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.  Oklahoma’s 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 Oklahoma’s 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

Private Pilot

Certified Scuba Diver

Harley Rider Extraordinaire