Mannon Oil

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Mannon L. Walters
Mannon L. Walters
Chief Executive Officer

Mannon L. Walters is the Founder, President and sole shareholder of Mannon L Walters, Inc. which has explored for and produced oil and gas in Illinois since 1991.  He also is President of Mannon Oil, LLC that serves as Managing General Partner for various partnerships.  

Developing and managing natural resources has been the family business for three generations.  Mr. Waltersí grandfather, Garland Anthony, founded Anthony Timberlands Inc. in 1907, the largest timber production and sawmill operation in Arkansas.  During the 1940ís the family business expanded into oil & gas exploration, headed by Mannon Walters, Sr.  Since childhood, Mr. Walters has been involved in oil & gas operations, earning his first royalty interest at 8 years old as payment for helping in the oil field.  Mr. Walters is an active participant in Flying High Aviation, LLC, a company established to calculate prospective oil reserves through patented aerial examination technology.  

Mannon Walters has been a principal in a number of oil and gas production companies, including F. E. Moran Oil Company, Owensboro, Kentucky, which owns and operates over 30 wells in Kentucky and has produced over 1,000,000 barrels of oil.  Simultaneously, from 1997 to 2000, he was Vice-President of Lone Wolf Exploration, a subsidiary of a publicly traded company.  From 1992 to 1997, Mr. Walters also acted as a consultant to the CEO of Energy Exploration Technologies, a company that tested new alternative oil finding technologies.

From 1982 to 1986, Mannon Walters was in charge of lease acquisition and regulatory compliance for Black Star Petroleum Corporation, Oceanside, New York.  He subsequently became a field operations manager.  Black Star explored and produced oil in Utah, Kansas, Oklahoma, Illinois and Kentucky.  From 1978 to 1982, Mr. Walters was Vice-President of Go-Cat, Inc. (Gas, Oil, Coal and Trucking), a company which mined, processed, marketed and trucked coal from its leases to end-users.  From 1974 to 1978, Mr. Walters served as technical advisor to Garland Anthony Exploration and Production.  He also served as an advisor to his fatherís company, Big Creek Gas Company.  From 1973 to 1974, he assisted Garland Anthony in running oil & gas drilling completion and production operations.

Mr. Walters is a member of the American Association of Petroleum Landmen, and the American Society of Petroleum Engineers.  Mannon Oil, LLC is a member of the Better Business Bureau.

Mr. Walters attended Rice University and St. Thomas University from 1974 to 1975 and University of Oklahoma from 1975 to 1977 where he majored in Petroleum Engineering and minored in Economics.  He is a Member of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists.