A proven team of experts that has successfully navigated the political and environmental landscapes in a diverse collection of regions.

Board of Directors

Rick Grant - Non-Executive Director
Rick Grant
Non-Executive Director
Colin Harrington - Executive Chairman
Colin Harrington
Executive Chairman
Tom Reynolds - Non-Executive Director
Tom Reynolds
Non-Executive Director
Matthew Idiens - CEO, Director
Matthew Idiens
CEO, Director
Chris Eadie - CFO, Director
Chris Eadie
CFO, Director

Rick Grant

Non-Executive Director

Rick has a 40-year track record of success in the oil and gas industry. Rick is co-founder and Chairman of Origin Creek Energy LLC (“OCE”). OCE makes $2-$20 million foundational investments in the domestic US energy sector.  The firm’s capital is provided by its partners and two affiliated family offices.

Prior to OCE, Rick was CEO of Suez North America LNG and then served as CEO of Suez Global LNG (“Suez LNG”). During his tenure, Suez LNG grew from an initial US$680 million acquisition of Cabot LNG (where Rick previously served as President), into the world’s third largest liquefied natural gas business, one active across the entire global natural gas chain from upstream production through to distribution to end-users. Before his time at Cabot, Rick was President of Mountaineer Gas, the largest natural gas distribution company in West Virginia (which also held a sizable upstream portfolio). During his career, Rick has had significant success managing multi-billion dollar organisations and developments, and has been involved in a number of profitable corporate exits.

Colin Harrington

Executive Chairman

Colin Harrington is CEO of OCE. OCE makes $2-$20 million foundational investments in the domestic US energy sector. The firm’s capital is provided by its partners and two affiliated family offices. As CEO of OCE, Colin spearheaded the firm’s efforts to originate and build value from existing upstream investments in the Rockies and Marcellus regions.

Colin began his career in energy finance in 1998, and previously worked in New York, London, Washington DC and San Francisco. In addition to his banking and investment management experience, he founded several companies focused on both the traditional and alternative energy sectors.

Prior to founding OCE, Colin was Managing Partner of the Wellford Energy Group and former CEO of Wellford Capital Markets, a FINRA-registered broker dealer. Prior to Wellford, Mr. Harrington was Senior Vice President of Energy Investment Banking at FBR Group in San Francisco.

Colin holds an MBA from the Wharton School and was a Hansard Scholar at the London School of Economics.

Tom Reynolds

Non-Executive Director

Tom is a chartered Chemical Engineer with 25 years’ experience in the energy sector spanning executive management of private and public E&P companies, private equity investment and advising early stage companies.

Tom led two public E&P companies between 2008-2016 – Bridge Energy ASA and Iona Energy Inc. – providing him with a broad range of North Sea experience including cross border mergers, IPOs, acquisitions & disposals, the Nordic bond market, debt restructuring and investor relations in London, Oslo and Toronto. Previously, Tom joined the oil and gas investment team of 3i in 2003 where he led the origination and assessment of E&P opportunities in the North Sea and internationally.

Matthew Idiens

CEO, Director
  • Co- founder of VANE minerals Ltd, which listed on AIM in 2004 and renamed Rose Petroleum plc in 2013 – appointed group CEO in June 2013
  • Retired Non-exec. Director and Co-founder of Hummingbird Resources plc
  • 20 plus years’ experience in natural resource companies
  • Previously an associate director at Laing and Cruickshank Investment Management, part of the Credit Lyonnais Group

Chris Eadie

CFO, Director
  • Chartered Accountant with over 17 years’ post qualification experience
  • Held a number of senior finance positions with Cable and Wireless plc
  • Extensive experience of fundraising and cash management with AIM listed natural resources company
  • Significant AIM Finance Director experience

Management Team

Todd Fockler - Consulting Field Geophysicist
Todd Fockler
Consulting Field Geophysicist
David List - Consulting Geophysicist
David List
Consulting Geophysicist
Gregor Maxwell - Technical Consultant
Gregor Maxwell
Technical Consultant
Kelly Scott - Mining Consultant
Kelly Scott
Mining Consultant

Todd Fockler

Consulting Field Geophysicist
  • Geophysicist with over 35 years of experience with BS in Geophysics from Colorado School of Mines
  • Started career in Middle East and Africa and later worked basins all across the US in over 40 locations
  • In 2004, was awarded patent on new seismic recorder and formed AscendGeo company
  • Has Consulted seismic programs since 2009 and managed permitting, surveying, and acquisition in basins across the US
  • Led the field seismic work for all the Fidelity Paradox shoots

David List

Consulting Geophysicist
  • Geophysicist with over 32 years of experience with MS in Geophysical Engineering from Colorado School of Mines
  • Most recently was Senior Geophysicist for Fidelity leading the exploration & development in the Paradox Basin for 9 years
  • Designed, shot and interpreted Fidelity’s 3D programmes in the Paradox Basin, which took Fidelity’s production from 100 BOPD to over 3000 BOPD in 9 well programme over 19 months (2012-2014)
  • Planned and steered all Fidelity’s Horizontal Wells in the Paradox Basin
  • Extensive experience with fractured reservoirs (South America, Mexico, US, Middle East)
  • Adept in interpreting and integrating geophysical, petrophysical, and engineering data into geo models for development plans

Gregor Maxwell

Technical Consultant
  • A geologist with 25 years’ experience spanning production to new ventures roles.
  • Has held both senior technical and managerial roles working both in the UK and internationally. Previous experience with Apache, Rocksource ASA and Chevron.
  • Track record for delivering successful projects;
    • deep water field appraisal and development
    • mature field infill drilling
    • successful exploration portfolio build and drill out
    • onshore field development
    • A&D activities
  • Holds a PhD in Reservoir Geology from Aberdeen University. Fellow of the Geological Society London, Member of the AAPG and PESGB.

 

Kelly Scott

Mining Consultant
  • Offshore/onshore construction, drilling and completion experience in North and South America, Southeast Asia, Europe and the Middle East
  • Regulatory and Environmental Compliance Management experience for single and multi-pad drilling and production locations