Keith Needham is a proud graduate of the University of Oklahoma three times over, obtaining his BBA from the Price College of Business in 2005 (Energy Management & Finance with Special Distinction), his MBA in 2008 (with Honors), and his J.D. from the OU College of Law in 2012 (with Honors). Keith’s professional career includes time as a landman with Devon Energy Corporation (2004 – 2008) and SandRidge Energy, Inc. (2008 – 2011). In 2012, Keith became the owner and President of Stable Energy Land Services, LLC, a full-service energy land brokerage he co-founded and based in Oklahoma City. Keith also served as Senior Partner with Needham & Mason, PLLC, an energy-focused law firm that he co-founded in 2012 and that is also based in Oklahoma City. Keith has been a Certified Professional Landman (CPL) through the American Association of Professional Landmen (AAPL) since December 2009, making him one of the youngest AAPL members to ever earn such distinction. Keith has also been a member of the Oklahoma City Association of Professional Landmen (OCAPL) since 2004. Keith is an Oklahoma-licensed attorney and a member of the Oklahoma Bar Association’s (OBA) Mineral Law Section.
Additional honors and distinctions include:
AAPL’s Outstanding Graduate (2005)
The University of Oklahoma’s Julian J. Rothbaum Award winner (2005)
OCAPL Committee Chair (2006 – 2008)
Editor-in-Chief of the OBA’s Mineral Law Newsletter (2012)
Currently serves as an adjunct professor to the OU College of Law and has been recently named as a professor of Energy Law by the University of Oklahoma’s PriceCollege of Business and Energy Management Program.
Throughout his decade of experience in the oil and gas industry, Keith has worked in various roles for projects based in Oklahoma, Texas, Kansas, New Mexico, Colorado, Arkansas and Wyoming.
Keith has also served as an adjunct professor to the OU College of Law (2013 – 2014) and has recently been named as a professor of Energy Law through the University of Oklahoma’s Price College of Business and Energy Management Program.