Troy Slater

Sr. Land Man


As head of the Division Order Department, Donna is responsible for maintaining the filing system on all wells and Mineral Rights. She maintains the pay status logs on all assets and oversees Transfer Orders and Division Orders.  

​Donna works with field landmen to obtain proper title documentation to verify ownership. She's instrumental in helping resolve title issues with operators.  Donna is a certified Division Order Analyst and is a tenured Oil and Gas specialist.

Contact Information

Donna Fry

Sr. Division Order Analyst

Our Team

                                                                             Advocate Oil and Gas     specializes in the purchase of Oil and Gas Mineral Interests and Royalty 

                                                                             Interests.  Our team has managed over $100,000,000.00 in acquisitions and has successfully

                                                                             completed thousands of Oil and Gas Mineral and Royalty purchases during the past 11 years.  
Through our vast industry connections we have developed world class acquisition capabilities.  We are able to quickly close transactions at maximum market values when other so-called experts take a much longer and complicated process. Our in-house team can handle all evaluations, documentations, title research assignments and Deed filings.  
All costs associated with selling your asset are covered by Advocate Oil and Gas     .  As professionals, we have the experience and infrastructure to quickly and smoothly conclude transactions. We primarily work with individuals, just like you.  We also work with landmen, geologists, institutions, trusts, attorneys and estate managers.

Our Philosophy

  • We are a company governed by integrity and known for our premium ethics.
  • We are our customers' preferred partner and trusted ally.
  • We are a champion for our clients, employees and the communities where we work.
  • We help our customers sell their Oil and Gas Interests at maximum value in a minimum of time with simplicity, honesty, accuracy and courtesy.

Our Foundation

Troy Slater 

Donna Fry

As a true Texan, JR Robles was born and raised in Dallas, TX.  He studied at Richland College and the Petroleum Landman School.  He is a certified Field Landman.  He has extensive experience in Oil and Gas leasing, short term aggregation and long term Mineral Rights and Royalty acquisitions.

JR is repsonsible for overseeing sales on ENERGYNET, the detailed valuation of Mineral Rights and Royalty Interests, strategic planning for acquisition and heads the Marketing Analysis Team.  He has been instrumental in the purchase of hundreds of Oil and Gas Interests in OK, TX, PA, LA, NM, WY, OH and PA.

His bilingual background enables him to reach and understand a broad range of clientele.  His strong work ethic, dedication to his clients and devotion to excellence is evident in his steady path of success in the Oil and Gas Industry.

​JR is married and has three children.

Julianne Bawden


JR Robles 

Brent Bawden

Brent's leadership and energy have created a company governed by integrity, known for its premium ethics and ignited by his enthusiastic approach to personal service.

Brent Leon Bawden has experienced the Oil and Gas Industry from the ground up. After college, he gained experience in the areas of Financial Planning, Venture Capital Fund Raising and Land Development.  As an Entrepreneur, Brent has had the privilege of working with and for Fortune 100 companies throughout the United States.  He also takes great pride in his ability to connect on a very personal level with the individual, or "Mom and Pop" Mineral Rights/Royalty owner.

After being in the Oil and Gas Industry as a longtime Mineral and Royalty owner, he transitioned to a leadership position in Oil and Gas Asset Management and Acquisition.  With supervision in hundreds of transactions, his connections and experience heavily influence all associated with Advocate Oil and Gas.

Ethics, integrity and service to community have been Brent's constant guideposts and have enabled him to maintain dynamic, long term relationships that continue to benefit his customers and clients.

​Brent is married, has six children and nine grandchildren.

Hours: Mon - Fri 8am - 5pm       214-647-1100

Brent Bawden


Troy Slater has completed countless complex Mineral title research projects, title curative work assignments and Oil and Gas Lease acquisitions in TX, OK, AK, LA and NM.

Troy, a Texas native, has land work in his genealogy.  For four generations his family has been involved in surveying the Texas landscape. Beginning in his early teens, he spent his summers reading deeds and learning survey descriptions.  This background has given Troy a great depth of understanding with the complex nuances involved in Oil and Gas title work.

Troy's early background and many years of work in Real Estate became the springboard to his success as he transitioned to the Oil and Gas Industry in 2001.  As a licensed Landman, he has completed countless assignments with industry giants such as Devon and Chesapeake and is skilled in complex evaluations and acquisitions.  His focused attention to detail has given him the reputation for excellence and accuracy in the Oil and Gas industry.

His experience in overseeing teams of Landmen and title researchers have made him a valued member of our management team.

Troy is married and has four children and seven grandchildren.

Elizabeth Robles

Director of Land Managment

JR Robles

Vice President

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