Mission and Strategy

Gran Tierra Energy was formed in 2005 to capitalize on the expertise, experience and strategic relationships of the management team to build substantial value and a record of success in South America.

Our mission is to create value for all our stakeholders through oil & gas exploration and production, capitalizing on the global operating experience of our team to build a record of success in South America; in a transparent, safe, environmentally and socially responsible manner.

Gran Tierra Energy's plan for growth is a building block approach –

  •  Move aggressively to establish a base of production/cashflow, development and exploration opportunities via acquisitions.
  • Build and consolidate regional positions, leverage and expand strategic relationships.
  • Add substantial value via drilling.

Gran Tierra Energy's inaugural acquisition in Argentina in 2005 was followed by the acquisition of Argosy Energy International in Colombia, and a mix of assets in Argentina to consolidate its position in the country in 2006. In addition, two exploration licenses in Peru were signed.

Since that time, Gran Tierra Energy has continued growing its land position in Colombia, Peru, and Brazil.  In parallel, Gran Tierra Energy has continued finding and developing new reserves, growing production and increasing cash flow.

Our  success is driven by our business model which is based on four principles – qualified and experienced people, an effective corporate and local presence, common sense and integrity. We look to apply both technical excellence and a pragmatic approach to business, that allows us to move quickly and purposefully in today’s market.