Blockchain Solutions for the Oil and Gas Industry

Octaneum presents the next evolution in supply chain management by integrating the power of blockchain into the 5 trillion dollar global petroleum market. Challenges within the oil and gas industry are diverse and disparate. Octaneum believes that one standard solution is the application of customized technologies to address specific issues. Various use cases of technology can have a significant impact throughout the full value chain of the oil and gas industry.

Octaneum Strategic Blockchain Integration Solutions

  • Distributed ledger technology (DLT) implementation and/or blockchain integration.
  • Smart contract development.
  • Cryptocurrency guidance.
  • Machine learning and analytics.
  • Hardware solutions.
  • Personnel for operations and development.
  • Partnership integration.

The Octaneum Platform

During Q2 and Q3 of 2019, Octaneum plans to release a platform that will enable market players in the oil and gas industry to easily interact via blockchain and to automate part of the process for a company to transition to a technology backed business model. Our existing client base will be the first set of companies to use the platform.


November 2017
Octaneum, Inc. is organized, and team assembled
January 2018
Company incorporated, and white paper drafted in anticipation of an STO
February 2018
Roadshow begins. INTERMEX reorganizes as OCTANEUM GROUP, Inc. Bridge capital being raised
June 2018
Reg D SEC 506 C Offering begins. Engagement with US market participants starts. Companies covering entire supply chain all the way from the wellhead to pump onboarded
May - September 2018
Custom-tailored solutions being developed for the first customers
October 2018
Test of the product
November 2018
Custom-tailored solutions provided to first clients. Global marketing campaign begins
Q2 2019
Equity lock-up period ends. Shareholder meeting
Q3-Q4 2019
Global platform released. World expansion and companies onboarding


Jonny King
Founder; CEO

Jonny King

Jonathan King attended the University of San Francisco School of Finance. Mr. King’s experience in financial technology began on the trading room floor, and he eventually managed currency exchange traders and developed the architecture for and directed several automated market strategies. Mr. King also founded Greenbox Traders, which is a user-friendly trading system for beginners that includes proprietary education, training, strategies, and platforms. He was CEO of INTERMEX, the predecessor of Octaneum Group.

Ryan Rupnarain

Ryan Rupnarain

Ryan Rupnarain earned his degree in Corporate Finance from the University of the Incarnate Word, posting several academic achievements, including Dean’s List. Mr. Rupnarain has an extensive corporate finance background with three Fortune 500 companies, most recently as Senior Investment Analyst in the wealth management division of JP Morgan.

Patrick Devereaux

Patrick’s background in finance and accounting goes back more than a decade with diverse experience in a variety of industries. He has worked for CPA firms as a Staff Accountant/Auditor, run his own consulting firm, and most recently has been CFO of multiple start-ups and a Consultant to technology companies raising funds with Initial Coin Offerings (ICO’s). Patrickwas part of the Lamassu team responsible for building one of America’s first Bitcoin ATM’s.

Patrick works closely with management on controls and compliance to help ensure benchmarks are met. The US tax environment is complicated, and given the additional complexity of crypto, it takes a significant focus and aptitude for managing multiple jurisdictions. Patrickrecently saved a company over a million dollars in liabilities due to poor tax planning and management.

Oleg Kitaev

Oleg earned his automation of technological processes from the Technological Academy, Voronezh, Russian, and a PH.D. in management in social and economic systems from the Institute for System Analysis, Russian Academy of Sciences.

Oleg’s software design and development experience spans nearly twenty years. Recently he was responsible for development of land property management platforms for domestic and international companies in oil & gas, pipeline, utilities, pipeline, alternative energy, and coal industries. As a software engineer, he is responsible for several novel systems, including business intelligence for high-speed flow cytometry, mobile GPS navigation, project management, web data analytics, and others. Oleg’s interests include machine learning, decentralized computing, agile software production, and enterprise business automation.

Salvador Suarez Santamaria
VP of Latin American Operations

Salvador Suarez Santamaria

Salvador Suarez Santamaria is an Industrial Engineer and holds a Master’s of Science in public policy and an executive MBA from IPADE University in Mexico City. He has more than 20 years’ experience as senior management in industries such as power generation, oil and gas, transportation, and logistics. Mr. Santamaria also worked as a public servant in a national development bank, and in government energy companies, local transportations, and the Mexican Congress. Salvador is the Operations Officer for the company’s Latin American unit in Mexico City.

Alejandro Arteaga
Co-founder; Head of Compliance

Alejandro Arteaga

Alejandro Arteaga holds a B.S. in engineering technology from Texas A&M University and an MBA from the University of the Incarnate Word. Mr. Arteaga’s experience has focused on multinational business consulting and cross-border solutions. For the past several years, he has served as Chief Compliance Officer for a capital markets brokerage firm. He serves in that capacity for the company and develops KYC protocols for the company’s clients.

Orlando Maldonado
Head Of CyberSecurity

Orlando Maldonado

Orlando earned his BBA in Computer Information Systems from Texas A&M University and has extensive knowledge in the field of technology and its utilization in business.

Drawing from 10-year career in telecommunications and 12-year career in healthcare he has developed an expertise in analyzing company needs for computer systems/software management and data processing to aid in improvement of information technology functions and operations. Orlando joined GuardMark Capital Markets in 2013 where he serves as CIO, working with various department leaders and support staff on tasks as they relate to specific information technology projects while ensuring that all projects are completed on time and on budget.

Advisors and Consultants



Gabriel Abed, Founder of Bitt Inc. and Digital Asset Fund, is recognized as a leading Caribbean authority on digital currencies, math based protocols and blockchain technology.

The Barbados-based entrepreneur is internationally-acknowledged as a pioneer in the digital currency evolution, having led the movement of Central Bank issued Cryptocurrencies and frontiered discussions on the subject of ‘Blockchain Technology’ at the Caribbean Development Bank, the International Monetary Fund and World Bank, the United Nations, the Commonwealth Secretariat, multiple Central Bank forums and other world stages.

His intellectual interest in Bitcoin took root in 2010 as an undergraduate at the University of Ontario pursuing a degree in Information Technology where he majored in Information Network Security, graduating with Honors. Enthralled by the potential of cryptocurrencies, and conscious of the revolution unfolding around him, he became an early adopter and lifetime evangelist.

A passion for positive change, infused with 16 years of experience in the software and technology field, led to his groundbreaking journeys founding Bitt and Digital Asset Fund.



VC – Andra Capital

Early is an ICO investor, & advisor, with a focus on business development. He has 6 years of crypto-currency experience; participating in the first ICO – Omni (formerly Mastercoin) in 2013.

He is a Director at Andra Capital – a “tokenized” technology growth fund focused on late-stage investments, specifically in the Silicon Valley private technology sector.


Nathan Camp

In 2005, Nathan Camp founded United States Precious Metals, a full spectrum precious metals firm specializing in servicing investors and collectors needs in numismatic and bullion investments worldwide.

He is a member of the American Numismatic Association, Numismatic Guarantee Corporation, and the Professional Coin Grading Service-PCGS. In 2017 he was featured in Forbes Magazine’s “Investing in Gold”.

Nathan has advised many of the firm’s largest and most active clients, buying and selling hundreds of millions of dollars of rare coins and precious metals over the years. He engages in daily discourse with industry leaders on all aspects of the rare coin and bullion business, and his views on market trends and developments are respected throughout the industry. He actively supports blockchain technology and the transformation that it brings throughout industries across the globe.


David Drake

David Drake is Founder and Chairman at LDJ Capital, a multi-family office which deals in worldwide funds accessing over trillions in assets and maintains over 50+ global directors and family office partners.

More recently, David Drake is also seen as a leader in blockchain and cryptocurrency.  He saw the value of digital assets when everyone was avoiding it.  It all started in 2011 when Drake collaborated on the JOBS Act to create new laws underlying all fundraising in the U.S. for all ICOs.  He runs a $200M LDJ Cayman Fund focused on cryptocurrency, mining, and ICO acquisitions.  LDJ Capital Credit also offers middle market bridge financing to seed upcoming ICO’s.  Previously, he held a majority stake as a Managing Partner with Robert Hambrecht in an Alternative Energy Fund NewCommons Capital 2009-2010.

Drake was born in Sweden and is fluent in six languages.  He holds an MBA in Finance and an MA in International Law and Economics from George Washington University in DC where he was awarded the Wallenberg Scholarship for academic merit.



Entrepreneur: Founder/CEO at an Internet social networking site w/ 150+ employees/consultants (6 years) built/sold during Internet 1.0
Public Service: Former Commissioner & Trustee of the US$18B San Francisco Retirement Board (SFERS – 5.5 years); former Chairman, San Francisco Telecommunications Commission (5 years);
Boards: Several corporate, civic, and non-profit
Lawyer (California licensed 25+ years)
Travel: Circled the Globe ten (10) times; extensive experience (lived, worked and/or studied) in India, Tokyo, Singapore, Bangkok, Dubai, London, Paris, and South Africa.



Antonio is Founder and Director of Estudios Corporativos, S.C. (ECOR Consulting®) a management education and consulting firm dedicated to generate value for its clients in Mexico and Latin America.

Antonio has a bachelor degree in Industrial Chemical Engineering, a Master degree with honors in Business Administration, a Doctorate level of studies in Business Administration. In 1993 attended the six-sigma course with the Motorola University and in 1998 earned a graduate in Business Administration from the Kenshu Center in Osaka Japan.

Antonio published over 50 articles about quality, productivity, World Class, ERP, Class A Certification, ECR, Supply Chain Management, Innovation, JIT, Total Quality, Best Practices, S&OP and Productivity in different magazines and newspapers in Mexico and South America.



The founder of, Oliver is a global advocate of digital fiat currency, a serial entrepreneur, and an award-winning recording artist. Championing discussions at the United Nations, International Telecommunications Union, MIT, numerous central banks and speaking events around the world, Oliver is a pioneer in the field of central-bank-issued digital fiat currency. He is also a member of the Financial Inclusion Global Initiative, a Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation project launched in collaboration with the World Bank. Oliver is a seasoned executive and business leader, having served as President, CFO, and Executive Director at Bitt.

In 2017, Oliver entered the digital asset management space, founding and Cryptai Analytics. BaseTwo is a venture capital firm focused on protocol and platform investments, and Octaneum White Paper 2018 early-stage initial coin offerings, while Cryptai is a sister company focused on AI behavioral trading. Oliver previously founded CaribHash and Cryptocurrency Capital Management, respectively the Caribbean’s first industrial cryptocurrency mining and a private digital asset investment group. A University of Bristol alumnus from the School of Economics, Finance and Management, Oliver is a seasoned crypto investor.



Floyd Griffith, a funder, adviser, and connector for new ventures, partners with founders, executives, and board members of early-stage technology companies.  Experienced managing, leading, and growing businesses, Floyd most recently served as the Chief of Staff to the CEO and General Counsel of a group of affiliated companies.  He is an erstwhile board member and interim CEO and president of Exobox Technology Corp., a Houston public technology startup; during this provisional appointment, he oversaw the final stages of development of the company’s software, accepting a coveted industry award from Gartner, Inc.  Floyd has served as a review committee member for the Texas Emerging Technology Fund in conjunction with the Regional Center of Innovation and Commercialization. 

 Floyd has worked in diversified roles in finance, namely in securities issuance, regulatory compliance, and investments.  His positions and affiliations included as a securities modeling analyst at Freddie Mac, where he modeled / reverse-engineered REMICs / CMOs in tandem with Wall Street investment banking firms; as a fixed-income regulatory analyst with the NASD, now FINRA; and as a former licensed advisor with Smith Barney and Merrill Lynch.

 Mr. Griffith, a graduate of the Wharton School’s Executive Development Program at the University of Pennsylvania, attained his M.B.A. from The Johns Hopkins University and received a baccalaureate in business administration from Florida A&M University.



Commercial Legal and Business Advisor at the Commercial Subdirection at Pemex Logistica

Lawyer specialized in commercial and business development, capable of providing effective and deep business legal support to the different areas of business, analyze the industry, markets and understand the requirements of the customers.



Dr. Izzy Nelkin is the President and Founder of Super Computer Consulting, Inc. (SuperCC). His firm specializes in the research, application, implementation, and exposition of complex derivatives, structured products, risk management, and hedge funds. Since its founding in 1997, Izzy’s firm has assisted many consulting clients globally, including several regulatory bodies, major broker-dealers, and large- and medium-sized banks, as well as hedge funds. Izzy offers extensive experience with complex financial instruments and is adept at explaining their intricacies to wide-ranging audiences.

Over the years, he has taught thousands of interested parties in all areas of financial products. He has authored/edited eight books within the realm of finance and, for 18 years, was an instructor at the University of Chicago M.Sc. program in Financial Mathematics. Izzy is a member of the Product Development Committee at Cboe, the first options exchanges to bring Bitcoin futures to market.


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