Langford Energy Partners LLC was founded in 2020 and is based in Austin, TX
Pursue acquisitions and strategic partnerships in premium liquids rich basins across the US
Opportunities where our operational efficiency, reservoir management and geological expertise will drive value and returns
Bud Brigham has over 35 years of oil and gas industry experience. He founded Brigham Exploration in 1990 and served as its President, CEO, and Chairman of the Board. Bud managed Brigham Exploration’s rapid growth as a private company from an initial investment of $25,000 in 1990 to its initial public offering in 1997 then its accumulation of 375,000 acres in the Williston Basin and finally its sale to Statoil ASA in December 2011 for $4.5 billion.
Subsequently, Bud founded Brigham Resources, which built an 80,000 net acre position in the Southern Delaware Basin, completing approximately 50 wells, prior to sale in February 2017 to Diamondback Energy for $2.55 billion. He also founded and is Executive Chairman of Brigham Minerals which has amassed over 40,000 net mineral acres across the Permian, SCOOP/STACK, DJ and Williston Basins. In 2017 he founded Atlas Sand & Brigham Exploration, a leading Permian sand producer & Permian pure play non-op company, respectively.
Bud received his B.S. in Geophysics from The University of Texas and is a member of the National Petroleum Council, the Bureau of Economic Geology Visiting Committee, an inductee in the All-American Wildcatters, and serves on the University of Texas Chancellor’s Council Executive Committee.
Mr. Langford was raised in Midland, Texas, and has over 33 years of experience in the oil and gas industry. Mr. Langford began his career serving in various engineering capacities with Burlington Resources, including reservoir, production and drilling responsibilities. He joined Brigham Exploration Company in 1995 as Manager of Operations, and ultimately Executive Vice President – Operations. When Statoil ASA acquired Brigham in 2011, Mr. Langford assumed the duties of Senior Vice President – Bakken Business Unit. In 2015, Mr. Langford co-founded Luxe Energy. Luxe built a 19,000 net acre position in the Delaware basin, and after an approximate six month investment period, sold to Diamondback Energy in 2016 for $560 million. Subsequently, Mr. Langford co-founded Luxe Energy II and Luxe Minerals. Luxe Energy II amassed a 35,000 net acre position in the Central Delaware Basin, and drilled 35 operated wells. Luxe Minerals focused on the Permian and built a 15,000 net royalty acre position across the Midland and Delaware Basins.
Mr. Langford is a graduate of Texas Tech University with a Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering. Mr. Langford currently serves as a board member for Atlas Sand and Brigham Minerals.
Mr. Larson’s tenured career began with Exxon as a Production Geologist and Research Scientist. He then joined Mr. Langford at Burlington Resources, in various roles of increasing responsibility. Mr. Larson joined Brigham Exploration Company in 1997, serving as Executive Vice President – Exploration for 14 years. After the merger with Statoil ASA, Mr. Larson was appointed Vice President – Operations. Most recently, Mr. Larson served as President for Luxe Energy and COO for Luxe Minerals.
Mr. Larson is a graduate of St. Cloud State University in Minnesota with a Bachelor of Science in Earth Science, and a graduate of the University of Montana with a Master of Science in Geology
Mr. Rankin has been an operational engineer since 1996, supervising drilling, completion, production, and midstream operations. He has the distinction of drilling the first horizontal well for Brigham Exploration Company. He began his career with Mewbourne Oil Company before joining Brigham in 2001. Mr. Rankin served in various capacities with Brigham and Statoil ASA, including Regional Manager of the Williston office for the Bakken Business Unit, and Subsurface Manager for the Eagle Ford Business Unit. Mr. Rankin last served as VP of Operations for Luxe Energy and VP of Business Development for Luxe Minerals.
Mr. Rankin holds a Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Oklahoma.
Mr. Thibodeau began his career with Brigham Exploration as a Reservoir Engineer. After the merger with Statoil, he was promoted to Bakken Reservoir Team Lead, and then Subsurface Manager of the Marcellus Business Unit. Prior to Luxe Energy, he held the position of Reservoir Engineering Manager for Brigham Minerals. Most recently, Mr. Thibodeau served as the VP of Engineering for both Luxe Energy and Luxe Minerals.
Mr. Thibodeau is a graduate of the University of Texas with a Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering. Mr. Thibodeau is a licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Texas.
Mr. Leeson began his career as an investment banking analyst at Rock House Capital Advisors, a boutique energy advisory firm based in Houston, followed by a position within Wells Fargo’s energy corporate banking practice. In 2017, he joined RBC Richardson Barr, the A&D platform of RBC Capital Markets, most recently serving in the role of Vice President. While at RBC, Trevor served clients across the U.S. by providing market intelligence, delivering strategic advice, and executing a wide range of asset, corporate, and capital markets transactions. He ultimately played a significant role in closing deals valued at over $20 billion across every major oil & natural gas play in the Lower 48. Trevor’s extensive transactional experience allows him to contribute heavily to all phases of acquisition underwriting, transaction execution, and portfolio management.
Mr. Leeson holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance with a Minor in Accounting from The University of Texas.
Langford Energy Partners was formed in 2020 and is based in Austin, TX. The team previously worked together as founding members of Luxe Energy and Luxe Minerals. Prior to Luxe, they served in leadership roles in Statoil's US Onshore division. Before joining Statoil, the same team served as executives for Brigham Exploration, and drove Brigham’s success in the Bakken. They continued to manage Brigham’s significant growth in the play through the merger with Statoil in 2011, until leaving to form Luxe. In 2016, Luxe I sold its Delaware Basin position for $560 million to Diamondback Energy. In 2017, Luxe Energy II and Luxe Minerals were formed and grew to approximately 35,000 net acres and 15,000 net royalty acres respectively throughout the Permian Basin.
The Company’s strategy is to acquire unconventional oil properties in liquids rich basins throughout the United States, and to apply innovative technologies to drive operational excellence. The team's track record of industry-leading horizontal operations, combined with our commitment to safety, makes the Langford Energy Partners' team an ideal partner.
We are committed to operating with the highest level of focus on the safety and the welfare of our personnel, landowners and our operating partners. Our top priority is the safety of our employees, protection of the environment, and the communities in which we live and work.