• Tri-Star Petroleum

About Us

Tri-Star is a group of exploration companies formed in Texas USA. All are owned and operated by the James H. Butler family since 1979. Group companies include:

  • Tri-Star Petroleum Company
  • Tri-Star Coal Company
  • Tri-Star Energy Company
  • Tri-Star Australia Holding Company
  • West Texas Oil and Gas Corporation

Group companies are involved in key aspects of the minerals and hydrocarbon supply chain, from exploration and development to production and marketing.

Tri-Star has explored petroleum and mineral opportunities in the USA, China, Argentina, India and Australia.

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Our Activities

Tri-Star's current exploration and development are at the following locations:

Project assets are primarily located in Queensland and the Northern Territory. Tri-Star’s interests in Australia include numerous permits to explore for and develop coal seam gas (CSG), coal and other minerals. The companies also have non-operated interests in many  CSG projects scheduled to supply LNG ventures in Gladstone, Queensland upon competition of construction in 2015.

West Texas Oil & Gas Corporation continues to focus on Texas production and has drilled conventional petroleum wells in the Permian Basin since 1979.

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