N. Malone Mitchell 3rd
Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer
N. Malone Mitchell 3rd has served as TransAtlantic Petroleum's Chief Executive Officer since May 2011, a Director since April 2008, and Chairman of the Board of Directors since May 2008.
Since 2005, Mr. Mitchell has served as the President of Riata Corporate Group, LLC and Longfellow Energy, LLC, a Dallas-based private oil and natural gas exploration and production company. From June to December 2006, Mr. Mitchell served as President and Chief Operating Officer of SandRidge Energy, Inc. (formerly Riata Energy, Inc.), an independent oil and natural gas company concentrating in exploration, development, and production activities. Until he sold his controlling interest in Riata Energy, Inc. in June 2006, Mr. Mitchell also served as President, Chief Executive Officer, and Chairman of Riata Energy, Inc., which Mr. Mitchell founded in 1985 and built into one of the largest privately held energy companies in the United States. Through his senior executive officer positions at Riata Corporate Group, LLC and Riata Energy, Inc., Mr. Mitchell brings extensive executive leadership experience, organizational experience, and over 34 years of experience in the oil and natural gas industry to TransAtlantic Petroleum.
Mr. Mitchell holds a B.S. from Oklahoma State University.
Todd Dutton has served as President of TransAtlantic Petroleum since May 2014. His primary responsibilities are to guide TransAtlantic Petroleum’s strategy and lead its business development efforts.
Mr. Dutton has been in the oil and natural gas industry since 1977, focusing on exploration, acquisitions, prospect development, and property evaluation in various positions including Landman, Land Manager, Vice President, Chief Operating Officer, and President. He has worked the Mid-Continent and Texas regions, with emphasis on exploration land activities, exploration economics, prospect development, and producing property evaluation. Mr. Dutton has also served as President of Longfellow Energy, a Dallas, Texas-based independent oil and natural gas exploration and production company owned by TransAtlantic Petroleum’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, N. Malone Mitchell 3rd and his family, since January 2007. His primary responsibility for Longfellow Energy is to originate, organize, and develop oil and gas projects. Prior to joining TransAtlantic Petroleum and Longfellow Energy, Mr. Dutton served as Chief Operating Officer for Riata Energy, Inc. from 2005 to 2006. His former experience includes various supervisory and management roles at Texas Pacific Oil Company, Coquina Oil Corporation, and BEREXCO INC.
Mr. Dutton holds a B.B.A. degree in Petroleum Land Management from the University of Oklahoma. He has previously received his certification as a Certified Professional Landman by the American Association of Professional Landmen (AAPL).
Selami Erdem Uras
Executive Vice President, Turkey
Selami Uras was appointed Executive Vice President, Turkey in 2016. Mr. Uras is the legal representative for TransAtlantic Petroleum in Turkey and the senior executive over finance, land, and operations for TransAtlantic Petroleum’s operating regions.
Mr. Uras joined TransAtlantic Petroleum as Resident Representative/Manager in Turkey in 2006. Prior to joining TransAtlantic Petroleum in 2006, Mr. Uras served as the Resident General Manager of ARCO Oil and Gas Company (ARCO) in Turkey for 15 years. Mr. Uras led the Turkish branch until ARCO’s merger with BP in 2000. During his tenure with ARCO, he participated in several exploration and production projects, which resulted in multiple commercial discoveries in Turkey and two deep offshore exploration wells in the Black Sea. His experience in oil and gas industry goes back to 1980 when he worked for Geophysical Services Inc. (GSI), a subsidiary of Texas Instruments Corporation, managing the acquisition of 2D and 3D seismic data and its processing. During the period between 1980 and 1985, Mr. Uras participated in several seismic acquisition projects for GSI in Turkey, including projects with Esso, Chevron, ARCO, Amoco, Shell, Mobil, Wintershall, Huffco Petroleum Corporation, a private American company, and Turkish national oil company TPAO. Mr. Uras is also a successful entrepreneur in certain other industry branches, including mining.
Mr. Uras graduated from TED Ankara College in 1976 and earned his CPA certificate from The Faculty of Economical & Commercial Sciences in Ankara in 1980.
Vice President, Engineering
David Mitchell was appointed Vice President, Engineering in 2017. Mr. Mitchell is responsible for and oversees all engineering operations and projects. During his time with TransAtlantic Petroleum since 2013, Mr. Mitchell has held positions as Sr. Operations Engineer, Operations Manager, and VP Engineering.
Besides his experience at TransAtlantic Petroleum, Mr. Mitchell started working with Longfellow Energy focusing on conventional and unconventional projects in Oklahoma, Texas and New Mexico in 2016. Mr. Mitchell spent the first 8-years of his career with Talisman Energy, where he held various positions in Production, Midstream, Development, and Completions Engineering throughout British Columbia, Alberta, New York, and Pennsylvania.
Mr. Mitchell holds a BASC. (Engineering) from the University of British Columbia, and is a registered Professional Engineer (Alberta).