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Oil & Gas Investing

PetroFunders gives you streamlined, easy access to investment products in the oil and gas industry. With more than 100+ years of combined experience, we use our knowledge and expertise to bring offerings directly to you, the investor.

Current oil & gas investment opportunities available here.

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Current oil & gas investment opportunities available here.

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Current oil & gas investment opportunities available here.

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INSIGHTS FROM THE FOUNDERS

PetroFunders was created to expand access to income producing investments opportunities in the oil and gas sector. After decades of evaluating and investing in private oil & gas deals, our team welcomed the opportunity to leverage our deep industry knowledge to benefit investors.

Consistent Presentations

Our interface shows consistent data in a format that is easy to understand.

Favorable Deal Terms

Simplified deal terms that make sense for any potential investor.

Decreased Buy-In Requirements

We lower the investment cost required to participate.

“By integrating financial technology with the oil patch, we intend to fundamentally change how private transactions are conducted in the industry.”

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Our Mission

PetroFunders is transforming the way oil and gas deals are conducted by synchronizing financial technology, equity crowdfunding, engineering and investment expertise, and world class management. Our mission is to utilize a disruptive business model to bring the oil and gas investment industry out its archaic dealings, and into the 21st century by providing accredited investors with investment opportunities.

Values and Vision

Transparency, Integrity, Access, Innovation

PetroFunders was designed from the beginning to have investment opportunities in each major basin and to be the gold standard for equity crowdfunding in oil and gas. With world-class management, we plan to streamline and simplify deal terms from a menu of options for operators, while becoming a nationally recognized platform for sophisticated investors.

We champion the investor through aligned economic interest.

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Our Mission

PetroFunders is transforming the way oil and gas deals are conducted by synchronizing financial technology, equity crowdfunding, engineering and investment expertise, and world class management. Our mission is to utilize a disruptive business model to bring the oil and gas investment  industry out its archaic dealings, and into the 21st century by providing accredited investors with investment opportunities.

Values and Vision

Transparency, Integrity, Access, Innovation

PetroFunders was designed from the beginning to have investment opportunities in each major basin, and the gold standard for equity crowd funding in oil and gas. With world class management, we plan to streamline and simplify deal terms from a menu of options for operators, while becoming a nationally recognized platform from students to institutional investors.

Access To Institutional
Quality Oil & Gas Deals

Gain exposure to oil and gas income through multiple investment vehicles, that were not previously available to the public market.

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Experience

World-Class Team

100+ combined years of oil and gas experience.

Income

Potential Cash Flow Distributions

Cash flow from wells passed on to investors.

Tax-Benefit

Reduced Tax Burden

Multiple tax incentives to maximize your earnings.

Access To Institutional
Quality Oil &
Gas Deals.

Gain exposure to oil and gas income through multiple
investment vehicles, previously not
available to the public market.

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Experience

World Class Team

100+ combined years of oil and gas experience.

Income

Potential Cash Flow Distributions

Cash flow from wells passed on to investors.

Tax-Benefit

Reduced Tax Burden

Multiple tax incentives to maximize your earnings.

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Unique & Favorable Tax Incentives

Our investment vehicles are laser-focused on using mechanisms that allow for maximum deductions from taxable income. By combining tax benefits with high potential ROI investments, your money works harder and smarter.

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Our Target Investments

Our aim is to break down the high barrier of entry for the everyday investor. We only consider deals that have successful operators, proven track records, local expertise, and that pass our stringent due diligence process.

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We look for assets with producing reserves.

We look for deep local expertise.

We look for strong management teams.

Our Target Investments.

Our aim is to break down the high barrier of entry for the everyday investor. We only consider deals that have successful operators, proven track record, local expertise, and that pass our stringent due diligence process.

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We look for assets with producing reserves.

We look for deep local expertise.

We look for strong management teams.

New Start-Up | Established Track Record

Although PetroFunders is a new start up, our team is comprised of top leaders in respect to oil and gas transactions, engineering expertise, corporate governance, equity crowdfunding, and SEC regulations. We are excited to provide access to high quality investment opportunities.

Management Team

100+ Years of Combined Experience | Diversified Expertise | Aligned Economic Interest

Founders

Maurice Dukes

Co-Founder, Chief Executive Officer

Maurice Dukes

Mr. Dukes co-founded PetroFunders in 2020. He previously held corporate reservoir engineering positions for a private equity-backed E&P in the Piceance Basin. During this time, he was instrumental in maintaining and increasing the enterprise value exceeding $1 billion. He has expert technical and A&D experience with oil & gas assets across Texas, Louisiana, North Dakota, Wyoming, Colorado and Utah. He has shown expertise in bringing forth material high value projects that meet or exceed acceptable market hurdle rates. He has previously held various asset level reservoir engineering roles at QEP Resources, during which time he launched an industry leading refrac program in the Haynesville and oversaw a $35 million non-operated budget. He holds a B.S. in Petroleum Engineering from University of Oklahoma.

Ryan Werking

Co-Founder, Chief Operating Officer

Ryan Werking

Mr. Werking co-founded Petrofunders in 2020. As a third generation entrepreneur, he started an engineering consulting company his senior year in college. His first client was Dr. John Wright, and he assisted with the 2nd edition of Oil and Gas Property Evaluations aka “The Blue Book.” Since 2015, he has had a wide variety of roles including financial modeling for large independents, integrating international and state laws, well abandonment designs, and project management. He has produced project evaluations for clients ranging from large independents to national oil companies in Mexico, South Africa, Australia, Papua New Guinea, and Timor Leste – with project budgets up to $600 million. Mr. Werking holds a B.S. in Petroleum Engineering from Colorado School of Mines.

Core Team

Stephen Gornick

Chief Investment Officer

Stephen Gornick

Mr. Gornick has over 30 years of oil and gas experience, and has been directing operations, increasing production and proven reserves, and evaluating oil and gas reservoirs in North America since 1990. In addition to being President of East Peak Companies, he is the Chief Reservoir Engineer for Nissan Chemical. His current suite of projects includes new applications for EOR, completions, paraffin treatment, and CO2/helium production. Previously, Mr. Gornick was instrumental in expanding Whiting’s production from around 10,000 barrels per day to over 150,000 barrels per day over a 10-year period. While at QEP Resources, he was responsible for adding 35 million barrels of proved reserves. Steve holds a B.S. in Petroleum Engineering and an MS in Mineral Economics/Operations Research from the Colorado School of Mines.

Scott Sloan

Finance Lead

Scott Sloan

Mr. Sloan has over 30 years of oil and gas experience. He brings deep knowledge of upstream A&D processes, partnerships and corporate governance. Most recently as President and CEO he oversaw the completion of over a dozen US onshore divestments by Vanguard Natural Resources to mostly private operators and gained relevant insights into PetroFunders’ marketplace. Previously Mr. Sloan held senior leadership roles including SVP of Strategy for Hess and President of BP Russia; numerous corporate and business unit level CFO roles; and A&D oriented roles such as M&A Director for BP. Mr. Sloan has extensive experience in the board room as a director for companies including Vanguard Natural Resources, TNK and Medgaz. He graduated from Colgate University with BA in Economics (Honors) and from the University of Chicago with an MBA.

Richard Sotiros

Director of Accounting

Richard Sotiros

Mr. Sotiros has 36 years of experience in accounting. He has spent the past 15 years as a member of the accounting firm of Sotiros & Sotiros, LLC, Certified Public Accountants, which includes clients in the oil and gas industry. As a CPA, he has been part of M&A activity with various clients, aggregating $50 million in deals. He was responsible for annual payments in excess of $500 million for film and television participating interests. In 1996, Warner Bros. merged with Turner Entertainment and he was involved in the logistics of coordinating merged departments. Mr. Sotiros has a Bachelor’s Degree in business from the University of Colorado, Boulder.

Marty Tate

Senior Legal Counsel

Marty Tate

Mr. Tate is a nationally recognized securities, finance and fintech attorney and counsels clients throughout the U.S. and internationally on structured finance, private and public securities offerings, fintech, initial coin offerings and tokens sales, SEC reporting, real estate financings, venture capital and angel financings, fund formation and compliance, business formation and corporate governance. Marty also represents several entrepreneurs, small and large companies as well as private investors, finance companies, national and regional banks, investment banks and venture capital and private equity firms. In working with such clients, he regularly advises on various transactions, financings, contracts and agreements in an array of matters. Throughout his career, he has provided counsel in association with over $500 million in debt and equity financings.

Rhianna Russell

Director of Marketing

Rhianna Russell

Ms. Russell has worked with businesses of all sizes to grow successfully and scale their brands over the past 10 years. As former Miss Rodeo Colorado along with managing positions for Miss Rodeo America, she brings innovative and insightful approaches for strategic marketing and creating brand awareness. From law firms, franchise restaurants, to nationally recognized veterinary clinics, she has achieved accelerated growth rates with short timelines by focusing on fully integrated branding, advertising, and maximizing UX/UI to convert audiences to customers. Ms. Russell has shown expert level competence for websites development, SEO, branding, and campaign management. She holds a B.A. in Business Management with an emphasis in Marketing.

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Headquarters

Colorado

2255 S. Wadsworth Boulevard, Suite 106
Lakewood, CO
80227

Email: info@petrofundersusa.com

Fall Colors in Colorado Mountains

Headquarters

Colorado

2255 S. Wadsworth Boulevard, Suite 106
Lakewood, CO
80227

Email: info@petrofundersusa.com

IMPORTANT DISCLOSURES:

IMPORTANT DISCLOSURES: PETROFUNDERS IS NOT A REGISTERED BROKER-DEALER, FUNDING PORTAL, OR INVESTMENT ADVISOR. THE INFORMATION ON THIS WEBSITE DOES NOT CONSTITUTE INVESTMENT ADVICE AND SHOULD NOT BE RELIED UPON AS SUCH. PETROFUNDERS DOES NOT ADVISE ANY PARTY ON RAISING CAPITAL THROUGH DEBT OR EQUITY SECURITIES OFFERINGS. THE INFORMATION ON THIS SITE IS FOR DISCUSSION PURPOSES ONLY AND IS NOT AN OFFER OR SOLICITATION TO PURCHASE OR SELL ANY SECURITIES OR FINANCIAL PRODUCTS. NONE OF THE INFORMATION ON THIS SITE TAKES INTO ACCOUNT ANY PERSON’S PERSONAL OBJECTIVES, FINANCIAL SITUATION, OR NEEDS AND YOU MUST DETERMINE WHETHER THE INFORMATION IS APPROPRIATE IN TERMS OF YOUR PARTICULAR CIRCUMSTANCES. WE RECOMMEND YOU OBTAIN FINANCIAL, LEGAL AND TAXATION ADVICE BEFORE MAKING ANY FINANCIAL INVESTMENT DECISION.

IMPORTANT DISCLOSURES:

PETROFUNDERS IS NOT A REGISTERED BROKER-DEALER, FUNDING PORTAL, OR INVESTING ADVISOR. THE INFORMATION ON THIS WEBSITE DOES NOT CONSTITUTE INVESTMENT ADVICE AND SHOULD NOT BE RELIED UPON AS SUCH. PETROFUNDERS DOES NOT ADVISE ANY PARTY ON RAISING CAPITAL THROUGH DEBT OR EQUITY SECURITIES OFFERINGS. THE INFORMATION ON THIS SITE IS FOR DISCUSSION PURPOSES ONLY AND IS NOT AN OFFER OR SOLICITATION TO PURCHASE OR SELL ANY SECURITIES OR FINANCIAL PRODUCTS. NONE OF THE INFORMATION ON THIS SITE TAKES INTO ACCOUNT ANY PERSON’S PERSONAL OBJECTIVES, FINANCIAL SITUATION, OR NEEDS AND YOU MUST DETERMINE WHETHER THE INFORMATION IS APPROPRIATE IN TERMS OF YOUR PARTICULAR CIRCUMSTANCES. WE RECOMMEND YOU OBTAIN FINANCIAL, LEGAL AND TAXATION ADVICE BEFORE MAKING ANY FINANCIAL INVESTMENT DECISION.