Will Abney has served in a variety of roles within the oil and gas industry since 2000. His experience includes serving as outside legal counsel to oil and gas companies and holding various in-house legal and commercial leadership roles for private equity sponsored portfolio companies focused on the acquisition and development of oil and gas assets.
Before joining Oryx in 2020, Will served as Executive Vice President and General Counsel at Santa Elena Minerals, where he led the legal department and the development of a freshwater production and gathering system. From 2012 to 2018, Will was a founding member and held various positions of increasing responsibility for Atlantic Resources Company and Atlantic Energy Holdings, including his most recent role as President. Before Atlantic, Will spent over 10 years as an oil and gas transactional attorney with Lynch, Chappell & Alsup in Midland. Will also practiced law for two years at Jackson & Sjoberg in Austin.
Will received a Bachelor of Business Administration with honors from Southern Methodist University and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Texas at Austin.