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Vice President of Exploration and Business Development Manager
Jarrod Bridges is Vice President of Exploration and Business Development Manager at Buffco Production, Inc. Jarrod holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Geology from Texas Tech university and a Master of Science degree in Geology from Stephen F. Austin State University. Jarrod began his career in oil and gas with R. Lacy Services of Longview, Texas in 2015 and remained with them throughout undergraduate and graduate school until 2019. At that time, Jarrod began working full time for Buffco Production, Inc. as an Exploration Geologist, until being promoted to Vice President of Exploration and Business Development Manager in 2021. Jarrod focuses on expanding exploration and development of assets held by the company, along with helping to oversee various field operations and business development.



Vice President of Oil & Gas Marketing
Shane McConnell is Vice President of Oil & Gas Marketing at Buffco Production, Inc. and Magnolia Gas Gathering, LLC. Growing up in the East Texas oilfield, he began his career in high school working for Mac Flowbacks. While attending college, he worked for Scandrill, Inc. and then for BJ Coiltech, Inc. After graduating from the University of Texas in Tyler with a B.B.A. in finance, Shane was a gas controller with Shell Power & Trading for all of the company's Louisiana natural gas pipelines. In 2001, when Shell Power & Trading divested their pipeline assets to Enterprise Products, L.P., Shane continued his role with them.

In 2005, he joined J-W Gathering as a gas marketing/scheduling representative. His primary responsibilities were marketing and scheduling natural gas throughout Texas, Louisiana, Colorado, and Pennsylvania. In 2011, he transitioned into the role of gas supply/business development for J-W Midstream. At J-W, he focused on asset optimization by connecting third-party gas to J-W's gathering system. In addition, Shane negotiated new gas purchases and gas processing contracts.

In 2013, he joined Buffco Production, Inc., where Shane is responsible for marketing Buffco's oil and gas, exploring effective markets, and overseeing all aspects of the company's gathering systems. Shane serves as past president and current board member of the Natural Gas Society of East Texas.