Galyn Black

Chief Energy Solutions Officer


Galyn is a Petroleum Engineer with a BS from Texas Tech. He was recruited to join DFW International Airport and rose to Senior Project Manager of the world’s only 5-rig exploration program on the second busiest airport.  

In 2008 Galyn became deeply involved with land acquisition, project development, and operations for Chesapeake Energy in the infamous Barnett expansion to 46 rigs.  That extremely diverse and politically challenging urban crucible of door-to-door operations refined his labour of win-win opportunities.

Galyn was promoted to Oklahoma City to develop the Miss Lime produced water gathering and disposal system in a bid to reconcile an otherwise economic play with the missing link of water logistics.  Meeting with Aubrey McClendon in coordination with all E&P stakeholders built an appreciation for the challenging but prerequisite fluidity of business objectives in search of transaction.

In 2014, Galyn joined Aubrey again at American Energy Partners – Woodford and became Director over upstream facilities and midstream infrastructure for development and operations.  He was fully integrated into all A&D pursuits, providing key insights during the speculative transition to the Anadarko Basin and reinvention of the Anadarko Shelf.

Galyn discovered an industry opportunity to provide specialized consulting for A&D initiatives that were attempting to assign
value to the burgeoning midstream water market.  Since 2019
he continues to fill this role as well as design and project management of upstream and midstream facilities and infrastructure.

Galyn has managed, developed, and operated over $2 Billion in capex projects, ranging across multiple industries and markets.  His appreciation for objectivity and creativity have been an asset to many clients for over 20 years.