Our Approach

Our Philosophy

Morning Gun Exploration LLC (MGE) is a privately owned and operated exploration company based in Denver, Colorado.  The company was founded for the purpose of exploring and developing oil and natural gas properties for its own accord and through joint venture relationships.  MGE focuses its exploration efforts and targeted lease acquisitions within the Rocky Mountain Region.  Utilizing geologic research, modern geoscience technology and discovery-thinking, we identify and develop select oil and gas opportunities. Our strategy is simple:  Make good investment decisions based upon sound geological data, and grow those investments, our company, and our networks through integrity and fair dealings.

Our Story

MGE presently holds a working interest in over 40,000 gross acres in the DJ Basin, 24,000 acres in the Uintah basin, 10,000 acres in the Utah Overthrust Belt, and smaller interests in other Rocky Mountain Basins.  All of Morning Gun Exploration's project areas are of industry size and scale and have the ability to generate substantial returns to the company and its select partners.  The company is focused on providing exploration and development partners high value, geotechnical industry scale projects in select Rocky Mountain Basins.

Meet the Team

Morning Gun Exploration LLC


Paul J. Flatley

Founder, President & CEO

.                     Prospector and Chief Risk Taker


Drew Stephon

Petroleum Geologist & Engineer

Prospect Generator


Justin A. Dunn

Vice President of Land

Land Acquisitions Expert


Catherine Ezo


Acquisition Specialist