George Langdon - age 54, President
Dr. Langdon joined the petroleum industry as a geologist in 1980, and worked domestically and internationally until 1987 with Hudson's Bay Oil and Gas, Saudi Aramco, and Mobil Oil Canada Ltd. In the 1990's he consulted for and joined management teams of several junior oil and gas companies, and presently is a Director of Gulf Shores Resources Ltd., and is President and a Director of Monarch Energy Ltd. He is also a former Director of Contact Exploration Inc. He has been involved in west Newfoundland petroleum prospect geology since his early education at Memorial University of Newfoundland, where in 1996 he took a doctorate in seismic-based basin analyis of the western Newfoundland and adjacent Maritimes Basin areas. He has been President of Shoal Point Energy Ltd. since co-founding the company in December 2006.
R. Brian Murray - age 61, Chief Financial Officer, Director
Mr. Murray is an independent Director and Chair of the Audit Committee of Range Energy Resources Inc. Since 1990 he has been the President of Murcon Ltd., a private financial consulting company involved in merchant banking, located in Toronto, Canada. He is a Chartered Accountant and holds a Masters degree in Business Administration. Mr. Murray serves as a director for a number of public companies trading on the TSX Venture Exchange.
Derek J. Sullivan - age 40, Manager of Health, Safety and Environment
Derek J. Sullivan is a native Newfoundlander, having grown up in the small fishing community of Cape Broyle on the Southern Shore, just 65 kms south of St. Johnís. He graduated from the Marine Institute of Memorial University of Newfoundland in 1998 from the Marine Environmental Technology program. During his 22-year career he has held numerous positions in the Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) field supporting exploration and production operations both on the East Coast of Canada and internationally with Statoil and Petro-Canada. Derek has also spent several years in the fishing industry offshore Newfoundland and with the federal government Department of Fisheries and Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard.
Most recently Mr. Sullivan held the position of HSE Manager for the Statoil Canada Ltd. office in St. Johnís where he was responsible for HSE and regulatory authorizations relating to seismic and exploration drilling programs as well as partner operated follow-up activities.
Since early 2012 Mr. Sullivan has been the President of Atlantic HSE Energy Consulting Inc., a private consulting company providing HSE and regulatory approval
coordination services for the energy industry.
Hayley Clift - age 24, Executive Assistant
Hayley Clift is a Newfoundlander working and living in Toronto. She attended Memorial University where she studied International Business focusing on International Marketing and Strategy, played on the Memorial Seahawks Women's Soccer Team and spent a semester studying International Business Development and Advanced French Language at L'Universitť Catholique de Lyon.
Hayley is currently working towards her Canadian Securities Credentials and an Upstream Petroleum Industry Certification. She supports the Toronto community by getting involved in the Ride for Heart (Heart & Stroke), Habitat for Humanity and Sporting Life 10K (Camp Oochigeas).
Board of Directors
R Brian Murray, Chief Financial Officer and Director
Norman Davidson Kelly - age 65, Chairman of the Board of Directors
Mr. Kelly has spent thirty years in the petroleum business, principally in the areas of corporate management, mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, and international business development. He was a member of the executive committee of BHP Petroleum from 1995 to 2000, and previously spent twenty years with LASMO plc, a UK independent oil company as director, corporate development. From 2001 to 2003 he was CEO of Mena Energy Limited, a company established to invest in Middle Eastern oil and gas projects.
John Ashley Clarke - age 61, Director
Mr. Clarke has been Vice President, Business Development with CGX Energy Inc., a TSX Venture listed exploration company with licenses offshore Guyana, South America since November 2009. Prior to joining CGX, Mr. Clarke was Executive Vice President, Corporate as well as being a director and one of the original founders of Candax Energy Inc., a TSX listed E&P company, with licenses in Tunisia and Madagascar. Mr. Clarke is President of Clarke Energy Consulting Inc. and has over 35 years international experience in the energy sector, including 18 years of E&P experience within the Texaco group of companies and as a member of Texaco Inc.'s global exploration planning group. John also has a broad capital markets background, including eight years as a Vice President and Senior Oil & Gas Analyst with Deutsche Bank and Octagon Capital Corporation, where he was ranked top North American Oil & Gas Analyst in 2003 and 2004 by Forbes/Starmine. Mr. Clarke has strong relationships across the international oil and gas industry, as well as with energy sector specialists in the global equity capital markets. Mr. Clarke has a Bachelor of Science in Physics from Birmingham University, Birmingham, UK and a Masters in Science from Imperial College, London, UK as well as a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Calgary.
Howard Hanick - age 49, Director
Mr. Hanick most recently served as a consultant to St. Joseph Content, responsible for acquisition integration. From 2003 to 2008 Mr. Hanick was the President and owner of CMI Canada Inc., a full service content creation company specializing in retail flyer production and catalogs. From 2001 to 2003, Mr. Hanick served as Chief Financial Officer of Communicorp Corp. (CUC;TSX). Mr. Hanick has previously served as an officer and director of several public companies including Pinetree Capital Corp (PNP;TSX) and Brownstone Ventures Inc (BWN; TSXV) from 1993 to 1999. Mr. Hanick holds a Chartered Accountant designation, as well as a B.A. in Commerce from the University of Toronto.
Donald R Sheldon - age 65, Director
Mr. Sheldon has operated as President and CEO of a number of public
companies over the past 25 years. Until he resigned on July 21, 2011, he
was President/CEO and Director of Range Energy Resources Inc., a Company
developing opportunities in the Kurdistan region of the Middle East and
now owns 24.95% economic interest in the Khalakan Block in Kurdistan,
Northern Iraq. In his former capacity as President/CEO, Mr. Sheldon
raised over $25 million in Range Energy. As president of Pure Gold
Resources (now Pure Diamonds Exploration Inc. - PUG:TSE) from 1992 to
2005, Mr. Sheldon oversaw fundraising in excess of $40 million, and
arranged a number of Joint Venture projects with multi-national
companies.Currently he is director of Merus labs(a pharmaceutical
company),Gorilla Resources, who are exploring for gold in the Yukon and
Valleyview, a private company exploring for oil shales in Alberta. Mr
Sheldon has financial contacts throughout the world and specializes in
orchestrating JV relationships with multi-national companies.