Richard Mills, CEO, is Manager of Tenrgys and each of its Affiliated Companies. Mr. Mills is also the President of Reveille and Manager of TOG.
Mr. Mills began his career as a petroleum engineer with Cities Service Oil and Gas Company in its Jackson, MS, Southeast Region office focusing primarily on reservoir engineering. Occidental Petroleum Corporation acquired Cities Service in 1984, and Mr. Mills became an employee of OXY USA. During his employment with OXY USA, Mr. Mills completed the requirements for an MBA degree from Millsaps College. OXY closed the Jackson Southeast Region office in 1989 and consolidated operations to Houston, Texas. Mr. Mills elected to remain in Mississippi working initially as an independent consulting engineer and energy investment advisor.
In 1991, Mr. Mills formed the predecessor company to Tenrgys and began acquiring select producing oil and gas fields in Louisiana and Oklahoma with private investors, using joint venture structures. In 1995, he formed TOG’s predecessor and expanded into Mississippi with a series of successful acquisitions using an LLC structure. Most of these early acquisitions are still producing and have paid back the initial investment multiple times.
Mr. Mills received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Petroleum Engineering from Mississippi State University in 1980. Mr. Mills is a Registered Professional Engineer in the State of Mississippi, serves as a Trustee to the Millsaps College Board of Directors, is a member of the U.S. Oil and Gas Association executive committee, and is a member of the Mississippi State University Foundation Board.