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Osage Nation Energy Services, LLC (also referenced as ONES) is a limited liability company wholly owned by the Osage Nation, formed under the Osage Nation Limited Liability Companies Act. The company is established by resolution of the Executive Branch and the Osage Nation Congress. The organizer of ONES is Principal Chief John D. Red Eagle working in conjunction with the Osage Nation Congress which authorized formation by approving the Articles of Organization (ONCR 12-20) and the Articles of Operation (ONCR 12-26).


The Osage Nation originally sought to form limited liability companies within its jurisdiction as a way to further business opportunities and provide economic benefit. ONES is formed for just such a purpose, to investigate and implement energy related projects within Osage County to provide revenue and jobs to benefit the Osage Nation. This endeavor is meant to be a partnership with the Osage Nation with cooperative efforts between ONES, the Executive Branch, the Osage Congress, and departments within the government.


Company Description


ONES is commissioned to be a tribally-owned LLC in the oilfield services business, providing products and services to the local and regional pipeline and oilfield (exploration and drilling) industry.


The company:

  • serves upstream oil and gas partners by providing operational services throughout the full lifecycle of the oil field or pipeline project
  • primarily works in pipeline and drill site construction, services, and rehabilitation
  • provides supply and distribution for production and exploration partners by offering a full range of oilfield equipment and materials
  • seeks key relationships with business partners by utilizing the backing and resources of the Osage Nation


Mission Statement


  • To profitably provide services to the pipeline and oilfield related industries through strategic partnering with socially and environmentally conscious partners;
  • To become a leader in this business by incorporating entrepreneurial vision;
  • To utilize our Nation's strength to fully exploit revenue opportunities;
  • To honor our traditional ways by preserving our God-given natural resources.


Contact: To reach Osage Nation Energy Services LLC, please contact Jill Jones at jilljones@osagetribe.org  or call 918-645-5466.

Board Members

Jill S. Jones

Board Chair/Business Development


Jill has 22 years of experience in the petroleum industry with a focus on information technology. Raised in Skiatook, she began her career at CITGO Petroleum in Tulsa where she held system analyst positions in petroleum refining, marketing, trading, and transportation. She later worked for Ernst & Young as a management consultant in their Energy & Utilities sector supporting clients on technical projects. For the past eight years, she has worked at ConocoPhillips in Bartlesville as a Senior Data Analyst focused on development and data modeling to support petroleum business users in the SAP Business Warehouse application. In this position, she is responsible for projects to implement reporting and metrics related to all functional areas of the petroleum upstream and downstream businesses. Ms. Jones is a direct descendant of two original Osage allottees, A. Scott Bradshaw and John H. Stevens, both great grandfathers on her mother's side.


C.E. “Chuck” Hessert

Board Vice-Chair


Chuck retired from ConocoPhillips in 2004, with over 30 years of experience in project management and quality assurance. During his career, Mr. Hessert handled all phases of new construction from initial conception through successful startup. Mr. Hessert is a direct descendant of two original Osage allottees, George Michelle, his great-grandfather, and Della Hessert, his grandmother. He also owns and operates the WAH-TSA-MOIE Angus Ranch and an independent oil and gas company called Hessert LOC Inc.


Randy Standridge

Board Secretary/Treasurer


Randy, who is Cherokee, retired from ConocoPhillips in 2010 after a 31-year career. His area of expertise includes procurement and warehousing operations for upstream and downstream energy organizations. He has extensive experience in contracts and negotiations. In 1996, Mr. Standridge was asked to represent the downstream organizations on the prototype development for the Materials Management module of the SAP business system that Phillips Petroleum Company began working to implement worldwide. Thereafter, he worked as a project manager for various SAP projects around the globe, including implementations for 15 ConocoPhillips refineries.


Mark J. Simms

Board Member


Mark is a local businessman and former member of the Osage Congress where he served on the Commerce and Economic Development Committee, Appropriations Committee, and Cultural Committee. Mr. Simms has a proven track record in building profitable businesses, founding Accent Pest Control, Inc., which has grown to be the largest independently owned company in Bartlesville, and also founding Bartlesville Properties, Inc. Because of his business acumen, Mr. Simms was appointed as a member of the President’s Business Commission during the administration of President George W. Bush. In 2003, he was selected as the Businessman of the Year from Oklahoma by the Business Advisory Council and the National Republican Congressional Committee. Mr. Simms is the son of Evelyn Onhand Pitts and grandson of Ralph Onhand (Wah-Tsa-Ah-Tah) of the Beaver Band. After his father died, Mr. Simms was raised by the late Williams Pitts, brother of former Chief Paul Pitts, as his own son in the traditional ways of the Osage. Later, he was adopted into the Bear Clan and was given his Osage name, Le-Ta-Xoh.