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.