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We are presently the license holder of an Oil and Gas License with a Mean Unrisked Prospective Resources  of well over 300 mmbbll.    All the elements of a successful petroleum system are known to be present and the presence of hydrocarbons has been demonstrated.  We are in the early stages. We do not have any o&g projects. We would like to set up an independent company or merger.   What would be the best way to create value and finance this project.

Very few companies that say they offer financing will ever actually do it and the ones that do require 1 of 3 things and in most case all 3 things.
1. Actual ownership of land/minerals
2. A proven track record of past oil and gas experience
3. Collateral of other assets to tie a loan on if you defualt

Of course there are often other ways to do this through private investors and others but you really need to know what you are doing.
of course the other ways are also tightly held trade secrets and almost anyone else including me will not share them.

if you do not own the project then you are most likely wasting your time.

I am also unclear and do not fully understand your statements about modems?

Let me now if you would like me to review your project via personal email to

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I can answer a broad variety of questions about oil and gas in the upstream, midstream, and downstream sectors of the industry. Topics of knowledge include but are not limited to: * History of the industry * Basic questions about formation of hydrocarbons (hydrocarbon window, geologic processes that create oil and gas formations) * Types of formation structures, source rocks, and traps * Surrounding production analysis (how to, importance of etc) * Basic questions about magnetic surveys, geometric surveys, seismic surveys (2D and 3D) and radiometric surveys. (Including relative strengths and weaknesses and how performed.) * Basic questions of cable tool drilling * Complex questions about rotary drilling, its components, operations, how to set up a rig. Drilling operations including fluid/mud, cuttings analysis, downhole testing, directional drilling, making and tripping pipe, cementing casing (importance of and how performed etc), common drilling mistakes and problems. * Complex questions about post- (though sometimes occurs during) drilling activities such as well logging, sidewall and whole core sampling, drill stem testing, reserves analysis and projections. * Basic questions about well completions including installation of surface wellhead and subsurface safety valve, well perforations, lateral and horizontal completions, hydraulic fracturing, (I prefer the spelling form "fracking" for the active verb and "frac" for the noun form) and wellbore swabbing. * Basic questions about so-called "flush production" (others call primary recovery) such as natural gas drive, water drive, compaction drive and gravity/dip drive. * Complex questions about artifical hydrocarbon lift technologies such as the sucker rod pumpjack, plunger lift pumps, gas lift pumps and electric subsersible pumps. * Basic questions about secondary and tertiary recovery techniques including water flooding, gas injection (be it CO2 or N), anaerobic recovery and so forth.


I have worked in this industry for many years and have at least some experience in all aspects of it. My specialty in recent years has been in upstream exploration and production. I have worked as a Consultant and general partner for a variety of projects in Texas, Illinois, Louisiana, Colorado. My experience is also built on my extensive writing in the oil and gas industry on a series of blogs and websites and my recently published book, Fundamentals of Investing in Oil and Gas.

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Bachelor's of Science from Michigan State University with a variety of other coursework at other Universities including the University of South Florida and University of Wollongong.

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