Experts in Oil & Gas
Skye Energy Ventures is a Perth based venture capital group with a focus on early stage appraisal, development or production enhancement opportunities in the oil & gas sector. Current investments include:
- Small field development opportunity located in the north west shelf, Western Australia, with first oil expected in late 2021
- Farm-in to an onshore block located in Romania by funding a 3D seismic programme in an area with proven prospectivity for oil & gas
- Significant position in the Montney, Canada, with production test results in 2019 proving up the play
Skye Energy Ventures seeks to partner with promising emerging enterprises from across the globe and help them grow by providing access to our highly experienced technical team, industry wide relationships and capital.
Craig Burton is a high net worth investor in the oil and gas, mining, and technology sectors.
His philosophy is to identify and back quality new business opportunities, with a particular interest in early stage or development projects in the resources sector. These opportunities are then pursued by backing (and adding) quality management and raising capital, either privately or through a public listing.
Mr Burton has over 15 years’ experience investing in oil and gas projects. Current investments include:
- The Marcellus shale in Pennsylvania (royalty retained)
- The liquids rich Montney in British Columbia
- Extensive onshore oil and gas licenses in the UK and Poland
- ASX listed Grand Gulf Energy Ltd, which has oil and gas production in Texas and Louisiana
Mr Burton has 25 years’ experience in wider venture capital, including as:
- Co-founder of 3 mining projects that became ASX 300 listed companies
- Major shareholder and director of Capital Drilling Ltd, an African focused hard rock drilling company listed on the London Stock Exchange
- Major shareholder and director of 5 private resource service companies:
- Hofco Oilfield Services Pty Ltd – Queensland based hirer of specialty tools
- Mader Contracting Pty Ltd – 300 diesel mechanics in Pilbara and Goldfields
- Deepcore Drilling Services Pty Ltd – drilling services in Victorian and PNG goldfields
- MSP Engineering Pty Ltd – recent EPC for $360m Lithium Hydroxide plant in Kwinana
- Enerdill Pty Ltd (not a director) – 3 onshore oil and gas drilling rigs
Joseph in an experienced Petroleum Engineer having worked in many locations around the globe including; North Sea, Middle East, South East Asia, Australia, Gulf of Mexico and North and South America. He has worked in many technical and managerial positions from the super majors to small E&P companies, in both development and production.
Since 2011 Joseph has been working in the Gulf of Mexico in Houston, TX with a director role of a private company leading multi-discipline teams increasing reserves and production, from offshore deep carbonates to onshore unconventional studies.
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