Stan Berdell, Chief Executive Officer

Stan Berdell is the President and Chief Executive Officer of BLX, Inc. and Vintage Land Holdings, LLC. Established in 1989, BLX Inc. is a privately owned and operated producer of natural gas with wells and leases in the Appalachian Basin. He is also the Managing Partner of Redmill Drilling, Kinzua Oil, LLC and Mt. Pleasant Enterprises, LLC all of which operate wells in the Basin. Under the BLX banner, Stan was the first independent producer of his size to drill and produce Marcellus Shale wells in Western PA. 

Stan has been a member of PIOGA for over 15 years and is serving his third term on the Board. Always active in the community, Stan serves as President of the Richard G. Snyder YMCA Board of Directors and sits on the Armstrong School District Board of Directors. 

John Interval, Professional Petroleum Geologist

John J. Interval has been a practicing Professional Petroleum Geologist since 1988. A graduate of California University of Pennsylvania with a B.S. in Geology, John’s career started as a Staff Geologist for Meridian Exploration (Linn Energy). It was at Meridian where John was taught the skills of geological prospect generation and exploration. In 1991, John left Meridian to take a position of Staff Geologist at Kriebel Resources. By 1992, John was promoted to Chief Geologist and in 1997 to Director of Geology.

In 2004, John left Kriebel and co-founded KIS Oil and Gas. Primarily responsible for initially funding, generating and presenting geological oil and gas prospects to private investors with the intent of showing merit for drill site selections for investing in Private Partnership opportunities. Responsible for providing geological prospect generation, initial drilling prognosis and casing settings. Other responsibilities included mapping and identifying primary productive targets and providing completion merit for zones encountered subsequent to drilling. He also prepared frac designs and developed production schemes.

Also formed in 2004 was John Interval Geological Consulting Services, which currently serves several active clients performing geological mapping, prospect generation, regional assessments and geological presentations. In addition, Interval provides professional petroleum geological expertise, specializing in client need of Conventional and Unconventional oil and gas prospect evaluation, prospect generation and project presentation for drilling, acreage acquisitions and mineral purchases for investment opportunities.

Interval represents several Law Firms as a geological expert witness and evaluates, prepares and presents prospects for landowner groups and oil and gas companies interested in selling assets to potential buyers. Active regional working familiarity with all Devonian and Ordovician Unconventional Shale Plays (Burket/Geneseo, Marcellus and Utica Shale’s) and all tight sandstone plays (Conventional) in the Appalachian Basin. He also has a working familiarity with the Permian Basin in West Texas and the Bakken Shale Play in North Dakota and Montana.

Paul A. Kimmell, Director Land       

Paul A. Kimmell has 10 years of experience as a Landman in the Appalachian basin and specializes in land acquisitions and operational support of vertical and horizontal oil & gas wells. He earned his Registered Professional Landman (RPL) certification from the American Association of Professional Landmen (AAPL) in 2012 and is an active member of the Michael Late Benedum chapter of the AAPL.

Paul’s experience has been predominantly in Pennsylvania supporting the development of Upper Devonian and Marcellus Formations.  He began his career in 2006 working for an independent operator, gaining valuable experience in land acquisitions as well as the day to day operations involved with an exploration and production company. In 2015, he accepted the land manager position at BLX, Inc. where he also became one of the managers of Vintage Land Holdings, LLC.  In his role with Vintage, Paul oversees the aggregation of leases through assignments from other independent operators and works closely with his former colleagues from Western Land Services to assure all acreage is accurately mapped.