Oil and Gas Production and Exploration

Ceja Corporation

Ceja Corporation

Ceja defined is a Spanish geologic term for a tilted mesa. English translation is eyebrow. In the subsurface it is a structural high rock formation that can trap hydrocarbons and be an area of interest for oil and gas drilling.

Ceja Corporation is a privately owned oil and gas exploration and production company founded in 1966 by the late Charles W. Oliphant. Prior to 1966, the Oliphant-Mayo family members operated in the oil and gas business under the Oliphant name beginning in the late 1920's. The company is headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma, with production field offices in Ponca City, Oklahoma, Kinmundy, Illinois and a seismic field office in Hominy, Oklahoma. Canadian operations are monitored from Canadian Ceja Corporation offices in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Ceja has 73 employees, having the primary responsibility to manage and monitor various producing properties and new prospects in Illinois, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Ohio, and Canada. The staff also initiates and proposes new exploration and drilling proposals for investment by the Oliphant-Mayo family members plus manages their real estate and other financial assets.

Mission Statement

Ceja Corporation's mission is to find and extract hydrocarbons in projects and regions in North America that permit "accomplishment superior to the competition." (Charles W. Oliphant, 1979) We accomplish this by applying proven and appropriate technology to explore and increase our reserves in both new and existing properties. We accomplish this by assembling a team of highly trained and motivated petroleum industry professionals supported by an effective and efficient organization.