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Company Profile

In early 2009, MDM Energy, Inc. sold off 7 oil fields that it had drilled and operated under water flood. The properties were all in the Main Consolidated Oil Field (over 300,000,000 barrels produced). These fields are located in Crawford County, Illinois and are still producing today.

In late 2009, the company discovered a new oil field (Mason North East) in Effingham County, Illinois, with the Keller #1 well. The well produces from the Roseclair sands and had an IP of 80 BOPD and no water. A few months later, the company made a McCloskey Oolite discovery with the Hinkle #1 well. That well had an IP of 385 BOPD and no water. The field is now fully developed in the shallow Roseclair Sands and McCloskey Oolites. These zones are now under water flood. Due to this discovery, MDM Energy, Inc. was nominated for 2009 WILDCATTER OF THE YEAR by the IOGA.

Recent deeper drilling in the field has proven a new 3rd reservoir in the Carper Siltstone.

The company recently embarked on a 2-D seismic exploration campaign that appears to have found another nearby field presenting similar geological characteristics of the currently producing Mason North East field. Older fields in the nearby area have produced over 6.5 million barrels from these shallow reservoirs.


Michael L. Rafael: President/CEO

  Michael Rafael has over 25 years of experience in the oil and gas industry, serving as founder, President and Chief Executive Officer of MDM Energy, Inc.(“MDM”).

MDM has been actively involved in the oil and gas industry since 1981 and is a privately held Texas Corporation with offices located in Addison, Texas. MDM’s primary focus has been the acquisition of leases and well sites, acting as operator, oil and gas consultant, and oil and gas mineral manager.

Mr. Rafael is a past President of the Kentucky Independent Petroleum Producers Association (KIPPA) which subsequently merged its membership with the Kentucky Oil and Gas Association (KOGA). Mr. Rafael and MDM are members of the Kentucky Oil and Gas Association (KOGA) the Indiana Oil and Gas Association (INOGA), the Illinois Oil and Gas Association (IOGA), the Independent Producers Association of America (IPAA). MDM is also a sponsor member of Tenants in Common Association (TICA).

Mr. Rafael has been directly involved in the drilling, completion, and operation of over 300 oil and gas wells, primarily in the Illinois Basin, and directly supervises and oversees all field operations. Mr. Rafael works directly with the contract geologists, petroleum engineers and geophysicists from the generation of prospects, the acquisition of leases, gathering of scientific data, planning and drilling of the prospects through the completion and production.

Office Manager - Melinda Osborne
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