MAIN OFFICE

 

P. 432-272-3395

F. 432-561-5502

12401 WCR 100

Odessa, TX 79765

VALVE OFFICE

 

P. 432-272-0893

F.432-332-1593

12407 WCR 100

Odessa, TX 79765

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Copyright 2016 Black Star Energy Services, LLC. All rights reserved. 

RENTAL OFFICE

P. 432-272-3395

F. 432-561-5502

12319 WCR 100

Odessa, TX 79765

KEVIN BLACKWOOD - PRESIDENT

Kevin Blackwood serves as president/owner of Black Star Energy Services, an oilfield service company based in the Permian Basin. Mr. Blackwood's responsibilities include financial oversight, business development, and management training. Prior to his role at Black Star Energy Services, Mr. Blackwood held numerous positions with ExxonMobil. In these positions, he helped improve vendor relationships, lower TRIR, increase production volumes and reduce 3rd party downtime. In 2011, Mr. Blackwood was approached by a coil tubing operator based out of Louisiana to help establish a district in West Texas. In one year, Mr. Blackwood pushed revenue for that company to over two million dollars per month, with 100% utilization of equipment and employees. In 2012, Mr. Blackwood formed Man Lift Rentals, LLC, a small rental company in Monahans, Tx.  Over the next year, ManLift Rentals, LLC expanded its portfolio by adding a completion based chemical company, Black Star Energy Services. In November 2014, Black Star Energy Services expanded its operations into a new Valve Division and Trucking Division. In May 2016, Black Star Energy Services added the Engineering Operations Division to provide Engineering, Construction Management and OOOOa Support. In August of 2016, Black Star Energy Services opened its' sixth division, Solids Control, which offers some of the best equipment and people in the industry.

“There is nothing better than growing a family owned business, while being able to employ people we consider our friends and watching those people become successful!”

ETHAN WHATLEY - VP OPERATIONS FOR COMPLETION SERVICES

Ethan Whatley has served as the Chemical Operations Manager for Black Star Energy Services since 2016.  Mr. Whatley’s primary responsibility is to manage the Chemical Division, while emphasizing quality of service, high chemical quality control, customer relationships, and the latest technology in the completion chemical market.

Mr. Whatley has over 5 years of experience in the oil and gas industry in all United States shale plays and deep-water Gulf of Mexico operations, with an extensive background in oilfield completion operations.  Mr. Whatley has increased revenue and equipment utilization of the chemical division since becoming the Chemical Operations Manager by 25%.

"Our dedication, perseverance and sacrifice has allowed us to surpass our competitors."

JOHN T. POWELL - VP OPERATIONS FOR RENTAL, CONTAINMENT & VALVE SERVICES

John T Powell has served as the Rental Operations Manager for Black Star Energy Services since 2014.  Mr. Powell’s primary responsibility is to manage the Rental Division, while emphasizing quality of service, equipment reliability, customer relationships, and promoting a safe work place.  

Mr. Powell has over 4 years of experience in the oil and gas industry, with an extensive background in oilfield equipment manufacturing.  Mr. Powell has increase revenue of the rental division by 50% over the span of 2 years, while maintaining a zero incident rate for his division.

 

“I believe that Black Star Energy’s incredible commitment to customer service will allow us to stand out amongst our competitors in the current oil and gas market.”

JOHN.POWELL@BLACKSTARENERGYSERVICES.COM

KAYLA ROACH - CFO

Kayla Roach has served as the Chief Financial Officer for Black Star Energy Services since 2013.  Mrs. Roach's responsibilities include company liabilities, cash flow, company performance, financial relationships, record control, budgeting, and expense control.

Mrs. Roach has a Bachelor of Business Administration in Management from University of Texas of the Permian Basin.  With over 12 years of experience she has gained valuable knowledge from several internships with accounting firms and key financial positions with large service companies.  

 

“I believe our growth was not by chance, but an accumulation of hard work and great ideas.”

 

MATT PAYNE - VP SALES

Matt Payne has served as the Chemical Business Development Manager for Black Star Energy Services since 2012.  Mr. Payne’s primary responsibility is to build and maintain customer relations, while emphasizing strict service quality standards.  

Mr. Payne has 6 years of experience in the oil and gas industry.  Mr. Payne has doubled gross revenue for the chemical division since his start in 2012.  Mr. Payne has thrived in the current oil and gas market by saving his customers 30-40% on chemical and filtration costs with improved efficiency and less downtime.

 

“Our success is attributed to hard work, determination, and the ability to overcome obstacles.”

MATT.PAYNE@BLACKSTARENERGYSERVICES.COM

QUADE KEPHART - CONTAINMENT OPERATIONS MANAGER

Quade Kephart has served as the Containment Operations Manager since 2017.  Mr. Kephart’s main responsibility is handling the day to day operations of containment crews and focusing on producing quality in house manufactured containments.  

Mr. Kephart’s six years of experience in the oil and gas industry has provided him with exceptional knowledge of the service industry. 

 

“I believe there is no secret to Black Star’s success. It is the result of preparation, hard work and learning from failure” 

QKEPHART@BLACKSTARENERGYSERVICES.COM

JOEY POE - VALVE OPERATIONS MANAGER

Joey Poe has served as the Valve Operations Manager for Black Star Energy Services since 2014.  Mr. Poe’s primary responsibility is to manage the day to day aspect of the Valve Division.  Mr. Poe believes that our customer service and strict quality control will set us apart from all other valve companies in the Permian.

Mr. Poe has 14 years of industry specific experience, with knowledge of relief valves, ball valves, control valves, production valves, thief hatch & vent valve inspections and plant lubrication.  In 2015, Mr. Poe added a thermal imaging camera service that will allow us to mitigate leaks and put our customers in Quad O compliance.  

 

“Our organization is based around a willingness to work hard, which is our ultimate competitive advantage.”

SHINE BOYD - PRESSURE PUMPING OPERATIONS MANAGER

MICHELLE CAVAZOS - SAFETY MANAGER

Mrs. Cavazos has been a part of the Black Star Energy Services team since 2016.  As a safety coordinator, Mrs. Cavazos is responsible for maintaining and enforcing the policies and procedures necessary to ensure the health and safety of our Black Star employees.  Mrs. Cavazos has spent nearly a decade in the oil and gas industry, half that time spent in safety.  Mrs. Cavazos brings extensive knowledge to her field and has built an impressive portfolio of certifications pertaining to health and safety. 

 

“My goal is to maintain a safe and healthy working environment for everyone under the Black Star umbrella. I want to promote a positive attitude toward safety and show my employees that safety does not need to be compromised in pursuit of efficiency.”

 

MCAVAZOS@BLACKSTARENERGYSERVICES.COM

IZA ARANDA - OFFICE MANAGER

Iza Aranda has been a part of the Black Star team since 2014. Ms. Aranda ensures that the daily office operations run smoothly. She assists in the development and implementation of policies and procedures. With four years of learning and growing with Black Star in our account receivables department, she believes in working as team to ensure customer satisfaction. Ms. Aranda hopes to maintain a healthy, positive and successful work environment.

 

“ I believe success starts with those who lead by example!” 

 

IARANDA@BLACKSTARENERGYSERVICES.COM

ANDREW BOGGS - MAINTENANCE MANAGER

Andrew Boggs has served as the Maintenance Manager at Black Star Energy Services since May of 2017.  Andrew is responsible for the entire maintenance crew and ensuring that all of Black Star's equipment is in top-notch condition.  His six years of hands-on experience in the oil and gas industry have given him a superior knowledge of how equipment works and how best to maintain it. 

 

Mr. Boggs' goal is to help Black Star maintain all equipment in such a manner to achieve complete customer satisfaction and safety due to the reliability and dependability of their equipment.

 

“Black Star is not afraid to do whatever it takes to get the job done and achieve complete customer satisfaction!”

 

ABOGGS@BLACKSTARENERGYSERVICES.COM

AUDWIN GALLION - VALVE BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER

Audwin Gallion has served as the Valve Business Development Manager for Black Star Energy Services since 2015.  Mr. Gallion is responsible for ensuring customer satisfaction, and expanding Black Star’s valve and thermal imaging services into new markets.  

Mr. Gallion has a Bachelor of Science in Geology from Texas Tech University.  While operating his own business for 25 years, Mr. Gallion became proficient in people skills and problem solving.  Mr. Gallion has secured over 25 accounts since he started in 2015 and is still expanding today.

“By offering quality work and exceptional pricing Black Star Energy has set a new standard in the valve & battery maintenance sector in the Permian Basin and New Mexico.”

 

AGALLION@BLACKSTARENERGYSERVICES.COM

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