Criterium Energy

Bringing the energy to Asia Pacific

Criterium Energy is a top tier upstream operator in Asia Pacific.   We grow through the aggregation of discovered resources and realize efficiencies through the utilization of new technologies and ideas.
We work collaboratively with industry partners and local governments to deliver the energy required to fuel their rapidly growing economies
Asia Pacific Map
  • E&P industry is anchored by robust Asian demand growth
  • Supply shortfall drives premium pricing for producers
  • ASEAN natural gas demand to grow 1.4% CAGR compared to 1.9% annual production decline
  • Operating gap created by Majors retreating from the region
  • Large amount of discovered undeveloped resource
  • Junior to mid-size companies will be relied upon to bring resources to market

Phased Approach Creates Sustainable Growth

  • Identified and engaged on multiple asset and portfolio acquisitions that generate immediate or near-term free cash flow
  • Value added through accelerated development and/or production optimization

Stage 1 - Set a foundation for growth (2,000- 7,000 boe/d)

Stage 2 - Reinforce capabilities with organic and inorganic growth (7,000 – 15,000 boe/d)

Stage 3 - Emerge as a dominant player in the Asia Pacific upstream sector with acquisition of major portfolio (15,000+ boe/d)

Our Team – Proven Leadership & Value Creation

Our team is key to our competitive advantage.  We are a dedicated and cohesive team consisting of proven international company builders, subsurface experts, M&A professionals, and creative problem solvers.  Our skillsets have been developed within Majors, large IOC’s and junior producers, creating a diverse group with experience in a variety of operating environments and cultures.

Brian Anderson

Brian Anderson : Non-Executive Chairman

  • Former Chairman of Shell North Asia and previously Nigeria where he actively managed over 1 million boe/d.
  • Director of Addax Petroleum, aiding the growth of the business from start-up to 130,000 boe/d.
  • Led operational E&P teams in Australia, Malaysia, Brunei, and Nigeria
Ian Baron

Ian Baron : Executive Director

  • Former CEO of Cadogan Petroleum, increasing the share price 6x over a two-year period.
  • Former CEO of Dragon Oil, established a new strategy and led the company to a $1.5Bn valuation.
  • Director of the ASAB Group, improving solutions and services in the energy sector.
Robin Auld

Robin Auld : Executive Director

  • Founder and CEO of Criterium Group, a global management and strategy consulting firm.
  • Developed and implemented global strategies for multinational independent oil and gas companies.
Matt Klukas

Matt Klukas : Managing Director

  • Sourced, evaluated and executed new venture and business development opportunities in Asia Pacific with Talisman Energy.
  • Canada ASEAN Business Council Energy Advisor.
Aaron Foyer

Aaron Foyer : VP Business Development

  • Development geologist with Talisman Energy and Repsol in several teams including Canadian unconventional and international exploration.
  • Investment banking and A&D experience at one of Canada’s top energy banks.

Operations & Technical Team

Industry experts with extensive operational, financial , technical and commercial experience across the Asia Pacific region.