Anglo-Dutch employs a cohesive team of highly skilled professionals having worked along the Upper Gulf Coast and throughout the Mid-Continent and Permian Basin. Our geoscientists have been involved in a number of major discoveries and know how to identify commercially attractive exploration prospects. Our petroleum engineers are experienced in evaluating and acquiring low-risk long production life oil and gas reserves, and are experienced in designing and implementing field wide production plans.
Mr. Van Dyke started in the industry as a crude oil buyer for Coastal States Trading, Inc. for the Rocky Mountains. He then joined his family’s oil company, Van Dyke Energy Company, and became Vice President and Manager of New Ventures. During his term at Van Dyke, the company had a successful exploration program in The Netherlands’ North Sea, and participated in putting into production The Netherlands’ two largest offshore oil fields (being the Rijn Field with 20,000 barrels per day of initial production, and the Horizon Field - the first North Sea field to be developed exclusively with horizontal wells). In 1989, Mr. Van Dyke formed Anglo-Dutch Petroleum International, Inc., which throughout the 1990’s develop the Tenge Field in Kazakhstan and led a bid group of national oil companies for other oil and gas properties in Kazakhstan. In 2001, Mr. Van Dyke formed Anglo-Dutch Energy LLC to explore and acquire oil and gas in the United States. Mr. Van Dyke has a Bachelors Degree in Commerce (1980) from Washington & Lee University, and a Bachelors Degree in Geology (1983) from the University of Northern Colorado.
Mr. McMahon started his career with Range Oil Company, Inc. and later joined Berexco, Inc. as a geologist generating prospects and supervising drilling operations. While at Berexco, the company grew to become the largest oil producer in the state of Kansas. In 1997, Mr. McMahon joined TransTexas Gas Corporation as Acquisitions Manager with responsibilities for both domestic and international ventures. While at TransTexas, the company experienced 100% success in prospects acquired under Mr. McMahon’s management. Mr. McMahon has a Bachelors Degree in Geology (1980) from the University of Kansas, and a Masters in Business Administration (1995) from Wichita State University.
Mr. Turner is a veteran exploration geologist with over 45 years experience generating prospects and evaluating wells along the Upper Gulf Coast and in the Gulf of Mexico. Mr. Turner worked for the first 10 years of his career for Unocal where in Alabama he helped discover the McGee Lake Field (42.9 BCFE) and the Millport Field (9.22 BCFE). Following Unocal, Mr. Turner worked as the Upper Gulf Coast Exploration Manager of Florida Gas Exploration and then in the same position for Kerr-McGee Oil & Gas Corporation where his discoveries at those companies included: Cotton Plant Field in Louisiana (174.6 BCF) and the SPATS field in Mississippi (556,000 BOE). Mr. Turner has also worked for Apache Corporation, El Paso Energy, Claymore Oil & Gas LP, and McMoRan Oil & Gas LLC. Mr. Turner’s Louisiana discoveries with those companies included: King’s Dome (18.88 BCFE); Laphroig (89.15 BCF and 1,095,906 BO); Liberty Canal (35 BCF); Long Point (94.02 BCF and 2,187,419 BO); and Point Chevreuil (15 BCF). In addition to his work along the Upper Gulf Coasts of Texas and Louisiana, Mr. Turner has also worked internationally. Mr. Turner has conducted basin analyses and/or developing prospects in Poland, North Africa, China, Indonesia, Vietnam, Thailand, Russia, Ukraine and Kazakhstan. While at Kerr-McGee, Mr. Turner helped discover the CFD 11-1, CFD 11-2 and CFD 2-1 fields in Bohai Bay, China (150 MMBO). Mr. Turner has a Bachelors Degree in Geology (1970), and a Masters Degree in Geology (1972), both from the University of Wisconsin.
Mr. Schmid has consulted, generated prospects, screened projects, and directed the exploration staffs for a number of companies, including McMoRan Oil & Gas LLC, Claymore Oil & Gas LP, Meridian USA, Seitel, Kilroy Company. Mr. Schmid was Manager of Geotrace’s Denver office, and was Exploration Manager for Texas Independent Exploration. As the Vice President of Geophysical Technology for DDD Energy, a division of Seitel, Inc., Mr. Schmid recommended drilling 278 wells which resulted in a 72% commercial success rate. Mr. Schmid interpreted 3D seismic on 2,500 blocks in the Gulf of Mexico for McMoRan which resulted in the discovery of a number of large prospects. Mr. Schmid has extensive experience along the Upper Gulf Coast and throughout the United States which includes stratigraphic plays, amplitude plays, and complex structural plays onshore and offshore, both shallow and deep. Mr. Schmid has a Bachelors Degree in Geophysical Engineering (1972) from Colorado School of Mines.
Mr. Helm is a seasoned oil and gas exploration geologist with over 20 years experience generating prospects, and in planning, drilling and evaluating wells along the Upper Gulf Coast and in the Gulf of Mexico. Mr. Helm has significant experience with complex salt tectonics, and has explored in both the suprasalt and subsalt zones, contributing to the discovery and appraisal of multiple 100+ million BO fields. Mr. Helm started his career in 1997 as a geologist with BHP Billiton Petroleum working on multiple successful deepwater Gulf of Mexico exploration, discovery and appraisal wells, including: Atlantis (600 MMBO), Mad Dog (with reserves up to 450 MMBOE), Shenzi (400 MMBOE), Neptune, Chinook, Cascade, Typhoon and others. In 2006, Mr. Helm joined Statoil and continued to work the deepwater Gulf of Mexico, identifying a number of 100 MMBO prospects. Mr. Helm also helped lead the appraisals of the Knotty Head discovery (34,000 feet deep; in 3,500 feet of water; and with over 500 feet of net oil pay) and the Bigfoot discovery (the 8th largest oil field in the Gulf of Mexico at 200 MMBOE). From 2008 to 2014, Mr. Helm worked for Devon Energy, Repsol, and Murphy Oil, interpreting complex salt tectonics and regional stratigraphy, and generating a number of 100+ MMBO subsalt/subweld prospects in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico and onshore Louisiana. From 2014 and until joining Anglo-Dutch in 2018, Mr. Helm was an independent exploration consultant generating prospects along the Upper Gulf Coast. Mr. Helm has a Bachelors Degree in Geology (1994) and a Masters Degree in Geology (1997), both from the University of Houston.
Ms. Barber-Buchanan has been in accounting for over 50 years. Prior to joining the Anglo-Dutch companies in 1996, Ms. Barber-Buchanan was responsible for all financial reporting to Ferretti of America, Inc., a company that builds and installs furnaces. Earlier in her career, Ms. Barber-Buchanan was the corporate secretary and controller for the U.S. subsidiaries of the Italian steel mills Ilva SPA and Dalmine SPA, where she was the first woman in the mills’ history to be a corporate officer. At Anglo-Dutch, Ms. Barber-Buchanan is responsible for financial reporting, joint interest billings, tax, accounts payable, and administrating employee benefits. Ms. Barber-Buchanan is a graduate of Massey Commercial College (1964).