Lary D. Knowlton is a co-founder of BASA Resources. The Dallas based company, with monthly production of approximately 375,000 BOE, ranks as the 23rd largest private producer of liquid hydrocarbons in the United states and among the top 20 of the more than 8,400 producers of oil in the state of Texas. BASA is one of the fastest growing oil companies in Texas, owing its 20% average annual growth in production since 1997 to its aggressive acquisition strategy. As of 2013, the company owns and operates approximately 3,400 wells located in 2 states across more than 100 different fields. Knownlton is an avid hunter.