B. Taylor Russell became a part of the Plantation team in July 2013. Prior to joining Plantation, Mr. Russell was a Senior Operations Engineer for Occidental Petroleum. While at Oxy, his focus was on horizontal exploration and development in the Permian Basin. Mr. Russell began his career as a production engineer with Citation Oil & Gas Corporation, where he handled all facets of drilling and completion in multiple U.S. basins across the Mid-Continent Region. He holds a Bachelor of Science in petroleum engineering from Louisiana State University and is an active member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers.