Institutional Investors

Direct Access To Energy Projects

With An Established

U.S. Energy provides institutional partners with direct access to energy projects with an established exploration and production (E&P) operator. The firm offers customizable project terms to meet specific income and tax planning needs, while eliminating many of the fees in other investment structures.


U.S. Energy’s deep financial knowledge along with our experience as an oil and gas exploration and production (E&P) operating firm provides institutional partners with direct access to high quality energy projects.

Investor Relations Support

Institutional partners receive exclusive access to U.S. Energy’s Executive Leadership Team, along with investment transparency and reporting from a dedicated investor relations contact.

Investment Fees

U.S. Energy provides an institutional investment experience. Since we are neither sub-advising nor using invested capital to fund other investments, our investors avoid the typical sub-advisory fees paid in most institutional offerings.

Frequently Asked Questions

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    What is your typical project structure?

    In a typical project, institutional investors invest alongside U.S. Energy and other joint venture partners.  The benefit of this approach includes improved access to a wide-range of projects with customizable deal-terms to meet the income, growth, tax and investment horizon of institutional investors

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    What strategy does U.S. Energy employ when making investment decisions?

    First of all, the return profiles of the assets must align with the objectives we have set for our partners. 

    Additionally, we are looking for drilling areas that have low geologic and operational risk.  Over the past few years, U.S. Energy has incorporated a “big-data” mindset that allows us to limit risk associated with investment opportunities for institutional partners.

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    Which basins hold the most attractive investment opportunities in the current environment?

    In the current market, we believe the Permian Basin, Eagle Ford and Powder River Basins present the best opportunities for investors as returns remain attractive in core areas, even in a lower commodity price environment.  As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the resulting decline in the price of oil, several opportunities have opened up in the core of these plays that have attractive rates of returns for institutional partners.

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    What cost savings measures has U.S. Energy implemented?

    U.S. Energy has been able to aggressively cut costs both across drilling and completion (D&C) costs as well as Lease Operating Expense (LOE) in 2020.  These costs savings have been driven by the current commodity environment as well as continued efficiencies that U.S. Energy has been able to realize after drilling over 2,000 wells in the past 40 years. 

    Additionally, U.S. Energy has a long operating history with our service providers and these relationships have allowed the firm to negotiate better pricing with many partners.

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    How do you see U.S. Energy evolving over the next five years? Does the future involve more strategic relationships with world-class operators as well as operated drilling activities?

    U.S. Energy intends to remain active in all aspects of the Exploration and Production (E&P) market. The firm is constantly looking at new operated developmental opportunities as well as partnerships with other operators in core areas.  Our strong financial position allows us to evaluate each opportunity rigorously and enter into projects and/or partnership that have the best returns for our investors.


We Are Here to Help

For information on projects available for institutional partners, please complete the short form below and a member of our executive leadership team will contact you to set up an introductory presentation.

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    Since 1980, U.S. Energy has invested in, operated, and/or drilled more than 2,400 wells in 13 states and Canada; deploying over $1.5 billion on behalf of our partners.


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