About Us

Shelf Energy, LLC is an independent oil and gas exploration and development company based in Lafayette, Louisiana.

Who We Are

Founded in 2007

Shelf Energy was founded in 2007 with the purpose of identifying good quality, low-risk oil and gas projects. Shelf Energy is comprised of a group of experienced professionals with disciplines in geology, geophysics, engineering, drilling, land, acquisitions, completions and production throughout South Louisiana.

We explore, develop and redevelop properties in South Louisiana where the team has found substantial reserves that continue to bring opportunities for developing oil and gas investment opportunities.

Shelf Energy currently has oil and gas projects available for investing and/or direct participation in wells. Learn more about the benefits of investing in oil and gas through our website, and contact us today to get started.


Operating South Louisiana

Ownership Privately Held; Owners - Thomas E. Poche' and Stacey S. Frederick (50/50)

Operational Area South Louisiana

Focus Prospect Generation, Drilling, Workovers, Recompletions, Acquisitions

Direct Participation and Joint Venture Capital Funding Model.

Past Projects


Industry Experience Guaranteed

Low Cost- Efficient Operator

Located in South Central Louisiana-Close to Field Operations

Seek and Identify Value Added Acquisitions

Patient with Ability to Move Quickly when Opportunities are Identified

Staff has Minimum 35 Years of Industry Experience per Person

Transparent with Frequent Communications to Investors

Current Operations


Own Interest in 26 Wells

Owns Interest in 9 Fields

Operates in 8 Fields

Produce and Operate 17 Wells

Own Interest in 26 Wells

Gross Production +/- 400 BOPD; 2.5 MMCFPD