Tim Marchant (Executive Chairman, Director)
Mr. Marchant has 30 years petroleum experience in Canadian and international exploration, development, production and business development. From 1980 to 2009 Mr. Marchant was with Amoco and BP including positions as Chief Geologist Amoco Canada, Nile Delta Exploration Manager ExxonMobil Amoco Egypt, VP Exploration BP Egypt Oil, Exploration Manager Saudi Arabia, General Manager BP Abu Dhabi, President BP Kuwait Ltd. and VP Middle East BP International. Mr. Marchant is a Adjunct Professor, Haskayne School of Business, University of Calagary. Mr. Marchant is currently a director of Vermilion Energy Inc. Mr. Marchant has a Ph.D. Geology, Trinity College, University of Dublin, Ireland, 1978 and completed the Ivey Executive Program, University of Western Ontario, 1994.
Jose Fransisco Arata (Director)
Mr. Arata has over 29 years of experience in mineral and oil exploration in a number of countries in Latin America. Mr. Arata is currently the President and executive director of Pacific Rubiales Energy Corp. Mr. Arata was previously CEO and co-founder of Pacific Stratus Energy and was Executive Vice President and director of Bolivar Gold Corp. He began his professional career with Maraven, an affiliate of Petroleos de Venezuela SA (PDVSA), where he held a variety of positions within the Exploration & Production Department. Mr Arata has a degree in Geology from the University of Torino, Italy and a degree in Geological Engineering from the Central University of Venezuela.
Neil Camarta (Director)
Mr. Camarta has over 35 years in the oil and gas industry, most recently holding the position of Executive Vice President, Natural Gas with Suncor where Mr. Camarta was responsible for the company's significant portfolio of natural gas-focused exploration and production activities in North America. Mr. Camarta previously held the position of Senior Vice-President, Oil Sands, at Petro-Canada where he was responsible for creating shareholder value from Petro-Canada's Oil Sands business and contributing to the strategic management of the company. Mr. Camarta joined Petro-Canada in November 2005 as Vice-President, Corporate Planning and Communications. Prior to Petro-Canada, Mr. Camarta led the successful development, construction and startup of Shell's $6 billion Athabasca Oil Sands Project and held various senior leadership positions with the company over 30 years. Mr. Camarta holds a degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Alberta.
Doug Urch (Director)
Mr. Urch joined Bankers Petroleum Ltd. in February 2008 and is currently Executive Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer. Bankers Petroleum operates heavy oil fields in Albania containing nearly eight billion barrels of original-oil-in-place and current production in excess of 13,500 bopd. From September 2000 until January 2008, he was Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer of Rally Energy Corp., having heavy oil operations in Egypt. Mr. Urch is currently a Director and Audit Committee Chairman of TSXV-listed Petrodorado Energy Ltd. Previously, he has provided financial management services for a variety of public and private companies (Porto Energy, Sunshine Oilsands, Barrington Petroleum, TriGas Exploration and Ryerson Oil and Gas). He has over 30 years of oil and gas industry experience, is a Certified Management Accountant (CMA) and a Commerce graduate from the University of Calgary.
Ray Daniels (Director)
Mr. Daniels has approximately 30 years of experience in the oil and gas industry, including exploration and production in the UK and North America. Mr. Daniels is currently the Senior Vice President, Canadian Operations for Enerplus Corporation (TSX) where he oversees all functions and accountabilities associated with Canadian operations. Mr. Daniels joined Enerplus as Vice President of Oil Sands in 2007 and became Vice president Development Services in 2009. Mr. Daniels started his career in various operational and technical positions with Chevron Petroleum UK, then he joined Conoco UK Limited where he held a variety of management positions.. Mr. Daniels moved to Conoco Canada in 2002 as, among other roles, Vice President, Surmont Development. Mr. Daniels holds a MBA from the University of Aberdeen and Robert Gordon University, Scotland and a BSc. (Mechanical Engineering) from the University of Aberdeen. “
Clay Robinson (Director)
Mr. Robinson has over 30 years of worldwide exploration experience including 20 years in senior technical and management roles with Exxon where he had direct involvement in over 1 billion bbls of discoveries. After leaving Exxon, Mr. Robinson worked as VP Exploration and Company Officer for the International division of Pogo Producing Co. and then as a technical advisor to the Red Willow Production Company. Mr. Robinson is now an independent oil and gas consultant. Mr. Robinson has a Bachelor of Science degree from Western Illinois University.
Tony Dilawri (Director)
Mr. Dilawri is an Economics Major from Carleton University with over 20 years of experience as the principal of the Dilawri Group of Companies which owns and operates over 40 automotive dealerships across Canada. Mr Dilawri is also the owner and operator of real estate holdings in excess of $250 Million and an avid investor in the Noble Ridge Vineyards and Winery.
Steven VanSickle (Director)Mr. VanSickle has an extensive background in the oil and gas industry both in Canada and internationally. He has been involved in exploration, production, strategic planning and portfolio management in the oil and gas industry for the past 20 years. Mr. VanSickle is currently the CEO of Fairborne Energy Ltd. Mr. VanSickle began his career as an exploration geologist with Amoco Canada. He attended Amoco’s Petrophysics training school in Tulsa, Oklahoma and then held a variety of positions including Exploration Coordinator – Trinidad and Exploration Manager – Angola. Mr. VanSickle was part of the executive team which founded Canadian Midstream Services Ltd. and was Vice President, Business Development until the company was sold to Duke Energy Field Services. Mr. VanSickle was the Vice President of Business Development for Duke Energy Field Services in Canada. Mr. VanSickle received his B.Sc. in Geology from McMaster University in 1986 and attended the Kellogg Executive Development Program in 1997.