About The Carnrite Group

Oil and Gas Management Consultants Providing Solutions to Executive Leadership Since 1991

The Carnrite Group began as a team of oil and gas management consultants based in Houston, TX.  With ongoing E & P projects worldwide, we continue to gain industry experience while applying our extensive knowledge of the business to solve some of the most complex challenges facing energy companies today.  Led by Al Carnrite and highly experienced Managing Directors, our team shares a passion for providing innovative, actionable solutions to complex challenges.


By working collaboratively with our clients, we turn business intelligence into insights, insights into competitive strategies and strategies into actionable plans.  While a few projects may be straightforward, most involve many different personalities, business functions and goals.  To address these challenges, we employ experience and creativity to formulate the best possible path forward.  In the end, we deliver custom implementable solutions, addressing the problems of today while laying the foundation for the future.  Though we began as oil and gas management consultants, we have successfully expanded our capabilities to include business strategy, portfolio, process optimization and operations improvement to organization design, competitive benchmarking, supply chain optimization and change management.


We believe that relationships are the key to our success.  Based on the feedback received, our clients and partners appreciate our ability to challenge company paradigms and natural biases while forging strong relationships with everyone involved.  We strike a balance between assimilating to the current culture and challenging a company’s “norms” in order to ensure that we reach the best possible solutions.  Thanks to the talents of our team, we have earned credibility by consistently delivering successful results in engagements spanning six continents and a multitude of countries.  Additionally, our extensive track record of repeat business is evidence of the lasting relationships we cultivate with decision-makers who trust our judgment, respect our honesty and value our expertise.

Additional Information

Carnrite Ventures is a venture capital firm in Houston, TX and a subsidiary of The Carnrite Group.  Carnrite also gives back, supporting organizations that are important to our employees, clients, and partners.

Honest, Unbiased and Expected to Challenge


  • We have highly experienced oil & gas management consultants that integrate quickly and adapt to each company’s culture
  • Our people work cooperatively as part of a team to deliver effective, implementable solutions
  • The solutions we offer are the result of shared perspectives, talents and experiences


  • We understand that each company requires a fit-for-purpose approach
  • Our approach is customized to fit unique needs; we don’t believe in force-fitting pre-packaged, off-the-shelf solutions


  • The experts on each project are those best suited to the organization and unique challenges
  • We seek first to understand and prioritize challenges and opportunities
  • With our clients in mind, our thoughts and actions are focused on activities that create the most value


  • We believe in fit-for-purpose, sustainable solutions grounded in common sense
  • Our staffing model is practical and unique – we staff projects with experienced personnel supplemented by a small back office and targeted analytical support

Meet The Directors


Alan Carnrite


Nicholas Carnrite

Managing Director


John Hageman

Managing Director

Nolan King

Managing Director

Lea Ann

Lea Ann Robertson

Managing Director


Gillian Tilbury

Managing Director

Our Clients & Partners

Our roots are in oil and gas industry consulting.  These roots provided us with a solid foundation to build upon in other industries, with the shared challenges of motivating and aligning people, optimizing capital equipment and investment decisions and competing in dynamic and challenging markets.


What They're Saying


  • The Carnrite Group allowed our company to extract hidden talent and knowledge from within our organization.  In doing so, they raised already high individual IQs to an even higher 'integrated' corporate IQ and enabled an empowered organization to make better decisions.

    Director – Large Independent

  • They could write an HBR article about the transformation that has taken place here.  We couldn't have done it without The Carnrite Group.

    CEO, E&P Independent

  • They're a 'one stop shop' in terms of support for our business. They are very responsive and work diligently with employees to get us ready for growth.

    President, Investment Partner

  • Carnrite's consultants challenged us, which is what we needed to get where we needed to be.

    Senior Leadership, Large E&P Independent

  • They look for opportunities to invest in the company to take advantage of mid-to-long-term opportunities, not just short term targets. They are as much advisors and partners in our business as they are investors.

    CEO, Investment Partner

  • We not only view them as investors, but also as mentors and trusted advisors. We’ve been very happy and would definitely use them again in the future.

    President, Investment Partner