James previously served as Partner and Vice President of Land of Wayfinder Resources Operating, LLC, where he oversaw the land and business development efforts for the company in the SCOOP, STACK, MERGE trend in Oklahoma. Prior to Wayfinder, James served as Land Manager for Oasis Petroleum where he played a role in multiple large-scale acquisitions in the Williston and Permian Basins. Prior to Oasis, James held multiple roles at Texas American Resources Company and was responsible for land operations for Texas American’s Austin Chalk/Eagle Ford, Cotton Valley, and Anadarko assets. James has over 18 years of experience in the oil and gas industry and has worked in both conventional and unconventional plays across multiple states, including Colorado, Montana, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Texas, and Utah. James holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Petroleum Land Management from Texas Tech University and is a Certified Professional Landman.