Company Profile



The combination of a strong management team, excellent equity and banking partners, experienced and talented employees and state-of-the art drilling and production technologies allow everyone to work together as a team to achieve exceptional results.

Our Story

Tanos Exploration LLC was formed in 2007 with a horizontal-drilling business model and an initial equity commitment of $40 million. The company grew primarily through acquisitions and drilling, so that by the time of divestment in April 2013, Tanos had grown to operating over 100 oil and gas wells.

Tanos II has partnered with Quantum Energy Partners, a leading provider of private-equity capital to the energy industry, in order to focus on creating value through drilling and acquisitions in East Texas and North Louisiana. Tanos II personnel have an established track record of identifying, closing, and digesting acquisition and exploration opportunities, while maximizing investment value through operating cost reductions and production enhancement. As a registered operator in Texas and Louisiana, Tanos has maintained a superior safety and environmental record, while being recognized as the cost-efficient leader in horizontal drilling and completions.

Tanos Facts

  • Headquartered at 821 East Southeast Loop 323, Suite 400, Tyler, TX 75701
  • Five principals covering major functional disciplines of oil and gas with more than 120 years of combined experience in the industry
  • More than 90 staff professional and clerical employees all experienced in the oil and gas industry
  • Extensive relationships within the industry
  • Strong background in successful horizontal drilling
  • Ability to source and close on deals