A friendship forged at NAPE led to a business opportunity for Jarred Kubat this past fall when he joined a startup as land manager. With a management team led by JackWold, Denver-based Wold Energy Partners LLC is building a position in the Powder River Basin’s horizontal Cretaceous sands plays.A native Oklahoman, Kubat grew up in the small town of Okeene, where ranching, farming and oil and gas provide livelihoods. His parents were both entrepreneurs-—his father worked in oil and gas ventures and real estate while his mother, an accountant, owned...

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