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Management Team

Zel C. Khan
Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Khan brings more than 25 years of experience in the domestic and international energy industry to Petrolia Energy. Prior to accepting his current role, he co-founded and served as President/CEO of Jovian Petroleum Corporation, a private exploration and production company.

Mr. Khan has always been focused on the reduction of lift costs. While serving as Chief Operations Officer for Pyramid Petroleum Corporation, he reduced operating costs by 20% with the use of new methods and technology. He also helped facilitate the tie-in of additional production to the former ConocoPhillips deep-water facility, generating tremendous value for the owners, which included Chevron and Apache. After starting his career as an operator in California, he developed a solid reputation for ensuring responsible management of oilfield assets, and he maintains those principles today. Mr. Khan served as President of Network Fueling Corporation, a Cardlock Fleet Fueling Solutions Company, and has held positions on several for-profit and not-for-profit boards.

Mr. Khan holds both a B.S. in Economics and an MBA from Chapman University in California.

Mark Allen

Mr. Allen has been in the oil and gas industry for over 25 years, most recently as Vice President, Oil and Gas Consulting for Wipro Limited, a leading global consulting and information technology services firm. Prior to Wipro Limited, Mr. Allen was Vice President, Exploration and Production Services for SAIC, a Fortune 500 company. Mr. Allen has also held leadership roles at Shell Oil Company. For the past 8 years, Mr. Allen has been the President of Contango Energy, a private Oil & Gas Company.

Mr. Allen has a B.S. in Accounting from Bringham Young University and an MBA from the University of St. Thomas.