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- LaShonda McClain
< Back LaShonda McClain Executive Assistant "Working for Ensign has shown me that your work doesn't go unnoticed or overlooked. Ensign fosters that genuine feeling of "you are important here, we need you." Tell us about yourself. I’ve been in the Oil and Gas Industry for 15 years. Prior to working for Ensign, I worked at another oil and gas company for 10 years and began feeling stagnant. I began a job search that would allow me to use the knowledge I’ve gained over the years and apply them to my career. Absolutely nothing happened when I wanted it. One day I received a call from a recruiting company that found me on LinkedIn. I had no knowledge of Ensign but was told that it was a startup company and needed someone to join their team to orchestrate and develop their documentation system. I was in total shock, but I stepped out on faith and everything else just flowed. I started at Ensign in June of 2019 as a Document Control Specialist where I was given the opportunity to not only showcase my skills, but I was allowed to do so and see the benefits. Covid came along and I was laid off from Ensign in October of 2020. Needless to say, I was hurt. Not only did I lose my job, but I thought I lost all of the new relationships and friendships I developed in such a short time. Ironically enough, I received another call 6 months later asking if I would be interested in coming back to Ensign, only this time I would be in a totally different role. A role that I feel I was called to do. I am now the Executive Assistant to the CEO, and I support the entire Executive team. How is Ensign different from other places you have worked? Working for Ensign has shown me that your work doesn’t go unnoticed or overlooked. Previous companies I worked for made me feel obligated to do my job and just that. No recognition, no kudos, no thank you. While you are obligated to do your job, here at Ensign I WANT to do my job. It doesn’t feel like its just a necessity, and I take pride and pleasure in my everyday duties. What is your favorite thing about working at Ensign? My favorite thing about working for Ensign is the culture. It isn’t draining nor is it unpleasant, but it fosters that genuine feeling of “you are important here, we need you”. Most companies make employees feel that they not needed nor valued. That is the total opposite here at Ensign. What would you say to someone who was interested in working at Ensign? If you are interested in working for Ensign, be prepared to join a group of amazing individuals that love what they do and want to see everyone grow. You won’t just be joining a company, but it’ll feel like you’ve been adopted into a hard-working FAMILY.
- Brett Pennington
Back Brett Pennington President and Chief Executive Officer Brett Pennington founded Ensign Natural Resources in December 2017. Prior to Ensign, he served in technical and leadership roles for ExxonMobil throughout the lower 48 States and Alaska. At Murphy Oil Corporation, Mr. Pennington built the Eagle Ford Shale asset through acreage acquisition and leasing starting in 2009, and continuing through early exploration, delineation and development. With more than twenty-two years of industry experience, Mr. Pennington has worked almost every major basin in North America through various roles including Reservoir Engineering, Engineering Management, Corporate Planning, Operations and Enterprise Management. Mr. Pennington received a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from Brigham Young University, completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard, and serves as a member of the TXOGA Executive Committee.
- Justin van Keppel
Back Justin van Keppel Vice President of Land & Commercial Justin van Keppel currently serves as the Vice President of Land & Commercial for Ensign Natural Resources. He joined the team in December 2017. Prior to Ensign, Mr. van Keppel served in roles of increasing scope and responsibility with Crew Land Research, ExxonMobil, and Murphy Oil Corporation for both onshore and offshore assets. With 15+ years of experience, he directs the land, commercial, and business development efforts for the company. He received a bachelor’s degree in Government with a minor in Business from The University of Texas. In addition, Mr. van Keppel is a member of HAPL, AAPL, the Houston Producer’s Forum, and ADAM-Houston.
- Careers | Ensign
Why Ensign Learn More At Ensign we believe in bringing together the best people and empowering them to do what they do best. Working in a small company, you'll have a larger breadth of opportunity to gain visibility across how the organization operates, expand your skills, and work closely with leadership. Because we prioritize low debt and lean operations, we aren't subject to the volatility often found in other companies across our industry leading to safety and security for our team members. Careers Why Ensign Benefits Available Jobs Notices Why Ensign Meet our Team Benefits We offer competitive salary, cash bonus and equity plans. With Ensign, you will also receive a comprehensive benefit package which includes medical/dental/vision plans, company paid life and disability insurance, 401(k) retirement plan contribution matching with 100% immediate vesting, paid vacation, sick time, half-day Friday's and much more. Download Benefits Available Jobs Benefits Available Jobs Looking to join our team? Get notified when we post new job listings. Subscribe Notices Applicants have rights under Federal Employment Law Notices Notice to Recruiters and Staffing Agencies Ensign Natural Resources (“Ensign”) uses internal resources for recruiting. Ensign may supplement that internal capability from time to time with assistance from staffing agencies, professional recruiters, and the like (“Agency”). Agencies are hereby specifically directed NOT to contact Ensign employees directly in an attempt to present candidates – Ensign’s HR function must present ALL candidates to hiring managers. To protect the interests of all parties, Ensign will not accept unsolicited resumes from any source other than directly from a candidate. Any unsolicited resumes sent to Ensign, including unsolicited resumes sent directly to Ensign employees, or to Ensign’s resume database will be considered Ensign property. Ensign will NOT pay a fee for any placement resulting from the receipt of an unsolicited resume. Ensign will consider any candidate for whom an Agency has submitted an unsolicited resume to have been referred by the Agency free of any charges or fees. Agency must obtain advance written approval from Ensign’s HR function to submit resumes, and then only in conjunction with a valid fully executed contract for service and in response to a specific job opening. Ensign will not pay a fee to any Agency that does not have such agreement in place. Agency agreements will only be valid if in writing and signed by an officer of Ensign. No other Ensign employee is authorized to bind Ensign to any agreement regarding the placement of candidates by Agencies. Ensign hereby specifically rejects, and denies any liability under, any agreement purporting to be accepted based on negative consent, negotiation with a candidate, performance, or any means other than the signature of an Ensign officer.
- Receptionist/Office Administrator
Back Receptionist/Office Administrator Supervisor: VP, HR & Administration Department: HR Location: Houston, TX Apply Now Company & Culture Headquartered in Houston, TX, Ensign Natural Resources is an exploration & production company expanding through asset acquisitions and development in the Eagle Ford Basin. Ensign believes in making disciplined investments, applying effective technology, and focusing on continuous improvement. At Ensign, attitudes and behaviors that support our culture matter. Employees are expected to foster a culture of personal responsibility, courage and good judgement while pursuing excellence in all efforts through passion, determination, and continuous improvement. Major Responsibilities Reception • Manage reception area and lobby including receiving and coordinating visitors and maintaining a welcoming atmosphere • Answer and direct calls in a timely and polite manner • Manage all incoming and outgoing mail and packages • Maintain an awareness of all visitors coming and going, issue visitor badges as directed • Assist with organizing meetings including, but not limited to, scheduling, setup, catering and clean-up • Maintain company phone list • Assist Land, Accounting and HR Departments, as needed Office Administration • Provide vendor selection and oversight for all applicable areas of control • Maintain inventory in all breakrooms at acceptable levels, maintain breakroom equipment • Maintain office supplies in all copy areas at acceptable levels, order and distribute supplies as needed • Order business cards • Manage shredding service • Maintain pool vehicles • Maintain living arrangements for IOC personnel Education, Experience & Skills • At least 3 years of experience in a reception, administrative, or other professional role preferred • Proficient in using Microsoft Office and general office equipment • Ability to calmly and effectively deal with high-stress situations; this includes continuing to persevere and remaining calm in challenging or frustrating circumstances Physical Work Conditions • Must be able to stand; walk; use hands to handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl • Must be able to lift/move up to 20 pounds on regular basis, and occasionally lift/move up to 50 pounds Ensign offers competitive salary, cash bonus and equity plans. The Company also offers a comprehensive benefit package which includes medical/dental/vision plans, company paid life and disability insurance, 401(k) retirement plan contribution matching with 100% immediate vesting, paid vacation, sick time, and much more. We Offer Apply Now
- Ryan Dalton
Back Ryan Dalton C. Ryan Dalton is based in Houston and focuses on energy investments. Mr. Dalton worked at Warburg Pincus from 2008 to 2010, and following the completion of an MBA, rejoined Warburg Pincus in 2012. Previously he worked in the financial institution’s investment banking group at Merrill Lynch in New York. Mr. Dalton received a B.A. and B.S. cum laude in Computer Science and Economics, respectively, from Southern Methodist University and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. He is a Director of Tall City Exploration III, Ensign Natural Resources, and Chisholm Energy Partners.
- Rebecca Dragna
Back Rebecca Dragna Vice President of Accounting Rebecca Dragna currently serves as the Vice President of Accounting for Ensign Natural Resources. Mrs. Dragna joined the team in June 2019 as the Director of Operations Planning & Finance. Prior to Ensign, she spent 14 years at Marathon Oil Company, in roles of increasing scope and responsibility in both Accounting and Planning, serving asset teams in Alaska’s Cook Inlet, Piceance basin, DJ basin, and the Eagle Ford, as well as 4 years living in west Africa as a secondee for Equatorial Guinea LNG S.A. She began her career at Ernst & Young LLP in Assurance Services. With over 16 years of experience, she oversees all accounting responsibilities, including financial accounting and reporting, operations accounting, internal controls, and tax. She received a B.S. in Accounting from Louisiana State University, with a concentration in internal auditing from the LSU CIA program.
- Route Operator
Back Route Operator Supervisor: Production Supervisor Department: Field Operations Location: Pawnee, TX Apply Now Company & Culture Headquartered in Houston, TX, Ensign Natural Resources is an exploration & production company expanding through asset acquisitions and development in the Eagle Ford Basin. Ensign believes in making disciplined investments, applying effective technology, and focusing on continuous improvement. At Ensign, attitudes and behaviors that support our culture matter. Employees are expected to foster a culture of personal responsibility, courage and good judgement while pursuing excellence in all efforts through passion, determination, and continuous improvement. Major Responsibilities • Relief for Recovery Operator, when needed • Onsite field pollution inspections • Enter work request for maintenance work when needed • Execute tasks as directed by the IOC Operator • Ensure Safe Work practices are followed by all personnel on company property including contractors • Thoroughly understand and maintain compliance with all Company, State, and Federal guidelines • Act as onsite company rep to oversee contractor work • Up line all incidents and Near misses to supervisor in a timely manner • Complete route inspections and optimization of all wells assigned by IOC • Utilize IOC to communicate break in work identified while on route • Adjust production equipment to optimize production • Learn, follow, and participate in all Health, Safety and Environmental (HSE) policies always • Know and use appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) at all times • Exercise stop work authority in the event of unsafe conditions or situations • Perform any other job duties assigned by IOC or Supervisor • Work schedule: 5 days worked followed by 2 days off; call out duty is required Education, Experience & Skills • High school diploma or equivalent • Prior operator experience required (prior applicable experience will determine job level of candidate selected) • Must have a valid driver’s license with acceptable driving record • Strong ability to understand and adhere to processes • Must be able to promote cooperation and work effectively as part of a team • Basic math skills including the ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals Physical Work Conditions • Required to travel to field locations • Must be able to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl • Must be able to lift/move up to 50 pounds on regular basis, and occasionally lift/ move up to 100 pounds • Specific vision abilities include close vision, distance vision, and color vision • Must be able to deal with wet and/or humid conditions and extreme heat/cold • Work environment may include moving mechanical parts, fumes, toxic chemicals, airborne particles and moderate to loud noise, requiring consistent use of appropriate PPE Ensign offers competitive salary, cash bonus and equity plans. The Company also offers a comprehensive benefit package which includes medical/dental/vision plans, company paid life and disability insurance, 401(k) retirement plan contribution matching with 100% immediate vesting, paid vacation, sick time, and much more. We Offer Apply Now
- Rick Robinson
Back Rick Robinson Vice President of Reservoir Engineering Rick Robinson joined Ensign Natural Resources as Vice President of Reservoir Engineering in 2022. Prior to Ensign, Mr. Robinson spent 15 years with Ryder Scott where he served as Managing Senior Vice President. Prior to Ryder Scott, he was with ExxonMobil. With more than 18 years of experience, Mr. Robinson brings extensive technical and strategic strengths to the Ensign team with reserves and economic modeling experience focused in the Eagle Ford and Permian US Shale plays. He manages reserves, reservoir, and economic modeling and forecasting and supports business development, field development planning, operations, field surveillance, and production forecasting and optimization. He received his bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from Brigham Young University, he is an active member of SPE, and is a Licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Texas.
- Shalin Dalal
Back Shalin Dalal Shalin Dalal is a Vice President at Warburg Pincus and is based in New York. Mr. Prior to Warburg Pincus, Mr. Dalal worked as a private equity associate at Crestview Partners where he focused on a variety of industries and as an investment banking analyst at Goldman Sachs. He is a Director of Ensign Natural Resources and Terra Energy Partners.
- Sean Bradley
Back Sean Bradley Vice President of Surface Sean Bradley currently serves as Vice President of Surface for Ensign Natural Resources. Mr. Bradley joined the team in 2018. Prior to Ensign, Mr. Bradley served in roles of increasing responsibility in production, project engineering, operations, and maintenance in both onshore and offshore operations with Murphy Oil Corporation. Prior to his tenure with Murphy Oil Corporation, Mr. Bradley served for eleven years in the Utah Army National Guard with two deployments during that time. With more than ten years of experience in the oil and gas industry, Mr. Bradley manages surface operations to include pipeline, compression, and other facilities operations as well as coordination of Ensign’s midstream partners. Mr. Bradley is a champion of continuous improvement, automation, and data analytics that improve the bottom line. He received his bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from Brigham Young University and is an active member of SPE.
- Roger Pinkerton
Back Roger Pinkerton Roger Pinkerton has more than forty-two years of experience in the upstream oil industry. He began his career with Conoco in 1977 where he spent twenty-five years in various domestic and international leadership roles. In his last four years, he served as General Manager Global Exploration. His next ten years were spent at Marathon Oil where he served as Director for International, Gulf of Mexico and North America Onshore Exploration. Following that, Mr. Pinkerton became VP Exploration for Canadian International Oil Corporation for one year before forming R. Pinkerton Consulting, LP. He serves on the boards of three private equity backed oil and gas companies, Hawkwood Energy, Independence Resources Management and Chisholm Energy. He has served as Board Chairman of the American Geological Institute Foundation and Board Chairman of the Offshore Energy Center. Mr. Pinkerton holds BS and MS degrees in Geophysics from Texas Tech University.