Charlotte Suzette Clark “Sue”
Born and bred in the Texas oil patch, Sue began her oil and gas career in the mail room of Amoco Production Company in Odessa, Texas, at the age of eighteen years old. Working her way up the ranks over a period of fifty+ years, Sue has held positions in all aspects of the industry, including accounting, engineering, exploration, production, drilling and land, having worked for major corporations, small operating companies, one-man independents, crude oil purchasers and law firms. In addition to Amoco, these companies include Enron Oil & Gas (now EOG), M. Brad Bennett, Inc., Parker & Parsley Petroleum (now Pioneer Resources), Genesis Crude Oil, the law firm of Cox & Smith, Inc., EEX Corporation, Newfield Exploration, and Lewis Petro Properties. Through all the busts and booms, mergers and buy-outs, Sue’s career has taken her from Odessa/Midland to Dallas, to Houston, to San Antonio, back to Houston and lastly back to San Antonio. Sue determined her favorite aspect of the industry lie in the Land Department and she has spent the past thirty-five years concentrating on title analysis and Division Orders.
With her retirement from Lewis Petro Properties in 2015, having held the position of Land Administration Manager, Sue thought her career had finally come to a close. Retirement was not to be, as Sue joined Trinity Mineral Management in 2016 as their part-time Division Order Analyst. Sue’s position at Trinity gives her an opportunity to use her extensive oil and gas knowledge in general, particularly allowing her the enjoyment of using her expertise in title research and analysis and her love of numbers and math.
Sue also derives great pleasure from mentoring young, new inductees into the industry, having herself been mentored from an early age by numerous seasoned, senior oil and gas veterans, to which she owes her very memorable oil and gas years. Pay it forward.
When not working in Trinity’s office, her “retirement time” is spent with her retired, geologist husband, spoiling her dogs, researching her family’s history, flower gardening, enjoying the fish, frogs and birds in her backyard pond, reading, and watching 1920’s – 1940’s black and white movies.