Robert Robotti Chair of the Board of Directors

Independent Director since December 2007

Mr. Robotti is President of Robotti & Company Advisor, LLC, a U.S. registered investment advisor, and President of Robotti & Company LLC, a U.S. registered broker-dealer. Mr. Robotti is actively invested in the oil and gas industry. Mr. Robotti has been a director of Panhandle Oil and Gas Inc., a New York Stock Exchange listed company, since 2004, in which he serves on the Compensation Committee and the Nominating and Governance Committee, and a director of AMREP Corp., a New York Stock Exchange listed company, since 2016, on which he serves as Chair of the Compensation Committee and a member of the Audit and Human Resources Committee and the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee.

Mr. Robotti received his bachelor of science in Business Administration from Bucknell University (Pennsylvania) in 1975 followed by an MBA in Accounting from Pace University (New York).  Mr. Robotti is a member of the New York Society of Security Analysts.

Mr. Robotti is the Chair of Pulse Seismic Inc. and serves as a member of the Audit and Risk Committee, the Compensation Committee and the Corporate Governance & Nominating Committee.

 

Neal Coleman

Director since December 2017

Mr. Coleman has 17 years of experience in the seismic data library business. He began his career with Pulse Seismic Inc. in August 2004. He was appointed President and CEO in November 2012, after serving over four years as the Vice President of Sales and Marketing. From August 2004 to March 2008 he held the roles of Sales and Marketing Representative and Manager of the Sales and Marketing department. From March 2001 to July 2004 he was a Marketing Representative for Seitel Canada.

Mr. Coleman completed his Bachelor of Applied Business and Entrepreneurship at Mount Royal University in Calgary in 1999 and has a Petroleum Engineering Applications Certificate from SAIT Polytechnic in Calgary in 2004. He has also completed numerous executive education courses at Ivey Business School and Queen’s University.

Mr. Coleman serves as a member of the Environment, Health & Safety Committee.

 

Paul Crilly

Independent Director since May 2017

Mr. Crilly has 25 years of experience in the oil and gas services and equipment industry.  From 2005 to 2010, he was President and CEO of Norex Exploration Services Inc. a TSX-listed seismic acquisition company.   From 2010 to 2015, Mr. Crilly held the position of Managing Director, Energy at K2 & Associates Investment Management Inc. where he focused on the management and restructuring of exploration and production company investments.   From 2015 to 2016, he continued his restructuring work with a large private international oil and gas services company.  Mr. Crilly is currently Chief Executive Officer of Evolution Engineering Inc. a private technology company involved in the manufacture and sale of directional drilling equipment across North America.   Mr. Crilly has served on numerous public and private boards in the energy industry.

Mr. Crilly holds his Institute of Corporate Directors Designation and is a Chartered Professional Accountant of Alberta.  He has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Saskatchewan.

Mr. Crilly is the Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee and serves as a member of the Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee.

 

Dallas Droppo

Independent Director since May 2018

Mr. Droppo was, until his retirement in January, 2018, a senior partner at the law firm of Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP where for 27 years he had an oil & gas practice. Mr. Droppo acted as legal counsel on large, complex securities transactions and significant business mergers and acquisitions. A significant portion of Dallas' practice involved acting for oil & gas, pipeline and midstream companies in joint ventures, partnerships, and strategic alliances regarding major greenfield and expansion projects. He regularly advised several service companies. Before a career in law, Dallas was an exploration geologist with a multi-national oil company. In 2002, he was appointed Queen's Counsel.

Dallas has been a director, trustee or officer of numerous oil & gas companies, including TriStar Oil & Gas Ltd., Real Resources Inc., Burmis Energy Inc., Pembina Pipeline Income Fund, Iteration Energy Ltd., Norex Exploration Services Inc. and Mart Resources, Inc. He is Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area, a charitable organization operating a wildlife conservancy just south of Calgary.

Dallas obtained a geology degree (B.Sc.) at the University of Calgary in 1975, a law degree (LL.B) from the University of Alberta in 1979 and received the ICD.D designation fromthe Institute of Corporate Directors in 2011.

Mr. Droppo is the Chair of the Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee and serves as a member of the Audit and Risk Committee and the Compensation Committee.

 

Karen El-Tawil

Independent Director since May 2014

Ms. El-Tawil has 30 years’ experience in the Geophysical Services industry, with 15 years’ experience at the executive level. Her management experience in the Geophysical Services industry includes: Quality Control, Project Development, Customer Service, Marketing, Sales, Information Technology, Investor Relations, and Mergers and Acquisitions.

Ms. El-Tawil retired from TGS-NOPEC in December 2012 as Vice President Business Development. She was with Western Geophysical from 1984 through 1987, Schlumberger Geco-Prakla from 1987 through 1997, and TGS-NOPEC from 1997 through 2012.

Ms. El-Tawil is a director of Polarcus Limited, a marine geophysical company based out of Dubai and listed on the Oslo Bors Stock Exchange. Ms. El-Tawil graduated from Adrian College in 1983 with a Bachelors of Arts degree, with majors in Mathematics and Earth Science.

Ms. El-Tawil is the Chair of the Compensation Committee and serves as a member of the Environment, Health & Safety Committee.

 

Grant Grimsrud

Independent Director since May 2018

Mr. Grimsrud is an independent businessman with over 35 years of oil and gas industry experience.  From 1981 through 1995 Mr. Grimsrud worked for Home Oil Company Limited as a petroleum engineering in positions of ever increasing responsibility.  Subsequently, Mr. Grimsrud became the first President and CEO of Scimitar Hydrocarbons Corporation, a company focussed on developing oil and gas reserves in Africa and the United Arab Emirates.  From 1997 through 2003 Mr Grimsrud provided petroleum engineering consulting services to a number of clients.  In addition, during this time period, he founded and ultimately sold an oil and gas producing company as well as a petroleum industry waste disposal company.  From 2003 through 2005 Mr. Grimsrud was President and COO of Northpoint Energy Inc., a private oil and gas company after which he resumed his independent consulting practice until 2009.  From 2009 to 2010 Mr. Grimsrud was COO of Great Plains Exploration Inc.  From 2011 to present Mr. Grimsrud has been an independent petroleum engineering consultant.

Mr. Grimsrud received a B.Sc. in Engineering (with Distinction) from the University of Alberta in 1981 and a M.Sc. in Natural Gas Engineering and Management from the College of Petroleum Studies in Oxford, England and Salford University in Manchester, England in 1991.  He is a member of APEGA, APEGBC and SPE.

Mr. Grimsrud is the Chair of the Environment, Health & Safety Committee and serves as a member of the Audit and Risk Committee.