A VERTICALLY-INTEGRATED OIL AND GAS COMPANY
OUR COMPANY WAS FOUNDED WITH THE WILDCATTER SPIRIT!
Today, we’re proud of our reputation for drilling quality wells and being good stewards of the land.
Our founder, Rod Lewis was a wildcatter from the beginning. In 1982, Rod took out a loan and bought his first South Texas well for $13,000. The seller planned to plug the well, but Rod was determined to have it produce again, which it did. Lewis Petro Properties was born.
Lewis Energy owns and operates over 1,600 wells on more than 450,000 acres, and employs over 1,000 team members in our South Texas back yard. We’re proud to be known as a good neighbor. Which means we take care of our royalty owners, as well as the land we drill on.
A DRILLING COMPANY ON THE RISE
In 1983, Rod’s parents pledged their ranch as collateral to help him borrow the money to drill his first well. In 1988, Stan Jumper signed on as head geologist, and the company continued to grow and become what is now Lewis Energy Group.
FROM SOUTH TEXAS TO THE INTERNATIONAL SCENE
In 2001, Lewis Energy Group expanded its operations to Colombia, acquiring an interest in the Cara Cara block. In 2004, the company signed a Multiple Services Contract with PEMEX, becoming the first American company since 1938 to operate exploration and production wells in Mexico.
LEWIS ENERGY GROUP: A VERTICALLY-INTEGRATED COMPANY
Lewis Energy is a vertically integrated company. We are competitive and determined to be the most economical company in South Texas. We control our own destiny by owning our own rigs, completions, and continually expanding our operations.
OUR ROOTS RUN DEEP IN SOUTH TEXAS
Our founder, Rod Lewis, was born and raised in this neck of the mesquite woods, as were many of our company’s team members. Our field office headquarters have been in Encinal for over 35 years and are there to stay. More than that, we’re involved in our community and area schools, giving financial and volunteer support to South Texas.
WHAT SETS US APART ARE OUTSTANDING PEOPLE
Lewis Energy team members are among the brightest and most talented in the industry. More importantly, these highly trained professionals are tenacious people who love a challenge. Their outstanding dedication and hard work have made us successful in operations and production.