Highly experienced team

Anwar Aman

Anwar heads up the solar energy division and manages the operations

  • Chief Operating Officer of the solar division
  • Manages international operations 
  • 25 years experience in U.S. energy business


anwar@velenergy.com

Bruce Drummond

Bruce acts as Operations Advisor, responsible for safety, risk management and project execution.  Prior experience includes

  • Field superintendent at Southwestern Energy, responsible for the Brown Dense project


bruce@velandera.net

Kerry Norris

Kerry leads VEL Energy's production and field operations.  Kerry has over 20 years of field production and management experience, including enhanced oil recovery methods.  Prior experience includes:

  • Production operations at Southwestern Energy
  • Production operations at XTO

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Manish Raj

 Manish acts as the Chief Financial Officer.  Prior experience includes:

  • Vice President, investment banking at Deutsche Bank
  • President of credit investments at Bank OZK
  • MBA from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania

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Ryan Christianson

Ryan acts as VEL Energy's Geosciences Director.  He heads up geology, geophysics and engineering departments.  Prior experience includes:

  • Lead geologist at Southwestern Energy, responsible for the Brown Dense project in Louisiana

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Holly Carpenter -Office Manager

Holly was formerly with Southwestern Energy.  She has 5+ years experience with the Louisiana Brown Dense project, and 20+ years experience in oil & gas accounting.


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Kane Auger - field operations

Kane was formerly with Southwestern Energy.  He has 3+ years experience with the Louisiana Brown Dense project, and 20+ years experience in oil & gas operations


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Robert Martin - field operations

Robert was formerly with Southwestern Energy.  He has 2+ years experience with the Louisiana Brown Dense project, and 20+ years experience in oil & gas operations.


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Boots on the ground management style

VEL Energy's management style is to manage via boots on the ground, rather than by operating from a corporate office.  As a result, the team has hands on experience in geophysics, down hole production optimization, well completions and production management.  The company does not engage contract operators, and does not operate assets it does not own.

Strategic partners

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Velandera has executed a joint development agreement with

Southwestern Energy Company on approximately 25,000 acres of leases in Union Parish in Louisiana


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Velandera has entered into a natural gas processing and marketing agreement with Energy Transfer Partners. 

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Velandera has engaged Lion Oil, a subsidiary of Delek USA, to provide transportation and marketing of the Company's crude oil and condensates

Nalco provides chemicals and specialty products to support natural gas treatment and scavenging

NALCO provides specialty chemicals and scavenger supplies natural gas processing and sweetening

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Key Energy Services provides water hauling, wireline and various oilfield services

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Aegis provides chemical solutions, including production treating chemicals, drilling/completion & stimulation products and services, water transfer services and water treatment technologies.

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PCS Ferguson provides artificial lift technologies, including plunger lift solutions to maximize de-liquification, particularly in some of Velandera's aging wells

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Estis provides high performance compression and related services.  Velandera utilizes compressors for its gathering systems and midstream infrastructure

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Stallion provides water hauling and related energy services to Velandera