VANCOUVER, BC–(Marketwired – Dec 26, 2013) – Strongbow (OTCQB: STBR) is pleased to announce it has entered into a process to engage the services of Mr. Frank Muller and Mr. Chris Holben in order to identify, and attempt to capture, further oil and gas growth opportunities in Western Canada.
Mr. Muller is a professional geoscientist who obtained his Bachelor of Science in Geology with Honors from St. Francis Xavier University in Nova Scotia, Canada in 1984. He has 29 years of geoscience, managerial and corporate experience with the ability to lead and build opportunities for oil and gas companies. Mr. Muller began his career at Chevron as a geologist prior to contributing to the success of Hillcrest, Jordan and Real Resources. Most recently, as Co-Founder and Senior VP Exploration of Westfire Energy Ltd., he and his colleagues transformed 150 boepd into 11,000 boepd (75 percent oil) and then merged with Guide to form Long Run in a deal valued $610 million.
Mr. Holben obtained his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Saskatchewan, Canada and also studied Engineering at the University of Calgary, Canada. He has extensive experience in operations and field development dating back to 1993. As a highly respected community-oriented resident of Saskatchewan, Mr. Holben has contributed to the success of Nexen, Dynamic/Shellbridge, K-Town and, most recently, Westfire Energy Ltd.
Mr. Holben’s leadership, field operations knowledge and excellent working relationships have resulted in growing production and assets while assisting company’s field operations run more efficiently. His skill set includes field staffing, production tracking and optimization, work overs/completions, field supervision and regulatory compliance.
Strongbow looks forward to welcoming Mr. Muller and Mr. Holben to its operating team and anticipates finalizing an agreement towards the end of January, 2014.
About Strongbow Resources Inc.
Strongbow Resources Inc. is a junior oil production and exploration company participating in oil development & exploration in Alberta and Saskatchewan Canada. On February 21, 2012 Strongbow executed an agreement through which it acquired the right to earn an undivided 100% working interest in a Petroleum and Natural Gas License covering eight (8) sections of land (5,120 acres, more or less) located in the Compeer Area in the Province of Alberta, Canada. Strongbow is also negotiating a number of additional oil and gas leases through which it intends to expand its operations in Canada and internationally. Strongbow Resources Inc. operates as Big Lake Energy Ltd. in Alberta.
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President and Chief Executive Officer