Managing Partner of Killam Companies, David Killam (L), and son, Cliffe Killam, inspecting a well site in South Texas. Photo courtesy of Mariajose Velasquez.

Killam Oil: A Legacy of Change


An arctic blast blew through Texas (and much of the country) in mid-February, knocking out electricity and, in some cases, water, just days after Killam Oil Company President and Partner Cliffe Killam, confirmed that he is “still very bullish on oil and natural gas,” adding, “They’re going to continue to…

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Rebecca Ponton has been a journalist for 25+ years and is also a petroleum landman. Her book, Breaking the GAS Ceiling: Women in the Offshore Oil and Gas Industry (Modern History Press), was released in May 2019. For more info, go to

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