Meet The Founder

Jim Dowdy, Founder of PLP

Jim Dowdy, an Oklahoma native, graduated from Northeastern State University with a B.S. in Finance in 1992.  Upon graduation, he was fortunate to have the opportunity to join Samson Resources Company, a rapidly growing private exploration and production company owned by the Schusterman family and headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma.  Jim subsequently spent 20 years at Samson in the Business Development Department where he personally completed numerous transactions involving over 14,000 oil and gas properties with an aggregate value in excess of $2 billion.  While at Samson his varied responsibilities included auction acquisitions and divestitures, negotiated acquisitions and divestitures, partnership liquidations, integration of acquired assets, leasehold sales and negotiation of purchase and sale agreements, letter agreements, assignments and other contracts related to the company’s acquisition and divestment strategies.

In 2013, Jim joined Cypress Energy Partners as Vice President of Corporate Development where he was responsible for evaluating various acquisition opportunities related to the company’s commercial saltwater disposal business and other environmental related service opportunities.  During his tenure at Cypress, the company subsequently completed a successful Initial Public Offering on the New York Stock Exchange.

In 2014, Jim left Cypress to pursue his passion of working with buyers and sellers in the petroleum industry which ultimately led to the creation of Petroleum Listing Place. With over 20 years of acquisition and divestiture related experiences in the petroleum industry, Jim is able to bring a highly diversified and unique level of expertise to both buyers and sellers of petroleum related assets.