About Us

Santo is a growth-oriented company owned by a family with over 90 years of oil and gas operational experience.

Santo’s Managing Member Peyton Yates and President Hanson Yates are members of the third and fourth generation of the family that drilled the first commercial oil well on New Mexico state lands. Building on this legacy, the Santo team strives to adhere to a set of core values including family, partnership, safety, community, and integrity in all our actions and relationships.

With offices in Artesia, New Mexico and Houston, Texas, the Santo family of upstream oil and gas entities includes Santo Petroleum and affiliates Santo Operating, Santo Legado, Santo Royalty Company, SPC Resources and Herradura Mineral & Royalty Company.

Our Team

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Our History

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