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With roots that run deep, Sanguine Gas has a long history of weathering the ups and downs of the oil and gas industry through forward-thinking, innovative leadership and lean business practices. We have lead the oil and gas industry since our beginnings by pioneering a different path. We successfully compete with larger companies thanks to lower costs, minimal strategic leveraging, and a strong focus on the economic productivity of individual wells and drilling.

We focus on the quality of our partners and bring our unique ability to execute at all phases of the oil and gas industry. Over the years we have built a team of highly skilled talent to create the best results with lower overhead to achieve more economic productivity from each well we work on. By investing in our leadership and staff, we have developed a team ready to stay one step ahead of the rest through visionary solutions to industry turmoil and strategic acquisitions and partnerships.


A credible operator, lessor and partner with deep roots in the Oklahoma community


Entrepreneurial culture of superior technical and administrative talent


Our word is our bond in high standards of integrity, honesty, safety, and impact


Focused on financial discipline in well economics, cash flow, and low leverage


Highly competent and skilled partners, royalty owners and employees focused on stability and economic potential

Our Leadership Team

Our best asset is our team of talented technical and administrative leaders and employees who adapt and thrive through industry cycles. 

Randolph Nelson


Randy Nelson is the President and sole owner of Sanguine; he has been involved in the core management of the company since 1991. Prior to working with Sanguine, Randolph received a B.A. from Yale University, a Masters in Modern History from the University of Oxford and an MBA from Harvard University. Randy serves as co-chair Yale Development Council, the chairman of Yale Alumni Fund Leaders Circle, and as co-chair of the Board of Directors at ExpandED Schools.

Robert Schaffitzel

Chief Operating Officer

Robert joined Sanguine in 2020.  He started his career as a Field Engineer with Texaco and has served in numerous operational, business development and asset development capacities across multiple basins in North America.  He is a registered Professional Engineer with a B.S. in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Oklahoma.

Tim Cargile

Chief Financial Officer

Tim has been with Sanguine since 2016 and is responsible for corporate finance and business development.  Tim began working in the oil and gas industry in 1984 and his experience spans all areas of oil and gas accounting, financing, risk management and business development.  He also serves as a member of the American Institute of CPAs and the OK Society of CPAs.

Dylan Allen

Senior Landman

Dylan joined Sanguine in 2022 after 7 years with NGP funded Bravo Natural Resources and Blackbeard Operating. Dylan brings wide-ranging experience to the Sanguine team, having worked across a variety of basins in the lower 48 since beginning his land career in 2006. As Senior Landman he assists in coordination of A&D opportunities, grassroots leasing and acreage development, field operations, and regulatory filings in the Arkoma and Anadarko basins. He holds a B.S. in Organizational Leadership from Southern Nazarene University and is an active member of the Tulsa Association of Petroleum Landmen.

Luke Arthur

Senior Geologist

Luke joined Sanguine in early 2022 after 11 years with Unit Petroleum as the Senior Exploration and Operation Geologist where he initiated prospect development, acquisitions and divestitures along with overseeing the drilling of over 150 horizontal wells.  As Senior Geologist he assists in the exploration, operations and A&D evaluations for Sanguine’s current assets.  Luke holds a B.S. and M.S. in Geology from Oklahoma State University.

Jill Burke

Vice President Land

Jill has been with Sanguine since 1984 and currently oversees the Land Administration department.

Carson Dale

Petroleum Engineer

Carson joined the company in 2017 after graduating in 2017 from the University of Oklahoma with a B.S. in Petroleum Engineering.  He oversees Sanguine’s operated wells in the Western Anadarko and Arkoma Basins and works closely with Sanguine’s field personnel.  Carson also assists with the evaluation of acquisition and divestiture opportunities.

Mike Ledbetter

Vice President of Land and A&D

Mike joined Sanguine in 2018 and manages land acquisition and development for the company.  Mike has historically managed land functions, regulatory issues, and A&D activity, including large scale multi-million dollar acquisitions.   He holds a B.S. in Marketing and an MBA from Oklahoma State University, is a member of multiple Landman associations and is recognized as an expert witness with the Oklahoma Corporation Commission.

Will Payne

A&D Analyst

Will joined Sanguine in 2017 and works in data analytics and project development.  He leverages his technical background and experience with data to perform analyses and present deliverables that provide insight for smarter business decisions.  Will holds a B.S. in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Oklahoma.

Luke Moellers

Petroleum Engineer

Luke joined the company in 2016 after graduating from the University of Oklahoma with a B.S. in Petroleum Engineering.  He oversees Sanguine’s operated wells in the Eastern Anadarko Basin and works closely with Sanguine’s field personnel.  Luke also assists in the evaluation of acquisition and divestiture opportunities.

Allyson Stout


Allyson started at Sanguine in 2011 and oversees all day to day operations for Sanguine’s 300+ operated wells.  Allyson’s team evaluates all A&D opportunities and provides engineering reports to lenders.  Upon closing of the Enervest and Vanguard acquisitions which doubled Sanguine’s existing operated well count, Allyson’s team seamlessly incorporated the assets into Sanguine’s existing properties.  Allyson holds a M.S. in Geosciences from the University of Tulsa and a B.S. from the University of Oklahoma.

Todd Tharp

Director of Gas Marketing

Todd began working at Sanguine, Ltd. in 1988 and was ultimately put in charge of Oil and Gas Marketing.  Todd graduated from Northeastern State University with a B.S. in Marketing.

Dylan Trotzuk

Vice President

Dylan has been with Sanguine since 2010 and manages project development and financing.  With degrees from Harvard University in both Economics and Geology, Dylan pairs his technical understanding of projects with the company’s strategic focus.  During his time at the company, Dylan has played integral roles in the development of its Arkoma leasing and mineral purchasing strategy as well as its acquisitions from Enervest and Vanguard.