Caring About Our Communities


Through the active participation of all our employees, we are committed to operating in a safe and environmentally responsible manner. We abide by both the spirit and the letter of our own policies as well as all state and federal regulations; we also strive for continuous improvement and seek out the best industry practices to ensure that we perform to the highest standards of excellence.


Abide by all laws and regulations governing safety, health, and environmental protection.


Effectively communicate to our investors, managers, supervisors, and employees of safety, health, and environmental requirements, and hold all employees accountable for their performance.


Ensure that operations minimize environmental and human health impacts, and provide workplaces free of recognized safety hazards.


Continuous improvement is our goal.


Develop our employees and give them the necessary resources and understanding to do their jobs.

We believe operating oil and gas assets in Colorado is a privilege and that we have an obligation to not only operate safely but to seek to improve the communities where we live and work. Our people are passionate about many causes and philanthropic endeavors and give their time and resources to the following:

Fifth Creek Energy Corporate Giving:

  • ACE Scholarships – Colorado
  • American Diabetes Association
  • American Heart Association
  • Colorado Alliance for Drug Endangered Children
  • Colorado School of Mines
  • Denver Scholarship Foundation
  • Prostate Cancer Education Council
  • United Way

Employee Volunteer Support:

  • Texas A&M – Patrick A. Graham ’86 Fellowship in Petroleum Engineering
  • Texas A&M – Cathy M. & Patrick A. Graham ’86 Equine Initiative Educational Excellence Fund
  • Graham Tribal Scholarship Program (Navajo student STEM program)
  • Colorado School of Mines – Michael R. Starzer ’83 and Patricia K. Starzer ’83; Starzer Scholarship Endowment Fund
  • Colorado School of Mines – The Starzer Welcome Center and Marquez Petroleum Building
  • Community Bible Study
  • Rocky Mountain Bighorn Society
  • ACE Scholarships – Colorado


  • Boy Scouts of America
  • EDGE
  • Compassion International
  • Catholic Charities
  • Family Homestead
  • KIPP
  • Goodwill Industries
  • Alzheimer’s Association
  • Hope Haven Rwanda
  • Arbol de Vida
  • Mendenhall Ministries
  • Save Our Youth
  • K Life
  • Young Life
  • Colorado Petroleum Accountants Society