Agile, visionary, and well-funded, Black Mountain is a family of entrepreneurial natural resource operators that specialize in identifying and capturing high-growth opportunities in the global energy sector. Collectively, we have 300+ years of combined expertise in sourcing, developing, and operating assets throughout the world with a track record of delivering strong returns.
Our team consists of 20+ full-time upstream professionals from leading energy companies with both North American and international resource development expertise. With over 127 years of combined engineering experience and over 99 years of geoscience experience, they are able to quickly identify sustainable and low environmental-impact opportunities.
“To develop detailed subsurface proficiencies within every vertical by moving quickly and efficiently to secure value.”
Our hands-on management team and strong financial backing allows us to nimbly evaluate a broad opportunity set and swiftly execute. Our end goal is to build forward-thinking enterprises that create long-term value for our customers and stakeholders.
A HISTORY OF BUILDING VALUE
From emerging markets like in-basin frac sand and battery metals to tried-and-true E&P, we bring together world-class assets, talented people, and strong capital partners. Since 2007, Black Mountain has built nine companies, collectively evaluated >$25 billion of exploration and production acquisition, and successfully invested over $900 million in rewarding ventures.
When you make bold steps or shift your perception, you gain a fresh outlook. This unites our culture around the idea that nothing should be accepted at face value – large or small.
Our drive to innovate permeates from the inside out, instilling confidence that with Black Mountain, there is a more thoughtful solution.
We never listen those who say ‘you’re taking too big of a chance’ or the voice of fear that may lay inside. Confidence is the glue that keeps it all together. But never arrogance. We never intend to “impress”, but to “impress upon”.
EMBRACE AUTHENTIC CHANGE
Be aware of new risks but also of opportunities arising from new ideas. Ask yourself, “What If?”
We believe progress requires continual agility and responsiveness. Our skill and potential are not carved in stone – for our company or our people. We readily adapt and respond through application and experience.
And as the brand grows and evolves, it must do so in ways that are genuine, trustworthy, and intelligent. With these established, we welcome emerging concepts and forge full steam ahead.
CHAMPION UNYIELDING PERSISTENCE
What sets us apart from others is our sheer amount of focus.
We continually think outside of the box and push our comfort zone. This doesn’t mean we never hit snags.
We just never quit.
Instead of justifying to resign, we remain focused. We persistently move forward and surround ourselves with ambitious, inspirational, and experienced individuals to share our journey.
DO THE RIGHT THING
Through four generations in the energy business, we have placed the importance of our character ahead of any deal. Always.
We continually strive to cultivate a space that encourages integrity, transparency, communication, safety, and accountability. We believe we can move mountains, though not to the exclusion of compassion and cooperation.
As we Go Boldly, we remain mindful of the human implications of our work. We want to improve as a whole – building and empowering a better, more sustainable world – as a company, peer, partner, and friend. Because the way we work is as important as the work itself.