Jeffery C. Kummer

Founder & Managing Partner

Jeff is a Petroleum Engineer and Professional Minerals Manager with extensive experience in the oil and gas industry of the Williston Basin. Jeff and his wife, Valerie, are natives of Watford City, ND where they are raising their four children and actively involved in their community, both at the local and state level.

A mineral and surface owner himself, Jeff has a comprehensive knowledge of property ownership, mineral leases, division orders, and negotiation strategy for the wide variety of agreements necessary for prudent oil and gas development. Jeff’s professional career as a petroleum engineer has included drilling gas wells in southwest Wyoming with EnCana Oil & Gas, developing a newly discovered oilfield in North Dakota (aka. The Bakken) with EOG Resources, leading MBI Energy Services, as its President, to become the largest independent oilfield services company in North Dakota while also contributing to the growth of an oil and gas company based in Denver, CO., knows as Wave Petroleum. Most recently, Jeff has led the start-up of a midstream company based in Watford City, ND developing gathering infrastructure in western North Dakota.

Building on the assistance Jeff has provided to friends and family , who own producing mineral interests, Jeff and Valerie formed McKenzie Minerals Management LLP to broaden the horizons of this necessary service for mineral owners. Jeff’s industry experience, community involvement, and technical background provide a unique service offering and a strong voice for the mineral owner.

Jeff is the Vice Chairman of the ND Oil & Gas Research Council as appointed by Governor Dalrymple, the ex-officio Chairman for the Industry Advisory Board to the UND Petroleum Engineering Department, nationally recognized as a recipient of Oil and Gas Investor magazine’s "20 Under 40" award, the Chairman of the Watford City Airport Authority, Head hockey coach for the Watford City Oilers, the Secretary/Treasurer of the McKenzie County Hockey Club, and other local committees. Jeff attended the University of North Dakota pursuing Geological Engineering prior to transferring to the Colorado School of Mines where he received a Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering.

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