The Forte' Oil & Gas Team
Robin has a varied and solid background in the oil business: degree in geology from Oklahoma; geologist (for a few minutes), company landman (12 years); independent landman, broker, producer, operator (since 1980); speaker, educator, expert witness (since 1986); association and expo management (17 years). His extensive expertise, national exposure and practical, entertaining teaching style have led Robin to be widely sought after as an expert witness, instructor and speaker – even the governor of Texas enjoys his material.
An Air Force jet fighter pilot during Vietnam, Robin has passion for raising money to support our severely wounded war veterans as they return home. Robin created the American Heroes Fund in 2006 which has since raised more than $7 million for soldiers and their families. Instead of flying jets, he is now a fully certified Texas peace officer (12 years) – gun, fast car and all – and a proud owner of a Harley Davidson Dyna Switchback.
CHRISTY PAYNE & CHELSEA PETTY
Christy and Chelsea primarily provide abstracting and people finding research and other support for Missing Heirs projects and Oil and Gas Deals. They have several years of experience running title and successfully locating rightful mineral owners. They also handle marketing and development, including the design of the forteoilandgas.com web site.
Christy and Chelsea are both native Texans and graduates of the University of Texas at Austin’s Moody College of Communication. They ran the NAPE Expos (largest upstream oil and gas expos in the world) from 2005-2011, NAPE’s peak years.