Drilled first horizontal Cotton Valley Sand well in 2008
Tanos combines exceptional people, technical expertise and operating efficiencies to maximize value and investor returns. We believe it is not only important to be an excellent employer in East Texas, but it is also critical to be an excellent corporate citizen in the communities where we operate.
Tanos Exploration is a privately held company that was capitalized in 2007 in order to take advantage of more than 120 years of combined management experience exploiting conventional and unconventional reservoirs in the Ark-La-Tex area.
It’s our mission to build an environment where our team members and stakeholders can provide ethically-sourced natural gas with minimal environmental impact.
We do that by combining a strong management team, excellent equity and banking partners, experienced and talented employees, with state-of-the-art drilling and production technologies.
Tanos Exploration LLC was initially founded in 2007 as a horizontal drilling company with an initial equity commitment of $40 million.
The company grew primarily through acquisitions and drilling, so that by the time of divestment in April 2013, Tanos was operating over 100 oil & gas wells.
When Tanos II began, the company partnered with Quantum Energy Partners, a leading provider of private-equity capital to the energy industry.
This partnership allowed Tanos II to focus on creating value through drilling and acquisitions in East Texas and North Louisiana.
Since then, Tanos II personnel have established a track record of identifying, closing, and digesting acquisition and exploration opportunities–all while maximizing investment value by reducing operating costs and enhancing production.
As a registered operation in Texas and Louisiana, Tanos has maintained a superior safety and environmental record, while being recognized as a cost-efficient leader in horizontal drilling.