Three Crown Petroleum, LLC is a private oil and gas exploration and exploitation company that was founded in 2005 by H. Howard Cooper. The company currently focuses on prospects primarily in and around the Rocky Mountain region and has a reputation for partnering with strong, reputable producers in the industry. Mr. Cooper has a twenty-five-year track record of developing oil and gas projects in the Rockies and internationally. In 2014, Mr. Cooper raised a $25 million fund for the purchase of Wyoming Powder River Assets, partnering with various operators to open new areas of the Basin. Some of the companies TCP has partnered with include Brigham Oil and Gas (merged with Statoil), Samson Resources, ATX Energy Partners, and Whiting Petroleum Corporation, among many others. In 2011 and 2012 Mr. Cooper led a $200 million capital raise for drilling offshore wells in the Mediterranean.
TCP has developed acreage positions in North Dakota's Williston Basin, Western Colorado's Piceance Basin, Eastern Colorado's DJ Basin, and in Montana. TCP's current focus is the Niobrara oil and gas play in Northwest Colorado and the Sussex, Shannon, Niobrara, Frontier and Mowry oil and gas plays in the Powder River Basin in Wyoming.