Meet The Team
The leadership team has successful global energy industry development experience, including notable projects managed / supported:
Qatar Gas Fields and Qatar Terminals (QG2, QG3), Freeport LNG, Ras Gas (1 & 2), Golden Pass LNG, Kitimat LNG Project, American Ethane Development Team, Snøhvit LNG Liquefaction Project, Elba Island Reactivation and LNG Deliveries, El Paso Sale and Purchase Agreements, Access Northeast Energy (Bear Head) LNG Receiving Facilities, Lake Charles LNG Deliveries, Cove Point Negotiations (Reactivation and Supply Contract), Neptune LNG Deepwater Port (Boston Harbor), Multiple Global Energy Bridge TM Projects, and more.
CEO & Partner
Mr. Teter has 25+ years of experiance 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.
Legal & Finance
Maarten R. Scholten holds a Master of Science in politics from the University of Paris (Sorbonne) and a JD 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.
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 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.
Legal, Finance & Partner - FirebirdLNG
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.
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. "
LT. GENERAL JON DAVIS
(RET. United States Marine Corps)
Senior Advisor & Partner - FirebirdLNG
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 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.
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.
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.
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.