Our Management Team

David Killam
Managing Partner

David Killam is the Managing Partner of Killam Companies which encompasses Killam Oil Company. Killam Oil is an operator in the State of Texas and through a subsidiary in the State of Louisiana. 

David graduated from The University of Texas at Austin in 1974 and graduated from a one-year program in Ranch Management at TCU in 1975. He joined the company in June 1975. 

David has been involved in all facets of exploration, development, and production issues at the company, and he approves all drilling and major workover operations.

Cliffe Killam

Cliffe Killam is a Partner at Killam Oil and helps manage the business.  He is deeply involved across South Texas in various non-profits, with a focus on higher education and economic development.  Cliffe believes in servant leadership with a passion to see others succeed, grow, and prosper.  

Prior to joining Killam Oil, he worked for 3 years at Standard Chartered Bank (formerly Harrison Lovegrove) in the oil and gas investment banking group specializing in international oil and gas corporate and asset transactions.  He has completed over $600 million in transactions in the US, Latin America, and Africa and performed numerous advisory mandates services to executive management teams. Prior to Standard Chartered, he worked as an analyst at Wood Mackenzie, where he was a part of the team that launched and built out the US upstream research and consulting services.

Cliffe received a Master’s from The University of Texas at Austin in Energy and Mineral Resources from the Petroleum Engineering College, a Master’s in Business Administration from the McCombs School of Business,  and Bachelor’s in English Literature from Boston University.  Cliffe enjoys spending time with his family and friends, reading, traveling, watching movies, and archery hunting.

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