Dan McCue

Dan McCue has been a successful Oil & Gas Land Professional for over 35 years.  He specializes in developing access strategies for securing exploration and production opportunities in all US Basins.  Known as a contract and land matter’s problem solver with emphasis on dispute resolution, Dan has successfully negotiated and drafted numerous Joint Venture Agreements, Joint Operating Agreements, Farmout Contracts and Oil and Gas Leases.

Dan’s work history began with 18 years at Amoco Production Company in East TX, Permian Basin, Alaska and the Rockies.  After Amoco, he took part in three start-up companies serving as Senior Landman at Spinnaker Exploration (Warburg Pincus), Vice President – Land at Beryl Oil and Gas (First Reserve), and Director of Land at Calera (Khosla Ventures).  After these ventures, Dan played a major role in the transformation of BP America Production Company’s US assets into an autonomous subsidiary of BP to build a competitive organization in the Lower 48.  Most recently, he was BP’s Land Manager for the North Rockies Business Unit and Exploration Land Manager responsible for 3MM acres of non-core assets and the evaluation of exploration opportunities in all US basins. 

Dan is recognized as a Subject Matter Expert in the Oil and Gas Industry.   For the past 22 years, he has held the position of Adjunct Professor at the University of Texas Department of Continuing Education.  Dan instructs industry professionals, Management Teams and National Oil Companies in both Onshore and Offshore Oil and Gas Leasing, Competitor Analysis and Joint Venture Partnerships.   He has twice been published by The University of Texas for Fundamentals of Petroleum - Fifth Edition (2011) and Land and Leasing - Second Edition (2013).