Douglas K. Childs

Chief Executive Officer

Douglas K. Childs has been involved in international exploration and development throughout the world since 1978, predominantly in Latin America. Mr. Childs helped discover and develop the Opon Anticline in Colombia. In partnership with Amoco, the $500 million integrated Opon Field development included world records for drilling in high-pressure environments, ultra-high pressure facilities, 100 kilometer dual phase pipeline and a 250 megawatt independent power project. Prior to Opon, Mr. Childs was one of the early explorers of the Llanos Basin in Colombia, owning three licenses and establishing partnerships with Exxon, Elf Aquitaine and Occidental Petroleum among others. Mr. Childs and his companies operated in Colombia continuously for over twenty years without a single terrorist incident. In addition to Colombia, Messrs. Childs and Brownlie qualified and participated in major bid rounds in Venezuela, Argentina, Brazil and the United Kingdom. Mr. Childs also has an extensive track record in the United States. In partnership with Mr. Brownlie, Mr. Childs consummated several major acquisitions and developed numerous projects across a variety of geologic regions including the Eagle Ford shale in Texas, the Codell and Niobrara shales in Colorado and the Bakken shale in North Dakota. Mr. Childs holds a B.A. in Geology from the University of Colorado, Boulder.