Tom Morrow - President, Access Exploration Corp.
Bob Tessari - President & CEO, Turnkey E & P Inc. and Chris Prusiecki - COO, Crucible Technologies, LLC
SR VP –Business Development & Corporate Engineering, Forest Oil Corporation
Mr. Glen Mizenko was named Senior Vice President – Business Development & Corporate Engineering in May, 2007. Glen joined Forest Oil in January 2001 as Manager Corporate Development and New Ventures. In October 2003 he was promoted to the position of Director, Business Development. In May 2005 Glen was promoted to Vice President, Business Development. Prior to joining Forest Oil, Glen held various positions in reservoir engineering, reserves reporting, development planning, and operations management with Shell Oil, Benton Oil & Gas, and British Borneo Oil and Gas PLC. Glen holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Petroleum Engineering from The Colorado School of Mines and a Master of Science in Business Administration degree from the University of Houston.
T. J. (TOM) MORROW
President, Access Exploration Corp.
Mr. Morrow formed Access Exploration Corp. in 2004 in order to create the most cost effective screener and participant in prospects. Before founding Access, Mr. Morrow was President of Challenger Minerals, Inc. Under his leadership, CMI became known as the premier screener and participant of prospects in the Gulf of Mexico and North Sea.
Mr. Morrow holds an MBA degree from the University of Texas at Austin and a BBA-Energy Management degree from the University of Oklahoma. He is also a member of the Houston Geological Society, Association of International Petroleum Negotiators, The Houston Finance Group, Houston Producers Forum, and Texas Alliance of Energy Producers. Before joining Access Exploration, Mr. Morrow was first employed by Amoco Production Company, Texas Oil & Gas Corp., and most recently Challenger Minerals, Inc.
ROBERT M. (BOB) TESSARI
President & CEO, Turnkey E & P Inc.
Mr. Tessari began his oilfield career in 1965 working on the drilling rigs for Parker Drilling in Canada. Four years later, he attended the University of Alberta receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering. He began his engineering career with Tenneco for 2 years in Calgary then spent the next eight years working overseas as a drilling engineer for ARCO in Indonesia and later as AMOCO Egypt’s drilling superintendent in their Gulf of Suez offshore operation. In 1982, he joined a small drilling company in Canada that designed, manufactured and operated six land rigs. While managing this company, Mr. Tessari formed TESCO Drilling Technology in 1986 to do research and development on new drilling tools and processes. In 1993, Mr. Tessari took the company public as TESCO Corporation. TESCO was successful in developing a portable top drive system and commercialized this product for worldwide use. TESCO also developed the world’s first integrated underbalanced drilling system, the tools and process for CASING DRILLING®, and the proprietary Casing Drive System™. He has been President and Chief Executive Officer of TESCO since its inception until 2005, when he became its Chief Technology Officer and Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors.
Mr. Tessari retired his position from Tesco Corporation in June 2007, but still remains a Director. Effective July 16th, Mr. Tessari assumed the position of President and CEO of Turnkey E&P Inc. Mr. Tessari is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers, American Association of Drilling Engineers, International Association of Drilling Contractors and the Canadian Association of Oilwell Drilling Contractors.
Chief Operating Officer, Crucible Technologies LLC, a Kenda Capital company
Mr. Prusiecki was appointed Chief Operating Officer of Crucible Technologies LLC, based in Houston, Texas, in October 2006. He previously worked for Schlumberger for 15 years, including 5 years working in-house at BP managing the Drilling and Measurements aspects of the Thunder Horse Project where many Serial #1s were run. Prior to Schlumberger, he held positions of increasing responsibility with various oilfield service companies, including Gearhart, Western Atlas, Christensen Diamond Products, as well as a brief stint as a schoolteacher.
Mr. Prusiecki earned his Physics degree from the University of St. Andrews in Scotland (but concedes to being a very, very poor golfer!)
Crucible’s mandate is to take working interests in oil and gas properties in order to accelerate the testing and deployment of Kenda Capital’s 40+ energy technology companies. Crucible works with operators to manage the risk of running new technologies, and ensure an adequate risk/ ROI/value proposition model is used and understood by all.
Crucible has, in the last six months, participated in 5 wells, which resulted in 1 dry hole, 1 marginal well, and 3 producers, and has tested 4 technologies without any issues.
Kenda Capital is the independently owned manager of the Shell Technology Ventures Fund 1 B.V. (the Fund). Kenda Capital and the Fund maintain a unique technology relationship with Shell R&D, as well as working with entrepreneurs with new ideas.
Key Technology Companies Include: AtBalance, Enventure Solid Expandable Tubulars, ThruBit, Total Separation Solutions, Coil-X, GEODynamics, Sensor Net, TubeFuse, SwellFix, P/GSI Hi-Res 3D/3C, etc.