Who’s Who in E&P A&D: Rockcliff Energy’s Christopher Simon

The recent swirl of deals in and around the Haynesville Shale hasn’t exactly been a surprise to Rockcliff Energy where Christopher Simon serves as vice president of business development.

(Source: Oil and Gas Investor / Hart Energy)

[Editor's note: A version of this story appears in the April 2022 issue of Oil and Gas Investor magazine.]

The recent swirl of deals in and around the Haynesville Shale hasn’t exactly been a surprise to Rockcliff Energy. But the company isn’t in a hurry. It’s taken a workman-like approach to its 156,000 net Haynesville acres in East Texas and has worked to expand the core of the Haynesville well into East Texas.

The Houston-based company also generates a “significant amount of EBITDA” and free cash flow while upping its average daily production to a net 1.1 Bcfe of natural gas.

The company’s A&D and M&A plans remain somewhat coy as it alternatively plays the role of evaluator and target. But like many of its peers, Haynesville operators are considering their options, including simply continuing to generate money for their investors.

Christopher Simon, vice president of business development for Rockcliff, said the company is keeping its options open but is focused on developing its assets.

“We’re certainly keeping tabs on what’s going on in the markets,” he said.

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Darren Barbee

Darren Barbee is senior editor for Oil and Gas Investor magazine.