• Always looking at the next horizon, our team is focused on the pursuit, identification, and development of new exploration opportunities across Alaska.

  • From discovery to production, our award-winning team’s ability to get a successful development up and running is what sets us apart.

  • We are dedicated to environmental excellence through forward-looking operating practices. We strive every day to ensure these practices are protective of the areas where we work.


Caelus Energy, LLC, is a privately held independent exploration and production company that currently operates the Oooguruk field on the North Slope of Alaska. We specialize in exploration, development, and production of oil and gas. The company is currently focused on the pursuit, identification, and development of strategic opportunities across Alaska, and beyond. Caelus prides itself on agility, state-of-the-art strategies and a unique approach to exploration and project development.

Headquartered in Dallas, with an office and operations in Alaska, the team at Caelus has earned a reputation of integrity and innovation, and is a leader in developing world-class operations.


Formed in 2011 by president and CEO Jim Musselman, Caelus Energy has deep roots in the oil and gas industry. Collectively, the team boasts an extensive resume of world-class exploration ventures and award-winning developments – both publicly-and privately-financed. The team’s past successes include the turnaround and sale of Triton Energy, the formation and IPO of Kosmos Energy, and the development of the Oooguruk field. Learn more by selecting an icon below.


The leadership and governance guiding Caelus is rooted in years of real-world experience, and a proven track record of success. Today, Caelus has assembled a seasoned technical, managerial, and financial team with domestic and international expertise in discovering and delivering significant oil and gas reserves. True pioneers of the oil and gas industry, the members of our company bring a steadfast focus to every facet of the business. Whether it’s Latin America, Asia, the West Coast of Africa or the North Slope of Alaska, our team consistently translates their vision into tangible results.

Our Values

Caelus’ mission is to be a premier independent oil and gas exploration and production company in Alaska. We take our job seriously and operate with honesty, integrity and in an environmentally responsible manner. We hold ourselves to the highest of standards and strive to be a leader in our industry. Caelus prides itself as being a good corporate citizen and a great employer.

At Caelus, we approach our business with the company’s mission and core values at the heart of every decision we make. These values include:


Our job is to find and safely produce oil — for our company but also to the benefit of Alaska and Alaskans alike. As working interest owner and operator of the Oooguruk field, we continue to employ cutting edge technology; health, safety and environmental practices; and improved production processes to assure we produce oil the right way.

Since 2008 Oooguruk has produced over 16 million barrels of
oil and utilizing new enhancement techniques our gross daily rate is at an all-time high.


Casey Sullivan




8401 N. Central Expressway, Suite 400

Dallas, Texas 75225




3700 Centerpoint Drive, Suite 500
Anchorage, AK 99503

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