The management of CEP are well-respected industry professionals with extensive international experience in oil & gas exploration, production, field operations and finance.
Peter Putnam, P. Geol
CHAIRMAN & CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER, CO-FOUNDER OF CEP LTD
Experience: Mr. Putnam has more than 30 years varied experience in research, operations (exploration, development, and thermal oil recovery), corporate management, strategic positioning, equity raising; and broad international experience covering 6 continents and over 30 countries. Dr. Putnam is a proven value creator who has led several companies, including CEP, into significant land positions in Canada, France, Australia, Germany, and Algeria.
Ph.D., Geology, University of Calgary, 1985.
President, Hay Valley Resources;
President and Chief Operating Officer of OSUM Oil Sands Corp. 2007 to 2008;
President and Chief Executive Officer of Petrel Robertson Consulting Ltd. from 2000 to 2006.
Alula Damte, P. Geol
PRESIDENT & CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER, CO-FOUNDER OF CEP LTD
MANAGING DIRECTOR OF CEP GMBH
Experience: Dr. Damte has 20 years of petroleum industry and related teaching experience with expertise in petroleum systems analysis of basins in North, East and West Africa, North and South America, Western and Central Europe, and Western Australia. Throughout his industry career, he has provided solutions to structurally complex problems at the basin to prospect scale. He is also responsible for the identification of petroleum opportunities including the eastern Germany play concept for CEP. At CEP he has been the lead negotiator for farmouts and during capital raising efforts.
Ph.D., Geology, UC Santa Barbara 1997.
Board Member, Petrel Robertson Consulting Ltd.;
Technical Advisor to the Board, SouthWest Energy (H.K.) Ltd.
Mr. Jaap Bouwman, Economist
EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT OF CEP GMBH
Experience: Mr. Bouwman is a successful business executive with over 30 years experience. He has a proven track record of successful operations, strong negotiator with extensive experience in building business relationships, with in-depth knowledge of multicultural business environments in Europe, North America, the Middle East, Africa and New Zealand. Mr. Bouwman has worked with CEP since August 2005.
Economist, Business Academy Münster-Osnabrück, 1972.
Retired Honorary Consul of Germany in Calgary, Canada.
Mr. David Bertram, P.Eng.
VICE PRESIDENT ENGINEERING OF CEP LTD
Experience: Mr. Bertram has more than 30 years of world-wide experience in petroleum engineering operations, oil and gas field appraisal & development planning, production forecasting, economics, reserves evaluation, and M&A. He worked in production operations and reservoir engineering for Home Oil until 1992, when he joined Shell International: worked in PDO (Muscat) on gas-condensate field appraisal and development planning and then was seconded to Maersk Oil (Copenhagen), where he managed petroleum engineering operations for the Tyra Centre in the Danish sector of the North Sea. Dave then became a partner in Adams Pearson Associates (now part of RPS Energy), where he worked as a reservoir engineering specialist on world-wide projects before starting his own reservoir engineering consulting company in 2006. Mr. Bertram joined CEP in early 2009.
BSc, Chemical Engineering, University of Calgary, 1979.
President, Bertram Reservoir Solutions Inc.
Mr. Travis Wetzlaugk, B.S. Pet, Eng.
VICE PRESIDENT OPERATIONS, CEP GMBH
Experience: Mr. Wetzlaugk has more than 20 years of international experience in petroleum engineering operations having held senior engineering positions and management roles in junior and major E&P entities and a major service company. He commenced his career in 1990 with Chevron Canada as a drilling engineer gaining invaluable experience in remote locations and harsh drilling environments. He later moved to Schlumberger joining the IPM group where as a senior member of the operational team delivered multi-well offshore and onshore drilling campaigns for various clients in SE Asia and Australia. From 1997 through 2005 he consulted as a Senior Drilling Engineer/ Project Manager to Pogo Thailand, later Chevron Thailand, BHP Billiton in Algeria and Pogo in Hungary. Following the acquisition of Pogo Hungary by Toreador Resources in 2005 he led the organization, in the capacity of Managing Director, through an extensive onshore exploration and field development program including multiple seismic campaigns, drilling of conventional and unconventional reservoirs and achieving first production from early discoveries. Following the sale of Toreador Hungary in late 2009 to one of its strategic partners, Rohöl Aufsuchungs Aktiengesellschaft, he remained on to transition over to the new management team. Thereafter he cofounded a consultancy project management company providing project management services to a junior operator in Northern Spain and an independent operator in Angola. Mr. Wetzlaugk joined CEP in November 2011.
BSc, Petroleum Engineering, University of Alberta, 1989.
SPE (former Hungarian Student Chairman).
Director at Solutions4nrg, a Singaporean registered consultancy and project management company.