People: American Eagle Energy Corp (AMZG.OB)
24 May 2013
Mr. Richard L. Findley is Chairman of the Board of American Eagle Energy Corporation. Prior to the closing of the 2011 Merger and since December 14, 2009, he served as AEE Inc.’s President, Secretary, and Treasurer, and as its sole director. Mr. Findley is a geologist engaged in exploration for oil and gas. His 35-year career began in February 1975 with Tenneco Oil Company, located in Denver, Colorado, and continued with Patrick Petroleum, located in Billings, Montana, in January 1978. Mr. Findley formed Prospector Oil, Inc. in September 1983 to build an independent company working within the Williston Basin and Northern Rockies. He served as Chairman of the Board for Ryland, a company engaged in Bakken exploitation in Saskatchewan and North Dakota, from June 2007 until November 2007 and he served as a board member for RPT Uranium Inc. from July 2008 until June 2009. From October 19, 2010 to March 12, 2012, Mr. Findley served as an Executive Director of Passport, a Canadian resources company traded on the Canadian National Stock Exchange. Mr. Findley holds a BS (1973) and an MS (1975) from Texas A&M University. Mr. Findley has been credited with the discovery of Elm Coulee Field, which has been ranked as the 23rd oil field in terms of liquid proved reserves in the United States and is also the analogy for the Bakken Play in Montana, North Dakota, and Canada. He was awarded a Tenneco Fellowship Grant from 1973 to 1975 and received a paper award – Third Place, Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies in 1973. He also received the Michel T. Halbouty Fellowship in 1974. In December 2006, Texas A&M awarded him the Michel Halbouty Medal for distinguished achievement in geosciences and earth resources exploration development and conservation following the discovery of Elm Coulee. Mr. Findley has been a member of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists since 1974 and received its “Explorer Award” in 2006 for his discovery of Elm Coulee Field.
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