838 West Hasting Street
Vancouver, BC V6C 0A6
Turan Gunes Bulvari, Park Oran Ofis Plaza,
180-y, Daire:54, Kat:16, 06450,
Oran, Cankaya, Ankara, Turkey
Dr. Halleran has served as a director of the Company since October 4, 2011.
He has a Ph.D. in Geology from the University of Calgary, and has 38 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, Turkey, Pakistan, Peru, Tunisia, Trinidad Tobago, Argentina, Ecuador and Guyana. Dr. Halleran’s has worked for Petro-Canada, Chevron, Rally Energy, Canacol Energy, United Hunter Oil and Gas 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.
Mr. Thompson has thirty (30) years of financial experience in the oil and gas industry.
He 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 oil and 2 TCF gas. He also negotiated the farm-out of a number of company assets. He is 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).
Mr. Yildirum has over the past 20 years had hands on experience in drilling.
Mr. 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. He has spent most of career with this company and its predecessor companies: 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.
Mrs. Karalli began her career in Deloitte as tax compliance auditor where she was also audit senior and supervisor between 1998 and 2004.
She joined Toreador in 2004 as Accounting Manager and Financial Controller, before becoming the Finance Director of Tiway Oil in 2010. Mrs. Karalli has a Bachelor of Economics degree from Bilkent University and has been a Chartered Public Accountant in Turkey since 2002.
Dr. Wood has over 45 years’ experience in the upstream oil and gas industry.
Dr. Wood has over 45 years’ experience in the upstream oil and gas industry, having spent the core of his career with Shell Canada and Marathon International Oil Company. With Marathon he directed asset evaluations across Southeast Asia and the Afro/Arabian regions, and drilling campaigns in Egypt and Syria for over 16 years. In 1998 he founded PetroQuest International SA a private exploration and advisory firm which he led to new exploration fairways in Tanzania, Syria and Egypt through the application of his research in reservoir formation. Since 2008, his experience has also included senior advisory positions with companies such as Dana Gas, NPC (Egypt), Sea Dragon (Egypt), and Maurel et Prom (Tanzania), among others, in establishing new offices, reviewing and recommending new opportunities, preparing contracts and managing geological and geophysical programs. Dr. Wood holds a D. Phil from Oxford University and is a member of the Geological Society of London, The Petroleum Exploration Society of Great Britain, and the American Association of Petroleum Geologists.
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