EMPOWER

Energizing Bitcoin

March 30-31st, 2022 | Houston, TX 

Ryan Leachman

COO of JAI Energy

Ryan Leachman is a founding partner and COO of JAI Energy LLC. Prior to starting JAI, Ryan was the VP of Operations for Century Oil and Gas, LLC – a private equity backed Powder River Basin operator. Ryan has experience in engineering/operations/management of oil and gas drilling, completions, production, and facilities in both conventional and unconventional assets for multiple oil and gas exploration and production companies. Ryan’s main introduction into the value of Bitcoin mining came when searching for alternatives to prevent natural gas flaring from a recently drilled exploration well he was managing that lacked any midstream infrastructure. A bitcoin mine was implemented on the exploration well that allowed the well to meet all flaring requirements and to keep the well online and producing oil. Ryan is a firm believer of a “boots on the ground” and “learn from the bottom up” approach to his work and management. Ryan was born and raised in a small oilfield/farming community in rural Alberta, Canada. He finished his Petroleum Engineering degree at Montana Tech, has lived all over Texas, and is now a very proud resident of Sheridan, Wyoming.