About Us

Advisory, Evaluation & Negotiation Services for Oil & Gas Royalty Owners.

At Caple Royalty Services, our passion is enabling families and communities throughout Texas and across the nation to make the most of significant financial windfalls, empowering them to receive True Market Prices for their mineral assets in negotiations with oil and gas royalty buyers and exploration companies.

 

It can be confusing for mineral owners when negotiating with sophisticated buyers who have all the critical information that you don’t have access to.

 

Caple Royalty Services levels the playing field, acting as your advocate with true concern and proven care. We will negotiate with oil and gas companies on your behalf, providing the high level of petroleum industry experience and expertise that cannot be obtained from your bankers, lawyers and CPAs.

 

Founder Lee Caple is a former board member of the Texas Chapter of the National Association of Royalty Owners (NARO), and a Certified Mineral Manager, who proudly puts over three decades of expertise in the management of corporate and personal oil and gas interests to work for his clients. His experience includes mineral leasing in shale plays, extensive lease acquisitions, land management, exploration, large production sales, as well as non-profit service in areas of stewardship and life purpose for high net-worth individuals. The company’s primary contract petroleum engineer also brings a wealth of experience in reservoir engineering, gas processing, and production operations.

 

Caple Royalty Service’s mission is to give you the peace of mind that comes from making the best transaction possible, helping to ensure that you receive True Market Prices as a result of our Trusted Advice and Essential Evaluations. Your satisfaction is guaranteed.

Meet the Caple Royalty Team

Lee Caple

Founder

Lee Caple draws from four decades of experience in the management of corporate and personal oil and gas interests in order to provide outstanding service and results for our clients. His experience includes mineral marketing, mineral appraisals, lease acquisitions, lease marketing on behalf of our clients, advisory and support related mineral management services, exploration, and large production sales. Having worked extensively in the non-profit world, Lee provides distinctively wholistic counsel to our clients, focusing upon our client’s personal and financial goals with consideration given to their risk tolerance and financial obligations.

Derek Pugh

Senior Landman

Derek engages his positive nature, love of people, reputation for honesty, and a unique and entrepreneurial ability to find strategic solutions to expand and enhance the services of Caple Royalty Services.  Derek strives to create long-term value for our organization through client servicing, mass and private mineral marketing and developing strategic industry relationships.  Derek’s 12 years of experience in mineral/lease acquisitions & divestitures, paired with his previous career in sales and business development, gives him a broad base to draw from, which serves CRS clients well.

Troy Brock

Director of Marketing & Business Development

As Director of Marketing & Business Development, Troy combines a reputation of integrity, an enjoyment of people and his ability to develop strategic solutions to expand the services of Caple Royalty Services. After a 25-year career in various Fortune 500 corporate roles, from down-stream marketing, chemicals, equipment, operations and sales, Troy manages CRS marketing and corporate initiatives. Ensuring CRS company values, goals and client relationships are always top-of-mind, Troy prides himself in fostering a winning solution for clients and partners alike.

Keri Sweet

Minerals Manager

Keri has been a part of the oil and gas industry since she was very young. Her mother is a Certified Professional Landman and Keri proudly carries on her mother’s passion for the oil and gas industry. Keri brings 20 years of oil and gas knowledge and experience to Caple Royalty Services. Keri has experience in managing client’s mineral and royalty assets as well as buying and selling minerals and her expertise includes determining ownership in minerals through the research of public and private records; reviewing title, and business agreements. She gained much of her experience serving as Sr. Minerals Asset Manager and Vice President for the Northern Trust Company in Addison, Texas for 8 years. She also has experience as an In-House Landman and as a licensed right-of-way agent in Texas.

She earned her BBA from the University of North Texas and a MA from Texas Tech University and holds a certificate as a Certified Professional Landman. She is actively involved in the American Association of Professional Landmen where she serves as a Certification Committee Member. She is also involved with the Young Professionals in Energy, and served as 2nd Vice President on the Board of the Dallas Association of Petroleum Landmen for the past 6 years.

Keri has two girls; Keeli 13 and Kanie 7. She is an avid runner and enjoys golfing, hunting, cooking, and watching Texas Tech Football. She is actively involved with her daughter’s sports teams and has a passion for volunteering in her community.

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