Britney Crookshanks, CPL
Britney Crookshanks, CPL, is a partner and vice president of land for Infinity Natural Resources LLC, a privately held exploration and production company rooted in the Appalachian Basin in Morgantown, West Virginia. She started in the oil and gas industry as a field agent negotiating oil and gas leases as a summer job her sophomore year at West Virginia University. She fell in love with negotiating transactions and decided that instead of returning to school, she wanted to become a landman.
She spent the next five years of her career working for Mason Dixon Energy learning everything she could about the industry and traveling throughout the Appalachian Basin. She flagged rights of way, worked on operational and due diligence projects, negotiated oil and gas leases and soaked up every ounce of land experience she was exposed to. Crookshanks became a project manager for Mason Dixon Energy and Percheron, where she had oversight of numerous crews and projects during the Marcellus Shale boom. She worked in-house for large exploration and production companies through Percheron, helping to manage prospects during the busiest times in the basin in West Virginia, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Kentucky.
In 2011 Crookshanks obtained her RPL certification with the aspiration of completing her bachelor’s degree in order to meet the needed qualification of a CPL. She accepted a position as senior landman for Northeast Natural Energy and was later promoted to operations-land manager prior to her current position. During her time at Percheron and NNE, Crookshanks enrolled at Fairmont State University where she completed her Regents Bachelor’s degree with a concentration in business. With degree in hand, she received her CPL designation in 2017.
Crookshanks is a past chairman of AAPL’s Marketing Committee and past member of the Education Committee. Involved locally with the Michael Late Benedum Chapter for more than 12 years, she has served on various MLBC committees, held every office on the Executive Committee and is president for the 2018-19 term.
She and husband Jeremy are blessed with two beautiful children, Austin and Aria. You can find the Crookshanks family on the water during the warmer months and on the ski slopes during the winter. She loves to travel, cook and sail with her family and friends.