Chief Operating Officer
Saddle Operating is keenly focused on lowering operating costs without compromising safety or production.
Russ Griffin is the Chief Operating Officer of Saddle Operating, LLC. Russ has over 34 years of diverse experience in operations, drilling, regulatory compliance and HSSE in the oil and gas industry with an in-depth knowledge of Federal, State and Local compliance requirements with governmental regulations and standards.
Russ began his career in 1984 working for Hunt Oil Company and held multiple positions in operations and field development. In 2005, Russ took the position as Hunt Oil Company’s Senior Regulatory Representative and relocated to Dallas Texas.
Russ left Hunt Oil Company in 2008 and took the position of EHS Operations Manager with EXCO Resources, Inc. In 2009, Russ was promoted to Vice President of EHS as well as Vice President of EHS for TGGT Midstream, an EXCO subsidiary.
Russ Griffin’s memberships and Board positions include: The Society of Petroleum Engineers, The American Society of Safety Engineers, Independent Producers Association of America EHS Steering Committee (IPAA). He earned a B.S. degree in Petroleum Services Technology along with an A.S. degree in Petroleum Safety, both from Nicholls State University.