Our Management Team

David Killam
Managing Partner

David Killam is the Managing Partner of Killam Oil Company.  He has been involved in all facets of exploration, development, and production issues at the company, and he is involved in all drilling and major workover operations.

David graduated from The University of Texas at Austin in 1974 and graduated from a one-year program in Ranch Management at TCU in 1975. He joined the company in June 1975.

Cliffe Killam
President & CEO

Cliffe Killam is a President & CEO at Killam Oil.  He has been instrumental in positioning the company into unconventional opportunities. 

Prior to joining Killam Oil, he worked for 3 years at Standard Chartered Bank (formerly Harrison Lovegrove) in the oil and gas investment banking group specializing in international oil and gas corporate and asset transactions.  He has completed over $600 million in transactions in the US, Latin America, and Africa and performed numerous advisory mandates services to executive management teams. Prior to Standard Chartered, he worked as an analyst at Wood Mackenzie, where he was a part of the team that launched and built out the US upstream research and consulting services.

Cliffe received an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin’s McCombs School of Business, Master’s in Energy and Mineral Resources from The University of Texas at Austin’s the Petroleum Engineering College (which is now called Energy & Earth Resources within the Jackson School of Geosciences), and a Bachelor’s in English Literature from Boston University. 

He is deeply involved across South Texas in various non-profits, with a focus on education, economic development, healthcare, and the arts.  Cliffe believes in servant leadership with a passion to see others succeed, grow, and prosper.  

Cliffe enjoys spending time with his family and friends, reading, traveling, watching movies, the outdoors, and archery hunting. 



Harvey Hardwick

Harvey Hardwick serves as General Counsel for Killam Oil Company since joining in April 2012. He has over 25 years of experience in all areas of oil and gas, real estate, business, commercial and consumer law, litigation and transactional matters.

Prior to joining Killam Oil Company, Mr. Hardwick worked in private practice in Corpus Christi, Texas where he handled commercial transactional matters, and oil and gas matters primarily for landowners. From January 2008 to January of 2011, Harvey took a break from private practice and served as the CEO of a privately held oil and gas company.

Harvey was instrumental in the management, strategic planning, and execution of the company’s goals including the divestiture of more than 23,000 acres of production and leases to Chesapeake Energy for $200 million in 2010.

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