Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Biondi founded and was Chairman of Servicios y Coordinaciones Petroleras, a drilling and well services company, with 24 rigs and two steam soak barges in Venezuela. He was CEO of Pacific Stratus Energy, a subsidiary of Pacific Exploration and Production, with a total production of 66,000 boed. Mr. Biondi is a Petroleum Engineer with 48 years of experience, with Shell de Venezuela, then Maraven/PDVSA, holding a number of increasingly senior managerial positions including, the start-up of Maraven’s operations in the Orinoco Belt, planning manager of the western division and then deputy with production of 1 MMbopd of crude oil. Mr. Biondi was CEO of PetroMagdalena, a public company listed on the TSX-V with operations in Colombia. Mr. Biondi was a member of the board and VP Operations for CPVEN, an oil well cementing and services company operating in Venezuela. He has extensive experience in all facets of the industry, particularly the management of production, drilling and production operations, cost and budget control in most hydrocarbon field types.