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MANAGEMENT

Mehran Ehsan, Chief Executive Officer & President, Director
Mr. Ehsan has over 10 years of experience in the oil and gas and private equity sectors. He has led teams in the creation of many upstream oil and gas companies with a focus on acquisitions and divestitures. Over the last nine years Mr. Ehsan has been involved as a manager in mergers, acquisitions & divestitures, financing arrangements and investment with a specialty in oil and gas opportunities. He has been directly involved and facilitated over $82 million in capital syndication and injection within various investment markets. He is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Kentucky Petroleum Operating, an operator of oil and gas assets in Kentucky and Tennessee and Permex Petroleum Operating, an operator of oil and gas assets and midstream assets in Texas, Kentucky. He is also the President and Chief Executive Officer of N.A Energy Resources Corp., the Manager of the Limited Partnership, an oil and gas investment company focused on the recovery of hydrocarbon reserves through acquisitions and project development, with a major emphasis on mature and marginal field enhancement, developmental exploitation drilling as well as midstream components. Mr. Ehsans' vast experience ranges from private to public & government based oil and gas deals; he has worked with Oil & Gas companies such as Marun Oil & Gas Production, West Texas Investment Corp and Renewable energy companies such as Excelsior, Other corporate involvements of Mr. Ehsan range from Corporate Finance at Triledor Entertainment, a motion picture production and financing firm to Darmar Industries a land based aqua culture product which Mr. Ehsan sits on an advisory basis. Mr. Ehsan comes from a background of corporate finance and business management. His academic background ranges from a spectrum of marketing management, business management, wealth management and Petroleum based curriculums and programs, and he is an MBA candidate with specialty in Finance. Mr. Ehsan has authored various articles in the oil and gas industry, with presence as a guest speaker and judge in both this industry and academia related events.

 

Barry Whelan, Chief Operating Officer/Director
Barry Whelan has more than 40 years' experience as a geologist, Initially with Gulf Oil in International Operations, then he has worked with such companies as KOS Energy Ltd., Next Millennium Commercial Corp., Opal Energy Ltd., Copper Creek Ventures Ltd., Avro Energy, Polar Resources Ltd., ProAm Exploration Corporation, Voyageur Oil and Gas Corp., Bighorn Petroleum to name a few. Mr. Whelan has represented a diverse array of energy market participants including oil, gas and other resources based companies with clients ranging from global energy concerns to start-up companies. As a Geological Consultant, Mr. Whelan has been active in natural resource and industrial development companies with natural resource holdings in oil, gas and minerals, worldwide. Responsibilities include: economic evaluations of properties; research and development of projects which have economic potential; evaluation of projects and their requirements for capital; presentations to management, financial institutions, and shareholders; economic analysis of resource properties and coordination of acquisition, development and production for resource properties; filing of V.S.E. reports, assessment reports and property evaluations for petroleum and mining companies on resource properties. Mr. Whelan received his Bachelor of Arts, Geology, from University of Western Ontario in 1961, Bachelors of Science, Honours Geology, McMaster University, 1965. He is or has been also a member of Geological Association of Canada, Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists BC, Association of Professional Engineers, Geologists and Geophysicists of Alberta, Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists, Institute of Petroleum, London.

 

Wayne Needoba, Managing Director
Mr. Needoba has over 40 years of international petroleum industry planning, engineering and team leader experience in all aspects of exploration and development, evaluation, completion and well intervention operations, onshore and offshore, environments. Mr. Needoba Joined Esso Ex (now Exxon Mobil) and worked internationally from 1974 to 1986 as a drilling and completions / well testing engineer, operations supervisor. Voluntarily separated in 1986 and founded a drilling and completions project management business in Perth, Western Australia. In 1992 he separated from the company and relocated to Bangkok Thailand, and has been a consultant on a range of oil and gas projects to present time. Mr. Needoba graduated with a diploma in Petroleum Technology from SAIT, Calgary Alberta in 1964 and worked with oil and gas production in Alberta until end of 1965. Wayne worked in Australia with oil and gas operations from 1966 to 1969 and in the Middle East as an oil well cementing and stimulation supervisor. Attended the University of Tulsa 1971 to 1973 and graduated with a BSc in Petroleum Technology at the end of 1973.

 

Dale Lee, Petroleum Engineer - Advisor
Mr. Lee has more than 25 years experience in the oil and gas sector. He is currently the President & CEO of DL Petroleum & Engineering Consulting; some of his past notable involvements and experiences include but are not limited to Petro Canada and Breaker Energy as a Reservoir Engineer, Canadian Natural Resources as an Exploitation Engineer. As a reservoir engineer, Mr. Lee has been active in natural resource and industrial development companies with natural resource holdings in oil, gas worldwide. Responsibilities include: Engineering focus to analyze partly depleted reservoirs to predict the locations of underperforming wells based on statistical analyses of hydrocarbon production. Reservoirs' wells are evaluated using spatial statistics (i.e. kriging) to locate underperforming wells or regions within reservoirs. This goal is achieved by using known (measured) petro-physical information from reservoirs' formations and coupling this data with their production history (production/injection flow and pressures). Spatial statistics including other statistical tools, such as regression analysis, are used to evaluate the reservoir's performance with respect to hydrocarbon production. In 1994 Dale earned his Professional Engineering status with The Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA).

 

Aaron Triplett, CPA (Canada)
Mr. Triplett brings to his position at Energy Resources Corporation over 10 years' of accounting experience. His relevant experience includes working for a multi-national accounting firm. Mr. Triplett earned his Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Thompson Rivers University.

 

Michael Shomali, CPA (USA)
Michael Shomali is a qualified CPA from the State of California. He has over 18 years of US tax experience. His expertise lies in a wide variety of tax services, including tax planning, business structure and cross border taxes.

Michael graduated from California State University in 1994 with a B.S. degree in accounting.