Radiant has a deeply experienced senior management/leadership team in all phases in oil and gas development and exploration, exploitation, operations, production, economics and capital markets both in private and public equity. The average experience level Radiant’s senior leadership team is 30 years.
John M. Jurasin—CEO, President And Chairman Of The Board
The CEO of Radiant began his career in the technical sciences of oil and gas exploration and development with major and independent oil companies for 9 years before launching a career as an independent oil and gas producer, Jurasin Oil & Gas, where he conceived, successfully funded and developed numerous oil and gas projects in the Gulf of Mexico area both onshore and offshore. As the President of an independent oil and gas company for over 17 years he has become intimately knowledgeable with contract law, finance, land/legal and business practices in the furtherance of the company’s goals and objectives. He founded Radiant Oil & Gas 11 years ago by merging Jurasin Oil & Gas into Radiant Oil and Gas, Inc. on the Over The Counter(OTC) market with the goal of attaining membership to the New York Stock Exchange(NYSE). Over his career Mr. Jurasin has raised committed capital of over $350 million dollars which was used to develop the many projects of Radiant and its predecessor organization.
Mr. Jurasin began his 37 year career as a development geologist for Getty Oil Company where he developed Getty’s oil and gas fields in Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama both on and offshore. He furthered his career with Texaco, McMoran Oil and Gas, TaylorEnergy and LLOG before becoming an Independent Oil and Gas company. During his career he has developed an intimate knowledge in petroleum geology, geophysical interpretation, reservoir engineering, land/legal matters and finance. Mr. Jurasin earned a Bachelor degree in Geology from Rutgers University and completed his course work in the Masters program of the University of Arizona’s graduate school of Economic Geology.
Affiliations include The New Orleans Geological Society(past committee chair, member since 1980), the Lafayette Geological Society, the Society of Independent Professional Earth Scientists, (Member since 1987, Certified Professional Earth Scientist #1961; Secretary,Vice-Chairman, Chairman and Director of the New Orleans chapter—recruited and served on the National Board of Directors for 3 years serving the Society’s 13 chapter cities), The American Association of Petroleum Geologists since 1980[recruited in 1990 into the Division of Professional Affairs(DPA), duly certified as a Certified Petroleum Geologist # 4284], The Dallas Geological Society, The Southern Geophysical Society, The American Petroleum Institute and the Society of Exploration Geophysicists to name a few.
Robert D. Rosensteel—Chief Operating Officer
Bob Rosensteel has a petroleum engineering career spanning 40 years both in foreign and domestic markets starting with Amoco Production Company and furthering his career with The Superior Oil Company, Pennzoil Company, Halliburton Energy Services, Murphy Exploration and Production Company, Chevron, Plains Exploration & Production Company and ConocoPhillips. Bob has personally completed and re-completed over 200 wells in the Gulf of Mexico area before moving into various management positions where he managed the planning and operations of 10 major capital projects deploying over 2 billion dollars in investment, with 16 different operators. In his long career he has held numerous technical and supervisory positions in all phases of petroleum engineering beginning as a roustabout engineer, then advancing in operations and production, reservoir evaluations, completions supervision and project management in the various Gulf Coast basins both in
conventional and unconventional plays. As a manager Bob has evaluated over 10 billion barrels of oil from more than 15,000 producing wells.
He is a Bachelor of Science graduate from The Pennsylvania State University in Petroleum and Natural Gas engineering. Bob is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers where he held a leadership position on the board of directors for 3 years. Bob has also had community roles with the Boy Scouts of America since 1983.
Robert E. Braswell—Vice President/Manager Engineering And Operations
Robert directs the company’s daily drilling and production and is responsible for all daily engineering operations of the company. Mr. Braswell has over 30 years of experience in all phases of drilling, completing and producing oil and gas and started his career out of college with Decker and Associates, Inc. then to Texaco, Inc., Crystal Oil Company, Apache Corporation, Brammer Engineering, PARMinerals Corporation, King Oil, LLC., Stroud Production LLC., and Kingwood Exploration LLC.( 9 years as owner/operator and co-manager). In his career Robert was responsible for daily production and development of over 560 wells and managed 8900 barrels of oil and 64 million cubic feet of gas production a day. He is an expert in wellbore design both down hole and at the surface and has designed and maintained complex production facilities. He is also an expert in the evaluation of Mergers and Acquisitions. Robert has a Bachelors degree in Petroleum Engineering from Louisiana Tech University and is a active member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers(Chairman of the Lou-Ark Section 2011-12) and is a Certified Private Pilot.
Kurt Ley—Vice President/Manager Exploitation And Production
Mr. Ley began his 36 year career with The Superior Oil Company as a Development Geologist and augmented his career through positions with Tenneco Oil Company, Apache Corporation, Northstar Producing 1 L.P., Stroud Production LLC and Kingwood Exploration, LLC(9 years as owner/operator and co-manager). Over his career he has excelled in the re-development of legacy oil and gas fields mostly in the Gulf of Mexico Area. His work has resulted in success rates as high as 94% success in the drilling and workover of wells in old fields and his work has lead to numerous discoveries in oil and gas field step-out prospects. He personally is responsible for adding over 10 million barrels of oil and 42 billion cubic feet of gas in additional production in the areas of field study plus he is credited with over a dozen new discoveries. Mr. Ley has a Bachelors Degree in Geology from Louisiana Tech University and is an active member of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists, Houston Geological Society, Shreveport Geological Society and the Louisiana Oil and Gas Association.
Barry J. Rava-Vice President, Exploration
Mr. Rava is a licensed geologist and geophysicist in the state of Texas and President and founder of Icarus Oil and Gas, Inc. and has over 30 years oil and gas industry experience. His job functions are project management, technical management, and geological and geophysical interpretation. Mr. Rava has held various technical and management positions beginning with Conoco-Phillips for 10 years then similar positions with Pennzoil and EOG Resources, culminating as vice president exploration of Petroguard and Texas American Resources with over 600 producing oil and gas wells. Former partner with CLK, a large geological and geophysical consulting firm who primarily worked for McMoran operating in the Gulf of Mexico; has served on the board of directors and been an officer of two geological libraries; past president of the Coastal Bend Geophysical Society.
Barry L. Cromeans—Controller, CPA
Mr. Cromeans began his career with Chevron and has over 30 years in the oil and gas industry, with a focus on exploration and production accounting and accounting systems. In his career he has overseen and managed all aspects of accounting and audit both for public and private companies including complex financial modeling. He has worked with Chevron, Corpus Christi Oil and Gas, Corpus Christi Gas Gathering, Inc., Ponder Industries, Resource Connection, Inc., Shell Oil, Esenjay Exploration, Inc.,Municipal Energy Resources Corp., and Aztec Oil & Gas. Barry has intimate knowledge of SEC reporting and preparation and has designed and implemented processes and procedures with proper internal controls to bring all accounting functions into monthly reporting formats. He has managed accounting systems with reporting for over thousands of wells. He has a Bachelors degree in Accounting from Robert Morris College in Pittsburgh and is a Certified Public Accountant.
Henry Hewes - Executive Director, Capital Division
Henry Hewes joined Radiant Oil & Gas in May 2019. He was previously with the Swan Family of Companies as a Senior Broker since November 2017, where he successfully managed of over 300 active investment partners and raising over $5.1 million in capital in 17 months. Henry brought with him over 20 years of sales and investment management experience. Working with the largest electric utility provider in the United States and three investment banks, Henry understands the risk management required to navigate the energy and equity markets successfully. As a Vice President of Investments and a discretionary portfolio manager, Henry has directed investment capital for over 3,000 clients and managing over two hundred million dollars in assets in fifty states. Henry specializes in risk management of securitized assets and client relations. He has the proven ability to raise and successfully deploy private investment capital into accredited ventures and projects.
Mr. Hewes studied Agriculture Economics and Leadership Development at Texas A&M University while a member of the Texas Aggie Corps of Cadets and training with the United States Army as an Army Collegiate Scholarship recipient. Henry believes in the Combat Infantry Code of Leadership, “Lead from the Front.” He is a Texas A&M Letterman and is an Eagle Scout. Henry maintains a Series 7 General Securities License, as well as the Series 63 and 65. He lives in Houston, TX with his wife, Karen their Golden Retriever and German Shepherd.
He has earned the rank of Blue Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Muay Thai Kick Boxing and Mixed Martial Arts and competes in those disciplines through national tournaments. Henry also enjoys hunting, fishing and watching Aggie Football on Saturdays with his wife and close circle of friends.
Shawn M. Porche - Chief Communications Officer
Shawn is Co-Founder of eSeis, Inc. where she seved as CEO from 2000 to 2011. As CEO, Shawn was responsible for operations including sales, marketing, and business development. Prior to eSeis, Shawn founded and served as CEO/President of Exploration Specialty Processing (EXPRO), a company providing services and consulting in the specialized fields of Seismic Decomposition, Seismic Inversion and AVO processing and modeling. Shawn established EXPRO as sole licensee for several proprietary technologies, including ISWM, Rocks, LithSeis, and Seis-CAD. She has over 27 years of industry experience in executive leadership positions including building and running Geo-Science Service Divisions for AIM and Petrophysics, Inc.
Since 2011, Shawn has been running her own successful Business Development firm where she has worked with a long list of clients to start businesses and take businesses to the next level.
Shawn earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Louisiana State University. Shawn is a past committee member for HGS Emerging Technologies and was Chairman for two years. Shawn also served as sponsorship chair for Gulf Coast Energy Marketplace and GSPEC, and was on the sponsorship committee for GCAGS for 2005 and 2006. Shawn is a recipient of the HGS President’s Awardin 1998 for her instrumental role in introducing and implementing two new very successful concepts for HGS; Summer Technofest and Vendor’s Corner, both of which have become annual events.
Shawn is active in the community holding positions with several charities including serving as Treasurer and on the Board of Directors for Texas Boys Outdoors, a non profit that raises money to take veterans and sick kids hunting and fishing. She is also on the Board of Directors for Table Talk Ministries raising money for repairs and maintenance of housing for the elderly and disabled. Shawn is a Navigator for the Galveston Chamber of Commerce helping to steer advocacy and development of small business on the island. Shawn is active on the Houston Rodeo Souvenir Program Committee raising money for scholarships for Texas students and is a part of the Salvation Army Women’s Auxilary helping to plan the annual Style Show as well as other events. She is a part of Adopt a Grandparent planning annual Christmas parties and getting presents for elderly and disabled in nursing homes and rehab facilities. Shawn is a tounament winning fishermen, an avid paddle boarder, helps with dog rescue and placement and dog therapy for the sick and elderly.
Chris Silvas - Geoscience Technician
Chris Silvas acquired associate degrees in graphic design, illustration, and animation from Lansing Community College and a BFA in Illustration from Kendall College of Art and Design / Ferris State University, in Michigan. He has over 30 years of technical drawing experience in various work settings.
Starting with Gannet News media as a Newsroom Informational Artist, he moved on as Director of Art and Creative Director for a handful of companies, a few were startups. Along the way, he spent his time creating city planning maps across mid-Michigan, as well as architectural illustrations. Prior to leaving the architectural scene, he was in Chicago as a 3D architectural artist – a Perspectivist.
His experience in Oil and Gas began over 10 years ago soon after his completion of certification in AutoCAD, CADWorx, and P&ID (piping and instrumentation drawing) bundle. Silvas joined Radiant Oil and Gas as a Geo-Technician for geologists, engineers, geophysicists, and land men. He enjoys his role portraying complex data into easy-to-read graphics, converting CAD and CAD images into illustrator or SMT. Presently, he is continuing education in GIS Mapping with Arc GIS from ESRI, and Video Editing with Adobe Premier Pro.