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NuQuest Energy, LLC is a renewables development company pursuing an aggressive plan to assemble and construct a diverse portfolio of utility, industrial, and corporate solar and carbon sequestration projects across the United States with a current focus on Louisiana, Texas, and Mississippi.  The company leverages existing relationships and project development experience to build a robust, scalable renewables portfolio of projects.

NuQuest Energy, LLC “develops to own” so all of our projects receive extreme focus from start to finish to the satisfaction of our stakeholders.   The company uses a proprietary technological system, resulting in advanced renewables site selection that increases the probability of project success and offers significant competitive advantage.


NuQuest Energy, LLC works with all stakeholders to identify, construct, and operate clean, cost-effective renewable energy solutions for all.






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Kirk Barrell currently serves as the President of Amelia Resources LLC.  He has worked as a geologist for 35 years exploring the onshore United States.  Kirk began his career with Amoco Production Company.  For 26 years, Kirk has founded and managed several companies pursuing ventures in the energy sector.  Kirk has closed over $350 million of transactions over the past ten years.  Kirk holds geology degrees from Louisiana State University and Texas A&M University.




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Denis Taylor is a Co-Founder and Managing Partner at Audubon Companies.  He maintains an active role in driving the organization’s financial growth and profitability.  Denis has over 25 years of engineering, consulting, and project management experience in the oil and gas industry.  He specializes in the design and development of floating deepwater facilities and production platforms and is currently responsible for leading the company’s offshore business strategy.  Denis earned a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Louisiana State University.




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Bob Rosamond is a Co-Founder, Managing Partner, and Chief Administrative Officer at Audubon Companies.  Bob has played an integral role in strategic growth and financial decisions since the company’s inception.  He has over 25 years of engineering and executive management experience in the oil and gas industry.  In his role as Chief Administrative Officer, Bob oversees the Human Resources, Accounting, Information Technology, and Legal departments.  He earned a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Louisiana State University.




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Alex Guitart is an AAPL-registered Land Manager with 15 years of experience in the energy industry.  His skills include land acquisition, concept-to-completion project management, negotiations, regulatory issues, and real estate title.  Alex has years of deep-rooted relationships with energy companies and landowners.  Building on trust, he delivers win-win agreements for all parties.  Alex is a Past President and current Board Member of the Professional Landmen's Association of New Orleans.


NuQuest Energy, LLC is a full-service solar and carbon sequestration developer covering site selection, regulatory and environmental issues, permitting, construction, and operations.  The company leverages significant experience across the entire project development process from start to finish and incorporates extensive geological, engineering, and land expertise.  Our solar development offering includes a detailed grid analysis comprising an interconnection assessment, engineering studies, and an energy yield analysis.  Our engineering team performs a full technical evaluation including AC/DC, storage, grid integration, and cost/return analysis.



The carbon removal process incorporates carbon capture, transportation, and underground storage.  Carbon sequestration is the process of injecting liquified CO2 underground into a reservoir.  The NuQuest team has extensive experience with the geological and engineering aspects of Gulf Coast sandstone reservoirs.  This includes the geological assessment and engineering design of wellbores and monitoring facilities.

NuQuest Energy, LLC uses multiple sources for investment capital including private investors, debt, and private equity.

NuQuest Energy, LLC is currently pursuing a prospect portfolio of 40 potential utility-scale solar projects.




TerraVolt™ is a proprietary technological system that integrates electrical grid analyses, GIS, analytics, and a robust dataset including transmission, substations, imagery, land ownership, population statistics, environmental, flood, and safety.  This system provides an advanced renewables site-selection process to increase the probability of project success and result in a significant competitive advantage.





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We work directly with landowners to achieve a financially attractive, clean, cost-effective renewable energy solution for all.


Our goal for our landowners is to maximize their income from all energy sources including oil, natural gas, sun, and wind.  We provide a unique developer solution, RENEW-HC, where we incorporate a geological subsurface assessment into our design for the utility-scale solar farm.  Drilling pad locations, units, and rig access roads are incorporated into the overall design of the solar farm allowing access to all energy facilities.  Our approach is unique to the oil and natural gas producing regions.

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August 10, 2023

BKV and NuQuest Energy Announce Carbon Sequestration Agreement with the State of Louisiana

BKV Corporation (BKV) and NuQuest Energy LLC (NuQuest) announced today that they entered into a carbon sequestration agreement with the State of Louisiana to develop facilities and permanently sequester carbon dioxide from local emissions sources, supporting the goal to reduce their carbon footprints and supporting BKV's commitment toward achieving net-zero carbon emissions in its upstream businesses.

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April 05, 2022

NuQuest Energy LLC Secures Three Utility-Scale Solar Development Projects Totaling 390 Megawatts in Louisiana and Mississippi

NuQuest Energy, LLC announced today that it has secured sites for three utility-scale solar projects totaling 390 Megawatts in Louisiana and Mississippi. The company has rapidly progressed towards the goal of building a 1 Gigawatt portfolio and solidifying the position of a locally-based industry-leading renewables development company.

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April 30, 2021

State Ripe for the Solar Farm Picking

A new locally founded renewable resource company has its eye on bringing solar farms to the region.

NuQuest Energy is reviewing 50 locations, some of which are in Tangipahoa Parish, said Kirk Barrell, co-founder for the company.

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April 09, 2021

Why These Louisiana Fossil Fuel Land Scouts are Jumping Into the Solar Power Business

As a geologist, Kirk Barrell has studied what lies below ground for decades on the hunt for oil and gas pockets across Louisiana. But now he's searching for land to build solar farms that won't be a wetland in 50 years along the Gulf Coast.

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April 06, 2021

Energy Industry Executives Team up on New Venture, NuQuest Energy, to Develop Utility-Scale Renewable Energy Projects in the United States

NEW ORLEANS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Four leading energy business leaders and early-stage investors today announced the formation of NuQuest Energy LLC, a utility-scale renewable energy development company pursuing projects in the United States.

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NuQuest Energy, LLC

111 Veterans Blvd.

Suite 1100
Metairie, LA 70005


Alex Guitart, Partner

Tel: 504-628-7727



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