Trinity Energy Services
Serving the Oil & Gas Industry Since 1977

Trinity Energy Services


John Moores

Senior Landman

John was raised in the heart of the oil and gas business in South Louisiana and is the fourth generation in the business. He has held various land related positions from an independent to in-house management. In 1985, he founded John D. Moores, Jr., Inc., a Professional Land Service Company that developed prospects from Louisiana to Florida. In 1998 he founded Hopa Exploration Company, Inc. and in the summer of 2005 joined forces with Black Dog Exploration, LLC to create Trinity Energy Services, LLC which is based in Houston, Texas.

During the past 35 years as a landman, emphasis has been placed on maintaining the highest quality of work and integrity. The areas of expertise include Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, Oklahoma, Kansas, Arkansas and New Mexico. He has managed due diligence projects in Colorado, Oklahoma, Texas, Michigan and Louisiana.

John received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Louisiana State University and is a member of AAPL and HAPL.


Nathan Lawless

Project Manager

Nathan is a native Houstonian, and was introduced to the land services field for the oil & gas industry in 2004. Since then he has field experience in multiple Texas counties including, the Eagle Ford Shale and Barnett Shale formations. As a field manager, Nathan, has overseen multiple field crews in South Texas where his duties have included detailed mineral title research, seismic permitting, curative research, due diligence projects, mineral leasing and optioning. Nathan was an International Business major, and received a Bachelor of Business Administration from St. Edward’s University with an influence in Spanish. Nathan is a Texas Notary Public and an active member of the AAPL and HAPL.