Details for Robert L. "Bob" Thomas, Jr. (President and Chief Operating Officer)

Professional History:

Paradigm Exploration Company. President and chief operating officer, 2011-present.
Paradigm Joint Venture. Operator of investor funded drilling ventures in Oklahoma and Texas: president and chief operations officer, 2008-present.
Patriot Exploration LLC. Operator of oil and gas ventures in Oklahoma and Kansas. Founder: chairman and chief executive officer, 2001-2005.
Paradigm Exploration LLC. Exploration entity formed to utilize new technology such as Sedimentary Residual Magnetics (SRM), and other leading edge exploration tools to search for and develop viable oil and gas exploration projects for Patriot Exploration and other oil and gas operators. Directed, acquired and processed over 600 square miles of aeromagnetic data in north central Oklahoma and south central Kansas – for candidate prospect generation. Founder, chairman & chief executive officer, 2001-present.
Thomas & Associates Consulting. Consulting and professional services provider to domestic and international companies in various stages of growth and/or restructuring. From 1996 to 2001, Mr. Thomas served as a financial and operations consultant to Lone Star Energy, an exploration company that drilled two successful wildcat wells in the country of Morocco using various remote sensing technologies, including the flying and processing of 15 million acres of aeromagnetic surveys, used to high-grade the potential prospects. Soil gas samples and geochemical analysis were then utilized, before running 3D seismic. Founder, president and senior partner, 1988-present.
Empiric Energy, Inc. (AMEX:EPRC.PK) . Operator of oil and gas properties and gas gathering systems in Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Pennsylvania. Provided various consulting services from 1996 through 2001. consultant and director, 1998-2000.
Champion Drilling Company. Well drilling contractor and services company founded to use a specially equipped Walker-Neer Apache 250-40 drilling rig to earn interests in oil and gas wells. Founder and president, 1987-1988.
Crown Exploration Company. Operator of oil and gas properties in Oklahoma and Kansas; Successful exploratory prospects: director, chairman & chief executive officer, 1979-1986.
Phillips Petroleum Company. Major integrated oil and gas company based in Bartlesville, Oklahoma. Served in various corporate and field operations and operation consulting capacities, including 3+ years based in the Denver, Colorado office. 1977-1986.


Oklahoma State University. Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering and Management, 1977. Phillips Petroleum Company and Dowell Chemical Company scholarships.
Summer and part-time employment during college. oil field operations – worked 2 summers on drilling and work over rigs, and other oil field positions. Machine shop and lathe operator for TRW Reda Pump, the largest manufacturer (at the time) of down-hole electric pumps for the oil and gas industry.

Non-profit Interests

Has and/or currently serves in a number of church-related non-profits.