Services Testimonials


"Maverick Oil & gas Ltd. is very pleased with the marketing services and expertise provided by Phoenix. The Phoenix consultants Maverick has dealt with are experienced and knowledgeable. In addition to the usual marketing services, Maverick has realized a significant reduction in third-party charges by entering into a value-added agreement with Phoenix. The agreement is structured such that Phoenix receives 25% of any incremental gain realized by Maverick for fee optimization and streamlining opportunities identified by Phoenix in lieu of normal marketing consulting fees. The value-added agreement ensures that Maverick achieves a 4:1 recycle ratio on its investment in Phoenix's marketing services. Maverick realized savings of over $3000/month for an eight month period in 2008 based on fee re-structuring recommended and implemented by Phoenix."
“We engaged Phoenix Energy Marketing Consultants Inc. to provide professional advice on the regulatory definition associated with hedging transactions for the purpose of computing royalty under the Frontier Lands Petroleum Royalty Regulations.  Dave Maffitt worked with us to ensure that our objectives were met, first by providing us with an understanding of the different types of hedging transactions and second by reviewing the regulatory wording to ensure it was consistent with our intent.  Dave's contribution was directly reflected in the final regulatory wording and helped ensure the regulatory wording encapsulated the intent.  Dave was professional and client service oriented, characteristics that we highly value.  I would not hesitate to use his services again in the future.”
“I have had an excellent working relationship with the founder of Phoenix since the mid-1980's, as I have progressed through my career with companies such as Canada Northwest Energy Limited, Grad & Walker Energy Corporation, Real Resources Inc. and now at WestFire Energy Ltd. Phoenix's business model and core values provided me with the peace of mind that our top line was being taken care of and optimized to meet our corporate objectives by someone whose interests were aligned with our shareholders. At Grad & Walker, Phoenix provided its services until we internalized the marketing function with full-time staff, which Phoenix assisted in the selection, orientation & training of. Phoenix's insights into the fundamentals of the oil & gas market provided the Risk Committee of Real Resources with the information, recommendations and execution of a strategic price risk management program that resulted in a significant hedging gain in 2006. Phoenix's negotiating skills and expertise in the midstream sector provided Real with a strategically important long-term, firm gathering & processing agreement with a midstream company that secured access to over 20 mmcf/day of capacity to support our exploration & development program in North Central Alberta. Phoenix is not afraid to take on new challenges, case in point, when Real Resources needed a water supply for pressure maintenance for a 1,500+ bbl/day oil well, Phoenix researched and identified several suitable sources within 48 hours. There is no doubt in my mind that the marketing team at Phoenix can get the job, whatever it might be, done!!”
“My company has been engaged with Phoenix Energy Marketing Consultants since 2006, and I have found the depth of experience and responsiveness of the group led by Dave Maffitt and including Peter Saunders, Ron Crosby and Christina Grant, to have met or exceeded my expectations on every project. I have received unbiased advise and detailed analysis for all the specific issues we see as a producer of high liquid content natural gas. This work has added positively to our bottom line here. Angle has achieved rapid growth from 0 boe/d in 2005 to over 6,000 boe/d in 2008, and Phoenix has functioned as another team member in contributing to our success.”
“I have had the opportunity to work with Phoenix Energy Marketing over a number of years in several (5-6) organizations. Dave Maffitt has creatively met my needs across a wide range of requirements from transportation through nomination management, from gas supply to gas sale agreements. I have utilized Phoenix in education and training as well as support and advice on heavy oil and bitumen sales. Dave has provided both insights and timely information and services over the full spectrum of energy marketing.”
“As engineering manager of a small private E&P company, I found Phoenix to be very capable in providing assistance with midstream aspects of our business. Phoenix provided customized agreements for gas handling, common stream operator, and contract well operation, all in a timely manner. Their expertise resulted in contracts which fairly and comprehensively protected the interests of both parties.”
"I was introduced to Dave Maffitt, Mary-Lou Zimmer and the Phoenix team in 2003 when I was the CFO of a public junior. Phoenix looked after all of our gas marketing, providing expertise where we were lacking in this complex area of the business. I have found Phoenix very cost effective and extremely prompt in delivery of their services. They have long-term, established relationships within the industry and recently we were pleasantly surprised when we learned that Phoenix was able to obtain for our company, preferred rates, better than our partners could achieve, even when our volumes are small as they are in our case currently. Phoenix has provided our company with independent advice through all aspects of marketing our production, allowing us to maximize our returns in this area of the business and minimize related risks.”
“I have had a business relationship with Phoenix Energy Marketing for well over a decade.  In previous entities, I have valued the experience, advice and common sense approach that the Phoenix team has to satisfying my oil and gas marketing needs.   Currently, at TriStar Oil & Gas we have increased our production from 1,000 barrel day of production to over 20,000 barrels a day in just two years.  At the rapid growth rate we have experienced, we need a team that can not only meet our needs from a marketing perspective, but a team that can be responsive and flexible to both us and the environment in which we market our production.  Phoenix Energy has delivered on all of our needs.”
"Phoenix began its relationship with The Wiser Oil Company of Canada in January 1995. The relationship was initially only as a pure marketer of oil and gas, but evolved over time to be much more than that, and ended nearly 10 years later on September 30, 2004, upon the sale of the company. Throughout the relationship, a high quality, professional attitude prevailed. Dave Maffitt, as the primary contact for the firm, dealt with myself, as the general manager of the Canadian company, as well as with corporate officers in Dallas with the utmost of confidentiality, providing his considerable expertise in all aspects of marketing that we required. During that time, the Canadian operation grew from some 2000 boepd to over 8000 boepd, but on the hedging side, Dave was involved in the whole company's activity. On the working level, Phoenix consistently provided high quality, knowledgeable people with great continuity, who worked well with Wiser's staff in every instance." 
" became an integral part of our team at Quintana, managing our day to day gas marketing and transportation, as well as providing advice and information on an as required basis. They served our requirements in a very professional and timely manner and perhaps more importantly, established a relationship based on trust through genuine interest and attention to the needs of the company. Phoenix provided a very economical alternative to internal marketing expertise and offered the flexibility to expand their role as the the demands on the company increased."
" has provided Alturas Resources with an initial marketing strategy for an exploratory marketing agreement.  Their advice and analysis was professional, succinct, and delivered in a timely fashion to support our corporate program.  We will continue to use as marketing consultants in our future projects."
"For several years, has provided Regent with timely fundamental market analysis, contract negotiation and gas hedging strategy advise.  We have always found Phoenix staff and associates to be well informed professionals, who provide Regent with all the benefits of a well-staffed marketing department at a fraction of the cost."
" has provided marketing expertise with a high level of professionalism, sincerity and integrity to Canor Energy Ltd. since the incorporation of Canor in 1990. Their knowledge in all areas of marketing from conducting acquisition due diligence to developing and implementing marketing strategies have been fundamental to Canor's marketing success."
 "On behalf of management, the Board of Directors and our loyal shareholders may we both extend our sincerest thanks and appreciation in your role and assistance towards RIO Nevada Energy Inc.'s efforts in closing an extremely important acquisition from Suncor Energy Inc. The path was a long one commencing November 1998 and ultimately closing on September 7, 1999.  This could not have been accomplished without your help and belief in the Corporation.  As a result, RIO Nevada has acquired a substantial production and asset base from which to capitalize and grow the Corporation into an established junior natural gas producer. Success was a direct result of our association with the many quality people such as yourselves who genuinely cared ..."
" take our company interests to heart.   They provide the full range of marketing support including strategic advice that makes sense.  They are thorough and focussed in their approach, allowing them to consistently add significant value to the bottom line."