Management Team

Oracle's management team have successful track records based on leadership skills, technical expertise, and business and financing acumen. Oracle people's technical expertise includes; geoscience, reservoir engineering, facilities engineering, drilling and completions and operation best practices.

The management team has an average experience level of over 35 years, including overseeing operations in unconventional horizontal drilling plays with broad experience in the United States and specifically Texas.
Chairman and CEO
Darrell McKenna 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.
Sr. Vice President Operations
Reese R Mitchell is responsible for engineering, drilling and operations. Mr. Mitchell has 37 years of operational, technical, and management experience in the US and International onshore and offshore. He has held senior leadership roles overseeing unconventional drilling, completion, production & associated disciplines. From 2012 thru 2017 he served as the Senior VP of Operations for Vitruvian II, a large private equity backed SCOOP mid-con operator. In this position Mr. Mitchell, managed all aspects of drilling and completion activities including running 4 rigs for a three-year period, drilling 48 horizontal wells and growing production to over 30,000 barrels per day.

Mr. Mitchell earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Natural Gas Engineering from Texas A&I University
Senior Advisor
Art Green is the Senior Advisor for Oracle Energy and a member of the Board of Directors. He is a seasoned oil and gas executive with over 40 years of experience in the industry in technical and leadership roles. Mr. Green has been with Oracle since 2008 and has recently been heavily involved in the development of the Texas opportunity.

Mr. Green's work history includes senior leadership responsibilities; as VP of Producing and Director for Mobil Oil Canada, President and General Manager for Mobil Equatorial Guinea, and Country Manager for Hess in Russia. He has extensive experience in facility engineering, project management, production management, development planning and implementation, P&L responsibility, and organizational change.

Mr. Green's major projects include organizational change leadership at Mobil Canada, development of Mobil's Zafiro Field in Equatorial Guinea including PSC negotiation, and implementation of Hess's JV in Russia.

Mr. Green holds a Mechanical Engineering degree from the University of Saskatchewan. He is a hands-on Manager with; technical, leadership, financial, and commercial skills.
Interim Chief Financial Officer
Mark Forster is Interim 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.
Founder and Capital Markets Strategist
Nasim Tyab is the Founder and Capital Markets Strategies for Oracle Energy Corp. Mr. Tyab is a businessman with a background in management, corporate development and public company finance. He has over 25 years of experience with public companies and has served as a director and senior officer of a number of public companies, principally in the minerals and energy sectors.

He has been the President of Oracle Energy Corp. since 2000 and was the President of Senco Sensors Inc from 1995 to 2001. Mr. Tyab was a co-founder and director of Mohave Exploration and Production Inc. from November 2006 to August 2010, an oil and gas company which had amalgamated with Porto Energy Corp raising $100 million.

Mr. Tyab received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Simon Fraser University in 1995.

Oracle has additional highly qualified people who will formally be joining the organization as funding plans are implemented.
Key Facts for Oracle's Acreage Development
  • Low risk developmental opportunities with exceptional risk adjusted returns, high working interest, Oracle operated assets
  • Targeting the highly productive Eagle Ford Formation
  • Stacked pay with five producing horizons including and Austin Chalk
  • Drilling and completion technology application to yield EURs exceeding 700,000 barrels of oil per well