Texas Tech University

Charles Frisbie

Charles Frisbie


Energy Commerce & Business Economics

Room Number: NW326


Research Expertise

  • Oil
  • Gas & Surface Asset contracts
  • Title Curative
  • Acquisition & Development
  • Corporate Compliance


  • MEd, University of North Texas
  • BS, Texas Tech


Charles Frisbie joined Chevron U.S.A. Inc. in 1980 as a landman in its Midland office. Thereafter, he held positions of ever increasing responsibility in Chevron's Permian Basin Land Department. The Permian Basin is considered one of, if not the most important oil and gas producing regions in the United States. He was promoted to Chevron's Permian Land Manager in 2001 and then elevated as the Mid-Continent/Alaska Land Manager in 2006 in Houston.

Upon retirement in 2011, after 30 years in the oil and gas industry, he joined the Texas Tech Energy Commerce Department where he teaches Oil and Gas Agreements I and Oil and Gas Agreements II. He also teaches a course on basic land practices to petroleum engineers in the Bob L. Herd Department of Petroleum Engineering at Texas Tech.

He continues to serve as a consultant in the oil and gas industry, which allows him to stay on top of ever-changing trends in the petroleum industry. Through his ongoing involvement in the oil and gas profession, he is able to bring real-life situations to the classroom.

He also is a Certified Professional Landman and a member of the American Association of Professional Landmen and Permian Basin Landmen’s Association