Management

Avanti Exploration, LLC

John F. McIntyre, Managing Partner

Mr. McIntyre has over 40 years of experience in the Oil and Gas industry. He has vast worldwide exploration and development exposure, including offshore GOM. He is the former president of Maxus Indonesia which was a 100,00+ bopd operation. He has also served as an executive with YPF and a senior vice president with Forest Oil International with a 100+ mm annual budget.

James (Bud) Knell, Managing Partner

Mr. Knell has over 44 years of experience as a well rounded engineer with drilling, completions, production and reservoir engineering background with extensive field exposure. He has managed large-scale engineering & production operations (70,000+ boe/d, 200+ offshore platforms and numerous onshore fields. He has experience with a variety of domestic producing ares with a primary focus working South Louisiana on and offshore, including inland waters. He previously served as senior vice president at Forest Oil Corporation where he managed two successful business units with $100+ mm annual budgets. Mr. Knell holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from West Virginia University

Billy Myers, Production Manager

Mr. Myers has over 41 experience in field production operations including HSE responsibilities. He is the former production manager for Forest Oil Corporation’s offshore GOM and onshore Gulf Coast operations which included 200+ offshore platforms and numerous onshore fields. Prior to his time at Forest Oil, Mr. Myers held Production and HSE Management positions with Tenneco Oil Company.

Barry Stephens, Administration, Regulatory and Technical Assistant.

Mr. Stephens has 6 years experience with Avanti Exploration, LLC. He is responsible for gathering all forms of production, operational and technical data from public sources. He built and maintained complex queries, databases and economic evaluations and forecasts in Excel, Access and PhdWin. He was previously an adjunct mathematics professor. He holds a Master of Education, with a focus on Mathematics from Frostburg Sate University.

Avanti Eurogas, LLC

Mark Frascogna, Country Manager

Mr. Frascogna has been active in the international and domestic oil and gas industry for over 25 years. He has served in various management capacities throughout his career with large independents and privately held companies, including Country and Project Manager in Italy for Forest Oil, Executive Director of Compagnia Mediterranea Idrocarburi srl – a Forest subsidiary, and Project Manager for Calpine Natural Gas in Italy. While working for Forest and Calpine, he also managed M&A efforts in Europe. Earlier in his career, he served as Vice President of Seaxe Oil Corporation, a NASDAQ listed oil and gas company active in the Paris basin in France. Mr. Frascogna holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in business from Millsaps College and a Master of International Management degree from the Thunderbird School of Global Management.

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