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Leading the “All of the Above” Energy Future


NuQuest Energy, LLC is a renewable energy development company pursuing an aggressive plan to assemble high-value utility-scale solar, wind, energy storage, and carbon sequestration projects across the United States. NuQuest leverages its partners’ relationships and extensive experience in the oil & gas industry along with project development experience to build a robust, renewable energy portfolio.

NuQuest Energy, LLC develops with an “owner mentality”. All of our projects focus from start to finish on cost-effective renewable energy solutions.   The company uses proprietary systems that result in de-risked renewables site selection, increasing the probability of project success.


NuQuest Energy, LLC works with landowners and owner/operators to identify cost-effective renewable energy solutions.






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Kirk Barrell currently serves as the President of Barrell Energy Inc.  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 $432 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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J. Denis Taylor is a Co-Founder and Board of Directors Member of Audubon Companies. He maintains an active role in driving the organization’s growth and profitability. Denis has over 35 years of engineering, consulting, and project management experience in the oil and gas industry. He specializes in the design and development of floating, deepwater, production platforms and currently supports Audubon's marketing efforts for engineering of deepwater facilities. 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 30 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 17 years of experience in the energy industry. Alex directs NuQuest's renewables development efforts in MISO South, including Louisiana, East Texas, Arkansas and Mississippi. His skills include land acquisition and site control negotiations, concept-to-completion project management, regulatory permitting, and real estate title. Alex has years of deep-rooted relationships with energy companies and landowners across the Gulf South. Alex is a past president and current board member of the Professional Landmen's Association of New Orleans.

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Vice President of Development

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Andrew Makee is a utility-scale renewable energy professional with 15+ years of project development experience across wind, solar and energy storage projects. He is leading NuQuest's efforts to expand into new markets and develop strategic partnerships. Andrew honed his skills with companies like Avangrid Renewables and Orion Renewable Energy Group, leading all stages of development. His development efforts have resulted in over 700MW of renewable energy operating assets. Andrew holds a Master of Business Administration from Western Carolina University.


NuQuest Energy, LLC is an early-stage renewable energy and carbon sequestration developer focusing on greenfield pipeline growth for partner IPPs and utilities. The company leverages experience across the entire project development process from start to finish and incorporates extensive geological, engineering, and land expertise. Our development offering includes a detailed transmission analysis comprising an interconnection assessment, engineering studies, and an energy yield analysis. Our engineering team performs a full technical evaluation of transmission 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 actively developing a greenfield portfolio of 40+ utility-scale renewable energy 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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NuQuest helps landowners find multiple streams of revenue from their property.


Our goal for our landowners is to maximize their income from all energy sources including oil, natural gas, solar, wind, and energy storage.  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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November 13, 2023

BKV and EnLink Midstream Commence First Carbon Capture and Sequestration Project in the Barnett Shale

BKV Corporation (BKV) and EnLink Midstream, LLC (NYSE: ENLC) (EnLink) announced today the initial injection of carbon dioxide (CO2) waste generated from EnLink's Bridgeport natural gas processing plant, and neighboring operations, at BKV's Barnett Zero carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) facility, marking a major step toward reducing CO2 emissions associated with BKV's natural gas production...

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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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