Management

Darrell McKenna

Executive Chairman
Darrell McKenna is Executive Chairman and joined the company in 2014. Mr. McKenna has 37 years of energy and leadership experience, and is the former Chief Operating Officer of Kosmos Energy. His prior experience also includes senior executive positions with Hess Corporation and Mobil Oil Corporation in the U.S., Canada, Australia, and Africa. Mr. McKenna earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Petroleum Engineering from the Montana School of Minerals Science and Technology.

Peter Francis

CEO
Peter Francis is Chief Executive Officer and joined the company in 2013. Mr. Francis has 35 years of experience in the oil and gas industry in executive treasury and government relations positions with ExxonMobil and Royal Dutch Shell in the U.S., Europe and Africa. He is a Board Member of Africare, the largest Africa/US Development organization, and is a Fellow and Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute in London. Mr. Francis was educated at Croydon College, Surrey and the City University Business School London.

Art Green

President
Art Green is President and joined the company in 2008. Mr. Green has 45 years of experience including technical, management and executive positions with Hess Corporation and ExxonMobil where he was President and General Manager for Mobil in Equatorial Guinea. He earned a Mechanical Engineering degree from the University of Saskatchewan.

Mark Forster

Chief Financial Officer
Mark Forster is Chief Financial Officer and joined the company in 2006. Mr. Forster has 30 years of experience in financial and management accounting for banking, manufacturing, oil and gas, and mining companies. His prior CFO experience includes Teletouch Services and MYM Nutraceuticals. Mr. Forster was also a manager at BearingPoint (KPMG). He is a Chartered Public Accountant (CPA, CGA) registered in British Columbia and studied Accounting at the University of British Columbia and British Columbia Institute of Technology.

Nasim Tyab

Founder
Nasim Tyab is the Founder of Oracle Energy Corp. Mr. Tyab is an entrepreneur and financier with 15 years of experience in the Canadian capital markets. From 2006-2010, he was a co-founder and director of Mohave Exploration & Production Inc., an oil & gas company which amalgamated with Porto Energy Corp. raising $100 million. Mr. Tyab holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Simon Fraser University.

Des Norris

Vice President
Des Norris is Vice President, Geosciences and joined the company in 2011. Mr. Norris has over 30 years of experience, including Vice President of Exploration Technology at Talisman Energy where he spent time in Canada, Indonesia, Algeria, and Trinidad & Tobago. He was previously with Occidental Petroleum and others in Australia, New Zealand, UK, and Oman. Mr. Norris holds an M.Sc. in Geophysics from the University of Papua New Guinea and a M.A. in Physics from Oxford University.

Martin Yeo

Vice President, Planning
Martin Yeo is Vice President, Planning and joined the company in 2012. He has 27 years of experience with ExxonMobil, including executive financial positions in the United States, Canada, Indonesia, Turkey, Equatorial Guinea, and Nigeria. Mr. Yeo studied Finance at City of London College.