EXPERIENCE ENERGIZED

The successes of Arcadia Operating are evidence of the exceptional team of individuals fueling the company with their hard work, dedication, and expertise. At Arcadia, we place great emphasis on self-motivation and personal enterprise. These qualities are the driving force behind each department, empowering our employees with the opportunity and tools that they need to make an impact and succeed in their role at Arcadia and in their long-term career goals.

CYRUS F. RICHARDS IV

President

CHRISTA COOPER

Controller

CYRUS F. RICHARDS IV

President

EMAIL: info@arcadiaop.com | Phone: 214.521.4900

Cyrus "Rus" Richards, has over 18 years of experience in the oil and gas industry, during which he has held engineering and management positions in operations, drilling, completions, production, fracturing, and cementing.

He started in the oil industry working for Halliburton in South Texas as a wellsite engineer in the fracturing and cementing division. Later he worked for Weatherford and was their first engineering hire for a grass roots fracturing division startup. From there he moved to the operations side of the industry working half his career as an operations engineer for Dewbre Petroleum Corporation in Corpus Christi Texas. Over the next 8 years he helped build the company and develop its assets. Key achievements include the acquisition and exploitation of a portion of Shell's McAllen Ranch field in Hidalgo County, yielding over 13 mmcfd of bypassed gas with infield drilling utilizing the latest in fracturing techniques and horizontal drilling and completion in the Eagleford shale with IP's over 600 bopd.

In 2011 he joined Energy Production Corporation as Operations Manager, and was responsible for exploiting existing fields including shallow oil and 22,000' HPHT wells adding sufficient value to both properties. As a result, they were flipped in less than two years. Mr. Richards joined Arcadia Operating, LLC in 2014 as Operations Manager, directing all engineering and operations. After one year, in April 2015, Mr. Richards was promoted to president.  He also serves on the Board of Directors of industry software corporation, Archeio Technologies.  Mr. Richards received a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from The Citadel, Military College of South Carolina, in 1997. He is a member of SPE in Dallas.

CHRISTA COOPER

Controller

EMAIL: info@arcadiaop.com | Phone: 214.521.4900

Christa Cooper joined Arcadia Operating, LLC in 2016 as Controller, with over 20 years of experience in the oil and gas industry. She began her career at Mobil Oil working in various facets of accounting gaining a broad understanding of the business. Later, she moved on to work for several small independent E&P companies in a variety of roles. Most recently, she was Assistant Controller at SND Energy and prior to that, at Eland Energy. Christa graduated from the University of North Texas with a Master’s Degree in Accounting and is a member of COPAS of Dallas.