Founded in 2007, R. King & Co. has vastly improved the fortunes of its clients. Our passion is helping families discover and restore their mineral wealth.
With over 20-years experience in the oil & gas industry, R. King & Co. has worked with clients from small mineral owners to a large private agribusiness company. We value all our clients, large and small. We believe every client deserves equal attention and respect.
Richard King IV
Before earning his B.A. in Petroleum Land Management from the University of Texas at Austin in 1983, Richard worked summers as a roughneck on drilling rigs in South Texas. He’s been involved in nearly every aspect of the oil and gas business as a landman, operator, consultant, minerals owner, minerals manager and lease developer. He’s adept in the complete process of exploration and production, and speaks the language from the drilling rig floor to the executive board room. Richard spent five years consolidating forty family members who jointly owned 12,000 untapped mineral acres – transforming them into financial security for generations to come.
Winning the Texas Monthly Top Producer Award in 2014, David was recognized as one of the top five landmen in Texas by the American Association of Professional Landmen and the Independent Producers & Royalty Owners Association. He began his 40-year career as an independent landman in 1974. In 1982 he served as Land Manager and Vice-President of Texas Onshore Energy, Inc. in Houston, Texas. He founded OGR Energy Corporation in 1991 and drilled and operated 60-producing oil and gas wells. Over the course of his career, David has leased over 250,000 mineral acres comprised of 5,000 different transactions. David was Empresa Energy’s key partner in the Eagle Ford Shale where his team acquired all the acreage and provided all of its geologic evaluation. He has worked extensively in five oil and gas basins and is the former Director of the American Association of Petroleum Landmen in Texas and President of the Austin Professional Landmen’s Association. David brings a wealth of industry relationships, transaction experience, and integrity to R. King & Co.
“I can fully recommend RKing Company. Richard and Gaylan have been extremely helpful to our family in helping to get our mother’s mineral rights in order, helping to get suspended revenues released from the state comptroller’s office, and educating us on the complexities of owning mineral rights. They have been willing to spend the time with us that we needed to better understand the process, and have gone even beyond what we expected from them in managing her mineral rights.”
“Richard King & Co. has provided me with peace of mind and a better sense of perspective with respect to my family’s oil & gas mineral estate. How? They rely upon integrity as the foundation of their business with articulate communication, sharp minds, friendly attitudes, and ethical consideration in all of our transactions and interactions. Being experienced, knowledgeable, & trustworthy in an industry that is confusing and out of date.”