Our Team

GMT Exploration Company LLC is managed by a Board of Managers (“Board”), which performs substantially the same functions as a board of directors of a corporation. Thomas E. Claugus and William D. Lancaster serve as the members of GMT’s Board. The day-to-day management and operations of GMT’s business are performed by or under the supervision of certain executive officers, who serve at the power and direction of the Board and perform substantially the same functions as the executive officers of a corporation.

Thomas E. Claugus

CEO & Chairman of the Board

Thomas E. Claugus has served as Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Directors since GMT Energy was formed in early 1991. Mr. Claugus resigned his positions with GMT Energy effective with the merger and has since served as a member of the Board and the Chief Executive of GMT Exploration.  Mr. Claugus graduated with a Bachelor of Chemical Engineering degree, summa cum laude, from Ohio State University in 1973. Upon graduation, he joined Rohm and Haas Company (‘Rohm and Haas’) as a process engineer. In 1975, Mr. Claugus entered Harvard Business School and graduated with a Master of Business Administration degree, with high distinction, in 1977. Upon graduating from Harvard in 1977, Mr. Claugus returned to Rohm and Haas as a production manager of a manufacturing facility in Mexico. Over the next eight years he held positions of increasing responsibility with Rohm and Haas in Mexico, culminating in his appointment as General Manager of Rohm and Haas for Mexico. During the period from 1985 to mid-1989, Mr. Claugus was the business manager for the Construction Products business and then the Trade Sales business (about $180 million in sales) for Rohm and Haas in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. From June 1989 to November 1990, Mr. Claugus was the manager for Europe of the Polymers Division of Rohm and Haas, based in London, England. This position included all polymer business (approximately $200 million in sales) conducted by Rohm and Haas in Africa and Eastern and Western Europe. In November 1990, Mr. Claugus left Rohm and Haas to engage in private investment activities. Mr. Claugus is presently a principal of GMT Capital Corp., a private investment management company with approximately $5 billion of assets under management.

William D. Lancaster


William D. Lancaster joined GMT Energy as Vice President Exploration and Production on January 1, 2000.  Effective April 20, 2001, Mr. Lancaster was named President of GMT Energy. Mr. Lancaster resigned his position with GMT Energy effective with the merger and has since then served as a member of the Board and President of GMT Exploration.  He graduated from the University of Colorado with a bachelor’s degree in Geologic Engineering in 1978. From 1978 to 1983 he served in various exploration and production positions focusing on the Gulf Coast and the Rockies with Shell and Champlin/Union Pacific. He held various exploration and production management positions from 1983 to 1997 with Union Pacific Resources, HS Resources, and Bass Enterprises. From 1997 to 2000 he was Vice President Exploration/Division Exploration Manager Rocky Mountain Exploration for Santa Fe-Snyder Corporation. He has extensive exploration, production and management experience in most producing North American basins. Mr. Lancaster is a former president of the Colorado Oil and Gas Association (COGA), on the Board of Directors for the Western Energy Alliance (WEA), and was recently named a director for Pipestone Oil Company. He is a member of the Rocky Mountain Association of Geologist (RMAG), and the American Association of Petroleum Geologist (AAPG).

Kevin D. Andrus, CFA


Kevin D. Andrus, CFA has served as Chief Financial Officer of GMT Exploration Company LLC since June of 2018. Prior to that, he was the Portfolio Manager of Energy Investments for GMT Capital from October 2011 to April 2018. From January 2006 to October 2011, he served as Co-founder and Lead Portfolio Manager for Colorado Capital Advisors, LLC.  Before that, he served in various investment, accounting and operating capacities with various investment firms. Mr. Andrus has served on three different publicly traded oil and gas companies Board of Directors.  Mr. Andrus received a B.S. degree in Finance from Metropolitan State University and Masters of Business Administration degree from Regis University.  Mr. Andrus is currently a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charterholder.

Mike Dilli

VP of Geoscience

Mike Dilli joined GMT Exploration as the Vice President of Geoscience in January 2008. Mr. Dilli has over 30 years of experience in the oil and gas business and has extensive experience in geologic analysis, from new ventures exploration to exploitation in both conventional and unconventional reservoirs. Mr. Dilli worked for Santa Fe Energy for 20 years as a New Ventures and Exploration Geologist throughout numerous USA Basins and Internationally. He was the Exploration Manager for Western Gas Resources in Denver, prior to joining GMT Exploration. Mr. Dilli is a graduate of Fort Lewis College with a BS in Geology.  He is a member of both the Rocky Mountain Association of Geologist (RMAG), and the American Association of Petroleum Geologist (AAPG).


Philip G. Wood

VP of Land

Philip G. Wood joined GMT Energy Company as the Vice President-Land in August 2001 and has served in the same position with GMT Exploration Company LLC since the El Paso merger in 2005. Mr. Wood has 38 years of experience in the oil and gas industry primarily focused on Land Management, Contract Negotiations, Exploration, Joint Ventures, Acquisitions and Divestitures. Over the years, Mr. Wood has held various positions with many successful small and mid-sized independents and has worked all of the major Rocky Mountain Basins, Alaska, the Mid-Continent, Texas, the Gulf Coast and Denmark. Mr. Wood received both his BA in Geography in 1979 and a MA in Social Science in 1980 from the University of Northern Colorado.  He is a member of the American Association of Petroleum Landmen (AAPL) and the Denver Association of Petroleum Landmen (DAPL).

Pam Logan

VP of Engineering

Ms. Logan currently serves as Vice President of Engineering of GMT Exploration.

Prior to GMT, Ms. Logan was a founder of Raisa Energy, a private-equity backed company that successfully invested $200MM in non-operated working interest and mineral royalties in Colorado, Oklahoma, North Dakota, and New Mexico.  In her 28 years of experience she has lead teams responsible for oil and gas investments across the spectrum from evaluating new discoveries to improving recovery from legacy fields for WPX Energy, Williams, and Amoco Production Company.  Ms. Logan is an active member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers.  Ms. Logan graduated from The University of Tulsa with a B.S in Petroleum Engineering and is a professional engineer in the State of Colorado.  She successfully completed Petrophysics Class XXXI at the Amoco Tulsa Research Center of Excellence.

Advisors to the Company and its Partners

Auditors: BDO, USA LLP

Legal Counsel:

  • United States: Lewis Bess Williams & Weese
  • Canada: Denton’s Canada LLP


  • United States: Amegy Bank
  • Canada: Scotiabank

Reserve Engineers: Ryder Scott Company LP