Management

 
David R. Nelson - President and Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Nelson has over 32 years of geological, engineering, and commercial experience in the energy industry, focusing the last 20 years on European and Central Asian oil and gas provinces. Prior to joining LNG, Mr. Nelson served as President and Chief Operating Officer for Direct Petroleum Exploration and as Business Development Engineering Manager for TransAtlantic Petroleum.

During his tenure at Direct Petroleum, Mr. Nelson was Vice President of Exploration and Production before taking on the role of President and COO. While with Direct, Mr. Nelson was responsible for operations in North America, Eastern Europe, Russia and North Africa, directing the geoscience and engineering teams team in identifying and acquiring substantial license positions in the aforementioned areas and making a significant new gas discovery in Bulgaria. With the sale of the Bulgarian assets to TransAtlantic in 2011, Mr. Nelson continued to oversee the geological and commercial operations in Bulgaria resulting in the drilling of a significant test of the unconventional potential of the country.

Prior to joining Direct in 2003, Mr. Nelson held various management and technical positions in the energy industry covering areas of frontier exploration, strategic planning, business development and investment banking. He holds a degree in Geological Engineering from Michigan Technological University and is a member of the University's Distinguished Alumni Academy.

 
Dr. Weldon Beauchamp - Vice President, Exploration

Mr. Beauchamp has over 30 years of experience in the oil and gas industry. He worked for Sun International for 10 years, as a production geologist and an exploration geologist in the U.S., North Sea/Europe, Africa, South America, and the Middle East. Additionally, he worked for ARCO as a senior geophysicist in the Middle East, Africa, and South America, most recently as the New Venture Manager for TransAtlantic Petroleum in Morocco, Turkey and Romania. Mr. Weldon received a B.A. degree in geology from New England College, a M.S. degree in Geology from Oklahoma State University, and a Ph.D. in Geophysics from Cornell University. With a strong background in structural geology, remote sensing and geophysics, he is a member of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists, certified by the State of Texas Board of Professional Geoscientists, Society of Exploration Geophysicists, American Geophysical Union, and Geological Society of America. He is an adjunct faculty member of the University of Texas at Dallas.

 
Shayne Dyrdal- Chief Financial Officer

Ms. Dyrdal is a Chartered Accountant and holds an Honours Bachelor of Science from the University of Toronto. Over the past 5 years, Ms. Dyrdal has worked in the natural resources industry as the Manager of Financial Reporting at Eastern Platinum Limited and at Deloitte in Vancouver, Canada, where she articled and obtained her Chartered Accountant designation.

 
Patrycja Kujawa - Manager, Commercialization and Business Development, Poland

Ms. Kujawa, a Natural Resource Economist, has been actively conducting economic business development and market research. She has worked with the Governments of Canada and Alberta, Leduc-Nisku Economic Development Authority, institutions of higher learning and international oilfield service companies developing expansion plans in the European market. Her recent projects involved assessing European export markets for Canadian producers, developing business opportunities for oil and gas service firms and researching commercialization options for domestic natural gas producers in Poland. She has an M. Sc. from the University of Alberta and a B. Honours from the University of Saskatchewan.

 
David Cohen - Director

Mr. Cohen has over 25 years experience in executive, senior operating, project development and commercial positions with major global resource and construction companies in the mining, petroleum and construction sectors. He was the Co-Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Gold Wheaton Gold Corp from July 2008 until March 2011 when Gold Wheaton was acquired by Franco-Nevada for $1 billion and prior to that, from August 2002 to October 2007, he was Co-Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer of Northern Orion Resources Inc. which was subsequently acquired by Yamana for $1.5 Billion. He is a co-founder and Chairman of Eastern Platinum Ltd, one of the larger global platinum producers and a director of a number of other public and private companies.

 
Paul Larkin -- Director

Mr. Larkin brings in excess of 34 years of experience in corporate finance and capital markets to the Company. Mr. Larkin is currently President of New Dawn Holdings Ltd., an independent consulting firm providing administration and financial advisory services to a number of private and public companies. He is a founding Director and member of the audit committee of US Geothermal Inc., President, Director and CEO of Tyner Resources Ltd (TSX.V: TIP) Director and Chief Financial Officer of Kenai Resources Ltd. (TSX.V: KAI) and a Director and member of the audit committee of Condor Resources Ltd.

 
Richard Green -- Director

Mr. Green graduated from Kansas State University in geology in 1973 and began his career with Shell Oil Company. He was a geologist with DeGolyer and MacNaughton from 1978-80 and from 1980 to 1986 worked for several independent oil companies prior to co-founding his own exploration and production firm. Richard was the Vice President- Geology for Netherland, Sewell Associates from 1994 to 1996 prior to co-founding LaRoche Petroleum Consultants where he served as Senior Vice President and Founding Partner until 2006. Mr Green currently is the President and CEO of Saxon Oil Company in Dallas. Mr. Green has extensive worldwide experience in geology, log anaylsis and petroleum engineering. He is a member of numerous professional societies and is an AAPG Certified Petroleum Geologist and Registered Geoscientist -Kansas and Texas.