UpCurve Energy

Our Mission Statement

Our goal is to acquire acreage and existing wells and optimize production through a combination of recompletions, new development, and infill development.

Contact Us

  • 1-779-333-67992
  • info@industrybusiness.com
  • 3042 Rotterdam, Netherlands; Van Noortwijcksingel

Our Team

Dave Kyte


Dave Kyte

Before joining UpCurve, Dave served as an Advisor to Post Oak Energy Capital. Prior to that, Mr. Kyte spent nine years at EnerVest, Ltd. He was most recently President and CEO of their operating company, responsible for operational oversight of 1,100 people and >40,000 wells in 15 states ($7B in assets). He initially joined EnerVest as General Manager of their Austin Chalk assets (~$900 MM investment), leading it to become one of the most successful investments in their history. Prior to EnerVest, Mr. Kyte was a Principal with Otero Resources, LLC and a Partner in Sawtooth Energy, LLC; both small privately backed companies. Before entering the private side of the business, Mr. Kyte held many positions with Chevron, Anadarko Petroleum and Union Pacific Resources; including Chief Engineer at Union Pacific Resources and VP of Operations of Anadarko Canada.

Zach Fenton

Prior to co-founding UpCurve, Zach worked as a Senior Reservoir Engineer in ConocoPhillips’ Eagle Ford Development organization, where he was responsible for the planning, infill development, performance and technical evaluation of approximately 15,000 acres. Prior to that, he spent several years at ConocoPhillips in various strategy, economics and executive support positions, between both Houston and Aberdeen. Before joining ConocoPhillips, Zach worked as an Associate at the NY-based private equity firm Lindsay Goldberg and as an Analyst in Morgan Stanley’s Investment Banking Division, where he focused primarily on energy industry M&A and financings. Zach received an MBA with honors from the Wharton School and a Certificate in Petroleum Engineering from Texas A&M. He graduated cum laude from Duke University with a BA in Economics and is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers.
Zach Fenton

Chief Operating Officer

Chief Financial Officer

Steven Escaler

Steve joined UpCurve in July 2019 and serves as our Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining UpCurve, Steve was Vice President and CFO of Juniper Resources, an E&P operator focused on the San Juan Basin. Prior to Juniper, Steve spent 17 years as an investment banker at Morgan Stanley, UBS and Citigroup, advising oil and gas companies on a broad range of transactions including mergers and acquisitions and capital raising. During the course of his career to date, Steve has led and successfully closed over 100 M&A and financing transactions with an aggregate value in excess of $200 billion. Steve holds a B.A., Magna Cum Laude, from the University of Pennsylvania and an M.S. in Finance from the University of London. He is also a Chartered Financial Analyst.