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BLACKBRUSH OIL & GAS LP – TEXSTAR MIDSTREAM SERVICES LP BY KELLY MCCABE Despite the unstable economic conditions, BlackBrush Oil & Gas stays competitive by employing talented workers and offering diverse services, it says. TWO TIMES THE SERVICE BLACKBRUSH OIL & GAS HAS ENJOYED SUCCESS SINCE ITS FOUNDING IN 2004, THANKS TO OFFERING BOTH MIDSTREAM AND UPSTREAM SERVICES. COMPANY PROFILE BlackBrush Oil & Gas LP www.blackbrushenergy.com TexStar Midstream Services LP www.texstarms.com Headquarters: San Antonio Employees: 130 Service: Midstream and upstream Scott Martin, president, co-CEO and CFO: “One thing that sets us apart from other people is that we have an upstream component and a midstream component.” O ne thing that sets us apart from other people is that we have an upstream component and a midstream component,” President, CFO and co-CEO Scott Martin says of San Antonio’s BlackBrush Oil & Gas. “We always thought we could continue to offer a better return by doing both.” Martin says many competitors in the oil and gas industry don’t offer both because of the financial commitment. “I don’t think that it is typical with small producers that they have the midstream experience, and they don’t fully understand that aspect,” he states. “It’s capital-intensive, so they’d rather use their dollars for other opportunities.” Through a series of acquisitions and monetizations, BlackBrush has the available capital and knowledge to develop both components. The ability to develop either midstream or upstream opportunities serves as an entry point into many locations, Martin explains. “It gives us more flexibility than other small producers have.” The company was founded in 2004 when HMTF Fund V bought Kerns Oil & Gas’ interest in the Catarina Field in Webb County, Texas, for $36 million – which included more than 250 wells and more than 30,000 gross acres in Webb and Dimmit counties in Texas. WINTER 2010 122 | EXPLORATION-PROCESSING.COM http://www.blackbrushenergy.com http://www.texstarms.com http://www.exploration-processing.com

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Exploration & Processing - Winter 2010

Exploration & Processing - Winter 2009
Editor’s page
Preparing for an Economic Upturn
Renewable Funding
Emergency Preparedness Case Study
Slater Controls
quasar energy group
The Crossing Co.
Discovery Drilling Contractors
Mantra Venture Group
Alaska Clean Seas
Peregrine Diamonds
Platinum Group Metals Ltd.
TG Engineering Inc.
Abacus Mining & Exploration Corp.
Advanced Rig Services
Bell Industries Inc.
Canrig Drilling Technologies Ltd.
Cat Construction
Equipment Maintenance Services
Galloway Oilfield Construction Ltd.
Latex Construction Co.
PC Gold Inc.
Spearing Service
Processes Unlimited International Inc.
Global Industries Ltd.
ESG Solutions
Herman Oil Co.
Peat Resources
Innovative Fuels
Juhl Wind Inc.
Kane Instrumentation
MWD Services LLC
Nevada Geothermal Power Inc.
Oski Energy LLC
Paresources Inc.
Powertech Uranium Corp.
Avanti Mining Inc.
BlackBrush Oil & Gas – Texstar Midstream
The Coeur d’Alenes Co.
Vibration Technology Inc.
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Exploration & Processing - Winter 2010