Oil and gas investments that make sense


Hans G. Schmidt

As Chairman and CEO, Mr. Schmidt brings over 40 years of oil and gas investment and related financial experience. Some of that experience and his achievements include:

  • VP and Head of Research for an institutionally focused brokerage serving clients in the eastern U.S. and Canada
  • Chairman and CEO of a North American focused private oil and gas company from 1974-1990 (overseeing its growth to 2P reserves of 215 MMbbls of oil and 155 Bcf of natural gas)
  • Consultant, Chairman and Officer of a group of companies involved in the development of industrial minerals and petroleum reserves in North America and abroad since 1990
  • Assembled projects with reserves of ≈100 MMbbls of oil and 1.0 Tcf of gas in place, since 2006
  • Master’s Degree in Geology and Geophysics from the University of Manitoba

Michael Corak

As Chief Operating Officer – Field Operations, Mr. Corak brings over 40 years of oil and gas and related experience. Some of his experience and achievements include:

  • Significant experience with Texaco’s offshore and onshore drilling and production programs with emphasis on directional drilling as well as secondary recovery water flood projects
  • Chief Petroleum Engineer for Montana Power, responsible for the company’s 100 well per year drilling program in the Rocky Mountain region and Canada
  • President of Old Oak Energy LLC, providing consulting services to the oil and gas industry including drilling, production and reservoir and property valuations of multi-billion dollar acquisition programs
  • Degree in Petroleum Engineering from the Montana College of Mineral Science and Technology. Set several deep drilling records and holds two patent submissions for oilfield equipment design.

Neil K. Cusworth

As Manager – Land, Mr. Cusworth brings over 30 years of oil and gas experience as a professional Landman. Some of his experience and achievements include:

  • Former President of the Canadian Association of Petroleum Landmen
  • Area Landman for Canadian Natural Resources acting as key negotiator on over 25 corporate acquisitions
  • District Landman for Imperial Oil Limited directly involved in the strategic development of the acquisition of exploration projects
  • Senior Landman for Apache Canada in land negotiations in both northwest Alberta and British Columbia
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, Petroleum Land Management, University of Oklahoma