David Johnson, President, Director
David Johnson has served as the company’s president since 2008 during which time the company disposed its North American assets to focus on unconventional gas in Europe. Mr. Johnson has overseen several of Park Place’s exploration and development projects in the past, including the 8 mile interests in northern BC, its Tennessee and Alberta claims.
Dr. Art Halleran – Director
Dr. Halleran is a geologist obtaining his Ph.D. from the University of Calgary, who has 31 years of international petroleum exploration experience. International experience includes countries such as Canada, Colombia, Egypt, India, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Suriname, Chile, Brazil, Pakistan, Peru, Tunisia, Trinidad Tobago, Argentina, Ecuador and Guyana. Dr. Halleran’s experience includes work with Petro-Canada, Chevron, Rally Energy and Canacol Energy.
In 2007, Dr. Halleran founded Canacol Energy Ltd., a company with petroleum and natural gas exploration and development activities in Colombia, Brazil and Guyana, where he served as vice president of exploration. Canacol Energy was credited in the largest oil discovery in Colombia over the last fifteen years. Previously Dr. Halleran was a consulting geologist for Rally Energy Corp. (Egypt) which discovered prolific reservoirs in Egypt. Dr. Halleran currently serves as chief executive officer of United Hunter Oil and Gas Corp., a company with oil interests in California, USA.
Dr. Halleran was appointed as a director of Park Place Petroleum to provide technical expertise and oversight to the Dobroudja Basin gas project in Bulgaria. We consider his education and technical experience in the energy sector will be valuable to our company.
Parvez Tyab – Director
Parvez Tyab has over 20 years’ experience as a financier and corporate executive, having served as an officer and director of a number of public and private companies. Mr. Tyab has been involved in the acquisition and development of oil and gas properties and natural resource projects in Canada, the US as well as internationally with an emphasis on Africa. In 2006 he co-founded and served as Executive Vice President of a company developing oil and gas in Egypt. More recently Mr. Tyab was involved in the acquisition of, and initial $165 Million private placement financing for, an oil and gas project in the Republic of Chad. Mr. Tyab currently serves as director of a significant potash project in the Republic of Congo. In 2009, Mr. Tyab co-founded Griffiths Energy International Inc. and served as that company’s corporate secretary and director until July 2011.