Operating Model 2.0

IEO believes that the legacy operating model needs overhauling and streamlining.

Enhanced Performance

IEO is focusing upon already-producing conventional assets generating positive cash-flow at or below current oil price.


IEO takes environmental and sustainability issues very seriously and operates to the highest achievable ESG standards.

Mission & Team


Iskandia Energy Operating, Inc. is a newly createdHouston Texas based E&P, acquiring, operating and revitalizing conventional oil fields in Texas and the surrounding States.


IEO’s mission is to acquire controlling interests in quality producing assets, operate them and implement selected technologies to enhance oil production.


The founders as well as the members of the management team are all senior executives with extensive experience. The team has spent the last three years reviewing innovative Enhanced Oil Recovery technologies available on the market.

Corporate Goverance

Board of Directors

Stephane Lamoine

Chairman CEO

Prior to founding IEO and the Iskandia Energy Group, he was a consultant with Elliott Advisors from 2002. In 1994 he joined Canaccord Genuity and created the largest mining stockbroker in French-speaking Europe. He later sold his European franchise to Williams de Broe. In 1991 he joined Societe Generale as Chief Investment Officer of SG Asset Management (SGAM), having begun his career as a natural resources and global fund manager with LCF Rothschild in 1987.

Pierre Levin

Director CTO

Founder of the Iskandia energy group, Pierre has been managing director of Vulcain since 2012, where he is responsible for natural resources deals, including large cross-border gold and oil and gas transactions. He previously founded Soyouz AM in Russia and Flam, a Swiss asset management firm dedicated to Russian HNWIs with a particular expertise in structuring corporate transactions in the resources sectors.

Management Names and Bios

Marc Samuel


Founder of the Iskandia Energy Group, an expert in structuring and international business development He is a former CEO of La Compagnie Financière Edmond de Rothschild Banque and previously an entrepreneur and founder of EdR Financial Services, a EUR 10bn Investment company specialized in structured asset management.

John Griffin

Director of Equity Funding

Has close to two decades of energy corporate finance experience spanning investment banking, corporate banking, corporate development and strategy, treasury, private equity and operations. His experience has covered exploration and development, drilling services, investment banking and oilfield service sectors while working for Jamas Capital, Mizuho, Merrill Lynch, Wells Fargo, JP Morgan, and Reliant Energy leading over $20 Billion of capital markets transactions and over $10 Billion in mergers and acquisitions in the energy industry.

Rees Arnim

Director of Operations

Has held management and operational engineering roles in exploration and development of unconventional and conventional reservoirs in the United States and internationally. His experience has covered both vertical and horizontal well development while working for QRI, Marathon Oil, Encana Oil & Gas and Southwestern Energy.

Eric Unverzagt


Has 10 years of Oil and Gas Land experience from managing leasing crews, to title research, obtaining rights of way, writing and negotiating contracts and agreements, performing due-diligence for acquisitions and managing all land aspects of oil development programs. Prior to Iskandia, Eric has worked for Dale Resources, Land Star, and Denbury Resources, specializing in enhancing oil recovery programs. Eric has an MBA, from Rice University and BS in Finance from Trinity University.

Mike McAuliffe

Field Superintendent

Has 20 years’ oilfield experience in equipment, facilities, pipelines and onshore operations oversight and regulatory compliance for majors and independents. Mike joined IEO from EXCO Resources where he was in charge of construction of wellsites and facilities. Previously, Mike worked with QRI, Hess Corporation, ZaZa Energy and Encana Oil & Gas. Mike began his oilfield experience with DR Phillips General Contractors operating and maintaining heavy equipment.

Get in touch with us

  • Iskandia Energy Operating, Inc.
    801 Travis street, Suite 1818
    77002 Houston, TX
    United States
    +1 832 209 8240

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