JHI was founded in 2014 by a highly dedicated, successful team with expertise in finding, financing and developing offshore plays. Our decades of combined experience have allowed us to bring relationships with potential joint venture partners, service providers and investors to help secure JHI’s ability to fully develop our opportunities offshore Guyana.
John Cullen, CEO & Director
Mr. Cullen is a co-founder of JHI Associates. He has 30 years experience in public company financing, corporate / capital structuring and management. Following 15 years in the Canadian investment brokerage industry, including 10 years with Nesbitt Burns, Mr. Cullen has founded a number of public companies in the international resource sector.
Frederick Cedoz, President & Director
In addition to being a co-founder of JHI, Mr. Cedoz is an internationally recognized expert on the impact of geopolitics on the global energy market. He has over 15 years of experience in identifying and financing oil and gas projects in the United States, Western Canada and West Africa. In addition, Mr. Cedoz has also been an advisor to heads of state, foreign government agencies, financial institutions and energy service companies around the world on energy policy and investment opportunities including development of fiscal regimes to attract direct foreign investment in the resource sector and how to use royalty income to create multi-generational economic development opportunities for host governments. He has a B.A. (cum laude) in History & Political Science from the University of Dayton and a law degree from The Catholic University of America in Washington, DC.
Richard Boyce, Executive Vice President & Director
Mr. Richard G. Boyce is a co-founder and JHI’s Executive Vice President. He is also a senior partner in dB, LLC, a petroleum advisory consultancy based in Dallas, Texas.
During a thirty-three year career in worldwide oil and gas exploration and development, Dick has developed considerable expertise in all aspects required to develop and promote commercial oil and gas projects on a worldwide basis. Dick has a unique ability to combine a strong geotechnical foundation with commercial business analysis while relating to his audience using high level communication skills.
As a geoscientist and engineer, Mr. Boyce conducts integrated studies including, seismic acquisition, seismic data processing, integrated geological and geophysical workstation interpretation skills, resource value assessment, reservoir engineering, drilling and well site evaluations as well as international and domestic project management.
Mr. Boyce’s international experience includes expertise in the deep water margins of West Africa (Nigeria-Sao Tome/Principe JDZ, Sierra Leone and Togo,) east coast of India (Krishna Godavari Basin), the Black Sea (northern coast of Turkey) as well as extensive onshore work in the Middle East (Yemen, UAE and Oman), East Africa (Southern Red Sea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Somalia, Sudan and Kenya), North Africa (Tunisia, Libya, Algeria, Egypt, and Niger), Australia (Cooper Basin) and Kazakhstan (Pre Caspian and Turgay Basins). Mr. Boyce has also worked extensively in South America (Argentina, Colombia, Chile, Peru, Ecuador, Guatemala and Belize).
Domestic U.S. experience includes conventional 2D and 3D seismic mapping, geological and engineering aspects of prospect development on the shelf and deep water areas of the Gulf of Mexico, West Texas (Delaware, Midland and Val Verde Basins, Eastern Shelf and North Basin Platform), South Louisiana Transition Zone, Rocky Mountains (Williston, Paradox, San Juan and Paradox Basins), Canada (Western Newfoundland and Western Canadian Basins) and various unconventional shale gas and tight oil plays in Texas (Barnett Shale, Horizontal Wolfcamp, Bone Spring, Wolf-Bone, Wolf-Berry, Avalon Shale, Eagleford Shale, Eagle-Bine, Horizontal Woodbine, Deep Bossier, Haynesville Shale, Cotton Valley), Oklahoma (Horizontal Mississippian Lime and Hunton), Kansas (Horizontal Mississippian Lime, Hunton, Viola and Arbuckle, Coal Bed Methane) and New Mexico (Avalon Shale, Bone Spring, Abo, Horizontal Mancos).
Mr. Boyce began his career as a geophysicist for The Superior Oil Company with early training at their Geoscience Laboratory in Houston, Texas. In l980, Mr. Boyce transferred to Midland, Texas to continue working for Superior Oil Company until 1983. During his ten year career in the Permian Basin, Mr. Boyce also worked for both Conquest Exploration Inc. and Hunt Oil Company. He was with Hunt Oil when the company drilled its Takatu Basin well in Guyana.
In 1991, Mr. Boyce transferred to Dallas, Texas where he served as the Chief Geophysicist for Hunt Oil Company and in 1992 was appointed the Exploration Manager for the Yemen Hunt Oil Company and the Exploration Vice President of the Hunt Oil subsidiaries, Ethiopia Hunt Oil and Jannah Hunt Oil. Leaving Hunt in l996, Mr. Boyce established a consulting practice in Dallas, Texas, USA operating under the name dB, LLC.
Mr. Boyce graduated from the Colorado School of Mines in l978 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Geophysical Engineering. He is a member of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG), the Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG), the Society of Independent Petroleum Earth Scientists (SIPES #3245) and the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators (AIPN) and is a registered Professional Geoscientist with the State of Texas, License #2179.
Scott Young, Vice President, Corporate Development
As Vice President Business Development and Investor Relations, Mr. Young is focused on corporate finance initiatives for JHI. Mr. Young has spent the past 12 years working in the capital markets sector in Canada and internationally. He has assisted numerous start-up companies in the energy and mining sectors, helping to build out Capital Markets teams. His expertise in financing, marketing and communications helps profile JHI to the institutional financial sector. Scott has an extensive financial network in Europe, Hong Kong, North and South America.