Our Management Team

David Killam
Managing Partner

David Killam is the Managing Partner of Killam Companies which encompasses Killam Oil Company. Killam Oil is an operator in the State of Texas and through a subsidiary in the State of Louisiana. 

David graduated from The University of Texas at Austin in 1974 and graduated from a one-year program in Ranch Management at TCU in 1975. He joined the company in June 1975. 

David has been involved in all facets of exploration, development, and production issues at the company, and he approves all drilling and major workover operations.

Cliffe Killam
Partner/Corporate Planning

Cliffe Killam is a Partner at Killam Oil and is responsible for planning and business development. Prior to joining Killam Oil in January 2011, he worked for 3 years at Standard Chartered Bank (formerly Harrison Lovegrove) in the oil and gas investment banking group specializing in international oil and gas corporate and asset transactions.

He has completed over $600 million in transactions in the US, Latin America, and Africa and performed numerous advisory mandates services to executive management teams. Prior to Standard Chartered, he worked as an analyst at Wood Mackenzie, where he was a part of the team that launched and built out the US upstream research and consulting services.

Cliffe received a Master’s from The University of Texas at Austin in Energy and Mineral Resources from the Petroleum Engineering College and Bachelor’s in English Literature from Boston University.

Mike Drake
General Manager

Mike Drake has been the General Manager for Killam Oil Company for 24 years. Prior coming to Killam, Mike was a partial owner of Sabre Oil & Gas for 8 years and served as both the Vice President fof Finance and President of that company. 

Before Sabre Mike was with the Oklahoma City based independent, GHK Corp. At GHK Corp. Mike worked as the Controller and was later promoted to Treasurer. 

Mike started his career in public accounting on the audit staff with Arthur Young and Company with clients that included Hertz, Eason Oil, Standard Drilling and Gasanadarko.

Steve Marshall
Land Manager

Steve Marshall has been the Land Manager at Killam Oil Company for the last thirty years since graduating from The University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree in Petroleum Land Management.

Steve manages the day to day land matters associated with Killam Oil’s drilling and producing wells, oil and gas leases and mineral interests. Steve also assists in the marketing of Killam Oil’s gas production.

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