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Synterra Energy Assets is an Africa focused investment company that specialise in identifying investment projects that satisfy a variety of  investor risk appetites. Whether in the hydrocarbon sector as an Upstream investor in acreage or oil and gas resources, or as an investor in power and energy projects, Synterra have outstanding project origination and completion capacity.

We specialise in the extractive industries and power related projects, that is structuring  the finance required to get resources out of the ground, we manage the investors risk involved in bringing assets into production ensuring that the investor receives a much more lucrative  upside.

We are currently working on a number of  Upstream acreage opportunities. We have plays developing  mining projects such as  Lithium, Beryllium  and tantalite. We control class deposits of Lead Zinc, Coal and Gold for example. These sort of projects lend themselves to project  finance and high upside potential.



Tex has over 20 years executive leadership experience  with a sterling record of solid achievement in Europe, the U.S and Africa as a CEO in both Upstream and Downstream ventures. Tex has  been  and  continues  to   be  focused  on  the development of oil, gas and energy projects, natural  resources and Mining prospects within Africa. He  possess an outstanding network of high level contacts in both the Power and Oil and Gas industry.

He also possess exception financial  risk management  credentials a substantial benefit when operating projects in emerging marketsPrior to establishing  Synterra Energy Assets, he worked as the Managing Director  atPetrodel Resourcesthe first t indigenous oil trading firm in Nigeria trading Nigerian equity crude globallyand importing refined petroleum products. He has also provided consultantcy to the Department for Overseas Investment and Development (DFIF) in Nigeria in their Oil sector transparency initiative (FOSTER). 

He has a excellent understanding of doing business in Nigeria and is a well and widely  regarded  commentator on the  Nigerian business environment providing analysis and insight into socio- political economy

Tex shares his time between Africa and Europe has a in economics and a  AMBA in finance. He is a keen rugby and F1 fan




Mark has spent  over  20 years  working with international clients such as BP Oil in Australia, and New Zealand, international investor and trading houses, and various assorted government departments. He is an astute and shrewd negotiator specialising in Chinese project origination  where he has spent much of the last 20 years and speaks fluent mandarin.  He has completed funding for  numerous large-scale manufacturing projects based in various locations throughout China.

Mark has worked  extensively in both Eastern Europe and the U.S and has a solid background in International Project Management, Supply Chain Management, and IT Systems Development.


Vjaceslav has worked for the past 30 years in a number of senior roles in the Russian energy ministry. I
These nclude  Deputy General Manager of the Department of Progress in Science and Technology under the Ministry of Energy of the Russian Federation  and a   much respected Deputy Director of the Crisis Center under the Ministry of Energy. He also acquired the  status of 1-class advisor to the government.  He served as the  General Manager of the governmental enterprise – Central Dispatchers Department of Power and Energy Complex of Russia.
Vjaceslav  has vast experience in the Russian energy sector he has developed  a vast network of commercial relationships with key stakeholders in the CIS  and he his charged with managing commercial opportunities in the Russian Federation. He is one of our most able and capable Directors with extensive experience in the energy sector


Inguss  has been active in the financial and energy sectors for the  last 14 years. Currently an  active shareholder in management company EFpro Ltd. that operates  renewable energy  portfolio in  Eastern Europe   that provide tailor-made solutions to investors depending on the use of technology and their investment appetite.

Inguss has substantial experience in  finance in the  energy sector  having attracted  private equity for investment for construction of CHP plants and biomass thermal power plants. Prior to entering  energy sector he acted as advisor  and Consultant to  Parex bank, until 2005 biggest commercial bank in Latvia. During his time with Parex bank he successfully  won  court claim in an action brought by the bank  in the US Federal Court of Southern District of New York). He moved into CIS countries to facilitate expansion of Parex business in those markets.

Inguss also worked extensively in Azerjaban and the former CIS states where he was actively involved in sourcing funds for large scale projects in those countries. In 2011 Inguss moved into West African oil and gas and the  Nigerian electricity market and has since been involved in the  oil and gas and   sector.

He has a  BA degree in International Law and EU Law from Concordia International University Estonia and speaks Russian, Latvia and English fluently



A seasoned and oustanding Oil and Gas Accountant with Over 30 years  experience in energy field
Peter has developed various business opportunities both in Nigeria, various West African countries and United States for a wide range of energy related companies including Famfa Oil Nigeria Ltd, Hoslyn Oil & Gas Services Ltd, Enron Engineering and Construction Corporation, Tenneco (El Paso Energy) and Dupont Nigeria Ltd (Conoco). Peter is known as the "Gas Yoda" in Nigeria for his near encyclopeadic knowledge of the gas sector.
In 2008, Peters company, Oases Offshore Nigeria in joint venture with Frontier Drilling USA, was awarded a two year, $221million, nine (9) offshore wells drilling contract by NPDC (subsidiary of NNPC) at OML block 119, in the Niger Delta. This was an industry first for an Indigenous drilling company.

“Thorough knowledge of NPDC upstream activities, problems incurred in the past and successes achieved allow us to be effective and efficient in our proposed solutions.”