Our Team

David Kimbell | President and CEO

David is President and CEO of Burk Royalty Co. Ltd, serves on the Board of Managers, and is a limited partner of the Company. Prior to becoming president, David served as senior vice president of exploration and oversaw all exploration and acquisition activities for the company. David began his career as a landman for the Company in East Texas in 1980 and has continued to be active overseeing the Company’s participation in numerous plays in East Texas and Northern Louisiana.

David is also Chairman of the Board of Managers of Viva Energy Services, an affiliated well servicing and plugging company based in Odessa, Texas. Viva operates 30+ well servicing rigs, a trucking division, down hole and fishing division, and plugging division.

David also currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Boys and Girls Club of Wichita Falls, the finance committee of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, and the Board of the Catholic Charities of Fort Worth. He is an active member of IPAA and sponsor of the annual prayer breakfast and past board member of the Texas Alliance of Energy Producers. David and Mary have been married for 37 years and have 4 children and 6 grandchildren. Trey Kimbell, their oldest son, is a geologist and Mary Martha Kimbell, their youngest daughter, is a landman at Burk Royalty. They are the fourth generation of Kimbell family members to work for Burk Royalty.

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