Our Company


Investing in private energy markets since 2012, Talara Capital Management is a leading provider of equity capital to the middle market upstream oil and gas industry. From our Houston headquarters, we invest our own money alongside our client’s capital, joining forces with some of the most talented energy entrepreneurs in North America. Together, we acquire underexploited properties where we can apply modern technologies, optimize production and drive economies of scale through efficient development.

Talara Represents Longevity

Talara’s founding partners have known each other for over forty years. The firm’s investment professionals have spent their entire careers developing extensive relationships within the oil and gas industry. Our operational and technical backgrounds along with our structuring expertise make us well-suited to help our portfolio companies achieve their strategic and financial objectives.

Talara’s investors include some of the largest endowments, pensions and families in the country. The firm’s operating teams are some of the most technologically proficient and experienced oil and gas developers in North America. Having been through numerous cycles, we understand the importance of long-term partnerships with the highest level of commitment, alignment and transparency.

“The cornerstone of a great partnership is mutual respect and a shared passion for excellence.”
– Andrew Heyman • Partner

Where does our name come from? The name Talara represents longevity. The Talara Basin is one of the oldest and longest producing hydrocarbon basins in the world. Production began in 1871, and continues to this day. It is located in the northwest coastal region of Peru and occupies the onshore coastal plain as well as the offshore continental shelf and slope. Prior to 1871, indigenous people in the area used the oil seeps to caulk boats.