S. Michael (Mike) Cantrell
P.O. Box 1608
Ada, Oklahoma 74820
Present: Chairman-Postwood Energy LLC
2000 - Present-Principal-Cantrell Investments LLC- Oil and Gas Investment Company.
3/2012 - 3/2013 - VP Government and Regulatory Affairs at Continental Resources, Inc.
4/2009 - 3/2012 - Political Affairs Consultant to Continental Resources, Inc. working on Federal and State issues.
1975 - 2000 President-Oklahoma Basic Economy Corporation, an Ada, Oklahoma based oil and gas exploration/production company.
1991 - 1999 Chairman-Oil Center Operating, Inc., an Ada, Oklahoma based oil and gas production operating company.
Industry Related Association Activity:
Present: Co-Chair & Board Member-Oklahoma Energy Producers Alliance
4/2014 - 2016 Chairman-National Stripper Well Association.
1986 - 2017 - Director for the Council for a Secure America - A Nonprofit educational organization which is a coalition of American Oil and Gas Producers and American Friends of Israel.
2010 - 2013 On the Board of Directors for the North Dakota Petroleum Council.
2009 - 2012- Co-Founder and President Domestic Energy Producers Alliance. Nationwide collaboration of oil and gas producers ,royalty owners,and trade associations working together to influence U.S. Domestic oil and gas issues.
2009 - 2011 Chairman Oklahoma Independent Petroleum Association Legislative Committee.
2009 - 2017 - On the Board of Directors for the Texas Alliance of Energy Producers.
1999 2002 President, Save Domestic Oil, Inc. Nation wide coalition of Producers and Royalty Owners to enforce United States trade laws regarding oil dumping.
1990 2000 Industry Advisory Board, National Association of Royalty Owners.
1995-1997 President, Oklahoma Independent Petroleum Association. Oklahomas largest energy association with 1,200 members.
1995-1998 Executive Committee, Texas Independent Petroleum Producers and Royalty Owners Association.
1990-1995 Chairman, Environmental Committee of the Oklahoma Independent Petroleum Association.
1992-1995 Co-Founder/Chairman, Oklahoma Energy Resources Board. The first oil check-off program in the country. A four million-dollar per year program. Two million spent annually for environmental restoration of historic oil field damage sites. Two million spent annually for public education about Oklahomas oil industry.
1989-1991 Chairman of Liaison Committee of Cooperating Oil & Gas Associations, composed of 32 State and National Oil and Gas Associations.
1987-1988 Chairman, EPA Special Task Force of Oklahoma Independent Petroleum Association. Played a major role in keeping oil field fluids from being classified as hazardous waste under Sub-Title C of the Resource Conservation Recovery Act.
1984-1989 President, Wildcatter Club of Oklahoma Tripled membership as Membership Chairman/President.
1983-1987 Chairman, Regulatory Affairs Committee of Oklahoma Independent Petroleum Association.
1982-1984 Membership Committee Chairman, Oklahoma Independent Petroleum Association. Brought membership from 1,100 to 1,500 (the highest number of members in the history of the association).
Serves on Board of Directors of:
The Oklahoma Energy Producers Alliance
Citizens Bank of Ada
Oklahoma Independent Petroleum Association 1980-4/2017
Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence 1994-1996
Grand River Dam Authority 2004 - 2008
Leadership Oklahoma 2004 - 2006
Oklahomans for Workers Compensation Reform - Vice Chairman
Oklahomans for Lawsuit Reform - Vice Chairman
National/State Civic Activities:
1984 Member, Charter Class Leadership Oklahoma
1984-1987 Chairman, Pollution Enforcement Sub Committee of the Industry Advisory Committee of Oklahoma Corporation Commission.
Local Civic Activities:
1989-1991 Ada Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.
1988 1990 Founder and President, Ada City School Foundation. Built endowment of $90,000 that today is close to one million dollars.
Member of First Presbyterian Church of Ada
Certified Scuba Diver
Harley Rider Extraordinaire