Rye Ridge Resources, LLC is a privately-owned oil and gas company based in Denver, Colorado. Rye Ridge Resources and its related entities purchases oil and gas mineral, royalties, non-operated working interest and overriding royalty interest in the continental United States.
Rye Ridge Resources Team has over 40 years of basin and industry knowledge.
Meet Our Team
Reed Dixon, Founder and President
Reed Dixon founded Rye Ridge Resources in 2015 to purchase mineral properties in the DJ Basin. Prior to starting Rye Ridge, Reed worked as Landman and Project Manager for Transcontinent Oil Company for four years, focused on business development and project management.
Reed managed both mineral and lease buying projects across the Rocky Mountain region. He also built strong relationships with many major E&P companies in Denver and across the United States. Prior to Transcontinent, Reed worked in manufacturing and tech in a financial analyst capacity. Reed graduated from the University of Denver with a BS in Finance and a minor in Legal Studies. Reed now lives in Denver with his wife and daughters.
Logan Heffner, Partner, VP Engineering
Logan Heffner is VP of Engineering for Rye Ridge Resources, LLC. Before joining Rye Ridge, Logan worked for Great Western Oil and Gas as Senior Reservoir Engineer focused in the DJ Basin of Colorado. While at Great Western, Logan focused on business development along with field planning, reservoir characterization, and reserve engineering. Before Great Western, Logan worked for QEP Resources as a Reservoir Engineer focused in the Rocky Mountains, involved in the development of tight gas fields and exploratory projects.
Prior to QEP, Logan was with Goodrich Petroleum as Reservoir Engineer with a brief stint in operations engineering. At Goodrich, he worked mainly in horizontal shale/tight oil and gas exploration and development in Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi. Logan has a Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering from Colorado School of Mines. Logan lives in Denver with his wife and children.
Christopher (“Chris”) Colvin, Partner, VP Business Development
Prior to joining Rye Ridge, Chris was engaged by a private equity company to acquire a position in the Uinta Basin. As their Landman, he grew the company's position from its inception into a major non-op player in the basin, acquiring over 3,400 net leasehold acres and 2,900 net royalty acres, this asset was recently sold in a successful marketing process. Previously Chris worked as a Landman and Acquisitions Manager for Samuel Gary Jr. & Associates, Inc. (SGA) for 12 years, overseeing all operational land functions. In 2015, Chris partnered with Clayton Camozzi to form Black Oak Exploration and drilled over 25 conventional wells while acquiring multiple producing packages. In his career thus far, Chris has leased or acquired over one million fee acres across WY, CO, LA, TX, KS, ND, UT and OK, as well as secured 3D seismic permits, options, and data on over 500,000 acres of land, all while managing a multi-rig drill schedule, title, brokers, attorneys, contracts, due diligence, and deal flow.