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.
CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER, CEP LTD
Experience: Mr. Hemminger has more than 15 years experience in the investment business including more than 12 years in the energy investment banking sector. Mr. Hemminger has varied experience in capital raising, mergers and acquisitions and strategic planning across the international energy spectrum including working with energy companies focused in Argentina, Australia, Azerbaijan, Brazil, Canada, Chad, Colombia, Egypt, France, Kazakhstan, Kurdistan, Libya, Mexico, Nigeria, Papua New Guinea, Poland, Romania, Trinidad, Tunisia, Turkey and Yemen.
B.Sc., Chemistry, University of Manitoba
B. Comm., Finance, University of Manitoba
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. Jorg Kohnert, M.Sc. Pet, Eng.
MANAGING DIRECTOR CEP GMBH
Experience: Mr. Kohnert has more than 30 years of international experience in the oil and gas industry and most recently served as Chief Operating Officer of Levene Energy Group in Africa. Previously, he worked for Shell International for 23 years in Asia, Europe, Africa and the Middle East, and subsequently served as Managing Director of various international energy companies in China and Africa. Mr. Kohnert holds a B.Sc. degree in Engineering and a M.Sc. in Petroleum Engineering from Clausthal University of Technology, Germany. He joined CEP in October 2018.
B.Sc., Engineering, Clausthal University of Technology, Germany
M.Sc., Petroleum Engineering, Clausthal University of Technology, Germany
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.