We Are Oklahoma's Favorite Professional Oil & Gas Team

We are a full-service land brokerage firm that has delivered exemplary on-shore land services to a wide-ranging clientele base for over forty years. Bearcat continues to be a leading provider of land services with a foundation built upon a team of experienced and highly motivated land managers led by a seasoned management staff, well established to meet the challenges of today's complex energy landscape.

Over the past 40 years, we have withstood many storms in the energy industry, resulting in the ability to move quickly and accurately for our clients on new opportunities. Our primary goal is client satisfaction, which has led us to tailor our services to meet the specific needs of our individual clients with flexible solutions.

The roster of professional title examiners and lease buyers (many with Bearcat for 30+ years) is the best in the business, delivering results for our clients with accuracy, speed and confidentiality. They are provided the most up to date information and technological resources, guaranteeing the best possible outcome on each project.

Bearcat consistently provides sound guidance to our clients, making sure projects are completed on time and on budget. The experience of our team, our flexibility and a strong work ethic has made Bearcat an integral part of our client's successful projects.


Doug Sinclair


Doug Sinclair started his career in the oil and gas industry in 1975 working for Lee Oil Properties, Inc. After advancing to Vice President, Doug acquired the company in 1991. In 1999 the company name was changed to Bearcat Land, Inc. Doug, a graduate of the University of Oklahoma, is a Certified Professional Landman. He is a member of the AAPL, OCAPL and TAPL. Doug’s entire career has been devoted to providing consistent and reliable land services.

John Coury

Vice President

John Coury joined Bearcat Land, Inc. in 1993 after many previous years of association with Doug Sinclair. John started his career in Land as a field landman in 1977 with Lee Oil Properties. For more than 35 years, he has worked in all areas of the oil & gas land business including lease acquisition, drill site preparation and ultimately the negotiation of right of way and other midstream projects. He has also managed large seismic projects in Oklahoma and the Texas Panhandle. He has previously been associated with British Petroleum, Tex-Con Oil & Gas and Tandem Land, Inc. John is a member of AAPL and OCAPL.

Kate Henderson

Vice President

Kate Henderson started her career in the oil and gas industry in 2011 when she joined Bearcat Land. Working her way up in Bearcat, Kate has unique, first-hand experience in many facets of land including: title, leasing, acquisitions, divestitures, due diligence, and for the past 4 years extensive regulatory matters, including compliance, offering OCC expert testimony, and litigation. Kate is also experienced in BLM and BIA leasing and compliance including Communitization Agreements for single and multi-section drilling units. Kate is a member of AAPL, OCAPL and TAPL.

Ben Sinclair, CPL

Project Manager

Ben Sinclair joined the Bearcat team in 2011 after graduating from the University of Oklahoma. Ben is an accomplished project manager, drawing on experience managing large and complex acquisition projects. His expertise in acquisition, technological tools and research give our clients a distinct advantage over their competition. He has overseen projects which include mineral and HBP leasehold title, lease and mineral right acquisition, evaluation for leasing potential, production research, acquisition and divestiture due diligence and many other aspects of land management. Ben is a Certified Professional Landman and an active member of AAPL, OCAPL and TAPL.

Toby Johnson

Office Manager

Toby Johnson joined the Bearcat Land team in April 2010 after working 10 years in the Human Resources/Payroll field for a worldwide paper and paper products manufacturing company. He currently manages Bearcat’s accounting functions, including Accounts Payable, Billing and Payroll. Toby is also the director of Human Resources.

Cory Hledik, CPL

Project Manager

Cory Hledik obtained a degree in Energy Management from the University of Oklahoma in 2008 and has several years of both in-house and land broker experience bringing a unique skill set to Bearcat Land. His background includes project management, the acquisition of oil and gas leases including Indian interests, working interest acquisition, mineral purchasing, regulatory compliance, and expert witness testimony at the OCC. Cory is a Certified Professional Landman and an active member of AAPL, OCAPL, TAPL, and YPE.