John M Carr (see photo links below) incorporated Triton Energy Corporation [TEC] on August 10, 2006 in the State of Florida and it is currently listed as “active” in State records. He is director, principal and registered agent of this “For Profit Corporation” that has its principal business address listed as 1621 Hillcrest St, Orlando, FL 32803. It is the same business address he has recorded for Carr Consulting P.A., which he owns and also directs – and from where he renders financial planning advice to Floridians.
Photo 1: http://www.carr.co.nz/images/jmc.jpg
Photo 2: http://www.bankler.com/AboutUs/JohnMCarr/tabid/130/Default.aspx
Photo 3: https://www.linkedin.com/in/johnmalcolmcarr
(Up until 31/03/2010 Carr Consultancy P.A. [Professional Association] owned four New Zealand registered companies directed by John M Carr, two involved in property and one with a 40% shareholding to the hardcore porn industry. Ownership of all four companies was transferred to Mr Carr on 1/04/10).
As director and principal of TEC and Carr Consulting – Florida registered corporations – he provides the same contact address for both: John M Carr, PO Box 780637 San Antonio TX 78278-0881 US. (The State reference for TEC is ID P06000104633 and the FEI/EIN Number 205395254. It is located at PO Box 780881 San Antonio TX 78278).
And what type of business does Mr John M Carr’s “Triton Energy Corporation” [TEC] engage in? With an impressive oily name like that one might suspect a clear link to the oil and/or gas exploration and production industry engaged in by the now extinct world famous Triton Energy Corporation of Dallas, Texas, – his corporation’s namesake that became defunct in the 1990s (see below).
“But, hey man, what’s in a name?,” might be the response of Mr John M Carr. “Corporation names and history mean nothing more than opportunities to exploit business connections and kudos,” he might add.
It is perhaps not surprising that Mr John M Carr appears a little coy when in comes to disclosing any matters of detail concerning his corporations’ business activities or his true residential address (see below). For ten years he used the name “Cuchara Inc” on New Zealand Companies Office records to disguise the true identity of the common shareholder (Carr Consulting P.A.) of four NZ companies he currently directs and one he used to direct before it was struck off the register of companies (see Society’s Dec. 2009 Newsletter).
Under Article III of Incorporation Mr John M Carr filed electronically on August 10th 2006 with the Secretary of the State of Florida, he states: “The purpose for which this corporation [Triton Energy Corporation] is organized is: ‘ANY AND ALL LAWFUL BUSINESS’ ” (He certainly know how to use a very broad Texan brush!). The number of shares the corporation is authorised to issue is given as 10,000.
As well as co-directing two companies in New Zealand (Eden Digital Ltd and CVC Group Ltd) with NZ “Porn King” Steve Crow, both linked to the hardcore porn sleaze industry, John M Carr has other business interests he engages in. For example, he has co-directed New Zealand Petroleum Exploration Limited [NZPEL] (Co. No. 21102 Incorporated 3 July 1968) since 9 November 1994. Prior to 16 December 1996 NZPEL was called Triton Oil NZ Ltd. According to the company’s latest released Financial Report for the year ending 31 March 2007, John M Carr holds 21,000 ordinary shares in New Zealand Petroleum Exploration Limited (NZPEL). (The 2008 and 2009 Reports have yet to be registered on line with the Companies Office).
According to the 2010 Annual Return registered online on 4 Feb. 2010, “Triton Energy Corporation” of Texas is listed as the major shareholder of NZPEL – holding 5,742,130 shares out of the total company shares of 19,200,666. Its address is given as “Suite 1400, 6688 N. Central Expressway, Texas, U.S.A. 75206“. Listed at the same address, Triton Oil & Gas Corporation Triton Energy Limited is recorded as another major shareholder, currently holding 586,576 shares – with the note “Attn Georgann WR”. (This listing breaches the Companies Act 1993).
Mr John M Carr, who has been listing his residential address since 2006 for all the NZ companies he directs, as 14/31 Greenlane Road, Remuera, Auckland, would be seen by many examining the NZ Companies Office records, to have a major financial interest in New Zealand Petroleum Exploration Limited [NZPEL], given the fact that he is director of a corporation called “Triton Energy Corporation” of Texas . But no, this is not the case. Neither is it the case that his given Remuera address is his residential address. His lawyer Alan Bevin McKay of Checketts McKay Law Firm in Cromwell, has informed the Companies Office that mail sent regularly to his client at that address since early August 2009 has not reached Mr John M Carr.
The major shareholder of NZPEL that holds 5,742,130 shares, as recorded on the Companies Office website. is not, so it would appear, the same corporation incorporated by John M Carr in Florida in August 2006. Instead it is one by the same name that used to be a major independent petroleum and gas exploration and production company based in Dallas, but that currently has no standing and its franchise responsibility has ended. It was registered on December 19, 1962 in Texas by L.R. Wiley and its address was 6688 North Central Expressway, Suite 1400, Dallas TX 75206-3925, the same one that John M Carr entered on to the NZ Companies Office in his Annual Returns for the major shareholder of NZPEL.
John M Carr has been responsible for entering into the New Zealand Companies Office records the name of a defunct Texas based corporation as holding 5,742,130 NZPEL shares. This share record would appear to be false.
Triton Energy Corporation had its name changed to Triton Energy Limited on 25 March 1996 and the latter entity was purchased by Amerada Hess Corporation in August 2001. Then on 6 May 2006 the Amerada Hess Corporation changed its name to Hess Corporation. The merger means that the 5,742,130 shares recorded as held by Triton Energy Corporation and 586,676 held by Triton Oil & Gas Corporation/Triton Energy Ltd are are not held by these defunct entities.
Triton Oil & Gas Corporation, which was incorporated in Delaware on 30 July 1973, has been an “inactive” corporation since 2/081999. It has “no standing” and its franchise responsibility ended over ten years ago. Its Taxpayer No. is # 18406247272. It was once a subsidiary of Triton Energy Corporation, itself a subsidiary of Triton Energy Limited. The later was purchased in July 2001 by Amerada Hess Corporation, as noted above, and then AHC was renamed Hess Corporation on 8 May 2006.
It would appear that eight successive NZPEL Annual Returns (4 April 2002 to 4 Feb. 2010) have been approved by director Mr John M Carr and they involve the use of false shareholder entries.
The Registrar Of Companies, Mr Neville Harris, will no doubt find it of great interest to examine the share register of the New Zealand Petroleum Exploration Limited – co-directed by Mr John M Carr, director of Triton Energy Corporation of Florida – to determine whether he has complied with the Companies Act 1993 with regard to the recording of shareholdings. The Society has sent a formal complaint to the Registrar over the NZPEL records of shareholding.
It would appear that Mr Carr has failed over a period of about ten years to ensure that up-to-date and correct information is recorded for shares held by the two American corporations (now defunct) listed.
Amerada Hess Petroleum Corporation [AHC]
It was formed by a merger in 1969, when Amerada Petroleum Corporation (founded in 1919) merged with Hess Corporation (founded in 1933).
In July 2001 AHC purchased Triton Energy Limited [TEL] and the acquisition was completed on 20 August 2001.
Prior to 25 March 1996 TEL was called Triton Energy Corporation [TEC] (founded in Dallas TX by L.R. Wiley in Dec. 19, 1962). TEC (Dallas) had its principal address at 6688 N Central Express Way Suite 1400, Dallas TX 75206-3925. Its Taxpayer No is 30116175818 and its File No. is 0018949900. Currently it has “No standing” and its “Franchise Responsibility Ended” when it became defunct in 1991.
Four years after it forfeited its existence another corporation with the same name (“Triton Energy Corporation”) was incorporated in Delaware on 16 May 1995. It currently has “no standing” and its Franchise Responsibility has ended. Its principal address is also recorded as that of its namesake – 6688 N Central Express Way Suite… ..Dallas, US. Its taxpayer No is 17511518551 and its File No. is 0010487106
Triton Oil & Gas Corporation
Incorporated in Delaware on 30 July 1973, Triton Oil & Gas Corporation is an “inactive” corporation which has “no standing” and its franchise responsibility ended over ten years ago. Its FEI/EIN (Taxpayer No). is # 8406247272 and its File No. is 0003459006. It was withdrawn and became inactive on 2/08/1999. Its contact address was 6688 N. Central Expressway, Texas, U.S.A. 75206. It was once a subsidiary of Triton Energy Corporation, itself a subsidiary of Triton Energy Limited. The later was purchased in July 2001 by Amerada Hess Corporation, as noted above, and then AHC was renamed Hess Corporation on 8 May 2006.
The earliest available Annual Return available on-line for the New Zealand Petroleum Exploration Limited is the one registered on 4 April 2002. It shows that the number of shares held by the two US “Triton Energy” shareholders remain unchanged – 5,742,130 and 586,576, respectively.
See Annual Return filed on 4 Feb. 2010.