NAFT Advantage

NAFT's Advantage

NAFT Energy Inc. is an upstream strategy and investment house with special focus on opportunities in emerging markets. We help oil and gas companies (E&P) position, target, engage and execute those exploration and development projects in markets where the above-surface risk has kept the opportunities untapped.

NAFT’s domain experts in economics, commercial, risk and fiscal regime analysis, geology and reservoir engineering, field and project development and other upstream disciplines can help quantify and qualify the opportunities, develop risk mitigation plans, analyze the return of each project and help engage in long term oil contracts ahead of the rivals. We work closely with our clients including small-to-medium E&Ps, private equity funds (PE) and affluent investors to formulate an entry strategy. We bring local insight into the equation and help clients to turn risks into opportunities.

For each target market we form JVs through which our clients benefit from screened and diligent local and regional partners, investors and execution team. In each venture we invest, so we have a skin in the game.

Contact us for investment opportunities in Iran, Iraq and East Africa.

Contact Us

  • +1 (403) 400-4665
  • 205, 5th Ave Southwest #3300, Calgary, AB T2P 2V7
  • info@naft.ca
  • naft.ca

Focus

Strategy & Risk

In a fast pace and dynamic industry such as oil and gas strategic planning and development cannot be missed. Cyclic fluctuations in commodity prices, rise of unconventional plays, rivalry of renewables, shifts in geo-political and social risks and many other shaping factors indicate the need for a solid yet flexible strategy to mitigate the risks and take the advantage of the opportunities.

Growth

If you are thinking about forming a venture to explore blocks out for bidding in Africa; or if you think your growth has been well but seems limited to the organic potential of your assets; or if you have several growth opportunities and not sure which one or what mix to move forward with, then you should call us right away.

Performance

The energy sector faces increasing pressure from investment community to improvement return through effective management of capital projects. Strong demand from stakeholders to consider environmental and socio-economic issues just adds to the complexity. What measures should you consider to ensure top-quartile project KPIs are met?

Consulting Services

Strategy

We help you develop and refine your upstream strategy in areas such as:
Corporate: strategic planning, opportunity ranking, competitive edge analysis, entry & exit strategyn, strategy audit, and risk.
Portfolio: strategy, risk, optimization, KPI.
Business unit: roadmap planning, business transformation, restructuring, business process mapping and improvement, Capex/Opex optimization, budgeting and change management.

BD

Need to consolidate and refocus, or need to optimize a small asset? Contact us to discuss:
A&D: consolidation, market intelligence, asset valuation, data-room planning and asset promotion, due-diligence and risk assessment, and integration.
Development & Planning: exploitation engineering, asset optimization, depletion planning, competitor analysis and benchmarking, cash-flow optimization, and break-even analysis.

Capital Projects

We help you improve the value of your capital project through:
Strategy & Development: portfolio, charter, feasibility, integration and interface management, decision gate process optimization, stakeholder engagement, KPI assessment, benchmarking.
Value Optimization: VIP, audit, Capex vs. Opex, modularization, technology.
Risk Analysis and Mitigation Planning
Project Management Information Systems:

Our Team

Syd Nejad P.Eng, MBA

Partner

Syd leads our integrated team to qualify and rank the prospects, assess their commercial viability, formulate an entry strategy, develop the business case and form the JV partnership. Syd brings wealth of International experience in commercial and operations of upstream projects. He has worked in variety of roles including: strategy and corporate planning, acquisition and divestiture, portfolio optimization, asset management, production/field operations; and reserves/reservoir/exploitation engineering. Syd has worked in North America as well as several emerging markets including Oman, Pakistan, Iran, UAE, Yemen, and Tunisia.

Mehran Pooladi-Darvish P.Eng, PHD

Senior Advisor

Mehran leads the reservoir management team. He specializes in analytical and numerical modeling of hydrocarbon recovery and reservoir characterization. He has published more than 50 Journal papers including “Best Paper published in the 2000 and 2005 in JCPT ” and the “Distinguished Author Series” in the SPE (JPT) in 2004. Between 1997 and 2011 Mehran was a professor of Petroleum Engineering at the University of Calgary. His research focused on naturally fractured reservoirs, production of gas from gas hydrates, CO2 sequestration in geological formations, gas-storage and cold production of heavy oil reservoirs. Mehran worked previously with R.E.R.I. in California and the National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) in Iran. He has appeared as an expert witness at the EUB (Alberta). Mehran received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Iran. He graduated with a Ph.D. in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Alberta. He is a member of both the SPE and APEGGA.

Andrew Williams P.Geoph

Senior Advisor

Andy is a senior professional geophysicist with over 24 years experience in E&P project execution and asset rationalization. Our clients benefit from his expertise in performing both integrated geological and geophysical (G&G) interpretation and business development projects, including: mapping and prospect development; regional trend analysis; exploration and development strategy setting; Decision Gate specific requirements; recommendations for, and management of, horizontal and vertical drilling programs; land sales / lease block evaluations; land strategy development; acquisition and divestiture property asset evaluations; seismic program planning, processing, interpretation and QI.

Upstream Strategy & Investment in Emerging Markets

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