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Brian Russell is the founder of Grayton Energy, LLC in Norman, Oklahoma. Prior to Grayton Energy, he worked as a landman at SandRidge Energy and TipTop Energy Production US, LLC. During his tenure as a landman, Russell worked in seven different basins with a footprint spanning more than 500,000 net mineral acres. Today, Russell currently works closely with mineral owners, investors, and other oil and gas companies across the country acquiring mineral rights with a primary focus in Oklahoma’s Anadarko Basin. Grayton Energy started as an oil and gas investment brokerage but has evolved into a portfolio of long-term investments in mineral rights, overriding royalty interest, and non-operating working interest. Russell earned his undergraduate degree in Journalism with an emphasis in Public Relations from the University of Oklahoma and has a master’s degree in Energy Legal Studies from Oklahoma City University. He currently lives in Norman, Oklahoma with his wife, Melinda, and two children, Emelyn and Graham. Outside of work, he enjoys spending time with family, traveling, working out, and watching his kids sporting events.

As the Vice President of Land, Brian Atchley brings with him more than 15 years’ experience in all aspects of land work within the Oil & Gas industry. Prior to his time at Grayton Energy, LLC, Brian worked as the Director of Acquisitions for Prairie Oil & Gas, LLC and was a Land Manager at medium sized land brokerage where he managed multiple Oil & Gas projects spanning across several Counties and States for a number of privately and publicly held companies.


Brian earned a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Oklahoma and a Master of Business Administration with a specialization in Energy from the University of Central Oklahoma.



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