About Trident Energy

What we do

Trident Energy was formed with a focused mission: to unlock the value of mid-life oil & gas assets.

These are fields that are no longer central to their owners’ strategic goals but can still deliver growth through applying fresh thinking, specialist mid-life experience and technology.

Our skill lies in finding undiscovered efficiencies to increase production and reserves. We apply forensic attention to detail, re-interpreting subsurface data and leveraging the existing infrastructure to redevelop and re-energise fields. Our activities range from well-work and drilling to near-field exploration.

Undiscovered efficiencies
Investigating the potential for additional well-drilling at the Okume Complex, Equatorial Guinea.

Where we operate

We acquired and successfully took over our first asset in Equatorial Guinea from Hess Corporation in 2017.

The Okume and Ceiba fields are located in both shallow and deep water in the Rio Muni basin. This acquisition is in line with our strategy: we focus on Africa and Latin America, where our team has a proven track record of success.

We understand the geology, the regional dynamics and the operating climate, and have established firm relationships in both continents over many years.

Trident Energy primary focus

Latin America Africa

How we work

At Trident we have had the exciting opportunity to build our company from the ground up.

So we are flat in structure, entrepreneurial and nimble. We have no unnecessary layers or barriers to clear decision-making. And we never forget that the success of any business is hard-wired to the satisfaction of all its stakeholders:

For host states and governments we are a trusted and productive partner who generates important national revenues. We do not operate remotely – our project leaders and their families relocate in-country, as we fulfil our role as a major contributor to the local economy and community.

For employees we offer high-quality employment, respect, responsibilities, fair rewards and safe working conditions.

For communities we are active in programmes that deliver skills training, healthcare and education.

For the environment we seek to tread lightly, minimising our impact and conforming to best international standards.

For our investors we are an expert partner, creating sustainable growth in various subsidiaries, and working with integrity, skill and safety.

Equatorial Guinea
Where we increased efficiencies and output by 24% in the first few months.


Trident Energy stands on firm financial foundations.

Central to our investment plans is an equity commitment of $600m led by Warburg Pincus, the global private equity house. They bring more than 50 years’ experience in growth investment and have supported over 800 companies with more than $60bn of equity.

In the energy space, Warburg has invested, or committed, over $10bn across more than 50 investments. Trident Energy is currently unique in their portfolio as the only specialist in international mid-life oil & gas assets.

Our respective investment cultures are like-minded: we believe in measured, selective growth, coupled with creative thinking and innovative ideas.

We unlock the value of mid-life assets, by applying fresh thinking and drawing on a deep reservoir of expertise. Our team has a long and proven track record of recognised results.
Jean-Michel Jacoulot

Chief Executive Officer