Fortem Resources is a diversified natural resource company, with mainly oil and gas assets in North America and Internationally.
Chairman of the Board – CEO
Mr. Marc Bruner has over 30 years of extensive oil and gas knowledge and experience. He founded and held directorships with numerous oil and gas companies.
Mr. Bruner was previously the Chairman and CEO of Falcon Oil & Gas Ltd. and served as Ultra Petroleum’s founding Chairman where he was involved in developing the Pinedale Anticline in Wyoming. While serving these companies, Mr. Bruner oversaw negotiations and contracts with global oil and gas companies including Halliburton, Exxon Mobil, Questar Gas and Hess Corporation.
Mr. Bruner established Ultra Petroleum in 1996 to develop the unconventional oil and gas project in Wyoming known as the Pinedale Anticline. During his tenure as Chairman of the Board, Mr. Bruner conceived and negotiated 37 different contracts that formed the core value and principal asset base of Ultra Petroleum Corp.
Mr. Bruner founded Pennaco Energy Inc. to explore and develop coal bed methane properties in the Powder River Basin of Wyoming and Montana in 1997. In March 2000, the company was sold to Marathon Oil.
After founding Falcon Oil & Gas in 2005, Bruner served as the company’s President and Chief Executive Officer until 2010. In 2011, Mr. Bruner established Australian-based Paltar Petroleum. The unconventional oil and gas exploration and development company is focused on exploiting its assets in the Beetaloo Basin undeveloped shale deposits in Northern Australia.
Effective as of July 18, 2017, Mr. Bruner was appointed as Chief Executive Officer of the Company. On July 19, 2017, our board of directors appointed Mr. Bruner as chairman and president of our company.
Mr. Bruner works full time for the Company.
Mr. Bruner works as an employee of the Company.
Mr. Bruner has not entered into a non competition or non-disclosure agreement with the Company.
Mr. Vatskalis was elected to the Legislative Assembly of the Northern Territory, Australia from 2001 to 2014, representing the seat of Casuarina and served as a minister in a variety of portfolios from 2001 to August 2012 (including Lands and planning, Multicultural Affairs, Environment, Tourism, Power and Water, Primary Industries and Fisheries, Mines and Energy, Health and Child Protection). His major contribution to the mining, oil and gas sector was the development of the Japan – China Investment Attraction Strategy which resulted in a significant increase in investment in the mining and gas sectors in the Northern Territory by these countries. The updating of the mining legislation, instigated by Mr. Vatskalis, resulted in the opening of new areas in the Northern Territory, Australia for mining and oil and gas exploration which has resulted in a significant interest by international mining, oil and gas companies for exploration in the Northern Territory, Australia. Mr. Vatskalis retired from the Legislative Assembly of the Northern Territory, Australia in September 2014. After a six month break, Mr. Vatskalis has been employed as the Regional Manager of the Northern Territory, Australia with Leukaemia Foundation since April 2015. In 2017, Mr. Vatskalis stood for election in Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia (the capital city of the Northern Territory) and he was elected as the Lord Mayor of Darwin, for a term ending in 2021. Mr. Vatskalis holds a B.App.Sc (Environmental Health), Western Australian Institute of Technology, Perth, WA, a Grad. Dip in Environmental Science from Murdoch University, Perth, WA, a Grad. Certificate in Public Sector Management from Flinders University, South Australia and he has also completed the Company Directors Course from the Australian Institute of Company Directors.