Mark S. Kelldorf, Geologist, founded Arkoma International’s sister Company, Arkoma Basin Resources, in 1983. For over three decades, Arkoma’s Founder and Managing Partner has successfully led teams of geoscientists, engineers, landmen, and business professionals in the development of oil and gas opportunities through the purchase of minerals and royalties.
Arkoma’s sister company, Arkoma Basin Resources, was founded in 1983 as an oil and gas exploration company to specifically operate in the Arkoma Basin of Southeastern Oklahoma, an area where Mark S. Kelldorf, the founder, has spent over 30 years working as a petroleum geologist.
In 1985, the value of Arkoma’s proprietary technical database of geological and engineering information would naturally result in the pioneering of their first private mineral acquisition program. The innovative low to medium risk investment program was established to capitalize on the existing opportunities in the Mid-Continent Region of the United States to purchase mineral, royalty, and working interests. Arkoma’s guiding principle of selectively purchasing minerals and royalties through a high graded methodology enabled Arkoma to continue its involvement in the Arkoma Basin on behalf of several institutional clients who were risk averse to oil and gas investments.
Some of Arkoma’s institutional investors have included Stanford University Endowment, Austin College Endowment and JP Morgan Chase Bank (Mercantile Bank Trust).