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Pickering Energy Partners Expands Energy Transition Expertise with New Technical Director

Firm Helps Clients Determine Viability of Hydrogen and Other Carbon Mitigation Investments with Scientific Expertise

Pickering Energy Partners announces the hiring of Dr. Nathan Welch as Director of Technical Resources, a newly established role focused on supporting PEP and their advisory and investment clients with research and scientific analysis. PEP recognizes the volume of energy transition-focused investment opportunities and strategic options in hydrogen, carbon capture for sequestration or utilization, and other carbon mitigation projects is overwhelming. By cutting through the noise with scientific analysis in addition to PEP’s strategic and financial capabilities the team will help clients more thoroughly determine the commercial viability and potential returns on their endeavors.

Most recently, Dr. Welch served as a scientist at Los Alamos National Laboratory. He worked with an international team of researchers developing practical solutions for climate change mitigation and U.S. energy security. Dr. Welch is well published in peer-reviewed journals and earned his Ph.D. in chemical engineering at Imperial College London, where he worked in the Qatar Carbonates and Carbon Storage Research Center. Dr. Welch will be a technical resource for PEP working across all its businesses to deliver valuable guidance on technical considerations for clients in the evolution of the energy sector.

"Our goal is to provide clients with the most comprehensive energy investment advice possible," notes Dan Pickering, Chief Investment Officer of Pickering Energy Partners. “Adding a technical expert in carbon capture and subsurface permeability like Dr. Welch to our team not only supports the PEP mission, but also highlights the importance of future proofing deals through more scientific methods."

On November 9-10, 2022, the PEP team will host its first Hydrogen Mini Conference, a closed-door forum for clients and key constituents. The development of a hydrogen economy has come into the energy transition spotlight with new incentives from the Federal government and continued technology development. Investors and industry are looking for ways to decarbonize multiple sectors and achieve net-zero emission goals, and hydrogen can supply solutions in many areas. Brett Perlman, CEO of Center for Houston’s Future, will keynote the event describing the City of Houston’s vision for a global hydrogen hub. The Center’s proposed hydrogen hub could have a massive impact on climate, jobs, and the economy, including an estimated 220 megatons of global CO2 abatement, $100 billion in economic value, and the creation of 180,000 jobs by 2050.

“By bringing investors, industry and technical expertise together via our Hydrogen Mini Conference, PEP delivers in depth industry insights to our clients. Hydrogen is one of several areas we believe needs to be closely looked at and understood in the future of energy,” said Walker Moody, President of Pickering Energy Partners.

About Pickering Energy Partners

Pickering Energy Partners (PEP) is an energy focused financial services platform. Our expertise spans decades across the entire energy landscape. We’ve deployed over $16 billion across all energy sub-sectors. We are, at our core, trusted energy advisors, investors, and partners alongside our clients. Headquartered in Houston, Texas, PEP delivers an experienced, opportunistic team that aims to provide guidance and long-term value for clients while having a positive impact on the companies and communities that PEP invests in. For more information, please visit

Pickering Energy Partners LP (“PEP”) is an SEC Registered Investment Advisor. Affiliated PEP Advisory LLC (“PEP BD”) is a registered broker-dealer, member FINRA/SIPC.


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