Our wide range of experience in the upstream sector, coupled with our team members’ commitment to clean, fair and professional operations, makes the Dyson Energy team one of the most reliable in the industry.
ABOUT OUR TEAM
Each member of Dyson Energy’s management team has 20-40+ years of experience in oil and gas, with well over a century of experience, collectively. This team cut their teeth on the Giddings trend, also having extensive experience with the Austin Chalk, Woodbine, Buda-Georgetown, Eagle Ford Shale and numerous other formations. With successful personal track records, and backgrounds as landmen, attorneys, drilling experts, and managers for operations, construction and more, the company’s leaders make an impressive and dynamic team. Using their substantial backgrounds in the exploration and development of hydrocarbons, we’ve developed a commanding formula that ties old school traditions with contemporary approaches. We also have dedicated in-house teams for accounting, geology, land and operations.
Mike Dyson serves as Chief Executive Officer and President of Dyson Energy. Mike is a 2nd generation oil and gas executive. Prior to founding Dyson Energy, Mike served as Vice President and Legal Counsel for Centex Energy, a small private E&P company, which he joined in 2009.
From 2005 through 2009, Mike provided contract due diligence and land services to oil and gas companies across several geographic regions. Beginning in 2001, Mike provided in-house land services for Bryan Woodbine Operating Company (BWOC), services he provided until beginning law school in 2005. In addition, he has held various managerial, due diligence and curative positions with oil and gas companies since 1998. Mike graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Houston and holds a Juris Doctorate from Rutgers School of Law, where he was recognized as a Dean’s Scholar and for his Pro Bono contributions.
Mike currently serves the City of Rollingwood, TX as Alderman and is a board member of the Capital Area Economic Development District. Mike enjoys spending time with his wife, daughter, and playing golf.
EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT, COO
Tony M. Dyson is Executive Vice President & COO of Dyson Energy. He joined the oil and gas industry in 1981, working with Clayco Inc., a pipeline and trucking company owned by Clayton Williams. Tony made his mark with Clayco by improving field operations for the transportation and measurement of crude oil. In 1982, Tony joined Andrus Pipeline Corporation as operations superintendent, where achievements included the construction of 60 miles of crude-gathering lines and terminals, construction and operation of water and gas injection facilities and oil treatment plants, and the marketing of produced oil and gas.
In 1992 he took over as president of Bryan Woodbine Operating Company (BWOC). BWOC was the operator of the Bryan Woodbine Field and expanded the drilling program by managing the successful development of the company’s existing acreage to include wells in the Austin Chalk, Buda and Georgetown formations. BWOC was also responsible for the subsequent development of horizontal Woodbine wells in Brazos and Madison Counties as well as deep Woodbine and Chalk wells in East Texas.
Tony enjoys spending time with his family and playing golf.
EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT, GENERAL COUNSEL
Paul, a 2nd generation oil and gas executive, grew up in the oil and gas industry visiting his first lease locations while just a toddler. He officially joined the industry when he interned as a Landman’s assistant while earning his undergraduate degree from Texas A&M University. Paul went on to earn his juris doctor degree from South Texas College of Law, where he graduated magna cum laude, and has his masters of business administration from the Mays Business School at Texas A&M. After law school, Paul clerked for a federal judge in Tyler, Texas. He then returned to the Energy Capital of the World to begin his career in private practice. Prior to joining Dyson Energy, he worked as an associate for Porter Hedges, LLP and a senior associate for Fulbright & Jaworski (now Norton Rose Fulbright), where he gained substantial experience in litigation and transactional work for clients on oil and gas related matters. Paul’s peers have repeatedly recognized his legal acumen, having voted him a Texas Rising Star from 2010-2012 and again in 2014, an honor limited to just 2.5 percent of Texas attorneys under 40.
Paul enjoys spending time with his family, supporting Texas A&M athletics, and competing in triathlons.
VICE PRESIDENT, OPERATIONS
Terry Bohler stands at the forefront of the oilfield services industry. He has spent the past 38 years working in the oil industry gaining valuable insight and knowledge.
Terry began his career in the oil fields along the Gulf Coast of Texas. He quickly transitioned to the Giddings Austin Chalk trend where he spent 11 years working as supervisor over rigs before accepting the Production Foreman role at B.W.O.C., Inc. After a successful transition, Terry joined the team of Coastal Management and assisted in all phases of operations in the 500 well Coalbed Methane Project in the Black Warrior Basin. In 1995, Terry rejoined B.W.O.C., Inc. as Production Superintendent and was responsible for all phases of operations including the newly formed Austin Chalk Unit. Mr. Bohler served as VP Operations for B.W.O.C., Inc. from 2000 – 2006, during which time they drilled and completed with Multi Stage Fracturing, the first highly successful Horizontal Woodbine well in Madison County, TX while also managing a two-rig operation tasked with drilling the Austin Chalk horizontally in Polk County, Texas.
After the sale of B.W.O.C., Inc. in 2006, Terry worked for various operators such as Chesapeake Energy, Stonegate Production, CML Exploration, Vess Oil Corp. and Clayton Williams Corp. as a completion and drilling consultant and gained invaluable insight to different drilling and completion methods in the Haynesville Shale, Eagle Ford Shale and Austin Chalk formations. Terry was also the managing partner of BDT, INC. from 2009 – 2015, a directional drilling company that supported the immense accomplishment of drilling the first Horizontal Woodbine wells for Petromax Operating, Vess Oil Corp, Fairways Exploration and Woodbine Operating. Terry joined Dyson Energy Group, LLC in May 2015 where he currently serves as VP of Operations.
Terry is a member of the Brazos Valley API, SPE, and the College Station Evening Lions Club. He enjoys spending time with his wife Angie and their children. He also enjoys golf, hunting and kayaking.
James graduated from Texas A&M University in 1986 and began his career as a petroleum engineer on Gulf of Mexico assets for TOTAL and then ARCO. In 1989, he returned to Texas A&M to complete his Masters of Engineering.
In 1990, he joined Unocal where he progressed through several engineering roles focused on the Mid-Continent US and Onshore and Offshore Gulf Coast. In 1995, James supported Unocal’s Global VP of Oil & Gas as the link between global business unit leaders, Investor Relations, and Unocal’s Corporate Leaders. Later, he transferred to Louisiana where he was Operations Superintendent, followed by Strategic Planning Manager, and then Asset Manager for Mobile Bay Offshore.
In 2002, he transferred to Balikpapan, Indonesia where he was GM of Unocal’s (later Chevron’s) Offshore Shelf Operations and Development Division. In this role, he was the leader of a 1500 person P&L organization that explored, operated and produced over 60,000 BOE per day from offshore platforms off the coast of East Kalimantan to onshore production terminals. The role involved community and government relations activity resulting from security incidents in the region, incident command roles following safety incidents within operations, and housing compound leadership.
In 2006, he was recruited to London, England to join Petro-Canada (later Suncor) as their Regional GM of Middle East – North Africa Division where he led growth efforts in Libya and Syria that exceeded $2 Billion US of spending. In 2010, he joined CEOC Ltd as the Chief Operating Officer and Technical Director. The private equity start-up was focused on onshore redevelopment activity in Hungary, Croatia and Slovenia. A contractual dispute with their partner in Hungary resulted in an arbitration claim, which was successfully concluded in September 2017. As a result, CEOC has concluded its business operations and is in the process of closing.
Following the graduation of their children from high school in London and starting their university schooling in the US, James and his wife Donna decided to repatriate to Texas.
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