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About Us

Northstar Offshore Ventures LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Orinoco Natural Resources, LLC, was formed in July 2017 to acquire certain oil and gas assets from Northstar Offshore Group, LLC pursuant to a Section 363 sale of the U.S. Bankruptcy code. The sale, effective August 1, 2017, includes eight producing fields and two primary term lease blocks. All of the assets are located in Northstar's historic focus-area, the Outer Continental Shelf of the Gulf of Mexico. The newly formed Northstar Offshore Ventures LLC represents the beginning of the 4th life cycle of the Northstar management team. Since Northstar's inception in 2001, the company has continued to focus on acquisitions, development, and exploration in the Gulf of Mexico.

Orinoco is a Roanoke, Virginia based natural resources firm owned by Tom and Ana Clarke. Founded in 2016 in association with the Clarke's ERP Compliant Fuels fund and parent organization, the Virginia Conservation Legacy Fund, Inc., Orinoco has acted as a vehicle to fund several acquisitions in the coal and iron ore mining industries. With Northstar serving as its first venture into the oil and gas industry, Orinoco is actively pursuing offshore oil and gas acquisition opportunities in the Gulf of Mexico and elsewhere.

Our Strategy

Northstar participates in the shallow waters of the Gulf of Mexico through acquisitions, production enhancements, development drilling, workovers and low risk exploration. We carefully manage our risks by having focused activity in our core areas, spreading our drilling risks over multiple opportunities and maintaining an active hedging strategy to protect against commodity price volatility.

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Finance & Accounting

Staff
Title
Direct Phone
Email
Avery Alcorn
Financial Analyst
713-885-9509
Aurie Quiballo
Controller
713-386-1030
Mari Castillo
Office Administrator
713-386-1043
Wade Smith (Engas)
Oil and Gas Marketing
713-386-1031

Geology and Geophysics

Staff
Title
Direct Phone
Email
Fred Lettieri
Chief Geophysicist
713-885-9501
Ben Pearson
Senior Geologist
713-386-1041
Evan Wagner
Geologist
713-885-9500

Land and Business Development

Staff
Title
Direct Phone
Email
Brian Macmillan
Senior Vice President, Land & Business Development
713-386-1046
Roger Souders
Vice President / Land
713-626-1877
Sherry Gosnell
Property Administration Manager
713-386-1040
Alexis Moller
Analyst
713-885-9515

Engineering & Operations

Staff
Title
Direct Phone
Email
Ward Maloy
Vice President-Engineering
713-386-1033
Charlie Cambron
Senior Project Manager
713-885-9525
Igal Askeroglu
Senior Project Manager
713-885-9512
David Dean
Reservoir Engineering Manager
713-386-1032
Keith Krenek
Production Manager
713-386-1042