Chief Executive Officer
Over the past 5 years, Mr. Ross was President, Chief Executive Officer of Prairie Storm from January 2015 to present and President, Chief Executive Officer of Novus Energy Inc. from March 2009 to July 2014, after which it was sold for proceeds of ~$320 million to Yanchang Petroleum International Ltd., which is a subsidiary of the fourth largest oil producer in China, Shannxi Yanchang Petroleum Group Co.
Mr. Ross has over 30 years experience in the oil and gas industry, having been co-founder, President and Chief Executive Officer of Gentry Resources Ltd., a Toronto Stock Exchange listed company. Under Mr. Ross’ stewardship, Gentry Resources Ltd. grew to over 5,000 boe/d of production and held approximately 430 net sections of undeveloped land in Southern Alberta until it was sold to Crew Energy Inc. in August 2008 for proceeds of approximately $300 million. He was also a founder of Stratic Energy Corp. and served as its President & CEO from April 1999 to August 2005. Stratic Energy Corp. was an international exploration company with exploration activities in Syria, the North Sea, Black Sea offshore Turkey, Gabon and Ivory Coast West Africa, and onshore Morocco. Stratic Energy Corp. was sold to EnQuest PLC, the largest independent oil and gas producer in the UK North Sea.
Over the past 5 years, Mr. Panchmatia was Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer of Prairie Storm from January 2015 to present and Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer of Novus Energy Inc. from March 2009 to October 2014. Mr. Panchmatia Mr. Panchmatia is a designated accountant with over 30 years of finance and accounting experience in the oil & gas industry.
Prior to Novus Energy Inc., Mr. Panchmatia was with Gentry Resources Ltd. until August 2008 at which time it was sold to Crew Energy Inc. Mr. Panchmatia held various positions throughout his career at Gentry Resources Ltd. and was eventually appointed Chief Financial Officer in 1996 and VP Finance in 2001. Mr. Panchmatia gained international exposure with his time at Stratic Energy Corp., where he held the positions of VP Finance and CFO from March 1999 through October 2005, at which time he left the company to more fully focus his efforts on Gentry Resources Ltd.
Vice President, Finance
Chief Financial Officer
VP Business Development
Over the past 5 years, Mr. Din was Vice President, Business Development of Prairie Storm from January 2015 to present and Vice President, Business Development of Novus Energy Inc. from March 2009 to October 2014.
Mr. Din holds a Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) from Pepperdine University and a Bachelor of Commerce (B. Comm) from the University of Calgary with 20 years of oil and gas experience.
From 1994 to 2009, Mr. Din held various roles in the securities industry where he was primarily involved in raising equity and debt capital for public and private energy companies and advising companies concerning merger and acquisition activity.
Over the past 5 years, Mr. Groten was Vice President, Exploration of Prairie Storm from January 2015 to present and Vice President, Exploration of Novus Energy Inc. from March 2009 to October 2014.
Mr. Groten is a registered Professional Geophysicist with APEGA and is a registered Professional Geoscientist in British Columbia with over 30 years of technical and management experience to his role as Vice President of Exploration. Previously, he was VP Exploration of Novus Energy Inc., being one of the five executives which formed Novus Energy Inc. through the re-financing of Regal Energy Ltd. in March 2009. He has had roles of increasing responsibility both in geo-technical roles as well as in management at publicly traded companies, including his role as Vice President Exploration at Gentry Resources Ltd. Until August 2008.
Vice President, Exploration
Vice President, Engineering
Over the past 5 years, Mr. Schmidt was a Senior Exploitation Engineer of Prairie Storm from January 2016 to present.
Mr. Schmidt is a registered Professional Engineer with APEGA and brings over 17 years of technical oil and gas experience to his role as Vice President of Engineering. He has had several technical roles of increasing responsibility at publicly traded companies, including Lightstream Resources and ARC Resources. Michael Schmidt, P.Eng, graduated from the University of Saskatchewan in 2003 and has had a wide exposure to industry with experience in exploitation, production, reserves evaluation and reservoir engineering.