K and M Resources, L.L.C. is a full service professional brokerage firm whose managing partners and project coordinators have years of experience covering all aspects of landwork and land management. We have a strong background in management, real estate, surveying and mapping, consulting and making every transition throughout the project smooth and as problem-free as possible.

D.C. King, CPL

Dana has over 15 years of experiences in the various aspects of land development. He is a Certified Professional Landman (CPL), which is the highest designation earned through the American Association of Professional Landmen (AAPL), and has a Bachelor of Science degree in Surveying and Mapping from the University of Texas at Tyler. In 2002, Dana started his career working for a reputable survey company in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area. He later moved to Tyler to pursue his degree, while working as a surveyor for a national engineering firm. There he oversaw multiple projects throughout multiple states for some of the industry’s leading Energy & Production companies and governmental departments. In 2005, he became a Petroleum Landman, and since then has worked every aspect of land and land management for the on-shore sector. In 2011, Dana co-founded K and M Resources, LLC, a full service professional land firm, that holds contracts with both publicly traded firms and small independent exploration companies throughout the states of Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and New Mexico. During his years of working as a landman, Dana has become proficient in running complex title from sovereignty to present day, curing title, and leasing some of the most difficult tracts of land in the state of Texas. He is also a co-founder and partner of KMC Oil and Gas, LLC, and holds interest in wells and properties in East Texas, West Texas and Northern Louisiana. Dana is a licensed Real Estate Broker and Realtor through the Texas Real Estate Commission (TREC).


  • American Association of Professional Landmen (AAPL)
  • East Texas Association of Petroleum Landmen (ETAPL)
  • Fort Worth Association of Professional Landmen (FWAPL)
  • ARK-LA-TEX Association of Professional Landmen
  • Permian Basin Landmen’s Association

Chris A. Moss, SR/WA, RPL

Chris Moss is an oil and gas veteran who over the past 19 years has worked every aspect of land pertaining to the upstream and midstream sectors. Chris holds the International Right-of-Way Association’s (IRWA) premier designation, the SR/WA, Senior Right of Way Agent, which is the highest achievement for the right of way and midstream professional. He is also a Registered Professional Landman (RPL) through the American Association of Professional Landmen (AAPL). Chris’ career and interest in landwork started in surveying and mapping where he became the youngest Crew Chief in Proline Surveying’s 23 year history. In 2007, Chris took over as the Surface Coordinator for Sandridge Energy’s Cotton Valley play in East Texas. There he oversaw drill site location acquisitions, creation of a lateral line system, land owner negotiations, pit closures, and all required permitting (TXDOT, RRC, etc.). Following that, he led and supervised Right-of-Way and title agents on a 100-mile salt water disposal line in Louisiana that serviced the Haynesville-Bossier Shale Play in Louisiana and Texas. In 2011, he co-founded K&M Resources, LLC, an oil and gas land firm, where he has headed up projects for E&Ps of large publicly traded companies as well as smaller privately owned companies in Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Arkansas and New Mexico. Being the only SR/WA in East Texas, Chris has become the go-to contact for Operators and Midstream Companies in the area on questions and consulting pertaining to surface and Right-of-Way. He holds a Right-of-Way License through the Texas Real Estate Commission (TREC).


  • American Association of Professional Landmen (AAPL)
  • East Texas Association of Petroleum Landmen (ETAPL)
  • Fort Worth Association of Professional Landmen (FWAPL)
  • International Right-of-Way Association (IRWA)

James A. (Jim) Carpenter

Jim has more than 35 years of geoscience experience in oil, gas and coal, stemming from work with Chevron USA, Inc. (15 month assignment between undergrad and graduate school), ExxonMobil Corporation, R. Lacy, Inc., Providence Petroleum, Crazy Horse Coal and KMC Oil & Gas, LLC, where he has held both domestic and international positions ranging from geophysicist, party chief, chief geophysicist, exploration manager, vice president of exploration and chief executive officer. Jim’s geological, geophysical and management experience in petroleum ranges from conventional sandstone and carbonate reservoirs onshore to the offshore deep water (>3,000’), to shale reservoirs, including the Barnett, Woodford, Haynesville, Goodland, Eagle Ford and Marcellus. Jim has worked petroleum exploration and producing projects in Europe, Africa, Turkmenistan, Asia, and North America (including Alaskan North Slope, Cook Inlet, Chukchi Sea and Beaufort Sea), and has consulted on projects in South America, Adriatic Sea, the Middle East, North Sea and other regions. Projects have ranged from rift basins, to strike-slip provinces, to fold-thrust belts to passive margin settings. Jim’s domestic coal experience includes deep bituminous to anthracite deposits at drill-mining depths (> 2,000’).
Jim earned a Master of Science degree in Geophysics and Structural Geology with Robert S. Yeats serving as Research Advisor, Oregon State University, and has published more than two-dozen technical articles. Jim and his wife, Laura, have three children (all are presently science majors in college). In addition, Jim has managed over 80 audio recording projects, with more than 65 as principal engineer.


  • Rocky Mountain Association of Geologists
  • Dallas Geological Society
  • Houston Geological Society
  • Nevada Petroleum Society
  • Società Geologica Italiana
  • Society of Provocative Intellectual Thought
  • Geological Society of America
  • American Association of Petroleum Geologists