is the Chief Executive Officer of Oracle Energy and Chairman of the Board of Directors. He is a seasoned oil and gas executive with over 38 years of experience in the oil and gas industry working in various engineering and leadership roles. Mr. McKenna joined Oracle in 2014, and through his deep-rooted relationships in Texas Mr. McKenna was instrumental in acquiring Oracle's position and has been instrumental in laying out the development plan and technical strategy for Oracle's project.
Prior to joining Oracle Energy, Mr. McKenna held a number of senior leadership posts at Hess; Exploration & Production, President of Hess Australia where he was responsible for Exploration and Development of all assets in Australia. Mr. McKenna managed worldwide engineering drilling & completion operations as VP at Hess and Mobil. Mr. McKenna worked with Lewis Energy in San Antonio in a leadership role where he was charged with mapping the forward development plan for Lewis Energy's South Texas operation.
Mr. McKenna has extensive experience in production, field development and redevelopment, production enhancement and optimization in both onshore and offshore assets and has led technology organizations multiple times, and managed the Global drilling organization, including the Bakken resource play drilling team.
Mr. McKenna's major projects are Ubit redevelopment, Arun, Ceiba and the Okume Complex, Equatorial Guinea, and most recently the Jubilee and TEN projects in Ghana with Kosmos.
Mr. McKenna holds a degree in Petroleum Engineering degree (with honors) from the Montana School of Mineral Science and Technology (Montana Tech) in Butte, Montana. He is a hands on technical advocate that sets a pace for application of technology to create value for shareholders.