founded Alpine Gas Company in 2003. Alpine acquired and operated oil and gas wells in multiple basins in the United States with focus on properties in the eastern shelf of Texas, state waters in Louisiana, and deep salt basin in Mississippi. From 2011 to 2016, Alpine developed multiple deep oil fields in Mississippi, including implementing the deepest known waterflood in the world at over 18,000 Feet.
John began his 30 years of experience in the oil and gas industry at Exxon Company in New Orleans. He served five years in the Eastern Division of Exxon where he was a Senior Engineer handling reservoir engineer responsibilities for multiple Gulf Coast and offshore fields, including as the team leader for the development of the 500 BCF Chalkey Field. From 1991 to 2003, John was a Petroleum Engineering Consultant and Vice President/Technical Advisor for Netherland, Sewell & Associates in Dallas. He was responsible for oil and gas evaluations of every major basin in the United States with emphasis on Midcontinent and Gulf Coast properties, including several acquisition opportunities for Ocean Energy and Woodside Petroleum.
John graduated from the Pennsylvania State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering and received a Master in Business Administration degree from the University of New Orleans. John is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers and the Society of Petroleum Evaluation Engineers.
Thomas J. Quigley-Senior Vice President
Tom Quigley is the Senior Vice President and co-founder of AVAD Energy Partners. Prior to AVAD, Tom was a Reservoir Engineer for Alpine Gas Company where he was responsible for acquisition evaluations and field studies of conventional reservoirs with a focus on redevelopment. Tom evaluated new drillwells and waterflood reserves for company-operated leases in Mississippi.
Tom started his career with Exxon Company in Andrews, Texas, as a Reservoir Engineer optimizing mature waterfloods. After 2 years, Tom relocated to Exxon’s Offshore Division in New Orleans where he continued his career evaluating and developing multiple fields in the Gulf of Mexico and maximizing Exxon’s gas sales in the emerging gas spot market. From 1990 to 2003, Tom was a Petroleum Engineering Consultant and Vice President/Technical Advisor at Netherland, Sewell & Associates in Dallas. Tom conducted annual oil and gas reserves evaluations for several companies including Vintage Petroleum and KCS Medallion Resources. Some of his major projects included evaluation of West Texas waterfloods and miscible carbon dioxide floods and participation in the equity finalization study of Elk Hills. After Netherland, Sewell, Tom was a Reservoir Engineer for Hunt Petroleum Corporation’s East Texas – North Louisiana Team from 2003 to 2008 and a Reservoir Engineer in Encana’s Haynesville Team Reservoir Characterization group from 2008 to 2011.
Tom graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering and is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers.
Crystal D. Blackstone-Vice President
Crystal Blackstone is the Vice President and co-founder of AVAD Energy Partners. Prior to AVAD, Crystal was a Petroleum Data Analyst at Alpine Gas Company where she was responsible for data integrity in support of acquisition evaluations, field studies, and the evaluation of new drillwells and waterflood reserves for company-operated leases in Mississippi. She also maintained engineering, geologic, production, and lease operating data for company-owned properties and coordinated data for bank reviews.
Crystal began her career as a Petroleum Analyst for Netherland, Sewell & Associates in Dallas where she provided support in estimating reserves and future revenue and prepared annual reserve reports for multiple clients. After three years, Crystal was promoted to Petroleum Analyst Coordinator where she remained from 1994 to 2004. As Coordinator, Crystal provided support for numerous evaluations, trained and mentored other analysts, and shared responsibility for the review and approval of reports created company-wide. From 2004 to 2008, Crystal was an Engineering Technician at Hunt Petroleum Corporation where she provided engineering and geologic support for the Exploitation Department.
Crystal graduated magna cum laude from Baylor University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics and was inducted as a member of Phi Beta Kappa.
Michael F. Krehel, III-Operations Manager
Michael Krehel is the Operations Manager of AVAD Energy Partners. Prior to AVAD, Michael was a Senior Reservoir Engineer at Southwestern Energy Company in Houston. Michael worked on the development team for the Marcellus Shale-Northeast Pennsylvania asset, performing economic evaluations on well proposals and workovers and updating reserve forecasting for producing wells and undeveloped locations. Michael also was the lead on well performance analysis for completion designs and well execution.
Michael began his career at Southwestern Energy as a Rotational Engineer, working as a Production Engineer, Completions Engineer, and Drilling Engineer in the Fayetteville Shale asset group and as a Reservoir Engineer with the Marcellus Shale asset group. After completing his rotational assignments, Michael became a Field Production Engineer and in 2014 was promoted to Senior Production Engineer where he monitored production on Fayetteville Shale wells. Michael also worked closely with the development team on planning and AFE reviews of new wells and with the field engineers to coordinate projects.
Michael graduated from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Petroleum Engineering and is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers.
Michael P. Hill-Chief Accounting Officer
Michael Hill joined AVAD Energy Partners in 2017 and currently serves as its Chief Accounting Officer. Prior to joining AVAD, Michael was the Corporate Controller at TransAtlantic Petroleum Ltd., a public international oil and gas exploration and production company based in Addison, Texas. As Corporate Controller, Michael managed the accounting staff in TransAtlantic’s corporate and international offices and was responsible for public external financial reporting and internal management reporting, implementing and monitoring internal controls over financial reporting and the professional development of the accounting staff in Dallas and Turkey.
Michael has over 10 years of experience in the Oil and Gas industry. He previously served as International Controller at Toreador Resources Corporation, a former publicly traded international oil and gas exploration and production company, and as a Senior Auditor at Grant Thornton LLP in its Dallas, Texas audit practice.
Michael holds a BBA degree with concentrations in Accounting and Finance from Texas Tech University and attended law school at the University of Tulsa.