TerraVest Income Fund (formerly Laniuk Industries) holds six companies close to its vest. TerraVest Income Fund invests in RJV Gas Field Services and Ezee-On Manufacturing. RJV supplies wellhead processing equipment to some of Western Canada's biggest natural gas producers. Ezee-On manufactures agricultural equipment, including cultivators, front-end loaders for grain farms and livestock operations, and seeder carts. TerraVest also has investments in furniture maker Stylus, well servicing company Diamond Energy Services (with about 25 rigs), and home textile products manufacturer Beco Industries. In addition, TerraVest Income Fund has invested in sheet metal and venting products manufacturer Don Park.
Great Lakes Gas Transmission transports great amounts of natural gas -- 2.2 billion cu. ft. per day, to be exact. With a pipeline spanning 2,100 miles, the company supplies gas to major urban markets in Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and parts of southern Canada. Its customers include a number of regional natural gas transporters, local gas distributors, and energy trading firms including Alliance Energy Services, ANR Pipeline, Michigan Consolidated Gas, Northern States Power, and Sempra Energy Trading. Great Lakes Gas Transmission was founded in 1967 and is controlled by TransCanada Corp.
Seitel, Inc. is a leading provider of seismic data and related geophysical expertise to the petroleum industry. The data, which is used to locate oil and gas, primarily covers the Gulf of Mexico, the US Gulf Coast, and western Canada. Seitel, Inc. contracts with third-party seismic crews to gather data but handles the processing itself through its Olympic Seismic, Seitel Data, Seitel Matrix, Seitel Solutions business units. The bulk of Seitel's total revenues comes from the acquisition and licensing of seismic data. The balance is primarily generated by its Seitel Solutions subsidiary, which gives customers access to the company's seismic database. Main focus of Seitel, Inc. is at Onshore, offshore, and transition zone of the U.S. Gulf of Mexico, onshore East Texas, and Canada.
Iteration Energy reiterates its desire to be a top oil and gas exploration and production company. Originally a biotech company -- SYNSORB Biotech, then an oil and gas company -- Hawker Resources, the group subsequently acquired other companies exploring in the Western Canada Sedimentary Basin for natural gas and oil. As Hawker Resources it acquired fellow explorers Southward Energy and ZORIN Exploration in 2003 and 2004, respectively. In 2005 Iteration Energy Ltd. acquired Iteration Energy and took on that company's name. Following Iteration Energy's acquisition of fellow explorer Cyries Energy in 2008 the company reported proved reserves of 34.7 million barrels of oil equivalent.
Zedi Inc. has developed equipment for that. Zedi manufactures products and services to support the operation and management of oil and gas wells. Zedi Inc. primary product is Smart-Alek, a wireless meter designed for the remote monitoring of natural gas production and to increase operator efficiencies. Other brands include PetroNet (production accounting) and Roughneck (operations management). Zedi, founded in 1987, and whose name comes from the Japanese word for "the final frontier," markets primarily to gas producers operating in the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin. Zedi Inc. is also has begun to cater to the US market.
PetroQuest was founded in 1985 as a Gulf Coast oil and gas company. From 1985 to 2002 PetroQuest grew its reserves to 69 Bcfe located principally onshore in Louisiana and offshore in the Gulf of Mexico. In 2003, PetroQuest implemented an asset diversification strategy to balance its Gulf Coast and Gulf of Mexico operations with longer lived, lower risk onshore properties. Using the cash flow generated from its Gulf Coast Basin assets, PetroQuest has expanded its asset portfolio to include properties in the Woodford and Fayetteville Shale plays in the Arkoma Basin and it has acquired a significant position in the East Texas Basin where it is pursuing both oil and gas potential.The strategy has yielded results as PetroQuest has more than doubled reserves since 2002 to 157 Bcfe while production has increased an average of more than 18% per year to 31 Bcfe in 2007. PetroQuest Energy, Inc. is now focused on expanding its onshore operations with approximately 75% of its $230 million 2008 capital expenditure budget allocated to East Texas and the Arkoma Basin.
ATP Oil & Gas Corporation was founded in 1991 and is based in Houston, Texas.ATP Oil & Gas Corporation engages in the acquisition, development, and production of oil and natural gas properties in the Gulf of Mexico, the United Kingdom, and Dutch Sectors of the North Sea. As of December 31, 2008, ATP Oil & Gas Corporation had leasehold and other interests in 77 offshore blocks, 41 platforms, and 129 wells, including 22 subsea wells in the Gulf of Mexico; and interests in 10 blocks and 3 company-operated subsea wells in the North Sea. ATP Oil & Gas Corporation had estimated net proved reserves of 713.6 billion cubic feet equivalent, of which approximately 449.6 billion cubic feet equivalent were in the Gulf of Mexico and 264.0 billion cubic feet equivalent were in the North Sea. These reserves were comprised 321.7 billion cubic feet of natural gas and 65.3 million barrels of crude oil.
As one of the fastest growing retail electricity providers in the nation, Gexa Energy has a proven track record of growing its business and providing value to customers. In addition, the company is a great sales platform for the Texas generation portfolio under the FPL Group’s competitive energy subsidiary, NextEra Energy Resources. NextEra Energy Resources is primarily a competitive wholesale power generator. NextEra Energy Resources is the largest generator of renewable energy from the wind and sun in North America. NextEra Energy Resources has nearly 70 wind facilities in operation in 16 states and Canada, including 11 in Texas, producing more than 6,700 megawatts of electricity, or enough power for more than 1.6 million average homes. The company co-owns and operates the largest solar field in the world in California’s Mojave Desert. Gexa Energy offers NextEra Energy’s wind power and other renewable energy to serve customers throughout Texas. Gexa Green is a product supplied from 100% Texas wind energy. Gexa Energy is a subsidiary of FPL Group, Inc. (NYSE: FPL). FPL Group, with 2008 revenues of more than $16 billion and a presence in 27 states is one of the nation’s leading clean energy providers. FPL Group’s proven resources provide Gexa Energy the opportunity to continue its rapid growth across Texas and the nation, and expand its ability to provide additional offerings to customers.
NuVista Energy is the new view of Bonavista Petroleum, which reorganized in 2003 to form an income trust company (Bonavista Energy Trust) and an oil and natural gas exploration company. NuVista focuses on oil and natural gas exploration, development, and production in east-central Alberta and west-central Saskatchewan. Operating in the Oyen, Provost, and Pembina areas, NuVista Energy Ltd. has proved plus probable reserves of 82.2 million barrels of oil equivalent. The group's strategy is to concentrate on its core natural gas-prone areas, drilling medium-risk prospects, and to invest 10% of its capital on higher-risk properties. In 2009 NuVista Energy Ltd. acquired assets in British Columbia and Northwest Alberta for $174 million.
Curlew Lake Resources explores for, develops, and produces oil and natural gas in Western Canada and the US. Curlew Lake Resources Inc. is also involved in precious metals exploration. The group has interests in the Turner Valley and Metis oil and natural gas projects in Alberta and in the Fosterton field in Saskatchewan. In the US Curlew Lake Resources Inc. is engaged in developing oil and gas assets in California and Nevada. Curlew Lake Resources Inc. mineral exploration operations focus on developing gold mining prospects in the Typhoon/Clear Creek District of the Yukon Territory, southeast of Dawson City.
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