Blockchain Solutions for the Oil and Natural 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. An adaptive and cutting-edge platform, Octaneum enables enterprising companies to leap ahead of the competition by securely leveraging innovative technologies into their operational models.

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The most diverse commodities segment, the petroleum market faces a broad range of commercial challenges. While digitization has penetrated and improved nearly every aspect of this sector, many critical issues remained unsolved; until now. Our unique platform combines blockchain powered ‘smart’ contracts, immutable ledgers, and encryption secured information; making Octaneum poised to radically transform global supply chain logistics within a few short years.

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As Octaneum permeates across the full spectrum of industry; global payment transfers, Know Your Customer (KYC) client verification, along with advanced product tracking, monitoring, and bilateral information sharing; will be further automated, streamlined, and secured at a level higher than ever before possible. This enables significant reductions in product shrinkage and operational costs, with industry analysis forecasting upwards of 50% savings for emerging markets, and 15% even for advanced economies.

We would like to welcome you to the Octaneum team, and the opportunity to participate in an advanced economic platform, as we forge the next evolution of the global petroleum industry.

Roadmap

July 2015
Mexico enacts legislation to privatize and deregulate its petroleum market.
February 2016
Octaneum Group Inc deploys its software development team to build an electronic (ECN) trading platform for refined petroleum.
May 2016
Octaneum Group Inc begins negotiations with Mexican government agencies to gain approval of its platform for petroleum trading.
November 2016
Octaneum Group Inc introduces its beta platform through a market test with selected independent refined petroleum distributors.
January 2017
Octaneum Group Inc determines from market study to expand the platform to include logistics elements of the trading transaction.
May 2017
Octaneum Group Inc is introduced to and accepts Blockchain/Smart Contracts concept as a comprehensive trading solution.
November 2017
Octaneum Group Inc is organized and team assembled.
January 2018
Company incorporated and white paper drafted in anticipation of an ITO.
February 2018
Roadshow begins
May 2018
Integration of existing API with Smart Contracts
October 2018
Octaneum 1.0 platform completed and launched.

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Team

Jonny King
Founder; CEO

Jonny King

Attended the school of Finance at the University of San Francisco. Jonny gained experience in trading strategy architecture, engineering, development, and technology infrastructure since commencing trade in financial markets. Opened trading rooms, managed hundreds of traders and was head of trading for a firm for 3 years. Jonathan also founded Greenbox Traders, which is a user-friendly trading system for beginners which includes proprietary education, training, strategies, and platforms.

Ashley Basham
Co-founder; President

Ashley Basham

Ashley is an active participant in the oil and gas industry, with nearly two decades of operational experience in supply chain, production, and storage of NGLs and petroleum commodities.

He is an angel investor, committed to helping facilitate the evolution and integration of blockchain technologies into the energy sector.

Anthony Fair
Co-founder; COO

Anthony Fair

After graduating with an electrical engineering degree in 2006, Anthony applied his skill set to high tech production and operational environments.  With 4 years as a flight test officer, and 5 years in semiconductor manufacturing, he specializes in process innovation, engineering management, and technical analysis.  An early adopter of blockchain assets, Anthony pursues agorist inspired solutions to the challenges facing society.

Alejandro Arteaga
Co-founder; CCO

Alejandro Arteaga

Master’s in Business Administration from the University of the Incarnate Word and a bachelor’s degree in engineering technology from the Texas A&M University. Alejandro has Experienced in the formation, development, marketing, delivery and end-to-end services in personal and business markets across the US and Mexico. he spent years in trading FX, liquidity management, and risk management. In 2013  Alejandro Joined GuardMark Capital market where he helped implement operational strategies and responsible for maintaining compliance across GuardMarks securities for all asset classes.

Salvador Suarez Santamaria
Director of Business Strategy

Salvador Suarez Santamaria

Salvador is an Industrial Engineer with more than 20 years as senior management in industries such as power generation, oil, and gas, transportation and logistics. Salvador worked as a public servant in a national development bank, government energy companies, local transportations and the Mexican Congress. Salvador got his Master’s of science in public policy and executive MBA from IPADE in University in Mexico City. Lately, Salvador has been involved as a Business developer and consultant as a representative for oil and gas drilling equipment as well as for a new joint venture on drilling and the enhancement of oil quality.

Orlando Maldonado
CTO

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.

Ryan Rupnarain
CFO

Ryan Rupnarain

Ryan Rupnarain completed his degree in Corporate Finance from the University of the Incarnate Word, earning several academic achievements including Dean’s list. Mr. Rupnarain has an extensive corporate background having worked for three Fortune 500 companies most recently as Senior Investment Analyst in the wealth management division of JP Morgan. Mr. Rupnarain has successfully managed high wealth clients’ portfolios.

Throughout his corporate career, he has been recognized for his exceptional abilities in communication and a high level of proven production. In addition to his assigned responsibilities, he has often been tasked a variety of leadership positions to manage new and upcoming projects and mentoring newer employees. Mr. Rupnarain has earned a strong reputation in the corporate arena for his tireless work ethic, innovated thinking while conducting business with a high level of honesty and integrity.

Advisors

GABRIEL ABED
Advisor

GABRIEL ABED

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.

ENRIQUE MARTINEZ
Advisor

ENRIQUE MARTINEZ

Enrique started his career as an Aerospace Engineer for Drone Research and Development for the United States Pentagon. In the year 2009, while a Strategic Adviser under Pres Obama Administration, he was given the bitcoin paper of Satoshi Nakamoto. A couple of months later he finished working with the government and moved to Miami to continue exploring the new field of cryptocurrencies. Later in 2017 he founded Blocksis, a blockchain development company.

Enrique is well known and is currently supporting multiple Initial Coin Offering as an Adviser. His company is currently becoming the first Utilities Blockchain company with exclusivity agreements for the first solar energy with blockchain technology as well as the Adviser for the first water ecosystem blockchain company WaterChain. Enrique is also the Adviser for the first blockchain company to create a market place for trading refined petroleum products. He is currently instrumental in assisting cryptocurrency investors move to Puerto Rico to help rebuild the island.Enrique is a very well known cryptocurrency and blockchain speaker and author of two books in cryptocurrency trading.

ANTONIO RESA FREG
Advisor

ANTONIO RESA FREG

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.

RAFAEL MOSCONI
Advisor

RAFAEL MOSCONI

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.

NATHAN CAMP
Advisor

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.

E. David Ellington
Advisor

E. David Ellington

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.

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