Petroleum Land Services Since 1978



Manager – Oklahoma City Office

After 6 years of service in a U. S. Army infantry unit and a background in Commercial Real Estate, he began his career as a landman. Working in the field for an Oklahoma City based Land Services Company, covering projects in Oklahoma, Texas, Colorado, Arkansas and Kansas. In 1983, he opened R. D. Davis & Associates in Oklahoma City, working the mid-continent and Texas. Subsequently, expanding the companies capabilities and exposure to additional clients from Majors to Independents covering the Lower 48 states. He focused on quality of product, integrity and prompt in project completion, allowing the company to maneuver into new markets and expansion office locations.

His 35 years as a Landman and 30 years as a business owner brings experience and stability to the company that his clients can rely upon. Additionally, vast knowledge and insight of the industry has allowed him to incorporate modern software and quality land services, giving the company a strong edge on its competitors.


Manager – Houston Division

Mr. Davis began his career as a landman in 1999 while attending the University of Oklahoma. He then graduated from Oklahoma City University (OCU) obtaining a BBA in Business Management. Mr. Davis currently manages the Houston office of R.D. Davis and Associates.

He has extensive experience in multiple states giving him a deep familiarity with the local landowners, current operators, and potential competitors in the play area. He has personally leased & negotiated over tens of thousands acres in the Barnett Shale, Permian Basin, Texas Panhandle, Southern Oklahoma, Granite Wash (Western OK), and Kansas, and managed his brokers’ efforts in most of the major conventional and resource plays. Mr. Davis has managed very large teams of more than one hundred landmen while implementing land strategies in the field for major E & P companies and leaders in the Oil & Gas industry.