MPG Petroleum, Inc

Jeff Bookout

ED BROOKS: Partner

Jeff Bookout

1723 N Loop 1604 E, Suite 224

San Antonio, TX  78232

(210) 218-7810



Registered Petroleum Engineer with 38+ years of experience in the oil industry.  Succussfully started/sold multiple companies in South Texas/Eagle Ford Shale dating back to 1987.  Well connected throughout the range of service companies and major operators in Texas and Louisiana.  I have extended experience and success in managing companies and personnel throughout all facets of the oil & gas industry.






Redemption Oil & Gas, LLC. San Antonio, TX (2009 – Present)

CEO/executive V.P./board member

Raised 55MM from private equity investors for start up company active in Maverick and Dimmit Counties.  Personally responsible for all drilling, completions, operations, land, G&G, midstream and product marketing.  Drilled, operated and producing over 20 wells. Redemption was one of the original Eagleford players in southern Maverick and northern Dimmit Counties.



TXCO Resources San Antonio, TX (2002 – 2009)

Executive Vice President/COO/board member

Personally responsible for managing the Engineering, Land, Operations, Geology, Geophysical, midstream and marketing departments for TXCO (NASDAQ traded).  As a company, we drillied 100+ wells per year and operated over 600 wells.  We were one of the original Eagleford and Pearsall players in southern Maverick, Dimmit and northern La Salle Counties through JV’s with Anadarko and Encana that I negotiated. Our 800,000 acre lease position in Maverick County made us the largest operator in that County.  Additionally, I took an active role in the public road shows and technical conferences as well as managing the A&D group.



Venus Exploration Company San Antonio, TX (2001 – 2002)

Operations Manager

Personally responsible for managing all operations activities along with an extensive staff of engineers, land, geological/geophysical and midstream personnel.  Also responsible for the A&D group which resulted in the sale of the company’s assets to St. Mary’s Land & Cattle Company.



Abraxas San Antonio, TX (1999 – 2001)

Senior Operations Engineer

Senior staff Engineer responsible for all of their South Texas operations including drilling, completions, stimulations and operations.



Pioneer Natural Resources San Antonio, TX (1993 – 1999)

Senior Operations Engineer

Responsible for all drilling, production, stimulation, midstream, plants and operations for East Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and inland waters Gulf Coast.  I was part of the original team that successfully grew the company from a small west Texas independent (Parker & Parsley Petroleum) through the ultimate merger with Mesa Petroleum (merged company became Pioneer Natural Resources).  During my time with the company we grew from a $250mm company to a $2b company.  Today Pioneer’s market cap is in excess of $47.7b.



Mueller Engineer Inc., Corpus Christie, TX (1989 – 1993)

Senior Engineering Consultant

Senior staff Engineer responsible for all phases of the engineering consulting business with an emphasis on drilling and fracture stimulation in South Texas.  I worked for numerous major independents including, Conoco, Samedan, Marathon, El Paso, Shell and St. Mary’s in various projects across south/central Texas.



Stratagraphic Research Inc. San Antonio TX (1986 – 1989)

V.P of Operations

Founding member of a small independent exploration company operating in Victoria, Goliad and Jim Wells counties in South Texas.  Responsible for all facets of Engineering from staking the well to final completion.  Additionally, we built and maintained 60 miles of midstream infrastructure to move our product to market.  I was also responsible for all produced product marketing.  In 1989 we marketed and sold the company to Pacific Gas & Electric. 



Halliburton Energy Services,  Tyler, TX (1984 – 1986)

Logging Engineer

Worked as a logging Engineer in both “open hole” and “cased hole” applications in East Texas and Northeast Louisiana.





Texas A&M University,

Bachelor’s in petroleum engineering, 1984


Registered Engineer in the state of Texas, 1991 (#69328)


Current: Society of Petroleum Engineers, American Petroleum Institute, Texas Registered Engineers Society, and the local San Antonio Chamber of Commerce





Married 37 years to wife Marla with three children, Ashley (26), Hunter (24) and Peyton (18)


Non-smoker in excellent health.  I enjoy golf, hunting, fishing and sports in general.