NuEnergy Operating, Inc.
Smetzer Land Services, Inc.
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989 . 705 . 2818
Mailing Address
145 West Main St.
3rd floor, Suite 301
Gaylord, Michigan
P.O. Box 1122
Gaylord, Michigan

NuEnergy Operating, Inc. was formed in August 2003 as a full service, fully integrated company that operates, drills, and completes oil and gas wells in the state of Michigan.

We provide a broad range of services, both standard and custom, designed to meet our customers' demands.

Accounting (OGSYS), Petroleum Engineering, Revenue Distribution, Joint Interest Billing, Land Management, Field Operations, and Supervision of Non-Operated Properties is but a partial list of services we will deliver ON BUDGET and ON TIME.
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HERE < General Landowner Information Sheet.
HERE < DIRECT DEPOSIT, Letter to Interest Owners.
HERE < DIRECT DEPOSIT, Authorization Agreement Form.
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NuEnergy Operating, and Smetzer Land Services, are located in Gaylord, Michigan.  Gaylord is located approximately 240 miles north, northwest of Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport, and approximately 60 miles east, northeast of Traverse City Cherry Capital Airport.
Gaylord straddles I-75 at exit 282, approximately 52 miles south of the straits of Mackinac.

Exit I-75 at #282, and travel east on M-32 approximately .8 miles into downtown Gaylord (M-32 becomes Main Street in town).
You will pass over a railroad crossing; note the decorative fountain on your right, in front of the County office building.

Continue on M-32 east; look for a tall clock tower on the south side of M-32.
Turn right (south) on South Center Ave, then right again on West 1st Street.
Turn into the large parking lot on your right.
Park near the large covered pavilion.

Image below shows the outside door (center of image) to NuEnergy's office.
Elevator to the 3rd floor is to the left as you walk in.
Leaving the elevator on the 3rd floor, turn to your left.

Jeffrey A. Smetzer, CPL, President

Jeff is a graduate of The Ohio State University with degrees in Agriculture  and has been in the oil and gas business since 1980.  He has worked  primarily as a landman and earned the Certified Professional Landman  designation in 1996 and is a past president of the Michigan Association of  Professional Landman.  He is a member of the Michigan Oil and Gas  Association and has worked in numerous eastern states as contract landman  for numerous major and independent oil and gas companies.  He has worked in  all phases of in house land work and has numerous years of experience as a  field landman including due diligence work, permitting and staking wells,  settling damages with landowners, project planning and development.  As a  founding partner and President of NuEnergy Operating, Inc. his  responsibilities are the day to day operations of the company, gas  marketing, negotiating contracts and well trades.

Tom Carnaghi, Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

Tom joined our staff in January 2012.  He has a B.A. in Economics from the University of Michigan (1984) with a non degree concentration in accounting along with his CPA.   Tom also earned a Masters of Science in Corporate Finance from Walsh College (1993).  He worked for 3 years in public  accounting with Touche Ross & Co, and then spent the next 23 years in the real estate and construction industry as CFO/Vice President/Owner of various companies.  Tom is responsible for all financing aspects of current and proposed oil and gas projects as well as tax planning and accounting on the partnership/ownership side of the business.  Tom works out of our Grosse Pointe, Michigan office.

Karen L. Thomas, Controller

Karen has over 24 years of experience in Accounting for the Oil and Gas  Industry.  This includes multi-company activities for Joint Interest  Billing, Revenue Accounting, Accounts Payable, Reporting and Tax  preparation for Partnerships, Corporate and Tax Accounting.  Karen is an  active member and on the Board for the Council of Petroleum Accountants  Society (COPAS) since 1995, and a member of Desk & Derrick since 2001, and a past President for 2012-2013.

Kris Hartman, Office Manager

Kris has over 21 years experience in the oil and gas business primarily as office manager for at least two companies over that period of time.  At NuEnergy she is the Office Manager, plus the additional responsibilities for securing MDEQ permits and bonds, production reporting, and works extensively on all types of insurance coverage.

Stacey Buchinger, Joint Interest Accountant

Stacey joined our staff in September 2013.  She has a Bachelor of Business Administration from Davenport University.  She has twelve years experience in Oil & Gas Accounting from a service company perspective.  During the beginning of her career she managed an Oil & Gas service company.  Currently she is responsible for Accounts Payable and Joint Interest activities.  She is an active member of the Bay Area Desk & Derrick since 2006.

Jessica Hayes, Lease Analyst

Jessica joined our staff in 2018.  She has over 15 years experience in office administration as well as accounting experience.  Currently she is serving as least analyst in our land department, as well as helping out with various accounting duties.
Gaylord's 5K Color Run

NuEnergy is proud to support the 5K Color Tour.  "Fighting Cancer One Color at a Time".

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"To enhance the quality of life for all citizens by building endowments, convening leaders, and awarding grants."

NuEnergy proudly supports the Otsego County Community Foundation.

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