Management Team

New Source is led by an experienced and balanced management team, with a comprehensive track record spanning 30 years in the development and production of conventional resource plays. Together they represent a powerful combination of profound geological expertise and exceptional financial and capital markets acumen. In developing successful and sustainable conventional resource plays, our team has matured a specialized, highly replicable process to develop and produce oil and liquids-rich natural gas assets previously overlooked by others. Equally, with a team adept in maintaining a low-cost operating structure, we have the financial flexibility to determine where and when to deploy our capital and to focus on the exploitation of proved reserves in a particular operating area.

Kristian B.
, , , Chairman + CEO

Kristian B. Kos was appointed Chief Executive Officer and a director of our general partner in August 2012 and Chairman in October 2014. From October 2012 until October 2014, Mr. Kos also served as President of our general partner. Mr. Kos served as the president and chief executive officer and director of New Source Energy Corporation from July 2011 until May 2014. Mr. Kos has been involved in various aspects of energy industry since 2005 providing consulting services and managing his private investments, including MidCentral Energy Services, an entity he co-founded in 2010 and we acquired in November 2013. Prior to entering the energy industry, Mr. Kos worked in the financial sector for hedge fund manager Wexford Capital LP. Mr. Kos earned Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degrees in Economics and Philosophy from Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland in 1999. He also earned a Master of Philosophy degree in Economics from the University of Aix-Marseille, France in 2000.

Carol T.
, , , Vice President – Engineering

Carol T. Bryant was appointed Vice President - Engineering of our general partner in October 2012. Prior to joining New Source Energy, Ms. Bryant was a consulting petroleum engineer for Pinnacle Energy Services from June 2008 to April 2011 where she prepared third party reserve and engineering reports for clients with assets in the Mid-Continent region. From April 2007 to May 2008, Ms. Bryant was the senior reservoir engineer for Windsor Energy Resources, LLC and Gulfport Energy/Grizzly Oil Sands, LLC, responsible for corporate reserve evaluation and database development, facilitating bank engineering reviews and investor reserve reporting. From May 2000 to April 2007, Ms. Bryant held various reservoir engineering positions with Chaparral Energy, LLC in Oklahoma City. She was the corporate reserve manager responsible for quarterly, year-end and special reporting requirements and facilitated third party and bank engineering reviews. She initiated organizational changes to meet the needs of a rapidly growing reserve base and in preparation to meet initial public offering reporting requirements and Sarbanes-Oxley compliance. As a senior reservoir engineer at Chaparral, Ms. Bryant developed geologic and reservoir simulation models to evaluate CO2 reserve potential for several Morrow CO2 floods in the Oklahoma and Texas panhandles. Prior to that, Ms. Bryant held positions as a production and reservoir engineer with various firms including Amoco Production Company in Denver, Colorado. Ms. Bryant graduated from the University of Tulsa in 1980 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Petroleum Engineering.

, , , President + COO

Dikran Tourian was appointed President of the Oilfield Services & Midstream Division of the Partnership in November 2013 in connection with the Partnership’s acquisition of MCE, LP, a services company specializing in increasing efficiencies and safety in drilling and completing processes that Mr. Tourian co-founded in 2010. Mr. Tourian has founded and sold numerous businesses since 2000, including a sale to Compass Diversified Holdings (NYSE: CODI) in 2007. He has a strong track record in spearheading consolidations and turnarounds across numerous highly competitive industries from health care to oilfield services. A native of western Oklahoma, Tourian earned a marketing degree from the Price School of Business at the University of Oklahoma in 1999.

Tom R.
, , , Vice President, Senior Counsel + Corporate Secretary

Tom R. Russell. Mr. Russell was appointed Vice President, Senior Counsel and Secretary of our general partner in February 2015. Mr. Russell previously served as Senior Counsel for our general partner, having assumed that role in April 2014. Mr. Russell also serves as Vice President, Senior Counsel and Secretary for MidCentral Energy GP, LLC. Prior to joining the Partnership, Mr. Russell served as in-house counsel at SandRidge Energy, Inc. from October 2008 until April 2014 and practiced corporate and securities laws at Crowe & Dunlevy P.C. prior to that time period. Mr. Russell also sits on the board of directors of the City Rescue Mission in Oklahoma City. Mr. Russell graduated from the University of Oklahoma College of Law and also earned a Masters of Business Administration from Oklahoma State University and a Bachelor of Administration with a major in finance from Northeastern State University.