The Millennial Energy Partners team is driven by the vision of a new generation of energy professionals.

Leadership Team

Our team is comprised of experienced geotechnical, engineering, land, finance and commercial professionals with a proven track record of creating value together.

Drew Scoggins

Managing Partner & Chief Executive Officer

Drew is Managing Partner & Chief Executive Officer of Millennial Energy Partners. Under his leadership, the firm has invested more than $500 million to build a portfolio of operated, non-operated and financial assets in the oil and gas upstream and midstream sectors. Prior to founding Millennial in 2012, Drew led BG Group plc’s commercial and operations teams on upstream, midstream and LNG investments in the United States, Canada, Chile, Equatorial Guinea and Trinidad and Tobago from 2008 to 2012. Prior to joining BG, Drew was Strategic Planning Manager and Community and Public Relations Manager with Marathon Oil from 2005 – 2008. Drew began his oil and gas career with Bechtel Corporation as Project Controls Engineer residing in Equatorial Guinea, West Africa. Drew currently serves as a member of the York Tactical Energy Fund (“YTEF”) Investment Committee and the Board of Directors of Ultra Petroleum Corp. Drew previously served as Director on the Board of Amplify Energy Corp., where he was Chairman of the Audit Committee, until its merger with Midstates Petroleum Company, Inc. in August 2019. Drew is currently a member of Vanderbilt University’s College of Arts & Sciences Campaign Cabinet and a member of the Georgetown University Master of Science in Foreign Service (MSFS) Advisory Board. Drew received his B.S. in economics and history from Vanderbilt, where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa and magna cum laude. He earned his MSFS degree with a focus on international business and development from Georgetown.

David Loveday

Partner & Chief Technical Officer

David is Partner & Chief Technical Officer of Millennial Energy Partners, where he leads Millennial’s team of geologists and reservoir engineers. David joined Millennial Energy Partners after a decade of leading subsurface technical teams focused on finding and developing oil and gas in basins across the world. He began his career as a development geologist in the Gulf of Mexico with Chevron, based in Houston and New Orleans, before assuming other technical and leadership positions in Gulf of Mexico and West Africa exploration. Most recently, he led exploration efforts along the Brazilian Equatorial Margin region for Pacific Rubiales USA. David received his B.S. in Geology from the Ohio State University and his M.S. in Geophysics from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

Clay Brett

Partner & Chief Commercial Officer

Clay Brett is Partner & Chief Commercial Officer of Millennial Energy Partners. Clay currently serves as a member of the YTEF Investment Committee. Clay leads investment origination, valuation, structuring and negotiation efforts in concert with Millennial’s technical leadership. In addition, Clay manages the firm’s midstream activities and hedge portfolio. Prior to Millennial, Clay represented private equity investors, operating companies and financial institutions in energy transactions as a deal lawyer at Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP and Bracewell & Giuliani LLP. Clay is a graduate of the University of Florida, with honors, and Vanderbilt Law School.

Brendan Whipple

Reservoir and Evaluations Manager

Brendan is Reservoir and Evaluations Manager of Millennial Energy Partners. Prior to joining Millennial Energy Partners, Brendan worked for eight years with Newfield Exploration in Houston where he served in various engineering roles in multiple basins around the U.S. He began his career as a Production Engineer working East Texas conventional assets, the Maverick Basin and the Williston Basin, building expertise in artificial lift design, major well interventions, and operations planning. He then expanded to a Reservoir Engineering role evaluating uphole potential and offset undeveloped prospects in South Texas conventional gas fields. He most recently served as a Senior Reservoir Engineer on the SCOOP asset team at Newfield, where he focused on well performance analysis and forecasting, capital and production budgeting, reserves reporting and coordination with other assets and auditors, and development planning in support of a multi-rig drilling program. He earned a B.S. in Petroleum Engineering from Texas A&M University and is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers.

Liza Denninger

Land and Business Analyst

Liza is Land and Business Analyst at Millennial. Prior to joining Millennial, Liza worked at Devon Energy Production Company in Oklahoma City. She began her career as a Landman working in the Barnett Shale, where she maintained over 330,000 net acres, and assisted in a successful re-frac program. She then moved to Devon’s STACK play, overseeing 29 townships and managing multiple non-operated assets. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Tulsa’s Energy Management Program.

Timothy Herrman


Tim is Controller at Millennial Energy Partners, where he is responsible for all accounting and treasury functions. Tim joined Millennial Energy Partners in June 2016 as the Company’s Controller. He brought with him over 30 years of oil and gas E&P experience with both operated and non-operated properties located in the U.S., Gulf of Mexico and abroad. Prior to joining the Company, Tim was Vice President and Controller for Black Falcon Energy, LLC, where he was responsible for establishing and overseeing the accounting functions for 8,200 non-operated oil and gas properties. He has served in similar capacities for other organizations, including Tradition Resources II, LLC, PetroSantander, Inc. and Centurion Exploration Company. Throughout his career, Tim has participated in the acquisition and divestiture of over 3,500 oil and gas properties. Tim received his accounting degree from The University of Texas at Dallas.

Kelly Uehlinger

AP/JIB Accountant

Kelly is Millennial Energy Partners’ AP/JIB Accountant. Kelly has over 25 years of accounting experience with multiple oil and gas companies and Whitley Penn. Kelly studied Accounting at Sam Houston State University.