Management Team


Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Stabell has worked in the energy industry since 1998 with a focus on upstream E&P. Most recently he served as President and CEO of Merlon International, LLC, a privately held company with assets in the Western Desert of Egypt and US Gulf Coast which was sold in 2019 to a publicly listed UK company where he served as an advisor until 2021. Previously, he served as CFO and ultimately President of privately held Merlon Petroleum Company, which had assets in the US Gulf Coast and Egypt and was sold in 2006. He began his career at Salomon Smith Barney as an analyst in the Planning and Analysis Group. Mr. Stabell has also been active as a private investor for the last several years. He has a BA in Economics from Williams College. He has served on numerous corporate Boards including ESI Energy Services Inc. and Layline Petroleum, LLC.



Chief Financial Officer 

Mr. Williamson has spent his entire career in the energy business. From 2012 to early 2019, he served as Corporate Development Manager then Vice President Finance (CFO) of Merlon International, LLC. More recently, he served as the Corporate Strategy Manager for Petrosantander Inc. Mr. Williamson started his career in management consulting advising energy clients on transaction due diligence, growth strategy, and cost reduction. He has a BBA in Finance and a BA in Political Science from Southern Methodist University.



Chief Operating Officer

Mr. Clanton is an industry veteran with over 30 years of experience in the upstream E&P sector.  He has managed all phases of drilling, completions, production and field operations.  He joins Epsilon after having spent 14 years with a private E&P start-up which he Co-Founded and served as a Managing Partner.  During his tenure, the company leased 55,000 acres, acquired $60MM of properties, shot 60+ square miles of 3D seismic and drilled over 50 wells including recent generation horizontal wells.

From 1998 to 2003, Mr. Clanton worked with Schlumberger in the Integrated Project Management (IPM) group.  He held several management positions including GOM Operations Manager, Asset Manager for the Texaco-Schlumberger Joint Venture, a multi-disciplinary team evaluating the remaining reserve potential of JV fields, and as Project Manager – IPM Support Center, providing expert support to the development and worldwide implementation of Production Management Services within Schlumberger.

Mr. Clanton served as a business analyst for ARCO Permian from 1995 to 1998.  There he coordinated the annual budget/long range planning, conducted operational benchmarking studies and competitor analysis, tracked CAPEX investment and profitability, and directed the annual reserve study.  Mr. Clanton began his career in operations with Coastal Management Corporation, a private project management company that sold to Schlumberger.

Mr. Clanton graduated from Texas A&M University in 1986 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Petroleum Engineering and received his Master’s Degree of Business Administration from Texas A&M University in 1993.



VP of Financial Planning and Analysis

Paul Atwood joined Epsilon in November, 2011 as a Director of Corporate Strategy and was subsequently promoted to Vice President of Financial Planning and Analysis in June, 2012. Prior to Epsilon, Mr. Atwood co-founded an investment management company focusing on timberland and mineral acquisitions in the southeastern US. Mr. Atwood holds a Masters of Business Administration from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College and a Bachelor of Science from the University of the South.



VP of Exploration

Shannon Lemke joined Epsilon in November, 2017 as Vice President of Exploration.  She has over 17 years of experience working for both public and private equity backed companies focusing on Onshore US conventional and unconventional exploration and development.  Prior to joining Epsilon, Ms. Lemke was the Vice President of Exploration for NewVista Energy Partners and held various positions at Vitruvian Exploration I and II and Newfield Exploration.   Shannon graduated with a B.S. in Geological Engineering from Michigan Technological University.  She is a member of AAPG and HGS, is a trustee for the HGS Undergraduate Scholarship Foundation and serves on the Michigan Tech Presidential Council of Alumnae and BSGE Curriculum Advisory Board.