NorthStar Operating

About Us

NorthStar Operating Company is an independent oil and gas exploration, development and production company located in Midland, Texas. The company was organized in 1981 by Mark A. Philpy and specializes in developing its own drilling opportunities, as well as managing the drilling and production of oil and gas properties for joint interest owners

Mark A. Philpy, President, is a 1977 graduate of Texas A&M University with a B. S. degree in Petroleum Engineering. Mr. Philpy has twenty-three years of experience in the oil and gas industry, with a primary emphasis in the Permian Basin. Mr. Philpy has additional experience in North Texas, South Texas, the Rocky Mountains and the San Juan Basin.

Robert W. Hodge, Vice President, attended Texas Tech University and is a 1977 graduate of the University of Oklahoma with a B. S. degree in Geology. Mr. Hodge started his career in the oil field stimulation business (The Western Company). In 1979 he expanded his expertise into Petroleum Land Management. Mr. Hodge has over twenty years of land experience in the Permian Basin, South Texas, the Rocky Mountains, Oklahoma and the Black Warrior Basin.