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A capital markets innovation that changes the game for Permian E&P’s

Liquidity, Transparency, Efficiency


SLU is a financial marketplace that creates and exposes a standardized, tradeable security created by combining future cash flows of Permian Basin acreage with a development plan and a rating


The Permian Basin has been the most important resource base in the world for nearly a decade, but its historical sources of capital have gone missing. By combining Permian Basin Operating Expertise with strict Non-Venting governance, the SLU Marketplace brings Direct Investment opportunities for investors eager to add positive impact.



Leading Permian E&P ́s have agreed to participate to the SLU Marketplace and are enrolling assets in the ledger to catalyze market liquidity.

relevant • transparent • simple


Establishment of a New Asset Class

  • Starting point – a 1280 acre double section parcel
  • Creation of an LLC called Super Location Entity (SLE), using the standardized JOA and a development plan provided by the Prime Operator
  • Rating of the SLE by Ryder Scott, which determines the technically recoverable volume of the Super Location, and provides a quality and commerciality grade of each formation.
  • Listing – After the WI are swapped for units in the SLE, the SLE is listed on the SLU Marketplace along with associated formation, development start dates and ratings.
  • Offer Submissions – Armed with the security of standardization, and the transparency from the rating, the new investor base submits offers for any size portions of the SLE

The simplification brought by the standardization,
and the transparency from the rating will:

1. Expose the tremendous value of undeveloped Permian Acreage

2. Bring more capital to the basin – generating drilling capital

3. Enable operational excellence

Value Discovery for Both Sides of the Bridge

Value for E&P's

  • New arrow-in-the-quiver of their efforts to manage long-dated inventory portfolios
  • Price discovery
  • Empowerment of responsible managers within E&Ps
  • Assets rated as non-venting will attract higher premiums in the Marketplace, compared to those that do not meet the specifications
Value for Investors

SLU Newsletter

As 2021 comes to an end, a turning-point year in the struggle for climate change, the importance of taking immediate and efficient steps to reduce GHG emissions is highlighted. SLU Enterprise is focusing on addressing this issue through the creation of “Non-Venting” Super Location Entities (SLE´s), as venting during all stages of Oil & Gas production is the main cause of Methane emissions in the industry. This goal is manageable as well as impactful, benefits both E&P´s as well as institutional investors, and is an important contribution to the Energy Transition.

As interest in the SLU Marketplace interest expands and development continues, exciting partnerships are formed

  • Live Webinar with key SLU Marketplace partners Ryder Scott, Baker Botts and Grant Thornton
  • Agreement with Solvenz Group to form a joint platform called Afloat Finance, to fund drilling and completion costs.
  • Mars & Co continues to develop road map for the implementation of the IT infrastructure and the technology ecosystem around the SLU Marketplace
  • Research project with Bauer Graduate Program