We are an international oil and gas producer focusing on the exploration, production, and distribution of oil and natural gas in Turkiye and Europe. We use cutting-edge technology and innovative practices while maintaining a commitment to sustainable and responsible operations.
Our experienced team of professionals is committed to delivering results for our stakeholders through a combination of technical expertise and a commitment to best practices in the industry. Whether through the development of new projects or the optimization of existing assets, we are constantly seeking new and innovative ways to drive growth and value for our stakeholders.
Dr. Arthur Halleran
CEO & Director
Dr. Arthur Halleran has served as a director of Trillion Energy since October 4, 2011. He has a Ph.D. in Geology from the University of Calgary and 40 years of petroleum exploration and development experience. His international experience includes countries such as Canada, Colombia, Egypt, India, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Suriname, Chile, Brazil, Bulgaria, Turkiye, Pakistan, Peru, Tunisia, Trinidad Tobago, Argentina, Ecuador and Guyana. Dr. Halleran has worked for Petro-Canada, Chevron, Rally Energy, Canacol Energy and United Hydrocarbon International Corp. In 2007, Dr. Halleran founded Canacol Energy Ltd., a company with petroleum and natural gas exploration and development activities in Colombia, Brazil and Guyana which made a billion-dollar natural gas discovery in Colombia.
Director, Audit Committee Chair
David Thompson successfully founded an oil trading company in Bermuda with offices in the U.S. and Europe (Geneva, Moscow and Amsterdam). He was responsible for the company’s production operations in Turkmenistan and successfully raised over $100 million in equity. Was responsible for the company’s production from the Lhamov and Zhdanoy oil fields (offshore Caspian Sea – part of Turkmenistan project) which discovered producing reserves of 365m barrels of oil and 2 TCF gas. He also negotiated the farm-out of a number of company assets. He is the Managing Director of AMS Limited, a Bermuda-based Management Company. He has served as Founder, President and CEO of Sea Dragon Energy Inc. (TSX:V), CFO of Aurado Energy, CFO of Forum Energy Corporation (OTC), Financial Director of Forum Energy Plc (AIM) and SVP at Larmag Group of Companies. Mr. Thompson is a Certified Management Accountant (1998).
Director & General Manager
Kubilay Yildirim has, over the past 20 years, had hands-on experience in drilling, production, seismic acquisition, and logistics for both onshore and offshore projects in Turkey. Kubilay has spent most of his career with this company and its predecessor: Madison, Toreador and Tiway. He has also been involved in sales and divestitures of assets and has taken on significantly more managerial positions until being promoted to General Manager in 2009. Mr. Yildirim has a degree in Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering from Middle East Technical University and an MBA from Bilgi University in Istanbul.
CFO & Finance Director
Ozge Karalli joined Toreador in 2004 as Accounting Manager and Financial Controller before becoming the Finance Director of Tiway Oil in 2010. Karalli has a Bachelor of Economics degree from Bilkent University and has been a Chartered Public Accountant in Turkey since 2002.
Mr. Park is a renowned energy lawyer with a particular focus on upstream oil and gas transactions. He has worked on energy projects in more than fifty countries, including Turkey. He has advised international energy companies, including oil and gas explorers, producers, marketers, pipeline companies, state oil companies, governments, banks and multilateral agencies such as the World Bank. Mr. Park was formerly CEO and then Chairman of ReconAfrica exploring for oil & gas in Namibia and Botswana. During this period ReconAfrica was twice named to the TSX Venture 50 and was the top performing 2021 TSX Venture 50 company from the energy sector. Mr. Park is currently Executive Chairman of MCF Energy Ltd. exploring for gas in Europe.
Sean Stofer has over 20 years of renewable energy experience. Mr. Stofer is a graduate of the University of British Columbia in Engineering and is a registered Engineer in California. He is a founder of several successful renewable energy companies including for the Arctic's largest solar array; 250 MW of solar in the USA; 200+MW of wind projects and over 300MW of hydroelectric projects. He is COO of Green Data Center Real Estate, which uses renewable energy to power data centers. Sean is leading a project of over 500 MW using wind, solar and hydropower. Sean has worked closely with Government to guide policy and has consulted to a wide range of companies. Sean was awarded the Top 40 Under 40 in Vancouver, Canada for his business achievements.
Mr. Al Thorsen is leading the production enhancement initiatives and is responsible for the production operations of the SASB gas field as well as future drilling activities in Turkey and abroad. Highlights of his career include Valeura Energy Inc. as operations manager in Turkey; Journey Energy, leading a production team; he has also held positions with Rio Alto Exploration, as country manager and production manager, Zargon Oil and Gas as VP of Operations, Orleans Energy as VP of Operations, and Central Petroleum as COO. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering and graduated in 1986 from Montana College of Mineral Science & Technology, Butte, Montana