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Bobby D. Riley


Bobby D. Riley was appointed as the Chairman of Riley Exploration Permian, Inc.’s (REPX) board of managers, President and Chief Executive Officer in June 2016. Mr. Riley also served as the Chief Executive Officer of REG from when it was founded in 2012 to May 1, 2018. Prior to joining REPX, Mr. Riley was the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Riley Exploration, LLC, or REX, since he founded REX in 2007 through 2012. Mr. Riley has nearly 40 years of experience in the independent oil and gas sector, in North America, South America, Europe, Africa and Asia. He has an extensive background in all aspects of oil and gas management and operations, including drilling, completion, work-over and production. In addition to his management and operational expertise, he has designed and patented specialized completion equipment that was licensed to Baker-Hughes and participated in the design, development and testing of Intelligent Well Bore Systems, which was sold to Weatherford International in 2000. In 2009, Mr. Riley created a joint venture with a private equity group to invest in unconventional oil and gas plays and deployed over $350.0 million of debt and equity capital in the Eagle Ford Shale and the Permian Basin. The joint venture acquired approximately 50,000 acres of prime leasehold acreage, drilled and completed over 40 wells and reached peak production of 4,000 BOE/d. From 2005 to 2007 Mr. Riley was Vice President of Operations at Activa Resources, Inc., or Activa, a publicly-traded exploration and production company. From 2002 to 2005, he was Managing Partner of Tuleta Energy Partners, LLC, a privately-held exploration and production company, until it was acquired by Activa Resources, Inc. From 1991 to 2001 Mr. Riley was President of an oil and gas service company specializing in well design and reservoir data acquisition, that was active in Nigeria, Venezuela, and Norway. He founded his first independent exploration and production company, Durango Energy, Inc., in 1984, and operated up to 150 wells in Oklahoma. Prior to that he was District Manager of Monitoring Systems Inc., a drilling and well control instrumentation company, installing equipment on jack-up rigs and semi-submersibles in the U.S., Brazil and Korea. Mr. Riley began his oil and gas career with Cameron Iron Works in Houston, Texas, in 1974. Mr. Riley has a bachelor’s degree in Business, Accounting and Finance from the University of Science & Arts of Oklahoma and completed the Advanced Drilling Operations and Well Control program at Murchison Drilling Schools. He is a member of the American Petroleum Institute and the Society of Professional Engineers and is IADC / MMS Well-Cap Certified. TGC believes Mr. Riley’s experience founding and leading REPX’s growth as its Chief Executive Officer and his extensive experience working with various oil and gas companies qualifies him to serve on TGC’s board of directors.

Kevin Riley


Kevin Riley was appointed as Riley Exploration Permian, Inc.’s (REPX) President on January 23, 2020, prior to that he had served as REPX’s Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer since June 2016. Prior to joining REPX, Mr. Kevin Riley served in various roles, including Chief Operating Officer of REG from when it was founded in 2012 through 2016. He led the successful acquisition and development of REG’s +50,000 acres located across three active operating areas: the Permian Basin, Eagle Ford Shale and Arkoma-Woodford Shale. From 2007 to 2012, Mr. Kevin Riley was the Chief Operating Officer of REX. Mr. Kevin Riley co-founded REX in 2007, which developed early entrant positions into the Wolfberry trend of the Permian Basin and the Eagle Ford Shale in Karnes County. He had direct oversight of REPX’s land, drilling, completion and production activities, which included more than 70,000 acres under lease and +50 operated horizontal wells via a multi-rig drilling program. Mr. Kevin Riley holds a degree in Business Administration from the University of Central Oklahoma and a Master of Business Administration with emphasis in Energy from the University of Oklahoma. He is a member of the Independent Petroleum Association of America, American Association of Petroleum Landmen and the Society of Petroleum Engineers.

Philip Riley

Philip Riley was appointed as Riley Exploration Permian, Inc.’s (REPX) Chief Financial Officer on September 1, 2021. Mr. Philip Riley joined the Company in March 2021 as Executive Vice President of Strategy. Mr. Philip Riley has more than 20 years of experience across energy and other industries as an executive officer, investor, and strategic advisor. Prior to joining the Company, he served as Managing Director of private capital funds Bluescape Energy Partners (“Bluescape”) beginning May 2015 and Parallel Resource Partners (“Parallel”) beginning in November 2012, where he formulated investment strategies, sourced investment opportunities, and managed existing investment operations and performance. Mr. Riley has served as an officer or director of 16 companies, including as Bluescape’s designated director for Riley Exploration – Permian, LLC. Prior to Bluescape and Parallel, he served as an investment banker at Imperial Capital, Lazard Ltd. and Petrie Parkman. During 12 years of strategic advisory experience, Mr. Riley advised companies, private investors, lenders, and other creditors in a variety of domestic and international M&A, financing and restructuring transactions exceeding $135 billion in value. Mr. Riley earned a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Texas at Austin, with majors in the Business Honors Program and Finance. There is no family relationship between Mr. Philip Riley and Mr. Bobby Riley, Mr. Kevin Riley, Mr. Corey Riley, or to any of our other officers and directors.

Amber Bonney

Amber Bonney was appointed as Riley Exploration Permian, Inc.’s (REPX) Chief Accounting Officer on August 31, 2021. Ms. Bonney has 24 years of experience in accounting with 15 years in the oil and gas industry. Prior to joining REPX, Ms. Bonney was a principal at ANB Consulting, LLC since January 2020, served as Chief Accounting Officer and Vice President of Accounting for Roan Resources, Inc. since 2018, and served as Controller at Permian Resources, LLC starting in 2015. Ms. Bonney received her Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Accounting and Finance from the University of Oklahoma and is a Certified Public Accountant.

Corey Riley

Corey Riley joined Riley Exploration Permian, Inc. (REPX) in April of 2019 as Executive Vice President of Business Intelligence and is responsible for the strategies and technologies used by the organization to collect, integrate and analyze business information to support the organizations strategic decisions. Mr. Corey Riley has a diverse experience in technology, accounting, finance, corporate planning, management and executive leadership. Prior to joining REPX, he was the Chief Financial Officer of REG from when it was founded in 2012 through mid-2015 when he was promoted to President and served in that role through 2019. Mr. Corey Riley co-founded REX in 2007, the predecessor to REG and was involved with the company until 2012. Mr. Corey Riley holds a bachelor’s degree in Biology from the University of Central Oklahoma and a Master of Business Administration with a focus in Technology from Oklahoma Christian University.

Michael Palmer


Michael Palmer joined Riley Exploration Permian, Inc. (REPX) as Executive Vice President Corporate Land in April 2017. Prior to joining REPX, Mr. Michael Palmer worked for Continental Resources, Inc. as Manager over their Mid-Continent mineral acquisition company and previously as Land Supervisor of its Bakken assets in North Dakota and Montana. He was employed more than 10 years in similar capacities at SandRidge Energy, Inc., Encore Acquisition Company and Hanna Oil & Gas, working predominately in the Permian Basin as well as Montana, Kansas, Oklahoma and Arkansas. Mr. Michael Palmer holds a B.B.A. in Energy Management and Finance from the University of Oklahoma and is an active member of the AAPL and OCAPL.