A Lucrative Way to Start the New Year
Happy New Year!
It is approaching 10 AM here on the island. The bonfire on the beach has finally burned itself out and our assembled guests have fanned out in search of breakfast.
But before I try to get a few hours of shuteye after our annual all-nighter, I have some good news…
Even though we had a very good run in 2013, our prospects heading into the New Year are looking even better.
That’s because the energy sector is going through some big changes. And with change comes great opportunity.
In fact, the investment strategies I have been suggesting over the past several months are now beginning to look even more promising to profit from.
One of them in particular, was the focus of my meeting here on the island last night and into early this morning.
This one is shaping up to be a fantastic new opportunity for all of us…
The Second Act of a Breakout Achievement
As I wrote on Tuesday, Marina and I hold an annual New Year’s Day bonfire and gathering for our island friends each year. It goes well past midnight and some of the guests were holdovers from the major sessions we held over the weekend.
But this time, a few of our guests were new. They had been invited for a special purpose.
Our intent was to dig deeper into a new oil and gas financing approach based upon the breakout success of our latest venture, otherwise known as Money Map Project #1. It’s an investment deal I developed to give average retail investors the chance to invest directly in oil and gas field assets.
In fact, a project like this had never been done before. Production projects like these were simply never available to average folks.
But for the first time in the industry, retail investors can now have exclusive access to invest and control the majority of the revenues without taking on any responsibility or additional expense from drilling, field operations, gathering, or transit.
As you know, Money Map Project #1 was unveiled in mid-December. It’s a $45 million drilling program located in two high-producing Texas basins, encompassing 3,600 investment units.
And from the very start, the response from subscribers has been simply overwhelming. In fact, due to the limited availability, we had to close it to new investors before the end of the year. (If you were able to get in on the project, I will be sending you the first drilling update in just a few days.)
Putting this first project together took almost two years. Over that time I reviewed over a hundred privately-held oil and gas extraction companies, their past drilling records, revenue profiles, and land leasing prospects.
Those that were promising then had to agree for us to have an exclusive window to control a selected drilling project; followed by an agreement that they conform to my “Ten Cardinal Rules” which dramatically improves investor returns and lowers the risk.
Most of them walked away…
But a few companies came on board and a process started that resulted in our first major project.
However, there was one other matter that needed to be settled before we could proceed. Government regulators had to change a provision in the rules to allow us the opportunity to bring in small individual investors. That finally happened late in September, providing the ability to introduce the next stage in energy investment.
Moving Our Success on to the Global Stage
And that brings me back to the meetings I have had here in the Bahamas. Money Map Project #1 is less than three weeks old. But it has generated considerable interest, especially among some of my contacts in the international oil market.
The weekend meetings at our place here had been set up for months and considered a wide range of interesting topics, the main conclusions from which I addressed in Tuesday’s OEI.
Last night and this morning, however, we considered a possible expansion of the Money Map Project approach.
Two of my colleagues – one Asian, one European – had contacted me almost as soon as the promotion had begun and suggested we talk about how this could be done globally. That ended up being the sole topic during the second round of my meetings starting last night.
As a result, three foreign financial centers and a range of production projects (some already underway) are now under consideration.
So what began in Texas now has the possibility of going global, allowing Money Map Press subscribers the possibility of participating directly in much bigger opportunities on a global scale.
But there is still much to work out here. I will not move on any other direct investment project until the investors in Money Map Project #1 have achieved a steady revenue flow. I’m taking it one step at a time. But I have to tell you, this is getting exciting.
As many of you already know, these new regulatory changes only allow accredited investors to participate. They also came up with a new form and procedure to document an investor’s accredited status. That new process has had two results.
First, it has slowed down the entire process. Most CPAs, attorneys, investment advisers, and the like have never worked in this manner, much less the individuals they advise. As a “new experience,” the new rules have created some temporary obstacles.
The good news is that is now improving and we are shifting into high gear to finalize the investment positions subscribers are holding.
Second, the new rules have also prevented some members from participating. The change in regulations came with heightened standards to protect people below certain income and asset classes from investing in projects they may not have been able to afford.
I have received a few emails from those who would have liked to participate but were prevented from doing so by the accreditation requirements.
To those folks, I say stay tuned. I am already working on a new approach that will allow any investor to buy a piece of the revenue stream created right at the wellhead.
As soon as this is ready to go, rest assured you will be the first to hear about it.
It’s been a long night…but worth every minute. 2014 is shaping up to be another great year!