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Our Story


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Our Story


The Beginning

The oil boom of '78 to '82 was long over. Oil prices had fallen to eight dollars per barrel in 1986. The industry had collapsed. Russell Oxsen had lost his job as a consulting geologist and, with a growing family to support, had begun selling deals as an independent petroleum geologist. Frustrated with mishandled drilling & completion operations, Mr. Oxsen decided to drill and operate his own prospects.

The year was 1989.

ROX Exploration, Inc was born.

Today, ROX Exploration drills and operates oil and gas properties across the state of Oklahoma. Russell Oxsen's leadership and expertise in geology has directly caused the drilling of ninety-three wells in his career, with sixty-nine wells being productive of oil and/or gas, yielding Mr. Oxsen a seventy-four percent success rate. The West Verden Field is Mr. Oxsen's most successful geological prospect and has produced in excess of three-point-one million barrels of oil. A family-owned,  independent company focused on exploration, development, and production of oil and natural gas assets, ROX Exploration is based in the Oxsen family's hometown of Norman, OK.

President Russell Oxsen reads the mud report on the McVey #1, completed in 2003.

President Russell Oxsen reads the mud report on the McVey #1, completed in 2003.

Garrison #1-  29. The first well over which ROX Exploration, Inc. supervised all drilling, completion, and operations.

Garrison #1-29. The first well over which ROX Exploration, Inc. supervised all drilling, completion, and operations.

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Who We Are


Who We Are


RUSSELL OXSEN,  Founder & President   Russell Oxsen supervises all operations at ROX Exploration, Inc. and ROX Properties, LLC. He has been a member of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) for over 35 years, is an AAPG Certified Petroleum Geologist, and a Certified Earth Scientist of the Society of Independent Professional Earth Scientists (SIPES). Mr. Oxsen attended the University of Oklahoma and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Geology in 1982. Mr. Oxsen married in 1979, has four children, six grandchildren, and is a resident of Norman, Oklahoma.

RUSSELL OXSEN, Founder & President

Russell Oxsen supervises all operations at ROX Exploration, Inc. and ROX Properties, LLC. He has been a member of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) for over 35 years, is an AAPG Certified Petroleum Geologist, and a Certified Earth Scientist of the Society of Independent Professional Earth Scientists (SIPES). Mr. Oxsen attended the University of Oklahoma and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Geology in 1982. Mr. Oxsen married in 1979, has four children, six grandchildren, and is a resident of Norman, Oklahoma.

Adam Oxsen,  Vice President Corporate Development   Adam Oxsen began keeping the books for ROX Exploration, Inc. while completing his bachelor's degree at the University of Oklahoma. Upon graduation, Adam took over all accounting duties for the ROX Companies including ROX Exploration, ROX Oil & Gas, and ROX Properties. Adam is a member of COPAS Oklahoma City, ADAM-OKC, and IPAA. Adam and his wife married in 2006 and have three children.

Adam Oxsen, Vice President Corporate Development

Adam Oxsen began keeping the books for ROX Exploration, Inc. while completing his bachelor's degree at the University of Oklahoma. Upon graduation, Adam took over all accounting duties for the ROX Companies including ROX Exploration, ROX Oil & Gas, and ROX Properties. Adam is a member of COPAS Oklahoma City, ADAM-OKC, and IPAA. Adam and his wife married in 2006 and have three children.

Mark Oxsen, Vice President  Operations    Mark Oxsen supervises all drilling, completion, and production operations. He graduated from the University of Oklahoma Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering. Mark is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers. Mark and his wife married in 2014, and they are the proud parents of a baby girl.

Mark Oxsen, Vice President Operations

Mark Oxsen supervises all drilling, completion, and production operations. He graduated from the University of Oklahoma Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering. Mark is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers. Mark and his wife married in 2014, and they are the proud parents of a baby girl.

Kevin Oxsen,  Vice President Land    Kevin Oxsen runs the land department at ROX. He is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma. Kevin and his wife married in 2011 and they have two children.

Kevin Oxsen, Vice President Land

Kevin Oxsen runs the land department at ROX. He is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma. Kevin and his wife married in 2011 and they have two children.

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Three Decades Worth of Experience


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Three Decades Worth of Experience


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