Robert B Price
Robert B. Price is a successful oil and gas executive who has worked on oil & gas projects in North America and Eastern Europe. Mr. Price’s joint venture relationships with oil and gas service companies and exploration companies will establish the Company with a broad range of contacts including: experts; managers; entrepreneurs; and opinion-formers in the natural resources sector. Mr. Price will also liaise with members of the United Kingdom investment banking community, upon whom he can call to achieve the Company’s aims in securing farm-outs from independent and major oil & gas companies to establish holdings of significant acreage on behalf of Highland.
Mr. Price, originally from Colorado, immersed himself in Oklahoma’s dynamic energy sector after receiving his Juris Doctorate Degree from the University of Tulsa. Immediately after law school he was named Vice President, Trust Officer and Oil and Gas Trust Energy Department Manager of the First National Bank and Trust Company, now JP Morgan Chase Bank. He later formed Brooks Energy Company, which was active in both oil and natural gas exploration and production in the Mid-Continent and Rocky Mountain regions. He also purchased a distributed electric generation business from Tulsa-based Williams Companies, and owned S&R Equipment, a natural gas compressor manufacturing company and rental business. A founder and Chairman of Zeledyne, Mr. Price purchased Ford Motor Company’s Glass division with plants in Tulsa, Nashville and Juarez, Mexico employing more than 1,200 people. Recently, President and Chairman, Mr. Price led Palomar Natural Resources’ (Palomar) rapid growth in developing oil fields in the US Denver-Julesburg Basin and its drilling program in the US San Juan Basin. With over 1,000,000 acres in Poland, Palomar is currently drilling natural gas prospects in the Permian Basin. During his period in office, Mr. Price was instrumental in raising US$50,000,000 on behalf of Palomar. Mr. Price has also served on the advisory board of San Leon Energy plc, based in London, United Kingdom.
Board: FD & Company Secretary
Melvyn Davies has over 30 years’ experience advising and assisting both large and small businesses across a wide range of industry sectors. Mr Davies founded his own Chartered Accountancy practice, Melvyn Davies & Co., specialising in audit, primarily of regulated entities, and advice to owner managed businesses.
Mr Davies was Finance Director and Company Secretary of the Silence Therapeutics group (formerly Stanford Rook) from 1996 to 2010. He played a critical role in all aspects of the Group’s acquisitions policy along with day to day operational and financial issues. Mr. Davies was influential in listing the Group on AIM and later on the main board of the London Stock Exchange. During that time he was also instrumental in the group’s expansion into Germany and the USA.
Mr. Davies is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, has an Honours degree in Mathematics and Management Studies.
Leadership Team: Vice President of Land
A third generation Landman, Eric continues the legacy of his father and his grandfather who began his career in the Williston Basin in the 1950’s. For several years, Eric worked in the field as an independent Landman, negotiating oil & gas contracts in many of the ground breaking exploration and development plays in the Rocky Mountain Region. In 2011 he became a member of the Executive Management Team for a major oil & gas land company to lead new business development, foster client relationships, and manage the company’s leasing projects and field crews. In 2015 Eric began consulting on land projects with Highlands Natural Resources, and later that year joined the Company as Vice President of Land. At Highlands Eric oversees all matters relating to land including negotiations, contracts, title, leasing and GIS work.
Paul is an oil and gas producer and co-founder of an AIM listed iodine producer, Iofina. Paul owns interests in over one hundred producing oil and gas wells which he has developed or from properties he acquired and were subsequently acquired by larger firms including Andarko, EnCana, Noble, Bill Barrett Corporation and others. This production is in Colorado, North Dakota and Oklahoma. Paul has made three new discoveries which were acquired by large companies including Enron and others. He is a self-educated geologist and is a well-respected developer of new concepts in exploration for oil, gas, iodine and other commodities. Paul works for Mendell Energy; a Denver based independent oil and gas producer.
VP of Engineering
Before joining Highlands, Brian Weaver worked for Liberty Oilfield Services starting in early in 2012 as the company’s first Sales Manager. He later became Liberty’s Director of Demand Management where he worked with Supply Chain, Operations, Sales and Finance groups to make insure all groups were coordinated with current field operations. He also built a weekly forecast to predict material demand, revenue and margins for upcoming work.
He started in the oil and gas industry as a well stimulation field engineer with Schlumberger in Grand Junction, CO., and has worked in the Piceance, Uinta, Green River and Paradox basins. After Schlumberger, Mr. Weaver joined Pinnacle Technologies as a project manager for fracture diagnostics. With Pinnacle, he managed microseismic and microdeformation (surface tilt meter) mapping projects in nearly every basin in the Rockies as well as projects in Texas, Pennsylvania and Alberta, Canada. In 2011 he worked in Australia for Pinnacle (then apart of Halliburton) as the only in-country Project Manager and Account Representative.
Mr. Weaver earned his Mechanical Engineering degree from Colorado State University and currently Mr. Weaver has started the Executive MBA program at the University of Denver.
Asia Investor Relations
David Choi has more than 25+ years of banking and finance trading/structuring experiences and executive roles in NY and across Asia in the areas of Fixed Income, Currency and Commodity Trading and Portfolio Management. He was a Corporate Vice President of Risk Management and Strategy, in charge of crude inventory and product crack risk in GS Caltex in Seoul.
He developed good professional relationships with Asian institutional investors during his stint in the region, which helps to introduce HNR and facilitate necessary financing if opportunity arises.
Mr. Choi graduated from Columbia University in the City of New York with a BS in Operations Research and an MA in Statistics and Finance.
Helium Argon Processing Consultant
Mr. Rhodes has over sixteen years of experience in various management and engineering roles including mechanical design, hydraulic system design, dynamic system modeling and controls, active heave compensation, process design, and project management. His current duties include quotation preparation and design of gas treating systems including amine plants, membrane plants, catalytic oxygen removal systems, TEG dehydration plants, mole sieve dehydration plants, project management, engineering supervision, and business management. Mr. Rhodes has completed approximately 100 different gas treating and process heating projects ranging in costs from $1 million to $22 million in his career. Prior to his entrance into the natural gas treating and process heating business, Mr. Rhodes developed several systems used in the offshore industry. The projects included ROV launch and recovery systems, marine cranes and winches, active heave compensation for ROV operations, and active heave compensation for two wireline systems for the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program. Mr. Rhodes received his BS and MS in Mechanical Engineering from Texas A&M University. He was a lecturer at Texas A&M for three years, teaching dynamic systems and controls courses to undergraduate students. During this time, he received the Association of Former Students Distinguished Graduate Assistant Teaching Award.
Baran Yildiran is an Operations Research Analyst who researches, formulates and applies mathematical models to Highlands’ operations. After finishing high school in his home country Turkey, Baran has attended Colorado College where he majored in mathematical economics. Following graduating from Colorado College in 2017, he began working with Highlands, assisting the management team with decision making through data analysis and modeling.
Previously, Baran has served as the President of Colorado Investment Club overseeing a team of other students who managed a portion school’s assets. He has also had experience with small innovative companies and venture capital.
Ms. Deng is a geologist with over 2 years of experience in the oil and gas industry. Her first on-site geological experience began in a carbon capture and storage pilot drilling project in Central Taiwan during college. Ms. Deng finished her BS degree in Geoscience at National Taiwan University in 3 and a half years and has earned a master’s degree in Geology at Brigham Young University. During the graduate program, she worked for CPC Cooperation, the biggest O&G company in Taiwan, in charge of non-conventional optimization of an old, mature gas field, for reservoir property, production analysis, and numerical modeling. She also worked with Highlands focusing on Eagle Ford Shale and Austin Chalk unconventional plays. After graduating, Ms. Deng joined the Company and started helping analyze and evaluate assets for acquisition and developing geological prospects in the DJ basin, Williston basin, western Kansas, and all other HNR interested areas.
European Investor Relations
Eric Boyle has over 30 years’ experience in stockbroking, fund management and investment banking. Prior to joining Highlands Natural Resources plc on a formal basis in 2017, Eric was a partner of Smith &Williamson Investment Management LLP. During his career, Eric co-founded two London-listed companies, SR Pharma plc, where he was Chairman until 2004, and Highlands Natural Resources plc in 2015. With the experience gained in studying a diversity of stock markets he has held directorships in three London-listed closed-end funds, including Atlantis Japan Growth Fund Limited where he was a director from 2000-2016. During his career he has raised new capital for several groups launching in both developed and emerging markets.
Randy Natvig has 24 years’ experience of creating value in the oil and gas business at the forefront of changing innovations; most recently with Laramie Energy. He has expertise in acquisition evaluation and asset development. Mr Natvig has managed multi-rig drilling programs in major Rockies basins and improved Estimated Ultimate Recoveries (EURs) and Internal Rates of Return (IRRs) through optimising completions and infrastructure. He previously spent 14 years with Halliburton managing and designing hydraulic fracturing (fracking) techniques and improving drilling practices.
Mr. Mullen is President and founder Stimulation Petrophysics Consulting, an Independent consultant performing petrophysical evaluations in United States, Australia, United Kingdom, and South America. He spent 25 years at Halliburton developing analytical tools for conventional and unconventional reservoir treatments. He developed software models for Halliburton to evaluate Tide Sands, Shale Oil/Gas and Coalbed Methane. Mr. Mullenled a team of geoscientists to explore for shale gas/oil in France, Germany, Poland, and Spain. He has 38 years of wireline logging and formation evaluation experience and has worked extensively with government officials while CEO at Realm International, now part of San Leon Energy plc.
Mr. Reinoehl brings 40 years of experience from Air Products & Chemicals, Inc., where he was responsible for the worldwide helium and hydrogen product lines and the development of new sources of these gasses. Specifically, Mr. Reinoehl negotiated all crude and refined helium supply contracts for Air Products and also developed the first liquid helium supply in Algeria from LNG tail gasses. Mr. Reinoehl is also the Owner and Principal of RMW Solutions, a consulting firm serving industrial gas companies, governments and research users of industrial gasses. Mr. Reinoehloffers to Highlands an extensive knowledge of helium gas markets and contract negotiation as well as an extensive network of helium industry participants.