Trinity Energy Group Land Services Leadership

John L. Solomon – Founder and President

John Solomon has over 20 years’ experience in real estate and corporate law with a specific focus in the oil and gas and telecom industries. After receiving B.S. in Business Administration from Murray State University and then his law degree from the University of Kentucky, Mr. Solomon was in private practice in Lexington, Kentucky for two years before moving to the Washington D.C. area where he continued to practice primarily in the real estate area.  Thereafter, he held the office of executive director of a large marketing company for four years that was later named the “Fastest Growing Privately-Held Company in America” by Inc. Magazine.  In 1998, John managed the title administration of a large, multistate fiber optic right-of-way project and has worked in the oil and gas, telecom and alternative energy industries ever since.  He has worked as a contract field landman, held the position of crew chief over several successful projects in the Appalachian and Illinois basins, has owned and operated a successful landman brokerage firm, and has and continues to successfully facilitate the purchase and sale of large lease plays and drilling projects.

Michael C. Duncan – Vice President

A native of Southwest Arkansas and Northwest Louisiana, Mike Duncan grew up in a family of landmen dating back to the 1930’s. He has spent 12 years in the oil and gas industry. He is highly versed in all phases of land work. His career in the oil and gas industry includes lease acquisition, comprehensive title and curative, coordination with construction and survey, and all areas of surface acquisition and interaction with government regulatory agencies pertinent to the oil and gas industry. He was field project manager of a 300,000 acre leasehold for El Paso E&P for over 5 years in the Illinois Basin. He has worked extensively in the Appalachian Basin and has run title and field crews in the Baaken/Williston Basin in North Dakota and Montana. Mike attended Memphis State University and Santa Fe Junior College in Gainesville Florida. He spent over 30 years in the music business as an artist, songwriter, advertising jingle producer and booking agent. He enjoys golf, fishing and continues to write and record music in his recording studio.

Justin M. Wayne – Project Management

Justin Wayne has over 9 years of experience in the Oil and Gas industry and oversees the management of all projects. Highly proficient in drill title, HBP unit assessment, curative, and lease analysis, he has also managed due-diligence projects, including a 200,000-acre HBP leasehold acquisition in the Marcellus Shale in Pennsylvania and West Virginia. Justin started his career researching mineral ownership and negotiating leases in the Illinois Basin and Trenton Black River Plays. He has managed large drill title crews for clients in the Appalachian Basin. He has performed extensive HBP unit assessment, curative, and lease analysis. His responsibilities have included the review of working interests, net revenue interests, royalty interests, joint operating agreements, and assistance with client division orders. Since 2007, Justin has worked primarily in the Appalachian Basin and has managed projects for several national and international companies. Justin works closely with clients to ensure that their projects are completed in a timely and professional manner. Away from work, Justin enjoys hunting, deep sea fishing, and attending sporting events.

David L. Solomon – Title Administration

David Solomon is the Director of Title Administration and oversees the development and implementation of guidelines, protocols and policies for all title research, reporting, analysis and delivery; use and implementation of the companies land data system; coordination of staffing and reporting needs with project managers and title attorneys; management of the drill title review team and review processes; as well as all title related crew training and project orientation. His experience is extensive throughout the Appalachian and Illinois Basins. In addition to his current role, he has also managed large drill title and due diligence projects in the Marcellus and Utica Shale plays. David has a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a Master of Science in Clinical Social Work from the University of Southern Indiana. Prior to working in the oil and gas industry, he garnered considerable experience in supervision, management and program development in the public, private and corporate arenas.


Trinity Energy Group Land Services Approach

Trinity Energy Land Services was founded to provide a full array of cost effective land management services to our clients in the oil and gas, alternative energy, telecom and right-of-way industries.

To accomplish this, Trinity deploys a multi-pronged approach to the services we provide our clients:

A Synergistic Approach.  The leadership of Trinity Energy Land Services were selected in no small part because of the clear recognition of the synergies that would result from the combination of their individual skill sets as well as the “talent pools” from which each of us could draw.  We employ the same approach when fielding a crew for our clients, thus ensuring that our clients’ needs will always be serviced by the most highly skilled landmen available.

A “Top Shelf” Workforce.  Trinity’s founders have decades of combined experience in the land management industry and this has enabled us to build strong relationships with contractors across the entire United States.  Consequently, we are very selective of the landmen whom we will contract on behalf of our valued clients.  This approach is integral to our mission to become the standard against which all other land management companies will be measured.

“Real Time” Reporting.  As the proverb goes, “knowledge is power.”  Accordingly, Trinity maintains a variety of project reporting templates which we can tailor to your specific needs and in turn transmit at the intervals you desire.  In the very near future, Trinity will be providing a secured, online portal for each client, thus enabling you to determine the status and progress of your project at any time – day or night.

Internal Cost Controls.  Trinity can field as large a crew as our clients’ needs require.  Nevertheless, on a management level, we are committed to maintaining a small, efficient  operation.  Many of our administrative services are outsourced.  As such, many services we provide – such as GIS/Mapping or lease review and administration – are only billed to our clients for the actual time incurred.  We do not expect our clients to cover the  costs of a large full time back office staff.

Independent Accounting.  While the occurrence of “overbilling” or “bill padding” appears to have become an unfortunate standard of practice in our industry, Trinity will have no part of it.  All of our landmen, services and client billings are handled externally by an independent C.P.A. firm with a proven level of excellence and integrity in our industry.

Continuing Education.  Trinity strongly encourages continuing training and education to all our contractors and staff and, for those contractors that are new to the industry, we employ an ongoing mentoring program to insure that they develop to their full potential and thus provide the highest level of service to our clients.