Mark S. Kelldorf is the owner of Arkoma Companies, a conglomerate that co-owns Arkoma International. Mr. Kelldorf founded Arkoma Basin Exploration, also an Arkoma Companies entity, in June of 1983. His career as a geologist spans over 30 years and continues to include the evaluation and acquisition of producing minerals and royalties throughout Arkansas, Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Kansas and North Dakota.
He began his career in the energy business at Regal Petroleum Corporation in Dallas, Texas in 1975. Mr. Kelldorf assisted in the generation of exploration prospects in the Arkoma Basin, Oklahoma and Midland Basin, West Texas. In 1978, Mr. Kelldorf took the position of Staff Exploration Geologist at R. L. Burns Corporation in Dallas, Texas. Gormco Exploration then hired Mr. Kelldorf in January of 1980 as Exploration Geologist. After one year with Gormco, Mr. Kelldorf became an independent geological consultant exclusively in Southeastern Oklahoma, Arkoma Basin.
In 1985, he worked in conjunction with Stanford University Endowment, Austin College Endowment and Mercantile Bank Trust (J.P. Morgan Chase) forming a venture that collectively invested over 100+ million dollars in the acquisition of producing minerals and royalties in the Arkoma Basin of Southeastern Oklahoma and the Hugoton Field of Southwestern Kansas. From 1995 to the present, Arkoma Companies, led by Mr. Kelldorf, has independently invested and acquired for its own account producing minerals, royalties, leasehold and working interest throughout the domestic United States.
Mr. Kelldorf holds a Bachelor of Science in Geology from the University of Texas – Arlington, followed by a graduate studies in Petroleum Geology from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX.
As Managing Partner of Arkoma International, Francisco is responsible for leading teams involved in all facets of the investment cycle. This includes origination, initial reviews, structuring investment strategies and due diligence.
Francisco is a trilingual professional with over 5 years of experience in investments, operations and international business development. Prior to Arkoma, Francisco served as Managing Director of Aqua Resins Technologies and financial strategist at the Chicago Board of Trade. Through these positions, he gained significant experience in acquisitions, financial analysis and private equity financing. After a period at Southern Methodist University, Francisco received his Bachelor of Science in Finance from University of Illinois – Chicago and an MBA. He was also a member of the nationally ranked NCAA Division I soccer teams.
As Project Facilitator of Arkoma International, Jean brings over 14 years of invaluable experience to the Firm from within the group of companies. Her main responsibilities include financial overview of oil and gas acquisitions, liquidation facilitation and revenue auditing for the private equity company.
Jean is an impeccable professional with over 30 years of experience in finance, through banking and real estate. Prior to joining Arkoma, Jean regulated commercial real estate acquisitions and developments from the lending side of the banking industry. Her unique expertise accomplished the revamping of diverse real estate projects while minimizing the associated risk of financial scenarios.
Jean holds a strong educational background, having earned a Masters in Business Administration in Finance from The University of Texas McCombs School of Business.
As the Arkoma group of companies has grown, communicating clear messaging and strategizing effective tactics for growth has become more important. Jonathan Ogle has taken the role of simplifying and illustrating key company selling points.
As Principal and Co-Founder of the Infinite Agency, Jonathan has extensive experience working regional and national brands. Jonathan’s foundation of work gives knowledge in understanding key marketing principles, consumer behavior, and presentation knowledge. Jonathan’s highest focus at Arkoma is to help in new business development and creating hierarchies of information for each business platform under the Arkoma brand.
Jonathan earned his Bachelor’s degree in Creative Advertising from the Temerlin Advertising Institute at Southern Methodist University in Dallas TX.
As an international company, Arkoma requires effective communication that can be interpreted accurately and timely throughout the countries where it holds business interests and relations. Gabriela Alvarez de Sanchez sets the highest industry standards in quality protocols and is in charge of ensuring this within each operation through her core values: intellect, integrity and a sense of excellence.
Gabriela holds a major in International Relations from the Western Institute of Technology and Higher Education in Guadalajara, Mexico, as well as language studies in Italy and France. Her educational background and experience in multinational companies guarantees excellence in quality protocols and procedures.
Porter Hedges is a full-service law firm founded in 1981. As one of the largest firms in Texas, Porter Hedges has business and trial lawyers that handle sophisticated transactions and complex litigation on behalf of a diverse group of clients in a wide range of established and growing industries. Porter Hedges represents both public and private companies and has particular experience in advising clients on energy transactions, corporate M&A, commercial litigation, banking and finance, bankruptcy, and construction law.
As legal counsel, Porter Hedges will draft the corporate documents and advise Arkoma International with respect to corporate structuring and entity formation, tax considerations, the subscription documents, and legal aspects of the negotiations process.
With any oil and natural gas detection, numerous engineering questions must be answered in order to accomplish the goals set forth in each project. Engineering plays an important role in deciding whether the detection is taken forward to a strategic mineral acquisition purchase.
J.B. Garrett Engineering’s staff of petroleum consultants supports Arkoma International’s technical staff in reserve and valuation studies and reservoir engineering.
− Haynesville, Northern Louisiana
− Haynesville, East Texas
− Marcellus, Pennsylvania
− Eagle Ford Shale, South Texas
− Bakken, North Dakota
− Granite Wash, Western Oklahoma