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Cox Operating LLC

Cox Operating LLC, an emerging leader in the independent oil and gas industry, was founded by fourth generation oilman, Brad E. Cox. Since its inception in 2004, it has grown through the strategic acquisition and revitalization of mature oil and gas fields located in shallow waters off the coast of Louisiana. The company was started to manage Cox's Gulf Coast oil, gas and associated companies’ assets and traces its heritage to the late 1800s when the Cox family first became involved in the oil business. The pioneering spirit behind those early discoveries is at the heart of today’s Cox Operating.

From headquarters in Dallas and New Orleans, the company leverages its financial strength, oil field expertise and drilling and exploration technology to optimize mature oil fields along the Gulf Coast.

In addition to its current drilling and production efforts, the company is planning to broaden its distribution capability through the addition of branded retail outlets throughout the Southwest.


Brad E. Cox


Brad E. Cox has been directly and indirectly involved in the oil and gas business for over 20 years. In January 2004, he started Cox Operating and Cox Oil to acquire and operate oil and gas assets in Louisiana.

Craig Sanders


A native to Texas and the great west Texas Panhandle, Craig Sanders has dedicated over two decades of his career to business banking. Mr. Sanders holds a Bachelors of Business Administration from West Texas A&M where he graduated with honors.

Rodney Dykes


Rodney Dykes joined Cox Operating in November 2010 as Chief Operating Officer, having most recently served as an independent consultant to several offshore and onshore operators.