Who We Are

Our Mission

Given the cyclicality of the oil and gas industry, it is strategically important to focus on relationships that lead to sustainable commercial success.  We believe that by aligning the interests of our stakeholder groups—investors, employees, industry partners, and the communities in which we serve—Black Swan is best positioned to deliver superior performance over the long-term. 

Our Name

When black swans were discovered by westerners in Australia in the 17th century,  a "black swan event" came to describe a severe limitation created by one's personal bias and demonstrated the fragility of limited knowledge.   

At Black Swan Oil & Gas, we have created a culture that embraces the transformative power of  data, and its superiority over personal experience and intuition.  We believe that by holding ourselves accountable to data-driven conclusions, considering the full range of possibilities, this will lead to improved commercial outcomes for the discovery and exploitation of oil and natural gas reserves.


Black Swan is actively seeking to acquire and operate oil and gas assets within the contiguous lower 48 states. We are focused on generating value by leveraging our sub-surface expertise, conducting thorough risk assessments, and utilizing advanced drilling and completion techniques.  

Our Partner 

EnCap Investments represent more than 500 years of experience in the energy finance and investment business.  The firm has established a reputation as an innovative, value-added source of growth capital to the independent energy sector.  EnCap effectively works in partnership with management teams by providing capital markets expertise, strategic direction and enhanced acquisition and exit options.

Thorough | Efficient | Agile | Prudent

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