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Team of Experts

ryan johnson

Ryan M. Johnson, P. Geol. – President & Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Johnson is a Professional Geologist with a 24-year background of oil & gas experience ranging from roughneck to executive officer. He has dedicated his career to exploring and developing energy opportunities across the Western Canadian and Powder River basins. His recent business management experience as Vice President of the Peace River and Conventional Business Units at Baytex Energy Corp. running approximately 30,000 boe/day during an oil downturn has proven useful as founder of Megalodon. He has an advanced knowledge in petroleum exploration, exploitation, operations, reserves and A&D. Mr. Johnson has successfully negotiated and executed large scale E&P and infrastructure projects including full-field oil & gas development from inception to sales, multi-lateral and multi-stage frac horizontal development, enhanced oil recovery techniques (SAGD, HCSS, polymer and water floods), gas storage, gas plants, pipeline & road networks and discovery and delineation of a billion barrel oil pool. He is also experienced in First Nation & M├ętis, stakeholder and regulatory engagement. Mr. Johnson has an Honours B.Sc. in Geology & Oceanography from the University of British Columbia.

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Jamie Carlson, P. Eng. – Chief Operating Officer

Mr. Carlson is a Professional Engineer with over 30 years of broad-based energy industry and management expertise including development of several different and significant oil, natural gas, heavy oil and thermal bitumen (SAGD/CSS) assets. Several of these assets were developed from inception to later stage development with enterprise values of several hundred million to over one and a half billion dollars. Mr. Carlson has a strong business acumen and astute knowledge of all layers of oil & gas management and operations including reservoir analysis and optimization, field development, facility design, regulations and safety. Prior to joining Megalodon North Mr. Carlson has worked in several energy roles as Area Coordinator at Baytex Energy, Manager of Operations at Osum Oil Sands Corp. and Senior Technical Consultant for Pentanova Energy. He has also served as President, Director and CEO of several junior oil & gas companies. Mr. Carlson has a B. Sc. In Petroleum Engineering from North Dakota State University.

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Peter Boswell – VP Business Development & Land

Mr. Boswell has over 42 years of oil and gas industry experience and is a seasoned deal maker and Landman. He has been a member of the Canadian Association of Petroleum Landmen since 1983 and has a long history of mineral land negotiation, asset, finance and company management. He has been the founder and co-founder of numerous public and private oil and gas companies. His list of oil and gas companies that he has worked for include Crozet Exploration Ltd., Hardy Oil & Gas Canada and Stateside Oil Corporation. He is the founder of Brolandar Holdings Ltd. and Sahara Energy Ltd., and co-founder of Wave Energy Ltd. Mr Boswell has been a full-time business development consultant and landman for Megalodon North since March 2020. Boswell graduated from the University of Washington in 1979 with a B.A. in Economics and Philosophy.

erin tomlinson

Erin Tomlinson – Financial Advisor & Controller

Mrs. Tomlinson has over 18 years of financial accounting experience in the Canadian petroleum industry and is responsible for the implementation and management of financial reporting systems across a growing list of assets. Previous accounting experience has seen her at Crimson Oil & Gas Ltd., C Group Energy, Conserve Oil Corporation, Shoreline Energy / LakeRidge Energy Corp., Voyager Energy Ltd. (Niko Resources Ltd.) and Grand Banks Energy Corporation (Fairborne Energy Ltd.). Mrs. Tomlinson has an eye for detail and the bottom line, utilizing her expertise in the use of modern O & G software while providing forward thinking solutions to the team.

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Cheryl Bailey – Office Manager

Mrs. Bailey is our Office Manager with over 25 years of experience in the oil & gas industry with a wide variety of experience in accounting, management, geological and engineering technician and land administration. Cheryl is known for being an excellent communicator, especially with stakeholders and vendors. She is a dedicated employee with strong organizational skills who takes great pride in seeing projects though to their completion in an effective and timely manner. Prior to joining the Megalodon North team she previously held positions with Winstar Resources, Pengrowth and C3 Resources.