Rio Bravo Joint Venture:

Tap into Generous Tax Benefits & Significant Return Potential.

A non-op working interest investment opportunity ($5 million), run by proven
operators with high success rates with low-risk development projects.


You own interest in oil and natural gas wells, not energy company stocks that are at the mercy of an unpredictable market.


Minimize your tax liability with a write-off of up to 85% of your investment in the first year.

See the FAQ for more tax benefits.


Now is the time to buy oil and gas assets. Thanks to record breaking growth & consumption, and lower drilling & operational costs, you’re positioned well for strong returns.

Your Potential Write-Offs in Year One:

Based on a $100,000 Investment* with Eagle Natural Resources

Intangible Drilling
Cost Tax Deduction

Enjoy up to $80,000 in IDC tax deductions during the 1st year of the venture.

The intangible expenditures of drilling (labor, chemicals, mud, grease, etc.) are usually about (65 to 80%) of the cost of a well. These expenditures are considered “Intangible Drilling Cost (IDC)” and are available in the year the money was invested, even if the well does not start drilling until March 31 of the year following the contribution of capital. (See Section 263 of the Tax Code.)

Tangible Drilling
Cost Tax Deduction

Generate an additional $2,800 in TDC, bringing the total write-off potential in Year 1 to $82,800.

The total amount of the investment allocated to the equipment “Tangible Drilling Costs (TDC)” is 100% tax-deductible. In the example above, the remaining tangible costs may be deducted as depreciation over a seven-year period. (See Section 263 of the Tax Code.)

MINIMUM investment units available; $50,000 min investment

About the Rio Bravo Joint Venture



Powder River Basin, Campbell
County, Wyoming

The Rio Bravo (Niobrara) Project involves the drilling and completion of six new oil wells in the prolific Powder River Basin in Wyoming. The Niobrara Trend is composed of interbedded oil-rich shale (original source rock for the oil in-place), sandstone, marl and chalk (reservoir-quality rock with porosity) and responds very well to horizontal drilling and multi-stage fracturing due to the brittle nature of the formation. The ongoing development of the Niobrara Fracture Play can be considered more of a “mining process” than a true exploration or “wildcatting” play, since the oil is already in-place, and horizontal drilling and multi-stage hydraulic fracturing can be used to extract the oil economically.

This project is operated by a super successful company, Anschutz Exploration from Denver, Colorado. They’ve drilled 16 successful horizontal wells in the “Niobrara Fracture Play” in Campbell County, Wyoming to date.

They’ve already drilled five wells and are finishing them up soon. They have plans to drill one more well in early 2023



Powder River Basin, Converse
County, Wyoming

The Rio Bravo (Frontier) Project is located in an established oil shale resource play and is considered a very low geologic-risk drilling opportunity in an established oil-rich field.

The Frontier Formation Trend is composed of interbedded fine-grained sandstones, with oil-rich bioturbated shales and siltstones, overlain by the Cody Shale, and underlain by the Mowry Shale.

Like the Niobrara project, the reservoir responds very well to horizontal drilling and multi-stage fracturing.

To date Impact has drilled 36 wells in this area, and have produced over 8 million barrels of oil since 2010 and 17,928,893 thousand cubic feet of gas (or 11,517,957 barrels oil equivalent).

Current production from the 36 wells totals 2,830 barrels oil per day and 7 million cubic feet gas per day (or 4,014 barrels oil, equivalent per day) making this a prime area for drilling.

This project is all about using smart drilling techniques to get the most oil out of the ground. And since the oil is already there, it's easier and cheaper to get it out, making this project a fantastic opportunity for accredited investors.

Eagle Natural Resources & Rio Bravo:

A Proven Track Record in Oil & Gas

Just south of the Powder River Basin, in the DJ Basin of Wyoming and Colorado, Eagle Natural Resources has been part of 54 successful Niobrara wells in a row. We’ve been involved in six amazing projects like Rio La, Wilson, Rinn Valley, Groves Farm, Calvary Farms, and Big Sandy. Together, these projects have produced a whopping 6.4 million barrels of oil and 34 billion cubic feet of natural gas (or 12.4 million barrels oil, equivalent) since September 2018.


Eagle Natural Resources provides a safe & reliable way to earn extraordinary returns in the oil & gas industry thanks to our proprietary turn-key acquisition model.

We’ve invested over 10 years and tens of millions of dollars developing a model that focuses on Proved Undeveloped (PUD) drilling locations in proven producing fields; no risky wildcatting. We do Extensive third-party geophysical/economic due diligence on all acquisitions. And by targeting financially-distressed energy assets that will benefit immediately from operational improvements paid for with an infusion of capital we are able to predictably and reliably offer significant returns to our investors.

Our Team

Jeremy Paul

CEO, Eagle Natural Resources LLC

Jeremy has over a decade of experience in the oil and gas sector. Prior to forming Eagle Natural Resources, he provided consulting services overseeing the start up and expansion of private equity departments for oil & gas producers.

He has spearheaded the efforts behind acquiring over 4,000 net mineral acres across Texas and Oklahoma. Eagle’s portfolio of held-by-production (HBP) properties currently features minority and majority interest ownership in over 200 producing wells.

Jeff Sporl

Geophysicist and Geologist

Jeff graduated with Highest Distinction with a Bachelor of Science degree in Geophysics from Penn State University in 1985 and began his career in petroleum exploration with Amoco Production Company in New Orleans, Louisiana.

He became a lead subsurface interpreter and prospect generator at Apache Corporation, BHP Americas and Amoco Production Company, focusing on field acquisition and re-development; prospect generation; 2-D or 3-D seismic selection, acquisition, processing and interpretation; subsurface integration; pre- drill volume calculation, risk analysis and targeting.

Finally, an investment you can explain to a friend, point your finger on a map, and say, “That’s exactly where my money is, and here’s why.”

We focus on Proved Undeveloped (PUD) drilling locations in proven producing fields with zero wildcatting.

Extensive third-party geophysical/economic due diligence

Diversification: Rather than invest in one well, we spread the investment dollars over three to six wells, greatly reducing the impact of a failed well. The idea being the good wells will make up for the bad

Our experienced management facilitates all phases of upstream operations.

Partner K1s are dispersed annually directly from Eagle.

Straight-forward, easy-to-understand participation with zero hidden fees

Direct Asset Ownership: You own interest in oil and natural gas wells deeded working Interest ownership.

Generous Tax Benefits: Minimize your tax liability with a write-off of up to 85% of your investment.

We focus on Proved Undeveloped (PUD) drilling locations in proven producing fields with zero wildcatting.

Existing cash flow from producing wells

Lower risk drilling and development

Upside potential through targeted improvements and drilling


An investment in an Oil & Gas Direct Participation Fund such as the Fund, allows investors to participate directly in the Fund’s cash flow, which is generated by the oil and gas assets owned by the Fund. In addition, some investors may enjoy the tax benefits generated by the Fund’s activities, which could potentially be used to help reduce the individual investor’s tax burden.

Accredited investors seeking (1) to generate income along with opportunities for upside growth, (2) direct exposure to profit potential generated by oil and gas operations, and (3) tax advantages, may find that an investment in the Fund is an attractive diversification option to an existing investment strategy. Investors should note that oil and gas direct investing carries significant risk and there are no guarantees that any cash flow will be achieved. Please review the offering documents relating to any investment opportunity being evaluated in full prior to making an investment including specifically any Risk Factors identified therein. ACCREDITED INVESTORS ONLY

Yes. Non-U.S. residents may invest in Eagle’s Fund, subject to local securities laws.

If the Fund’s revenues exceed its expenses, investors are expected to receive periodic distributions of the Fund’s cash profits. Eagle expects that cash distributions to the partners will begin approximately three months after the Fund acquires or drills, completes and hooks up its first producing well, and may be made as frequently as monthly thereafter, but in any event, no less than quarterly. The distribution amount will depend primarily on the Fund ‘s net cash receipts from oil and natural gas operations and will be affected, among other things, by the price of oil and natural gas and the level of production of the Fund’s properties.

Oil and gas direct investing offers many tax advantages that can help greatly enhance the economics of an investment. The following information and Internet URL are provided for your convenience and should not be construed as tax advice from Eagle. It is the responsibility of each PARTNER to investigate the tax consequences, under the laws of pertinent jurisdictions, of his or her investment in the FUND. THE ANALYSIS HEREIN IS NOT INTENDED AS A SUBSTITUTE FOR CAREFUL TAX PLANNING. ACCORDINGLY, EACH PROSPECTIVE INVESTOR IS URGED TO CONSULT WITH HIS OWN PERSONAL TAX ADVISOR CONCERNING (i) THE APPLICABILITY TO AND EFFECT ON HIM OF THE UNITED STATES INCOME TAX LAWS AND THEIR ADMINISTRATION, AND (ii) THE APPLICABILITY TO AND EFFECT ON HIM OF STATE, LOCAL AND FOREIGN TAX LAWS AND THEIR ADMINISTRATION. NO LAW FIRM OR ACCOUNTING FIRM HAS PROVIDED OR OTHERWISE Rendered an opinion on the FEDERAL, state, local or foreign tax consequences of an investment in THE FUND. The Online U.S. Tax Code may be accessed at

Intangible Drilling Cost Tax Deduction

The intangible expenditures of drilling (labor, chemicals, mud, grease, etc.) are usually about (65 to 80%) of the cost of drilling an oil and/or gas well. These expenditures are considered “Intangible Drilling Cost (IDC)”, which may be 100% deductible during the first year for certain qualifying investors. For example, a $100,000 investment could yield up to $80,000 in IDC tax deductions during the first year of the venture. These deductions are generally available in the year the money was invested, even if the well does not start drilling until March 31 of the year following the contribution of capital. (See Section 263 of the Tax Code.)

Tangible Drilling Cost Tax Deduction

The total amount of the investment allocated to the equipment “Tangible Drilling Costs (TDC)” is 100% tax deductible. In the example above, the remaining tangible costs ($20,000) may be deducted as depreciation over a seven-year period. (See Section 263 of the Tax Code.)

Active vs. Passive Income

The Tax Reform Act of 1986 introduced into the Tax Code the concepts of “Passive” income and “Active” income. The Act prohibits the offsetting of losses from Passive activities against income from Active businesses. The Tax Code specifically states that a Working Interest in an oil and gas well is not a “Passive” Activity. (See Section 469(c)(3) of the Tax Code). As such, if the Fund owns one or more working interests in one or more oil or gas leases at any time during a tax year, individual investors that own general partnership interests directly or through entities that do not limit their liabilities with respect to their units should not be subject to the passive activity loss rules with respect to such working interests for the tax year. As a result, such investors should be able to utilize losses from the Fund from such working interests to offset future income from the Fund and their other so-called “active income” (e.g., salary) and “portfolio income” (e.g., dividends, interest and royalties not derived in the active conduct of a trade or business).

Small Producers Tax Exemption

The 1990 Tax Act provided some special tax advantages for small companies and individuals. This tax incentive, known as the “Percentage Depletion Allowance”, is specifically intended to encourage participation in oil and gas drilling. This tax benefit is not available to large oil companies, retail petroleum marketers, or refiners that process more than 50,000 barrels per day. It is also not available for entities owning more than 1,000 barrels of oil (or 6,000,000 cubic feet of gas) average daily production. The “Small Producers Exemption” allows 15% of the Gross Income (not Net Income) from an oil and gas producing property to be tax-free.

Lease Costs

Lease costs (purchase of leases, minerals, etc.), sales expenses, legal expenses, administrative accounting, and Lease Operating Costs (LOC) are also 100% tax deductible through cost depletion.

At the expense of the Fund, Eagle will engage a certified public accountant to prepare the Fund’s annual income tax return and the return required by Internal Revenue Code section 6050K relating to sales and exchanges of interests in the Fund. Within a reasonable time after the close of each accounting year, Eagle will transmit to each person who was a partner during such accounting year a report (which may be in the form of Schedule K-1 to IRS Form 1065) indicating such person’s respective share of profits, losses and other federal income tax items, tax preference items and investment credits, if any, for such year. Eagle will also furnish to the Fund’s investor partners a report containing an overview of operations on at least an annual basis.

There are significant risks associated with oil and gas investments. One of the biggest risks is the fact that commodities pricing can be volatile. Cash flow potential varies according to two main variables: the amount of gas or oil that is produced and sold (if any) and the price that is received for the gas or oil. Both of these variables can fluctuate based on a range of different factors; for example, the price of oil can rise or fall dramatically due to political or economic issues, or even due to the weather.

Gas and oil wells are also depleting assets. The typical production life of an oil well could span between up to twenty and thirty years. Nevertheless, dry holes are possible and returns can decline after the first couple of years. Sometimes the property or wells are made ‘for sale’ a few years down the line, other times they might not be. If there is a proposed exit strategy for the investment that you are considering, it is important that you fully understand it.

As a working interest owner in the various properties in which it invests, the Fund is liable for the debts and obligations to third parties incurred by the operator in conducting operations on an oil and gas lease to the extent of their proportionate working interests. In general, the liability of an owner of a fractional undivided working interest includes contract liability, tort liability, special statutory liability and tax liability.

External political and external events also affect gas and oil availability and pricing. There are varying levels of risk among energy choices. You should consider all energy choices as high risk but royalty programs generally tend to be more conservative while experimental drilling programs are the most speculative. Drilling operations may also result in a dry hole, in which case all amounts invested in such operations could be lost.

It is important to remember that your risks are directly tied to those of the company that is in charge of managing your investment. You should therefore ensure that you know the history and background of this company and carry out due diligence before you opt to invest 

With a focus on delivering both income and growth potential, ENR Income & Development Partnerships may be a smart fit for investors seeking to diversify into domestic energy production.

There are significant risks associated with oil and gas investments. Information found on this site is for general purposes only and is not a solicitation to buy or an offer to sell securities. General information on this site is not intended to be used as individual investment or tax advice. Consult your personal tax advisor concerning the current tax laws and their applicability and effect on your personal tax situation.

Eagle Natural Resources, LLC

ENR Operating, LLC RRC # 253075

5445 Legacy Dr. STE 440 Plano TX 75024
Phone: (972) 674-1024

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