Ted Collins Jr.

Ted Collins, Jr., a respected mentor, advisor, and friend passed away unexpectedly on January 28, 2018. Ted was a valued member of the Silverback team since its founding in 2014, and we are grateful for his guidance and contributions. There is no doubt that Ted’s legacy will live on throughout the oil and gas community. Obituary »


Non-Executive Advisor

Ted Collins is a veteran in the industry, with more than 55 years of experience developing and managing oil and gas companies. As co-founder of Collins and Young, LLC, Mr. Collins worked with George Young to assemble an interest in more than 100,000 acres in the Barnett Shale, primarily in a joint venture with Chief Oil & Gas, which ultimately resulted in more than $3 billion in asset sales.

Additionally, as president of Collins and Ware, LLC from 1988 to 2000, Mr. Collins purchased Permian Basin oil assets from Amerada Hess Corporation for $60 million and South Texas gas producing assets from Union Pacific Resources for $149 million. The company increased the value of these assets through drilling and well workovers and later sold them to Apache Corporation in 2000 for approximately $315 million. In addition to founding Collins and Young and Collins and Ware, Mr. Collins served as president of HNG Oil Company, which later became Enron Oil and Gas Company, and executive vice president of American Quasar Petroleum.

Mr. Collins serves on the Board of Directors for Energy Transfer Partners (NYSE: ETP), Oasis Petroleum (NYSE: OAS) and CLL Global Research Foundation. He is the recipient of numerous industry awards and honors including the 2006 AAPL Lifetime Achievement award, 2008 Permian Basin Petroleum Association Top Hand award, and induction into the Permian Basin Petroleum Museum Hall of Fame in 2009. Mr. Collins is a past President of the Permian Basin Petroleum Association, the Permian Basin Landman’s Association, the Petroleum Club of Midland and has served as chairman of the Midland, Texas Wildcat Committee since 1984.