Operating Team

Charleston Office

Ryan E. M. Cunningham Principal and Operating Partner

Cunningham Energy's president and operational partner is a West Virginia native with extensive Oil & Gas experience. Ryan began his petroleum production and exploration career in Clay County West Virginia working for D & A Oil and Gas Corporation at an early age in 1990. Since that time Ryan has had an array of working experience ranging from the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection to various positions with Wall Street investment firms. Mr. Cunningham is charged with acquisitions as well as long term planning for exploration efforts. Ryan also oversees all daily operations in West Virginia and Kentucky. Ryan's family has over 170 years of history in West Virginia and many years of involvement in the oil and gas industry in West Virginia and Texas. Before taking his position with Cunningham Energy and MCP Petroleum, Ryan had been concentrated on real estate development projects through several family and strategic partnerships. Mr. Cunningham holds a B.A. in Environmental Policy from Rollins College.

Ryan Cunningham is currently directing operations for Cunningham Energy, MCP Petroleum, and Raven Ridge Energy LLC. Ryan has also served as operating partner of Black Crow Oil LLC. In 2008, under Ryan's direction, Black Crow Oil LLC drilled a discovery Berea Oil and Gas well in the Rock Creek Field near Walton, West Virginia. The West Virginia State Geological Survey has recently recognized this discovery as official exploratory footage in the Rock Creek Field. The discovery well has resulted in the need for a gas pipeline to be constructed into the Rock Creek area where infrastructure for natural gas markets did not previously exist, and will afford operators in the Walton area the ability to further develop oil and gas reserves. In 2008 Ryan founded Cunningham Energy as a true independent oil and gas production firm concentrating on tight conventional reservoir production in proven areas of development.

Barry A. R. Cunningham Director of Finance and Risk Assessment

Barry A. R. Cunningham is a native of Charleston, West Virginia, and has been involved in the oil and gas industry since an early age. He started his oil and gas career working for D&A Oil and Gas Corporation under the supervision of his Grandfather in Clay County, West Virginia, in 1990. Barry's understanding of the industry has become a valuable asset in managing the complex financial challenges of today's changing operating environment.

Barry graduated from Bucknell University with a degree in Economics and Spanish. Barry began his career in finance as an investment banker for Crews & Associates in Charleston, WV, serving as a municipal underwriter for higher education, water and sewer, and senior housing municipal bond issuances. After serving 8 years in the financial industry as an investment banker and a financial advisor, Barry joined Cunningham Energy to facilitate financial transactions, gauge and manage financial risk, and manage the back office operations of the company.

Danielle Boggs Operations Manager - Charleston

Danielle Boggs, Operations Manager, at Cunningham Energy's Eastern Division, comes from an extensive legal and business background. After studying Business at Fairmont State University, Danielle spent 8 years as a paralegal in both the private and public sector handling various types of legal issues at all levels of the judicial system. She became a part of the Cunningham team in 2011 and has worked extensively with all branches of the company as well as outside vendors and state and federal regulating agencies.

Joe Pettey Senior Drilling Consultant

Joseph (Joe) Pettey joined Union Drilling in the oil and gas industry in 1973 after leaving a 5 year career in the construction industry. In 1980 he became Vice-President of Production gaining experience in investor relations, design and drilling of wells, production facilities pipelines and metering, frac design and cementing, and completion design. In 1984, Union Drilling sold to EQT but Joe remained with the company until 1989. In 1995 he joined Lloyd Jackson Well Service in Hamlin, WV and entered into an agreement to earn a 50% share of the company based on profits over a 10 year period. In 2004, Joe purchased the remaining 50% share of the company and re-named it Pettey Oilfield Services. The company has the equipment, expertise and experience to handle any job in the oil and gas industry from drilling to completion service work, trucking dozer work, location building pipelines, and environmental water hauling. Over 40 years in the oil and gas industry, Joe served as President of the IOGA Board for 1 of 3, 3 year terms; was appointed by the Governor in 2004 to serve as a state representative of West Virginia on the IOGCC; was voted Oil and Gas Man of the Year in West Virginia in 2003; served on the Board of NY Independent Oil and Gas Association; is a member of West Virginia Oil and Gas Association. In 2013 Pettey Oilfield Services merged with Cunningham Energy to form Cunningham Energy Oilfield Services as a full spectrum drilling and services firm.

H. Steven RhodesDirector of Engineering and Infrastructure

H. Steven (Steve) Rhodes is a highly accomplished engineering professional and senior executive with over 30 years of advanced experience in the geotechnical, geostructural and environmental engineering disciplines combined with extensive construction management and project quality control. He holds a B.S. in Mechanical and Civil Engineering from the University of South Carolina. Mr. Rhodes was CEO, principal and co-founder of a large international consulting engineering practice that participated in numerous significant, large scaled commercial, industrial and government developments totaling over $10 billion in expenditure, while personally managing over 5000 engineering and construction projects during his tenure. Over the last three years, Mr. Rhodes has been a consultant to Cunningham Energy providing engineering and field construction engineering services and oversite for drilling pads, roadways and related infrastructure. In 2013 Mr. Rhodes became a permanent member of the Cunningham Energy organization and is involved intimately in all the planning and field construction activities that are crucial to our well drilling programs.

Allen PetteyService and Production Consultant

Mr. Allen Pettey is a 28 year veteran of the oilfield, on both the drilling and production sides of the business. Allen began his career in the oilfield during the mid 1980’s working for various producers in Buckhannon, West Virginia, including Mike Ross Inc. In 1992 Allen began his role for Alamco as a well tender and worked up to the position of Production Foreman, and later Drilling, Compression, and Pipeline Superintendent of all Kentucky and Tennessee regions. Allen continued with Alamco until its sale to NiSource and then ultimately through a purchase by Columbia Natural Resources (CNR). In 2001 Allen Pettey became Oil & Gas Manager for New River Resources, a Massey Energy owned company, in charge of Drilling, Production, Plugging and Compression along with MSHA standards. Pettey Oilfield Services hired Allen as Vice President in 2004, where he was charged with overseeing all aspects of day to day operations. In 2013 Pettey Oilfield Services merged with Cunningham Energy to form Cunningham Oilfield Services (COS), where Allen is the company man overseeing all drilling and plugging operations in West Virginia and Kentucky.



Corporate Office

3230 Pennsylvania Avenue
Charleston, WV 25302

Phone: 304.344.9291
FAX: 304.344.9290

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Development Office

5100 North O’Connor Boulevard
Suite 350
Irving, TX 75038

Phone: 817.370.0299
FAX: 817.984.8788

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International Development Office

Cunningham Energy S.A.
Aquilino de la Guardia Ave.
Bisca Tower, Office 5202
Panama City, Panama

Phone: 507.830.6207

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