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


Bill has nearly 36 years of experience exploring for oil and gas in Texas and Louisiana. He was a founding partner of two successful oil and gas companies before starting Endeavor. Bill, and the teams he has supervised, are responsible for numerous field discoveries and field extensions in Texas and Louisiana. Through the use of current and state of the art exploration methods and tools, Bill and his teams have stayed ahead of the competition on emerging exploratory trends.

Bill has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Geology from the University of Houston.

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.

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Houston Office

1201 Louisiana, Suite 3350
Houston, Texas 77002

O  713.658.8555

F  713.658.0715