Complete, Predictable, End-to-End Rod Control.
Complete Rod Control (“CRC”) prevents damage from compression and negative loading on the sucker rod string. With Complete, Predictable, End-to-End Rod Control, operators know exactly what the rod string is doing every second of every stroke.
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Blake joined Black Mamba in 2020. He brings 10 years of oil and gas and management experience to our team after working with various major oilfield service companies. At Weatherford International, Blake served as Operations Supervisor for Completions, Production Packers, Liner Hangers, Reservoir Monitoring, and Thru-Tubing Inflatables for the Oklahoma, East Texas, North Texas, and West Virginia regions.
Blake’s well rounded experience in leadership, production tools, and artificial lift adds great value to our Black Mamba Rod Lift family.
Black Mamba in 2021 promoted Blake to Product Line Manager, an all encompassing role covering manufacturing, technical sales, operations and logistics, as well as after-sales support. Further, Blake is our in-house progressive cavity pumping system designer
Kelli joined Black Mamba Rod Lift in 2020 as part of the management team in Oklahoma City. Her role as Office Manager includes the development and implementation of corporate policies and procedures, additionally managing and overseeing the administration of HR policies, programs and practices within our group. Other duties include MSA compliance, accounts payable, accounts receivable, monthly billing, and general facility management.
She is an active participant in Young Professionals in Energy, Oklahoma City Chapter, and is proud to be serving among the YPE OKC Board as Treasurer and Chairman of the Membership and Development Committee.
Starting his career in 2010 at R&M Energy Systems (now NOV), Jon first worked as a Rod Guide Product Engineer, maintaining and developing manufacturing systems and products molded for down-hole use. This exposure to the plastics industry and oil and gas together stimulated thought and understanding to non-linear performance of polymer materials down-hole.
In March of 2011, Jon transitioned to Cameron International (now Schlumberger), as their resident Plastics Engineer for valve seats in all for all valve product lines, as well as Product Engineer for Butterfly Valves, rubber seated and high-performance metal seated. It was during this time Plastics Consulting, LLC was formed for the development of phenolic down-hole products. RFG Petro Systems‘ President at the time recruited Jon to join the team after seeing what Plastics Consulting had created for wear-resistant polymeric compounds, ultimately joining RFG Petro Systems Fall of 2011 as a long-term consultant, additionally providing intellectual property and license for and to RFG Petro Systems.
In 2013 and 2014, RFG was asked to build a sucker rod guide manufacturing facility in Oklahoma City for Rod Lift Consulting, now Lufkin). In turn, Plastics Consulting was then engaged to build a manufacturing facility for RFG, hiring, teaching, managing, and training the local management team for operation of the facility. There forward, Plastics Consulting’s long-term consultancy continued as Engineering & Technical Sales role on behalf of RFG Petro Systems, expiring in 2017.
In 2017, as part of the start-up team of US Rod Company (now Lufkin Rods), Jon led the initial group through engineering, plant and product development, supply chain, and fundraising. After successfully raising capital through HNW and PE for the only domestic and privately held sucker rod manufacturing plant in the United States, Jon relocated back to the Oklahoma City metro for the launch of Black Mamba Rod Lift, a world-wide provider of End-to-End Rod Control products.
Jon holds several patents in the rod lift space both granted and pending, and his primary passion is the teaching of sucker rod dynamics and polymer non-linearities for the down-hole space. Driven by thinking and doing differently, Jon’s work has continuously pushed rod-lift performance to new levels and standards.
Serial technology executive and entrepreneur, PhD/MBA and an avid student of life with an aptitude for strategy and analytical problem solving. Experience in various industries including enterprise software solutions, telecommunication, medical records, facility management, satellites, submarines and wine (and now, artificial lift).
Nate graduated from the University of Oklahoma in 2009 and earned a Masters Degree in Energy Management from Oklahoma City University in 2018. He brings 11 diverse years of oil and gas expertise to Black Mamba, including Completions, Liner Hangers/Casing Equipment, Production Packers, Service Tools, and now Production Equipment. Nate’s prior responsibilities include trusted technical sales and business development roles at Weatherford and Baker Hughes. Nate also owns an oilfield logistics company specializing in sucker rod hauling.
Mr. Nate Aman resides in Oklahoma and joined the Black Mamba team in 2023.
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