Bryan Sheffield is a Midland native who started the company with a base of 100 wells first drilled by his grandfather, Joe Parsley, and partner Howard Parker, of Parker & Parsley fame (Parker & Parsley later became Pioneer NaturalResources, a large competitor of Parsley Energy that is helmed by Sheffield’s father). Parsley has become a top Spraberry operator with nine rigs in operation. He grew the company from its start in 2008 with two employeesand 500 gross barrels of oil equivalent (BOE) per day to 53 full-time employees and 13,700...

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