Oxy Low Carbon Ventures started 1PointFive to jumpstart the Direct Air Capture industry around the world. By implementing Carbon Engineering's DAC facilities in the United States at scale, we intend to showcase the critical role this technology can play in reducing the global carbon footprint.  

About Oxy Low Carbon Ventures

For 40 years, Occidental has been a leading carbon manager—storing 20 million tons of CO2 annually as part of its everyday operations through a process known as Enhanced Oil Recovery. Many operators, scientists and policymakers alike now realize the huge potential of this process to reduce the human-made CO2 emissions associated with oil production.

Occidental's Low Carbon Ventures team is leading the effort to source human-made CO
2 for production and is advancing other leading edge, low-carbon technologies that offer practical business solutions. 

Leadership Team


Richard Jackson


Richard is the General Manager of Occidental's EOR and Oxy Low Carbon Ventures. During his 16 year tenure with Occidental, Richard has held roles including SVP, Operations; VP, Investor Relations; GM for Permian Resources; and VP Drilling Americas. A graduate of Texas A&M University, Richard holds a BS in Engineering.


Michael Avery


Mike has over 15 years of experience with Occidental developing partnerships and strategic growth plans for businesses and assets on domestic and international projects. Before joining 1PointFive, Mike held the position of VP Business Development Onshore Resources and Carbon Management. Mike holds a BE in Mechanical Engineering from Stellenbosch University in South Africa and an MBA from Hult International Business School in Dubai.


Rick Callahan


With over 40 years' experience in operations, planning and development for Occidental and other upstream companies, Rick is currently the SVP of Operations for Oxy Low Carbon Ventures. He holds a BS in Petroleum Engineering from Texas A&M University and an MBA from Duke University. 


Scott Willis

Commercial Development

Currently VP of Commercial Development with Oxy Low Carbon Ventures, Scott has over 30 years' experience in plant O&M and management for oil, gas and chemicals projects with Occidental, ADNOC and Dolphin Energy. Scott holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Texas. 


Dr. Robert Zeller


Rob has over 30 years' experience in technology leadership with a focus on Chlor-Alkali, VCM, PVC and other specialty chemicals. He currently serves as Oxy Low Carbon Ventures' VP of Technology and holds a BS & MS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Akron and a PhD in Chemical Engineering from Case Western University. 

David Schulte


David has over 25 years' experience in plant design, operations and management for projects in oil, gas and chemicals with Occidental and Fluor. He holds a BS in Chemical Engineering from UCLA. 


Anthony Cottone

Business Development

Anthony is the Senior Director of Strategy Development for Oxy Low Carbon Ventures and has 13 years in investor relations and energy finance at Occidental and Macquarie Capital. He holds a BBA in Finance from Emory University and an MBA from Columbia.