Managers

Patrick J. Noyes

Patrick J. NoyesPatrick J. Noyes is the founder, President and CEO of Grenadier Energy Partners, LLC. From February 2003 until June 2006 he was Chairman, President, and CEO of Stroud Energy, Inc. in Ft. Worth, Texas. During his tenure at Stroud, Mr. Noyes led a substantial turnaround from a company that was severely financially distressed into one which was later sold in June 2006 with an enterprise value of $455 million. He accomplished this with a simple two point business plan: restructuring the capital and diversifying the asset base. This diversification was achieved through acquisitions and growth through the drill bit in the Barnett Shale and East Texas. Under his leadership at Stroud, production increased from 12.5 mmcfd to just over 30 mmcfd by June of 2006. Also, proved reserves increased from 72.9 BCF to 159.4 BCF during that time. From February 2002 to February 2003, he was co-founder of American EnergyQuest, L.P., a private company involved in the efforts to form and finance the acquisition of certain producing oil and gas properties. Prior to his stays at Stroud and American EnergyQuest, he was employed by Mitchell Energy Company, L.P. in The Woodlands, Texas for over 22 years; from 1999 until he left in 2002, he was Vice President of Drilling and Services. Mr. Noyes’ tenure as Vice President of Drilling and Services propelled Mitchell Energy’s Barnett Shale activity to increase from a two rig program to 18 rigs running by January 2002. The growth in net Barnett production in this period was threefold (80-240 MMCFD). Mr. Noyes had complete control over all drilling operations for the entire company, as well as stewardship over the reserve bookings. Additionally, he routinely interfaced with the production engineers and geologists in developing prospects and planning rig activity. In 2001, Mitchell drilled a total of 360 wells with a capital budget of $345 million. Of this total, 310 of the wells were in the Barnett. These wells accounted for approximately 388 BCF of PDP reserves added to Mitchell Energy’s books. Mr. Noyes graduated with honors with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. Mr. Noyes’ professional associations include memberships in the SPE, TIPRO and IPAA.

Roger B. Smith

Roger B. SmithRoger B. Smith is the Vice President of Land of Grenadier Energy Partners, LLC. Following a twenty-five year career as a key member of the E & P division with Mitchell Energy Company, L.P., Mr. Smith co-founded American EnergyQuest, L.P. in an effort to source and finance acquisition opportunities in the onshore Texas area but primarily within the Barnett Shale play of North Texas. Through year end 2006 American EnergyQuest, L.P. closed transactions with multiple operators involving over 20,000 acres across a seven county areas in North Texas. These transactions have led to the drilling of 33 horizontal Barnett Shale wells with additional wells planned for 2007. From 1999 until he left in 2002 Mr. Smith was Mitchell Energy’s Vice President of Land. During this time Mr. Smith negotiated all major property acquisitions and divestitures, established and managed capital budgets in excess of 22 million and developed and implemented the strategies for the expansion of Mitchell’s Barnett Shale lease position into Johnson County, Texas that directly lead to the acquisition of an additional 100,000 acres. Prior to 1999 Mr. Smith held various managerial land positions within Mitchell where he had direct supervision of 28 landmen and support staff and managed over 1.2 million acres across seven states. He was directly responsible for the acquisition of over 70,000 acres in Mitchell’s prolific East Texas core area of North Personville Field that resulted in the drilling of over 250 wells. Mr. Smith holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business where he graduated with honors from the University of Arkansas. His professional associations include memberships in AAPL and HAPL.

George Moretti, Jr.

George Moretti, Jr.George Moretti Jr. is the Vice-President of Geology for Grenadier Energy Partners, LLC. He was with Mitchell Energy for 20 years, the first ten years he was located in Denver, Colorado working as the Geologic Advisor and Exploration Manager. He supervised several geologists and was responsible for the development and drilling of 13 of the first wells in Hell’s Hole Field in the Piceance Basin. In June 1992 he was transferred to The Woodlands, Texas where he stayed till March 2002. During his stay in The Woodlands he supervised the development group that generated prospects and helped coordinate with the engineering department for a six rig drilling program which included Mitchell’s Barnett Shale play. He also worked several plays in the East Texas Basin including portions of North Personville Field. He was responsible for Mitchell’s entry into the Bossier play, recommending acreage acquisition and the drilling of 12 wells resulting in a reserve addition of over 20 Bcf. Prior to working for Mitchell, Mr. Moretti was with Texaco in Midland, Texas from January 1972 to June 1974 working with a team that developed a depositional model for the Morrow Sandstone in southeast New Mexico. From June 1974 to September 1978 he was in Chicago, Illinois with Amoco International working primarily offshore of Trinidad where he was responsible for the development of Poui Gas Field and the drilling of the first 12 wells in the field. He was with Amoco Production in Denver, Colorado from September 1978 to February 1982 where he supervised several geologists generating locations for a six rig drilling program in the Williston Basin. Since March 2002 he has been involved in the purchase of mineral/royalty interests primarily in the Barnett shale play and also in East Texas, Louisiana, Alabama and Oklahoma. He is a partner in a group that completed a geological evaluation of the Fayetteville Shale in the Arkoma Basin and another group exploring for shallow oil in southern Ohio. Mr. Moretti received a Bachelor of Arts in Geology from Hunter College of the City University of New York and a Master of Science in Geology from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He is a licensed geologist in the states of Texas and Wyoming and has been a member of AAPG for 35 years.

E. Byron Hailey III

E. Byron Hailey IIIE. Byron Hailey III is the Vice President of Operations and Engineering of Grenadier Energy Partners, LLC. From May 2004 until October 2007, Mr. Hailey served as an Operations Engineer for several divisions of XTO Energy. His most recent assignment while at XTO focused on the prolific “core” area of the Barnett Shale. In a two year span, he engineered completions and provided surveillance for approximately 275 horizontal wells resulting in a production increase from 15 to over 200 MMCFPD. Prior to the Barnett Shale, he worked the CBM and sand plays of the San Juan Basin. Before joining XTO Energy in 2004, Mr. Hailey was a Senior Drilling Engineer with Shell Western E&P. He spent over seven years drilling wells for major projects ranging from the rapidly developing fields of the Rocky Mountains to the technologically challenged wells of the Deepwater Gulf of Mexico. During his tenure with Shell, Mr. Hailey executed subsea pre-drill wells for the billion dollar Brutus TLP development, served as one of the key members of the team which established Shell’s foothold in the Pinedale Anticline, and aided in the implementation of the technical limit drilling process in the US operations. Mr. Hailey graduated with honors with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Texas A&M University. His professional associations include memberships in the SPE and AADE. In 2004, Mr. Hailey co-authored a SPE paper on the integration of completion fracture data into drilling well design.

Kyle Noyes

Kyle NolesKyle Noyes is the Vice President of Drilling and Completions. As a proud Texas Aggie, he graduated with a B.S. in Petroleum Engineering in May of 2000. Prior to joining Grenadier in August 2011, Kyle was a Senior Drilling Engineer at Occidental Permian. He also spent five years with Occidental of Qatar, where he was a Drilling, Completions, and Workover Engineer. He first started working in the oilfield in high school as a roustabout and brings a wide variety of life and oilfield experiences to the table.

Lenny Lilja

Lenny HeadshotLenny Lilja is the Vice President and Controller for Grenadier Energy Partners, LLC.  Mr. Lilja has fourteen years of financial accounting experience in the upstream oil & gas industry.  Prior to joining Grenadier in February 2013, he spent three years with Talisman Energy USA.  During his time with Talisman, he managed the Finance Department for Talisman’s Eagle Ford assets in The Woodlands, TX.  Mr. Lilja also built and managed the Treasury, Production and Marketing Accounting Departments at Talisman’s new U.S. headquarters in Pittsburgh, PA.  Before joining Talisman, Mr. Lilja spent eight years with Big Lake Corporation, a private E&P company in Dallas, TX.  Mr. Lilja was Big Lake’s Chief Financial Officer from 2008-2010 after holding various positions of increasing responsibility from 2002-2008.  He graduated with honors from the University of Texas at El Paso where he played quarterback for the Miners.  Mr. Lilja received his MBA in Accounting & Finance from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX and he is also certified as a Treasury Professional (CTP) and Public Accountant (CPA).

Robert D. Hallett

Rob MugRobert D. Hallett is the Vice President of Business Development & Engineering of Grenadier Energy Partners, LLC. Mr. Hallett practiced law as an M&A and oil & gas lawyer for 13 years in private practice and in house with BJ Services in Houston and Calgary, and as General Counsel of TransAlta Corp, a large Canadian public utility. Mr. Hallett subsequently worked as an Investment Banker with RBC Capital markets (for 9 years) as a Managing Director in Calgary and Houston, and then ran the Houston office and E&P group for FBR Capital Markets.  Mr. Hallett joined a public Master Limited Partnership in 2010 as part of the executive team at Eagle Rock Energy Partners where he served as their SVP of Business Development for 4 years, culminating in the sale of the Partnership. In early 2015 Mr. Hallett set up the Houston office at LS Power as a Managing Director and Head of Midstream to help them acquire midstream and E&P assets in the US and Canada. Mr. Hallett joined the Grenadier team in March of 2016.  Mr. Hallett holds an Honors Bachelor of Science in Geology & Zoology from the University of Alberta, and a Juris Doctor from the University of Calgary, and is a member of the Law Society of Alberta (inactive), and past member of the disciplinary panel of the Toronto Venture Stock Exchange.

Blythe Thomas

Blythe Thomas

Blythe Thomas is the Office Manager of Grenadier Energy Partners, LLP. She joined Grenadier in January 2008 and brings with her over 20 years’ experience in oil and gas. Her experience covers many administrative aspects of the industry; including, drilling and production, marketing and trading and fiscally related responsibilities. Ms. Thomas holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Texas Tech University.