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Paul Starnino - President, Chief Executive Officer & Director

    Paul Starnino has been involved in the oil and natural gas business for over 30 years, from a junior explorationist to a high energy, entrepreneurial leader with a highly respected track record for creating shareholder value. He was previously President/CEO of Momentus Energy Corp. Prior thereto he was President/CEO of E3 Energy and E4 Energy, as well as VP Exploration for both Crown Joule Exploration and Ravenwood Energy. He has founded and been directly involved in growing companies from 0 -- 3,500 boe/d and involved as a Director from companies that have grown from 0 - 45,000 boe/d. Mr. Starnino has held Director positions with Starpoint Energy Trust, TriStar Oil & Gas Ltd. and Twin Butte Energy Ltd. He holds an Honors Degree in Physics from the University of Waterloo.

Roger Bethell - Director

    Mr. Bethell is a consulting geologist with over 40 years of experience in Alberta and Saskatchewan, including with VP Exploration of Rocor Resources Inc Mr. Bethell has also worked as a geological consultant on a number of international projects which include offshore Vietnam, Kazakhstan, the Delta Project in Nigeria.

Michael Black - Director

    Mr. Black is the senior energy partner, based in Calgary, in the office of the international law firm of Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP. He has extensive oil and gas experience, both domestically and internationally, in the upstream, midstream and downstream sectors. He has provided lead counsel advice to numerous domestic and international companies. Mr. Black is an experienced director on several energy companies, including public TSX companies. In 2007, he received his ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors.

Gabe Ollivier - Director

    Mr. Ollivier brings a wealth of expertise to the Company's board of directors in the areas of economics, finance, and strategic planning. He is currently the President and Chief Executive Officer of Equus Energy Advisors Inc., an energy consulting practice based in Calgary, Alberta. He is also the former President and Chief Executive Officer of UNX Energy Corp., which was sold in 2011. Prior to these roles, he spent nine years in the Canadian brokerage industry, most recently as a Managing Partner and Institutional Equity Salesman at Paradigm Capital Inc., and also as a Partner and Institutional Equity Salesman at Cormark Securities Inc. Mr. Ollivier's primary focus at these dealers was on the development and growth of their presence in the energy and energy services business. Mr. Ollivier started his career 23 years ago in Calgary's energy industry in various intermediate and ultimately senior economic, planning, and financial roles with Canadian Hunter Exploration Ltd., Crestar Energy Inc., and Murphy Oil Company Ltd. He holds a Masters degree in Economics and a Bachelor of Commerce degree, both from The University of Calgary, and is also a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and a Certified Management Accountant (CMA). Mr. Ollivier joins the Company as an Independent Director.

Jamie Carlson - Director

    Mr. Carlson has over 20 years of broad-based oil and gas development, operations and management expertise. Mr. Carlson's experience includes production engineering and operations, business development, project management and asset evaluation. Mr. Carlson has played a key role in developing several assets from inception to later stage development with resulting values of several million to over a billion dollars. Mr. Carlson is a professional engineer and is a member of the Association of Professional Engineers & Geoscientists of Alberta, the Society of Petroleum Engineers, the Canadian Heavy Oil Association, the Canadian Society of Unconventional Resources and Cogen Canada.