Marshall Abbott

Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Abbott is a highly accomplished oil & gas executive, having successfully built and sold several companies throughout his 37-year career in the industry. Most recently, Mr. Abbott was the CEO & Chairman of Rampart Oil Inc., a company he co-founded and built to 3,500 bbls/d of production.

Previously, Mr. Abbott was the CEO & Chairman of Bernum Petroleum Inc., a company he co-founded and built to 3,000 bbls/d of production until its sale to Caltex Resources Ltd. Mr. Abbott has also been the Co-Founder, CEO & Chairman of numerous other oil & gas companies in Canada and internationally, including Sabretooth Energy Inc. (sold to Cequence Energy Ltd.), Cougar Hydrocarbons Ltd. (sold to Starpoint Energy), and Equatorial Energy Ltd. (sold to Resolute Energy Corp.).

Mr. Abbott has also held senior management roles with Stampeder Exploration Ltd., Morrison Petroleums Ltd., and Texaco Canada Resources Ltd. He is a past director of Voyager Energy Inc. and Iron Bridge Resources Inc, both of which were sold following significant growth through successful exploration. Mr. Abbott holds a B.Sc. degree (Honours Geology) from the University of Alberta.

Joe McFarlane

Chief Financial Officer

Mr. McFarlane is a highly accomplished oil & gas finance executive, having helped to successfully build and sell several companies throughout his 27-year professional career. He has both domestic Canadian as well as international experience.

Most recently, Mr. McFarlane was the CFO of Rampart Oil Inc., a company he co-founded and helped build to 3,500 bbls/d of production. Previously, Mr. McFarlane was the CFO of Bernum Petroleum Inc., a company he co-founded and helped build to 3,000 bbls/d of production until its sale to Caltex Resources Ltd. Mr. McFarlane was also the Co-Founder and CFO of Sabretooth Energy Inc. (sold to Cequence Energy Ltd.).

Mr. McFarlane previously held various senior finance roles with NAV Energy Trust, EnCana Corporation (now Ovintiv Inc.) and its predecessor, PanCanadian Energy Corp., among others. Mr. McFarlane began his career in the Audit & Advisory Services Group of Ernst & Young LLP. Mr. McFarlane holds a B.Comm. degree from the University of Calgary. He is a registered CPA and CA.

Bob Petryk

Manager of Operations

Bob Petryk is a professional engineer with over 40 years of technical, operational and managerial experience in the oil and gas industry in Canada and abroad.  He previously held senior management / executive positions in the upstream E&P sector, as well as in the oilfield service sector.  Bob holds a Bachelor of Science in Mineral Engineering, Petroleum Specialization from the University of Alberta (1977) and an active member of APEGA.

Phil Miller

SVP Exploration

Phil Miller is a geoscientist with over 35 years of experience managing exploration and development projects throughout Africa, the Middle East, North Sea and Latin America. Previously, Mr. Miller has held senior management roles with Pan African Oil, Nexen and Home Oil International.

Max Satel

EVP Corporate Development & Investor Relations

Mr. Satel is a business leader with over 16 years’ experience catalyzing results in demanding, highly-competitive environments, with a reputation for sourcing, interpreting and implementing data- and analysis-driven solutions that position corporate clients for turnaround, growth and out-performance.

Mr. Satel is a Co-founder of Bordeaux Capital Inc., a Toronto-based mergers & acquisitions advisory firm focused on companies in the natural resources sector.

Prior to Bordeaux Capital, he was a Director, Corporate Finance at Mackie Research Capital Corp., an investment banking and securities brokerage services firm, where he was Involved in 120+ transactions from April 2005 – September 2015.

Mr. Satel holds a B. Comm. degree from the University of Toronto.