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Gavan Gillespie, B.Comm. (PLM)

Gavan Gillespie has over 25 years of experience, providing growth focused services to a range of small exploration and production oil and gas companies in Calgary. In 1988, he began in the administration and contracts department of Husky Oil and moved to negotiations to service one of Husky's growth areas. He left Husky in 1991 to join Altex Resources Ltd. to improve the effectiveness of the land team.  He then joined Cabre Exploration, a successful junior oil and gas company that grew the production base from 400 boe/d to over 3000 boe/d in 4 years. In 2004, Gavan was one of the founders of Gryphon Petroleum Corp., which grew from no production to over 400 boe/d in two years. He then consulted to several aggressive junior E&P companies that have all started from no production base and achieved significant growth in short periods, including Reliable Energy Ltd.

Prior to being a founder of Shale Petroleum Ltd. in 2011, Gavan was VP Land for Shale Exploration Ltd., a successful oil resource play company that also sold in 2011.

Gavan received his Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Calgary in Petroleum Land Management.  He is a member of the Canadian Association of Petroleum Landmen.