Jones Energy Inc . (NYSE: JONE) appointed David Cape its vice president of land and business development, the company said Jan. 31. Cape will join the company in that role Feb. 3, the company added.

“We are excited for David to join Jones Energy and think it is important to note that David is filling a new role within our management team. We believe David’s extensive land management experience will be a valuable asset as we continue to grow our operations,” said chairman and CEO Jonny Jones .

Cape has more than 30 years’ experience in oil and gas land management, the company said.

Prior to joining Jones Energy, Cape was vice president, land for Cypress E&P Corp ., a privately-held company working in the Eagle Ford, the company said. Cape also worked in land management for Santos USA Corp ., the national subsidiary of the Australian multinational company Santos Ltd . (ASX: STO.AX), Sonat Exploration Co . and TXO Production Corp ., Jones said.

Cape is an advisory board member of the North American Prospect Expo (NAPE) and was president of the American Association of Professional Landmen (AAPL), the company said.

He holds a BBA degree in petroleum land management from the University of Oklahoma, the company said.

Jones Energy Inc. develops and acquires oil and natural gas properties in Texas’ and Oklahoma’s Anadarko and Arkoma Basins.