Ryan Didion received a B.S. in Finance with a certificate of Energy Specialization (2011) and a Master of Management in Energy (2012) from the Freeman School of Business at Tulane University. He anticipates receiving his J.D., from Tulane University Law School with a certificate in Environmental Law in May 2020. During his tenure at Tulane University Law School, he has focused on topics of business, contract, environmental, and property law. Didion is a Registered Landman (RL) and Certified Mineral Manager (CMM) who has worked with landowners across Louisiana over the past decade as an independent landman with a focus on assessment and protection of timber and mineral interests.
Didion is a member of the Shreveport Bar Association, the American Association of Petroleum Landmen (AAPL), the National Association of Royalty Owners (NARO), and a lifetime member of the Louisiana Forestry Association (LFA). He is committed to recognizing and protecting the immense intergenerational value of the natural resources endowed upon mineral interest and land owners in Louisiana.
Along with his on-the-ground experience as a landman and mineral manager, Didion has extensive experience in the financial and business practices of the oil and gas industry. He has worked with small private entities and with large public businesses in the oil and gas and oilfield services sectors. He understands many aspects of the energy industry including the unique accounting practices, methods of risk valuation and mitigation, as well as the trading of equities, commodities, and options. Didion has developed and tested his own algorithms that traded crude futures using Reuters data feeds and X-Trader as an execution platform. In addition to Didion’s broad range of skills and expertise, he has a passionate commitment to Louisiana. He enjoys spending time on timber and horse farms in Northern Louisiana and playing the piano and sousaphone, often in New Orleans.