Rick Jenner


Rick founded Endeavor Natural Gas, LP along with Bill Russ in 2001. He has more than 30 years of diversified experience in domestic oil and gas exploration and production. Prior to forming Endeavor, Mr. Jenner was a partner at Tepee Petroleum Company, a Houston-based independent. He began his career with Santa Fe Minerals and also worked for Torch Energy Advisors.

Rick received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Petroleum Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines, and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Chicago.

Bill Russ

Co-Founder, Retired

After a long and successful career as an exploration geologist, Bill was a co-founder and partner in Endeavor I and II, helping to build, manage and ultimately sell these entities.

Tommy Atkins

President - Exploration Manager

Tommy has over 40 years of diverse oil and gas exploration experience. He began his career with The Superior Oil Company, where he generated prospects along the Texas Gulf Coast. Tommy then moved to EOG Resources, rising to Gulf of Mexico Exploration Manager, where he discovered over 500 BCF of reserves. He then served as General Manager for Newfield’s Gulf of Mexico operations. Most recently, Tommy was Senior Vice President – Exploration for Contango Oil and Gas, a publicly traded energy company.

Tommy has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Geology from the University of Oklahoma.

Greg Linton

Vice President – Operations

Greg joined Endeavor in 2010, and since that time has been responsible for all drilling and production activities. Prior to joining Endeavor, Greg managed operations for Hanson Minerals and its affiliate, Southland Drilling Company. He started his 40 year career in the oilfield with Arco, and has also worked with Longhorn Oil & Gas, Pressler Consultants, and Hess Corporation.

Greg has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Oklahoma.

Bud Foster

Vice President - Land

Bud joined Endeavor in 2007 after a long and successful career in petroleum land management, most recently with Kinder-Morgan. He has worked for Edge Petroleum and Anadarko Petroleum, and began his career with Shell Oil Company.

Mr. Foster has a Bachelor Degree in Business Management from Texas A&M University.

Contact ENG

Houston Office

1201 Louisiana, Suite 3350
Houston, Texas 77002

O  713.658.8555

F  713.658.0715