Jana Payne - Vice President - Geosciences


Jana Payne joined as Vice-President of Geology in November 2015 bringing over 25 years of experience in the oil and gas industry.

Prior to joining Lonestar, Ms. Payne held the position of Senior Exploitation Manager and Geologist at Halcon Resources, Inc.  Ms. Payne spent seven years at Petrohawk Energy Inc. in (and subsequently BHP Billiton SA post its acquisition of Petrohawk, Inc.), where her initial mapping of the Eagle Ford shale across nine counties led to the discovery of the first commercial Eagle Ford Shale well and acquisition of over 300,000 acres by the company.  Ms. Payne’s early career was as a geologist at Marathon Oil Co., and Petroleum Geo-Services, Inc. 

Ms. Payne has published works in learned journals and holds an MSc and BSc in geology from the University of Texas at Arlington.