John Hamilton joined Arena in 2014 as Land Manager with 24 years of both offshore and onshore experience. He has represented companies, JV interests and partners in securing several hundred thousand acres of lease prospects during his career to date. Mr. Hamilton has negotiated various types of land-related agreements and procured exploration acreage via trades and oil & gas lease sales over his career. John’s most recent professional experiences prior to partnering with Arena Energy were with Newfield Exploration Company, Challenger Minerals, Inc., Anadarko Petroleum Corporation, and Coastal Oil & Gas Corporation. Mr. Hamilton earned his BS in Petroleum Land Management in 1989 from the University of Houston and his BS in Secondary Education from Lamar University in 1978. He is a member of the American Association of Professional Landmen, Houston Association of Professional Landmen, and the North Houston Association of Professional Landmen.