Chief Executive Officer
30+ years of professional and executive oil & gas experience both national and international including: Lower 48, Alaska, Colombia, Egypt, UK, Russia and Deep Water Gulf of Mexico.
Previous Professional experience: Exxon, SOHIO, BP, Apache.
Former Region Operations Manager in Egypt for Apache, operating over 350 MBOED production.
At BP, VP Petroleum Engineering responsible for 500 Petroleum Engineers globally.
Proven track record leading both technical and operational organizations to excellence.
Professional & Leadership roles include: Regional Operations Manager; Engineering VP & Director Petroleum Engineering; Deputy Director; Field Superintendent; Field Manager.
Member of the National Society of Professional Engineers.
Chief Financial Officer
Co-Founder of Great Bear Petroleum.
Former Investment Banker in Merrill Lynch’s Energy & Power Group; based in New York, London and Singapore.
Founder of Equatorial Partners, providing financial and strategic advice to oil & gas entities, including mergers, acquisitions and divestitures, corporate and asset valuation, capital raising and investor relations.
Former strategic advisor to several Asian Governments.
Ryan is a Licensed International Financial Analyst, a Chartered Financial Analyst, and graduated first in class in law and accounting from Queen’s University Belfast. He also attended Stanford Graduate School of Business, Wharton Business School and Bellarmine University.
Chief Commercial Officer
Former Alaska State Commissioner of Revenue, with responsibilities covering the State’s oil and gas production tax, income tax, and property tax systems.
Former Petroleum Land Manager for the Alaska Department of Natural Resources, overseeing the state’s oil and gas leasing and permitting program.
Former Director of the Division of Governmental Coordination, facilitating and coordinating state permitting activities in the coastal zone.
Formerly a Partner at global law firm, K&L Gates.
Chief Operations Officer
40 years’ experience in drilling and production operations in in the Gulf Coast area, Offshore Gulf of Mexico, Rocky Mountains, Anadarko Basin, Mid-Continent, New Zealand, and Colombia, South America.
Previous professional experience at Energy Corporation of America, BP, PG&E Resources, TexCon O&G Company and Robinson Brothers Production Company.
Drilling and production operations experience includes: shallow, normal pressurized wells to deep, geo-pressured wells; includes full well design, mud programs, directional plots, bit selection, rig selection, well control, on-site supervision.
Production engineering experience includes: completion design, artificial lift design, well testing, gravel packing, acid and fracture stimulation, and field supervision.
35 years’ experience in onshore/offshore operation, full field development, exploration, new ventures/new technology expertise in domestic and international petroleum industry.
Responsible for discoveries totaling over 5 billion barrels of oil equivalent.
Leadership positions with Fortune 500 and small independent companies.
Exploration / development / reservoir characterization studies of unconventional reserves in Bakken, Eagle Ford, Haynesville, Barnett Shale, and multiple basins around the world in Turkey, Romania, Bulgaria, and Indonesia.