Mr. Nichols has led Cinco Energy Services as Founder and President since 1990, and has been a growing force in the Energy Industry for the last 36 years.
After graduating from the University of Texas, Mr. Nichols served in the Air Force as a pilot. He was recruited from the Air Force by an energy company to become a Landman in 1976. After more than 14 years of honing his skills as a Landman, Mr. Nichols emerged as an entrepreneur by starting his own land business. His powerful combination of knowledge and leadership ability drove the business to success, and under his direction, Cinco Energy Services developed into the industry leader that it is today.
Mr. Nichols is currently the Chairman of the Technical Committee for the American Association of Professional Landmen (AAPL). In past years he has served on the Certification Committee, Field Landman Committee, and as Treasurer of the AAPL. He is a past President of the Houston Association of Professional Landmen (HAPL), and has also served as Director, 1st and 2nd Vice President, and Committee Chairman. In 2006 Mr. Nichols was the recipient of the prestigious HAPL Landman of the Year Award and in 2012 he was a recipient of the Texas Independent Producers & Royalty Owners Association (TIPRO) Best Landman Award. He is also a frequent speaker at seminars and conferences on land related issues, most recently speaking at the AAPL Annual Meeting in San Francisco. He currently holds memberships with the AAPL, Michael Late Benedum Chapter of AAPL, HAPL, Denver Association of Professional Landmen, American Association of Mineral Owners, Energy Landman's Breakfast Group, Houston Energy Finance Group and the Houston Producers' Forum.
Letter from the President:
At Cinco Energy Services, we operate under some Core Values that shape every aspect of the way we work.
Our Core Values—Integrity, Flexibility, Growth, and Responsibility— are designed to encourage and guide all our staff to maintain the greatest professional and personal standards. In addition, all of our landmen are subject to the AAPL “Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice.” At Cinco Energy Services, we pride ourselves on our longstanding reputation as honest, fair, and determined professionals.
Coupled with our commitment to values, the bedrock of our success over the last 23 years has been our client-centered approach. Simply put, we never forget that above all we work for you. At Cinco Energy Services, we constantly strive to exceed clients’ expectations with our willingness to adapt to their individual needs. We fully recognize that while working for a client, we represent them, and it is crucial to represent them well.
Another element that distinguishes Cinco Energy Services is our dedication to continuing education. Many members of our staff have over 20 years of experience in the Land Industry, and we consciously position such tenured individuals to mentor those less-seasoned. They, in turn, “stand on the shoulders of giants” while breathing new life into projects by using cutting edge techniques to address problems and forge solutions.
This symbiotic relationship among our staff fosters a culture of growth and ensures that we are constantly educating one another. All of our professionals, whether they are Landmen, GIS Analysts, or administrators, regularly attend continuing education courses to obtain or maintain their certifications. Our wealth of experience combined with our keen willingness to learn and adapt results in constant forward motion.
The bottom line is that Cinco Energy Services provides our clients with turn-key results from one trusted and established firm. Our commitment to Core Values, our client-centered focus, and our unique mentoring system truly define who we are as a company. In the future, as in the past 23 years, we will continue to collaborate, learn, grow, and never lose sight of our unifying ambition: Solving Land.