Mr. Tirey was born and raised in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. After completing his undergraduate studies, he went to work for Hunt Energy Corporation, Dallas, Texas as a Landman out of their Bismarck, North Dakota district office. While working for Hunt, Mr. Tirey received extensive experience in all aspects of land work which enabled him to establish a successful independent practice in 1979. Mr. Tirey then started his own brokerage firm in Williston, North Dakota working with various oil companies with their land work throughout the Williston Basin.
In 1981 he founded Strata Minerals, Inc. and continued for a short time doing brokerage work for select institutional clients, and then began putting his own deals together buying and selling leases, minerals, overriding royalty interests, working interests, surface and participating in wells. In 1991 he moved back to Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and now currently resides in Edmond, Oklahoma where he has continued investing in oil and gas mineral deals with Mr. Shawn P. Hannifin and Mr. Bob Desmond.
Mr. Tirey has over 30 years’ experience in all phases of oil and gas acquisitions, and has worked nearly every major play in the United States since 1981, including plays in Oklahoma, Kansas, North Dakota, Montana, Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas to name a few. He has also invested in numerous other ventures outside the oil and gas business throughout the years which have given him invaluable business experiences.
Mr. Tirey received his Bachelor in Business Administration degree in Petroleum Land Management from the University of Oklahoma in 1978 and is a member of the American Association of Petroleum Landmen and the Oklahoma City Association of Petroleum Landemen.