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OUR MISSION

Our mission is to empower individuals, businesses, and communities through innovative and sustainable development solutions. We strive to create a positive impact by leveraging cutting-edge technology and a client-centric approach to drive growth, enhance efficiency, and foster meaningful connections.

By embracing our mission and living our commitments, we aim to be a trusted partner and a catalyst for positive change. Together, we can build a better future for our children.

OUR COMMITMENTS

Excellence

We are dedicated to delivering top-quality solutions. Through continuous learning and our relations, we stay at the forefront of technological advancements, ensuring that our products and services are always at the cutting edge of innovation.

Collaboration

We believe in the power of collaboration and building strong partnerships. By working closely with our clients, stakeholders, and industry experts, we foster a collaborative environment that encourages knowledge sharing, creativity, and collective problem-solving.

Sustainability

We are committed to building a sustainable future. Our development solutions are designed to minimize environmental impact, promote social responsibility, and contribute positively to the communities in which we operate. We prioritize eco-friendly practices, ethical decision-making, and long-term value creation.

Social Impact

We are passionate about making a positive social impact. We support  charitable organizations and community development projects. We strive to create opportunities for underrepresented groups and contribute to a more inclusive society.

Integrity

We conduct business with integrity, transparency, and ethical standards. Trust is the foundation of our relationships, and we consistently uphold ethical principles in all aspects of our operations. We prioritize confidentiality, security, and the protection of our clients' interests.

WHAT WE CAN DO FOR YOU

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PRE-DEVELOPMENT

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COMMERCIAL DEVELOPMENT

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ENERGY PROJECTS

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CONTRACT NEGOTIATION

& AGREEMENTS

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SPECIAL PROJECTS

WHO WE ARE

Meet the team

WALTER TETER

CEO

Mr. Teter has 25+ years of experience in the industry of investor/client value creation through identification of undervalued assets, the management of permitting, and the commercial structuring of opportunities has been the hallmark of his career activity. Mr. Teter has negotiated multiple complex agreements on behalf of clients and investors, including Purchase and Sale Agreements, Terminal Use Agreements, and corporate structure agreements required to execute complex power delivery chain and related infrastructure activities.

Over the last decade, Mr. Teter has been a principal negotiator or advisor for LNG SPA contracts with a notional volume in excess of 7,000,000 MM BTU/day. Additionally, he has been an investor, advisor and negotiator for the development and utilization of nearly a dozen LNG receiving and liquefaction terminals. In the terminal development role, deals negotiated by Mr. Teter secured investors a return of 600% in a period of only 18 months.

Prior to 2002, Mr. Teter held the position of Senior Vice-President at El Paso Energy where he was responsible for negotiating long-term LNG contracts and all LNG spot trading. The value realized during his three years at El Paso Energy exceeded $225 million (cash basis) and included the successful negotiation and monetization of a 20+ year LNG SPA, the re-opening of the Elba Island LNG receiving terminal, and the acquisition of more than a dozen spot cargoes.

Mr. Teter then embarked on a career in energy with Statoil (Equinor), first in North America with the startup of power trading and IPP development and subsequently undertook a key role in the commercial development of the first LNG export project in Europe (Snøhvit). The Snøhvit project has been instrumental in opening up an entirely new frontier energy province, creating prosperity for Northern Norway and enhanced energy security in the Atlantic basin.

Mr. Teter has also been involved with projects such as QG2, QG3, QG4 with Qatar Terminals Limited, Ras Gas, Kitimat LNG Project, Panama NG, Elba Island Reactivation and LNG Deliveries, Access Northeast Energy (Bear Head) LNG Facilities, Lake Charles LNG Deliveries, Cove Point Negotiations (Reactivation & Supply), Neptune LNG Deepwater Port (Boston Harbor), Global Energy Bridge TM Projects.

 

Mr. Teter is a founder of Featherwood International Management and Consulting, a leader in energy markets.

MAARTEN SCHOLTEN

Legal & Finance

Maarten R. Scholten holds a Master of Science in politics from the University of Paris (Sorbonne) and a Juris Doctorate Commercial Law from the University of Amsterdam. He started his career at Loeff & van der Ploeg a Dutch law firm (now part of Allen & Overy) working in the Amsterdam and New York offices after which he spent two decades in senior and executive positions at Schlumberger Ltd.

Mr. Scholten has over 35 years of extensive experience in the oil and gas industry. During his 20-year career at Schlumberger, He was Director of Legal Service, Head of Finance, President Schlumberger Oilfield Services ECA (Europe, Africa, and CIS), and Director Mergers & Acquisitions. Upon leaving Schlumberger in 2006, he co-founded Delta Hydrocarbons SA (Luxemburg and Amsterdam), a USD 1.1 billion Oil and Gas investment firm.

 

 From 2013 until 2017 Mr. Scholten was appointed Senior Vice-President, General Counsel of Total Energies, based in Paris. Mr. Scholten has been active as an investor and advisor in energy related business opportunities and is an advisor or board member for several companies in the energy, medical and IT sectors.

ELICIA MOSES

Commercial and Risk Management

Elicia Moses has been in the energy industry for over 20 years. She began her career in the Offshore Marine Construction industry in the legal and risk management group. In 2005, Ms. Moses became one of the initial members of the Freeport LNG Development team. Freeport LNG was initially formed in 2002 to develop, own and operate a liquefied natural gas receiving and regasification terminal, and began its import operations in 2008. In 2010, as the shale gas revolution was in full swing, Freeport LNG commenced the development of its Liquefaction Project, which began operations in 2019.

 

While at Freeport LNG, Ms. Moses played a key role in the financing, legal, contracting, risk, and insurance areas until her departure in 2018. Some of her key accomplishments include being part of the largest non-recourse financing in global history (at the time), placing the largest Construction Insurance Policies including Construction All Risk DU, Project Cargo DU (at the time), and Terrorism, and she was responsible for the first cyber terrorism property damage placement for an Energy company.

 

Ms. Moses is the Senior Advisor for Atinian Energy Advisors, LLC, where she advises on strategy, commercial and marketing, financing, risk management, and contract negotiation for LNG developers, customers, and investors. She has served as Commercial Advisor for seven LNG start-up development companies in the US Gulf Coast, Canada, and South America.

BRUNO LARSEN

Energy Development

Bruno Larsen has more than 30 years’ experience in the oil & gas industry, most of this time in the LNG sector. He is at the moment both on business development for LNT Marine and commercial work for Firebird LNG. From 2016 to 2020 he was Head of FSRU at GasLog, responsible for its floating LNG receiving terminal business.

 

His experience covers commercial LNG sales, projects, shipping and technology along the complete LNG chain. He has held management positions at Total, Hoegh LNG, Hamworthy Gas Systems (now Wartsila), BW Offshore and Worley Parsons. Bruno holds a bachelor’s degree in business management. He has lived and worked in Paris, Oman, Singapore and London. Bruno is a Norwegian citizen and is currently based in Norway.

GRAHAM BARRETT

Energy Development

Graham Barrett is a Chartered Chemical Engineer with more than 30 years experience gained in upstream oil and gas projects, both onshore and offshore.  Since starting his career with BG at the Isle of Grain LNG facility in the UK, Graham has gone on to work Internationally with a variety of Oil and Gas majors. 

 

A recognized subject expert in gas cleaning and liquefaction systems, Graham also has extensive Project Management and Engineering experience in both Brown Field and Green Field environments, successfully delivering integrated oil and gas developments in such diverse locations as  Indonesia, Iraq, Qatar and North Africa.  

In the last 10 years, Graham became involved in developing and managing strategies for business development, particularly new field ventures on a national and regional level. In late 2020, he was invited to advise the  fledgling Oil and Gas regulator in Suriname as the Country made its first offshore oil discoveries.

 

As the Guyana- Suriname basin continues to be the major new global frontier for oil and gas development, Graham remains committed to sustainably maximizing the benefits for the people of Suriname and the region.

GEORGE WENTZ

Legal & Finance

George R. Went, Jr. is a partner with the Davillier Law Group, which has offices in New Orleans, Louisiana, Phoenix, Arizona and Sandpoint, Idaho. Mr. Wentz received his Bachelor of Science degree, magna cum laude, from the University of Delaware, where he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa. He received his Juris Doctorate degree from Georgetown University Law Center, cum laude, in 1983 and served as the Administrative Editor of the Georgetown International Law Journal.

 

Mr. Wentz was appointed to the Office of Policy Development of the Federal Trade Commission by President Ronald Reagan, where he analyzed the economic impact of trade laws and regulations. He also developed and proposed legislative and regulatory approaches to enhance the overall efficiency of regulatory bodies. Since his days in the Reagan Administration, Mr. Wentz has continued to work in the areas of constitutional law and the intersection of economics and law.

 

Mr. Wentz has over thirty years' experience in handling complex international litigation, maritime litigation, oil and gas exploration and production matters, alternative dispute resolution, international transactions, and providing general business advice. Mr. Wentz has been chosen to serve as an arbitrator in several significant international arbitrations.

 

Mr. Wentz has a reputation as a result-oriented lawyer known for innovative thinking and problem solving. During his career, he has worked in most aspects of the oil and gas business, representing leading international oil and gas exploration and production companies. He has also represented CFE (the power company of Mexico) in various matters. Mr. Wentz has been active in the power generation industry as well as the transportation industry on national and international levels.

 

Mr. Went has represented underwriters of various energy and power generation companies in significant subrogation matters, including Houston Casualty Company and underwriters at Lloyd's of London. He has expertise in international tax issues related to offshore banking as well as commodities transactions, including banking and financing related to those transactions.

 

Mr. Wentz has assisted alternative energy and high-tech companies in bringing their products to market. He is the Founder and CEO of MAD Energy LP.

LT. GENERAL JON DAVIS
(RET. United States Marine Corps)

Project Management

Jon Davis joined the Marines in 1977, was commissioned after he graduated from college in 1980 and served 37 years as an aviator, instructor, leader, thinker, and doer.

Mr. Davis flew the AV-8A, TAV-8A, AV-8B, F-5, FA-18A-D, MV-22, AH-1W/Z, UH-1N/Y, CH-53D/E and KC-130T/J in service with the United States Marine Corps. In service as an exchange officer with the Royal Air Force in the UK and Germany, he flew Jet Provosts, Hawks, Harrier T-4, and Harrier GR-3, 5 and 7. He commanded VMA-223, MAWTS-1 and the 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing.

During his career, he has flown over 4,300 mishap free military hours plus over 1500 hours in general and experimental aviation aircraft. He is a rated Kodiak 100, Mooney Ovation and Velocity pilot.

Lt. General Davis also served as Deputy Commander -Network Warfare at Fort Meade, as well as Deputy Commander, United States Cyber Command where he stood up to lead the nation's first Cyber Joint Interagency Task Force (JIATF). His last active-duty billet was to serve as Deputy Commandant for Aviation, Headquarters Marine Corps.

Lt. General Davis retired in 2017 from the Marine Corps after 37 years active-duty service and began his business career, helping good companies become better and helping many companies bring great ideas both to life and to market.

Lt. General Davis holds a Bachelor of Science from Allegheny College, a Master of Science from Marine Corps University, and a Master of International Public Policy from Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. He is a graduate of the Wharton School, "Boards That Lead" program.

 

Lt. General Davis currently serves as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Rolls Royce North America, a director on the board of Chemring Group, the Chair of the Strategic Advisory Board of Make A Difference Energy, and as a business advisor for several cutting-edge companies.

 

His expertise in both business strategy and implementation is invaluable to the goals, direction, and overall future of Firebird LNG.

GREGG OETTING

Project Management

Gregg C. Oetting is a partner at Featherwood Capital LLC located in Houston Texas. Mr. Oetting received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Ohio Wesleyan University and a Master of Arts Degree from the University of Texas at Austin in 1995. He is published in the Journal of Hydrology, the American Association of Petroleum Geologists Bulletin, the Society of Economic Petrologists and Minerologists Bulletin, Geological Society of America, and the Austin Geological Society.

 

At Featherwood Capital Mr. Oetting was a leading commercial advisor to Qatar gas in negotiations for SPA agreements with tenures of 20 years and delivery volumes in excess of 20 million tons per annum. Mr. Oetting led efforts to establish the competitive advantages of an LNG project being developed in eastern Canada that resulted in the execution of preliminary agreements with multiple European counterparties for offtake volumes. He was the project lead for a USTDA sponsored gas distribution feasibility study conducted for the City of Cape Town, which established the cost of power service interruption is a major driver behind the economics of gas distribution in Cape Town South Africa.

 

Mr. Oetting established at Aquila Energy one of the first power transmission trading portfolios in 1998. At Aquila He also created the power trading market's first hydroelectric power forecasting model. Following his tenure at Aquila Energy Mr. Oetting went on to power and natural gas trading positions at Mirant Americas Energy Marketing, RWE North America, Endure Energy, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, and TE Energy.

 

Mr. Oetting led transmission interconnection efforts at Mirant Americas Energy Marketing for the Boardman Oregon Coyote Springs Il project and the Henderson Nevada APEX project: two combined cycle natural gas power plants with an aggregate capacity of 740 MW. In various Featherwood engagements Mr. Oetting has advised multiple LNG project developers in matters concerning gas supply, market fundamentals, gas trading and hedging, and the global maritime LNG trade.

STEPHEN JOSLYN

Project Management

Stephen Joslyn is an executive with over 30 years’ experience in Team Building, Marketing and International Project Development. He takes pride in trouble shooting difficult and complex projects in any part of the world. He has enjoyed working on projects in Africa, South America, and the former Soviet Union. Past affiliations include the Mid-America Committee, American Countertrade Association, and the World Trade Center. He received his education in Business at South Dakota State University and the University of Sioux Falls.

JEFF OETTING

Project Management

Jeff Oetting has been in the energy industry for over 30 years, is a founding partner of Featherwood Capital, and has developed numerous LNG and Power projects worldwide, including terminals in the US, Canada, Europe, and Central America. He is currently developing the commercial aspects of the Firebird LNG project in the Suriname basin. Prior to founding Featherwood Capital Mr. Oetting was one of the original partners of one of the largest Natural Gas and Electricity Brokerage firms in North America helping develop regional natural gas and electricity markets.

STEVE ROWAN

Managing Director - Earth & Marine Environmental Consultants Ltd

ESG Program Leader

Steve Rowan is a British Chartered Chemist with over thirty years’ experience as an environmental professional and investment advisor. He began his career as a regulatory enforcement officer and Waste Management Specialist for UK Waste Regulation Authorities before moving to the private sector where he has worked as a consultant since 1990.

 

He has worked for and been instrumental in the growth of several global consulting firms until 2010 when he founded Earth & Marine Environmental Consultants (EAME). EAME is a niche consulting practice focusing on environmental and sustainability appraisals of investment projects in emerging markets. Since 2015, he has been focusing on Sustainable Development projects in Guyana.

  

Mr Rowan has extensive technical experience in a wide range of projects, including: environmental due diligence of large real estate and manufacturing portfolios, industrial complexes and specialist businesses; environmental risk assessment for Corporate Governance, Insurance or funding purposes; Environmental Impact Assessment of major infrastructure projects, port facilities or large property developments and detailed technical appraisals of businesses from every sector for either permitting, compliance or resource efficiency studies and investment appraisals of major infrastructure projects. 

Mr. Rowan has worked internationally in over 50 countries, has been retained by many large corporations as an environmental adviser and has provided expert witness testimony in planning appeals, licensing appeals and litigation. He has also presented at both national and international conferences, presented hundreds of training sessions, and authored guidance documents and manuals.

VIDJAI DOERGA

Project Development

Vidjai Doerga, a Curacao-native of Surinamese origin, lived and studied in Miami, Florida. As the Project Manager of the Project Lead the Way STEM Program at Gulliver Preparatory, Vidjai was instrumental in his high school engineering team to receiving the Toyota Tapestry Grant, and also competing in the university-level competitions such as National Engineering Design Competition (NEDC), Battle Bots, Bots IQ, etc.

He then received his degrees in International Relations and International Political Economics from Florida International University in 2014.

 

With eye on the rapid shifting of the global political- and trade-systems, as well as, rapidly evolving global markets, Vidjai is working to help Suriname fit into the world’s newly forming Supply Chains.

  

As a partner at the company his father founded as well, The Alesie Group, Vidjai is diversifying the portfolio. The focus is to develop industries that will carry us into the next 100 years. His current ventures delve into Sustainable Development, Renewable Energy, Manufacturing, Agro-Industry and R&D, Hemp Industry and R&D, Brokerage, Blockchain Technologies, Auto-Industry, and the Overall Development of Emerging Markets.

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Phoenix Development Company was formed by entrepreneurs out of Texas, Suriname, the Netherlands, Curacao, Washington DC, Miami and London.

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