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Management Team Bios

Richard H. Dahl, P.Eng.

President, Chief Executive Officer and Director

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Mr. Dahl has approximately 25 years of experience in all aspects of oil and natural gas engineering, production and operations throughout Western Canada. Mr. Dahl was a founder, President, Chief Executive Officer and a director of Stonefire Energy Corp., a public oil and natural gas company listed on the TSX Venture Exchange, from July 2005 to January 2010, growing Stonefire from zero production to peak production of 1,400 boe per day and selling the company for $75 million. Prior thereto, Mr. Dahl was a founder and Vice-President, Engineering and Operations of Tempest Energy Corp., a public oil and natural gas company listed on the TSX, from October 2000 until December 2004. Prior thereto Mr. Dahl was Vice-President, Engineering and Operations with Tier One Energy Corp., a public oil and natural gas company listed on the Alberta Stock Exchange, from August 1997 until Tier One was sold in November 1999. From 1987 to 1997, he worked in increasingly senior engineering roles with Dome Petroleum Ltd., Amoco Canada Petroleum Company, Ltd., HCO Energy Ltd. and Grad & Walker Energy Corporation. Mr. Dahl graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Calgary in 1987. He is a member of the Association of Professional Engineers, Geologists and Geophysicists of Alberta (APEGGA) and the Society of Petroleum Engineers.

John Ramescu

Vice President, Land and Director

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Mr. Ramescu has well over 25 years of industry experience. He was a founder, Vice President, Land and a director of Stonefire Energy Corp., a public oil and natural gas company listed on the TSX Venture Exchange, from July 2005 to January 2010, helping to grow the company to peak production of 1,400 boe per day and its sale for $75 million. Prior thereto, Mr. Ramescu was a founder and Vice-President, Land with Tempest Energy Corp. from January 2001 to December 2004. Prior thereto, Mr. Ramescu was Vice-President, Land and Business Development with Vermilion Resources Ltd., a public oil and natural gas company listed on the TSX, from November 1996 to December 2000. Before that he was Land Manager with Ranger Oil Limited from August 1993 to October 1996. Prior thereto he worked as a Landman with Amoco Canada Petroleum Company, Ltd., Dome Petroleum Limited and Opinac Exploration Limited. Mr. Ramescu graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce (Finance) degree from the University of Calgary in 1985 and is a member of the Canadian Association of Petroleum Landmen.

Ronald A. Williams, CA

Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer

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Mr. Williams has over 20 years of oil and natural gas industry experience, principally in the areas of audit, finance and taxation, as well as in property and corporate acquisitions. Mr. Williams was a founder and the Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer of Stonefire Energy Corp., a public oil and natural gas company listed on the TSX Venture Exchange, from March 2006 to January 2010, contributing to Stonefire’s growth to peak production of 1,400 boe per day and its sale for $75 million. Prior thereto, he was Director, Finance with Vermilion Energy Trust, an international energy trust traded on the TSX, having spent July 1999 to February 2006 with Vermilion. From 1997 to 1999 Mr. Williams was Controller at Carmanah Resources Ltd., a junior oil and natural gas producer traded on the TSX. Before that he was a Tax Manager with Ernst & Young LLP from 1996 to 1997. Mr. Williams obtained his Chartered Accountant designation while articling with Collins Barrow Calgary LLP from 1991 to 1995. He graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Calgary in 1992. Mr. Williams is a director of ArPetrol Ltd., an oil and natural gas company active in Latin America and listed on the TSX Venture Exchange.

Alfred J. (Fred) Laudel

Vice President, Exploration

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Mr. Laudel has over 30 years of experience in the exploration and development of Alberta’s oil and natural gas resources. Mr. Laudel was a founder and the Vice President, Exploration of Stonefire Energy Corp., a public oil and natural gas company listed on the TSX Venture Exchange, from October 2005 to January 2010, contributing to Stonefire’s growth to peak production of 1,400 boe per day and its sale for $75 million. Prior thereto, he was Manager of New Ventures with Tempest Energy Corp. from September 2002 to October 2005. Before that Mr. Laudel was a senior geologist with Real Resources Inc., an oil and gas company listed on the TSX, from February 2000 to September 2002, where he led the company into a new W5M core area. From 1993 to 1998, Mr. Laudel was a project geologist at EOG Resources Canada Inc., where he was instrumental in building a core property in southern Alberta. Mr. Laudel has also held senior geologist positions at Newquest Energy Inc., Paloma Petroleum Ltd. and Gulf Canada Resources Limited. Mr. Laudel graduated from the University of Calgary with a Bachelor of Science degree in Geography in 1978 and a Bachelor of Science degree in Geology in 1983. He is a member of the Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists.

Darren Kisser, P.Eng.

Vice President, Engineering and Operations

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Mr. Kisser has over 20 years of diversified experience in the oil and natural gas industry with junior, intermediate and senior producers. His areas of expertise include drilling, completions, facilities, production and exploitation engineering, as well as field production operations and surface land acquisition. Mr. Kisser was a founder and Vice President, Engineering and Operations of Stonefire Energy Corp., a public oil and natural gas company listed on TSX Venture Exchange, from July 2005 to January 2010, contributing to Stonefire’s growth to peak production of 1,400 boe per day, leading to its sale for $75 million. Prior to Stonefire, he directed his own private engineering consulting company in 2005. Previous management positions include Manager of Operations at Tempest Energy Corp. from July 2002 to January 2005 and Drilling and Completions Superintendent at Vermilion Resources Ltd. from April 1998 to June 2002, as well as senior engineering and operations positions with Norcen Energy Resources Ltd. and Wintershall Canada Ltd. Mr. Kisser holds a Bachelor of Science Degree (with Distinction) in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Alberta, and is a member of APEGGA and the SPE.

Bruce K. Shepard

Vice President, Exploitation

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Mr. Shepard has over 30 years of exploration and exploitation experience in technical and managerial roles. Mr. Shepard was a founder and Manager of Exploration of Stonefire Energy Corp., a public oil and gas company listed on TSX Venture Exchange, from November 2005 to January 2010, which grew to peak production of 1,400 boe per day and was sold for $75 million. Prior thereto, Mr. Shepard was Senior Explorationist with Tempest Energy Corp. from June 2003 to November 2005, during which time he was responsible for the exploration and development activity in the company’s Central Alberta core region. Before that he was a consultant geologist from March 1999 to May 2003. His main clients were Tom Brown Resources Ltd. and Sunfire Energy Corp. Prior to consulting, Mr. Shepard was Exploration Manager at Newquest Energy Inc. from October 1995 to February 1999. Before that Mr. Shepard worked as a geologist for various oil and gas exploration and production companies including Samedan Oil of Canada Inc., Deminex (Canada) Ltd., Consolidated Norex Resources Corp., Nugas Ltd., Maxus Energy Canada Ltd., and Pan Canadian Petroleum Co. Ltd. Mr. Shepard graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Calgary in 1979. He is an active member of the Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists and the American Association of Petroleum Geologists.

Rodney A. Keller

Project Manager

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Mr. Keller has over 40 years of experience in the oil and natural gas industry in various capacities, including project planning and management in the areas of operation, environmental impact assessment, aerial reconnaissance, surface land/public relations, surveying, construction, drilling, completion and workovers, pipelining, reclamation and instruction (teaching PITS courses on well control). Mr. Keller has been the President of Advance Energy Ltd., a private oil and natural gas consulting firm, since 1975 and was President of Advance Survey Enterprises, a private oil and natural gas consulting firm from 1970 to 1985, whose clients included numerous junior, intermediate and major national and international oil and natural gas exploration and production companies. Mr. Keller obtained a Diploma in Survey Technology from NAIT in 1969 and is a certified Airline Transport Pilot. In addition, Mr. Keller is a certified Surface Land Agent.

 

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