Nitro-Lift prides itself not only on award-winning technology but also on the talent of its people. The Company thrives under the guidance and leadership of some of the most experienced executives in the oil & gas industry.
Vernon Daniels, Co-Founder & CEO
Vernon Daniels is the Co-Founder and CEO of Nitro-Lift Technologies. He has 19 years experience with nitrogen units and 33 years experience with all phases of exploration and production. Prior to founding Nitro-Lift, he worked for Samedan Oil Corporation where he spent one year in Accounting, three years as the Assistant Manager Offshore Drilling and Production, and two years Joint Venture Land Department Liaison. Vernon also worked for W.H. Mengden Oil & Gas as a Manager where he supervised all phases of E&P activities including land and legal, accounting, and made all decisions on exploration and production activities. Vernon is also the Co-founder of the Daniels Corporation where he conducts E&P activities in the Gulf Coast Area.
Danny Daniels, Co-Founder & CTO
Danny is the Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer of Nitro-Lift Technologies. He has 19 years experience with nitrogen units and 28 years experience with all phases of exploration and production. Danny oversees all research & development activities for Nitro-Lift including enhanced oil recovery and wastewater reclamation as well as innovative research for improving nitrogen services and processes. He also holds numerous patents on processes and equipment related to nitrogen generation, completion, and production. Prior to Nitro-Lift, Danny was Manager at Jackson Oil Company. Danny is also the Co-founder of the Daniels Corporation where he conducts E&P activities in the Gulf Coast Area.
Chase Daniels, Chief Commercial Officer
Chase is the Chief Commercial Officer of Nitro-Lift Technologies and has extensive experience in nitrogen, drilling and production operations. Chase was a fidle operator on first nitrogen units in Barnett Shale starting in 2006. His nitrogen experience encompasses all phases of Upstream, Midstream and Downstream (Operations & Sales). Chase’s nitrogen sales experience includes bids, engineer interface and supervision of sales staff. Prior to NitroLift, he was a directional drilling operator for MWD Directional Drilling and supervised well re-work program for Don H. Wilson, Inc. where he upgraded infrastructure and effecting a workover program taking production from 8 BOPD to 110 BOPD.
John W. Beaver, Chief Operations Officer
John is the Chief Operations Officer of Nitro-Lift Technologies and brings 14 years of broad experience in the oil and gas industry. John has been with Nitro-Lift since 2013, where his roles included fabrication general manager, fabrication sales and business development across all entities. Prior to Nitro-Lift, he assisted in leading the start-up of a small privately held E&P as well as handling land manager duties. John also spent 12 years trading oil and natural gas futures both as a broker and trader. He was also a Financial Advisor at Morgan Stanley and Merrill Lynch and was an Executive Vice President at Smith Barney.
Matt Cantrell, Business Development
Matt handles sales and business development for Nitro-Chem Solutions, a division of Nitro-Lift Holdings specializing in chemical sales and Enhanced Oil Recovery using Nissan Chemical’s nanoActiv® hydrocarbon recovery nanoparticle. Cantrell led the recapitalization and majority stake acquisition of Nitro-Lift Holdings and negotiated exclusivity for the distribution of Nissan Chemical’s nanoActiv®. Prior to joining Nitro-Lift, Matt worked for more than ten years for ONEOK, Inc. where he focused on corporate business development. During his tenure, he was a part of ONEOK’s restructuring from a GP/MLP to a pureplay C-Corp (NYSE: OKE, $17.0B transaction), the spinoff of ONEGas (NYSE: OGS, $3.0B transaction), the acquisition of Chevron’s West Texas LPG Pipeline ($.8B, transaction), and more than $7.0B in growth projects. Matt received his BS of Finance from Oklahoma State University