Who We Are

We are a strong combination of successful and experienced Oil & Gas and Capital Markets professionals and senior executives whose track record and know-how add value to partners and investors. Our executives have over 160 years of combined industry experience, acquired with the most prestigious companies such as BP and SLB, among others.

Fernando Aguilar


Fernando has more than 38 years experience in technology, business and oilfield sectors

He is engineer and former President & CEO at TSX listed Calfrac

He had a long-standing career from technical to management roles with Schlumberger

Stanford Executive MBA program (2003) and the Director Education Program (2008) developed by the Institute of Corporate Directors and the Rotman School of Management in conjunction with the Haskayne School of Business

Former President of CGG Veritas in Houston

Martyn Fear

Chief Executive Officer

Martyn has more than 38 years of operational experience worldwide with major Oil & Gas companies including Schlumberger, BP, Husky and Maersk Oil, across 10 countries, offshore & onshore

He is chairman in oilfield services

Accountable for $200-500mm annual spend in several projects, through teams of 400-500 staff & contractors

Turnaround of production under-delivery across 250,000 bopd business; Performance improvement in LatAm operations; Safety & compliance improvement in various countries

Former VP & Global Functional Head

Giovanni Zuzunaga

Director & Chief of Investments and Business Development

Giovanni is a role model executive and director with a strong background with more than 20 years of experience in business development, portfolio management, capital fundraising, and M&A, having managed and closed over $3.5bn in transactions

Managing Director at Zyta Ventures, a Clean Tech and Natural Resources Venture Builder

Executive MBA ESMT Berlin – Germany (2022) and Finance, Investments and Securities diploma from Università Bocconi, Milan – Italy, 2020

Venture Finance and Growth - London Business School, UK, 2020, and, Boston Consulting Group Strategy Consulting Virtual Experience Program on Forage, 2023

Philippe Aouad

Director & Chief Commercial Officer and Investor Relations

Philippe is a Wall Street trained executive with >25 years of international commodities experience in Business Development, Risk Management and Trading with exposure to LatAm

Represented leading broker PVM Oil and top O&G Risk Management and Trading consultant Smart Global Trading in LatAm

Exposure to leading Oil hedgers in LatAm including Government Agencies, Central Banks, NOCs, E&Ps and IOCs and with relationships with top international Oil trading firms

Vast fundraising experience working closely with institutional investors globally

Armando Méndez C.

Director & Chief Technical Officer

Armando is a certified professional geologist with more than 38 years of international experience in the oil and gas industry in a variety of geological settings in various continents

He has a thorough understanding of the full cycle oil and gas subsurface activities from exploration through appraisal and development to ultimate resource recovery both onshore and offshore including unconventional hydrocarbons

He has successfully participated in the exploration, appraisal and development of significant O&G discoveries in Colombia, North Sea, Western Canada and Mackenzie Delta worth about 5 billion barrels of oil equivalent

Involved with investments in the order of $10bn and production operations up to 500,000 boepd

His work experience includes early jobs at Hocol, Repsol, and Petrobras, that eventually led to a long career at BP

Former senior geologist at BP in Colombia, UK, Canada and regional exploration manager at BP in Indonesia

He successfully pulled together a strong team under a solid corporate foundation and a sound business plan

Trond Mathisen

EVP Planning & Development

Trond is an oil and gas executive with a diverse background and about 25 years pf experience having lived and worked in multiple continents and countries. He has worked both conventional and unconvential assets, onshore and offshore fields (including deepwater) across multiple functions within both technical, supervisory and management roles with a supermajor, an independent E&P and in consulting roles.

He has a strong background and understanding of the full cycle of the various oil and gas business activities from planning through exploration, appraisal, development and production. He has worked assets in North and South America, West & East Africa, Europe, the Caspian Area and select areas of Asia and the Middle East. He has advised both supermajors and independent E&Ps, investment banks as well as private equity firms on their energy investments globally.

He has worked in multiple functions such as business planning, strategy, BD, A&D, field development/portfolio management, reserves, reservoir/production, drilling and completions.

He has experience doing a full range of reservoir and production engineering analysis, including reserve reports, fair market value determinations, resources estimations, economic evaluations and property/company evaluations for mergers, acquisitions, and divestments, as well as reporting to the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Toronto TSX exchange (CIM/COGEN reports).

He is also a certified professional engineer.