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Mr. Nick M. Varel

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Executive Vice President and Owne...

Talon Oil & Gas II, LLC
Phone: (214) ***-****  HQ Phone
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Talon Oil & Gas LLC
3131 McKinney Suite 750
Dallas , Texas 75204
United States

Company Description: Talon Oil & Gas LLC is a privately-held energy company located in Dallas, Texas engaged in the acquisition, development and exploration of domestic oil and natural...   more

Employment History


  • Bachelors degree , International Business
    Lynn University
Web References
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The first advisor appointed to the Company's Advisory Board will be Nick Varel.
About Nick Varel:
Mr. Varel grew up in the oil and gas industry, and the Varel family has manufactured drill bits for the oil and gas, mining, and industrial sectors for over fifty years.Varel International Inc. is the world's fastest growing drill bit company with 1,100 employees working in 41 countries.Varel International was most recently sold to an affiliate of Arcapita Inc., a private equity firm, for approximately $369 million.
Mr. Varel is currently Managing Principal of Elephant Oil and Gas, an independent oil and gas firm focused on drilling and development prospects as well as producing properties in Texas, including the Barnett Shale.He has working relationships on every major basin in Texas.Mr. Varel brings substantial land management expertise, purchasing more than 150,000 acres of oil and gas leases in several different states over the last few years, and has been actively involved with oil and gas leasing in multiple states.Mr. Varel has been involved in numerous oil and gas transactions involving the sales of overriding royalty interests, mineral packages, and oil and gas leases for exploration and development.
Previously, Mr. Varel served as Vice President of Operator Procurement at Arkansas Energy Group, where in addition to managing and negotiating the sale of the company, he acquired over 110,000 acres on the Fayetteville Shale, managed all acreage sales to operators, and directed purchasing trends on step out acquisitions.Mr. Varel has substantial expertise in natural gas pricing, having served as the Natural Gas Pricing Analyst Manager at Gulf States Energy where he directed kilowatt hour pricing as it related to the natural gas market.Mr. Varel has a Bachelors degree in International Business from Lynn University.
"Our Advisory Board will be an integral and invaluable resource for our Company as we move forward in our plans for rapid expansion, and we are very pleased and honored to welcome Nick Varel as he joins our Advisory Board," says Chris Metcalf, Pantera's President and CEO.
"Nick brings substantial oil and gas expertise to the Company, and we are enthusiastic to work with him moving forward."
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Managing Partner, Business Development and Land
Mr. Varel is a widely recognized industry leader. He provides a proven track record of deal sourcing and execution. During the 2008 market crash and under Mr. Varel's direction, Elephant Oil & Gas made the strategic move to the Permian Basin and Delaware Basin. This well-timed move resulted in multiple successes. Mr. Varel is a proven value creator with a tangible grasp on what moves the oil and gas A&D market. Mr. Varel brings to Talon Oil & Gas III the ethos of position and timing.
Mr. Varel is a founding partner of Elephant Oil & Gas. Under Mr. Varel's leadership, Elephant gained operational exposure to the Fort Worth Basin in 2007, the Midland Basin in 2009 and the Delaware Basin in 2010. This exposure resulted in multiple highly successful divestitures. When Elephant Oil & Gas merged with Talon Oil & Gas II in 2012, Mr. Varel was named Executive Vice President of Business Development. The merged entity pursued an opportunistic strategy in the Eagle Ford Shale and the Permian Basin until Talon Oil & Gas III was formed in 2015.
In 2004, Mr. Varel joined the Arkansas Energy Group, which was formed to exploit the Fayetteville Shale. Prior to Arkansas Energy Group, Mr. Varel worked as a natural gas analyst at Gulf States Energy. Mr. Varel holds a degree in international business from Lynn University. He is a member of the Dallas Petroleum Club, the Dallas Wildcat Committee, the American Association of Professional Landmen and the Independent Petroleum Association of America.
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Front row from left: Tom G. Grace, Bradley S. Williams and Nick M. Varel.
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Managing Partner, Business Development and Land
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