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ReconAfrica’s technical team have the specialised expertise required for the exploration of the company’s Namibia assets.

Dan Jarvie
Daniel Jarvie

GEOCHEMIST

Mr. Daniel Jarvie is globally recognized as a leading analytical and interpretive organic geochemist, having evaluated conventional and unconventional petroleum systems around the World. Most notably, he completed the geochemical analysis for Mitchell Energy, in their development of the Barnett Shale of the Fort Worth Basin, in Texas. In 2010, he was awarded “Hart Energy’s Most Influential People for the Petroleum Industry in the Next Decade.”

Mr. Jarvie is retired Chief Geochemist for EOG Resources, the largest producer of shale oil resource plays in North America. He is the President of Worldwide Geochemistry, LLC, working as a consultant to industry, focused on unconventional shale resource plays and prospects, and has also established a research lab to evaluate various aspects of unconventional shale-gas and shale-oil petroleum systems as well as conventional petroleum systems. His specialties include source rock characterization, especially for resource assessments, and also detailed source rock characterization for conventional petroleum systems analysis, including bulk and compositional kinetic determinations, high resolution light hydrocarbon and fingerprinting analysis, pyrolysis and catalysis studies.

Bill Cathey
Bill Cathey

GEOPHYSICIST

Bill Cathey, President and Chief Geoscientist of Earthfield Technology, has over 25 years of potential fields interpretation experience. His clients include Chevron, ExxonMobil, ConocoPhillips and many other major and large independent oil and gas companies. Mr. Cathey performed the entire magnetic survey interpretation of the Kavango Basin for ReconAfrica.

Mr. Cathey has served as the Chairman of the Potential Fields Group of the Geophysical Society of Houston, and has been a member of the SEG, AAPG, GHS and HGS.

Mr. Cathey has authored or co-authored numerous articles on the uses of magnetic and gravity analysis, including the first paper that showed the relationship between salt and magnetic data (1987).

Dale Mitiska
Dale Mitiska

GEOLOGIST

Mr. Dale Mitiska has over 30 years of diversified geological and operational experience, devoted to prospecting and development of oil and gas reserves throughout Canada and the U.S., including the Rocky Mountains, Gulf Coast, West Texas, South Texas and Appalachian, Michigan and Illinois basins.

Mr. Mitiska has an extensive background in evaluation and description of horizontal shale oil resource plays throughout North America, including the Williston Basin/Bakken shale, the San Juan, the DJ Basins, the Niobrara and  Barnett shale.  Additionally, Mr. Mitiska has valued expertise in major North American shale plays, which includes the Marcellus, Eagleford and Woodford plays.

Mr. Mitiska has a proven track record for adding value and creating organizational growth.  Geological investigations include regional basin analysis, exploration and development mapping, detailed reservoir analysis and description, prospect generation for clastic and carbonate reservoirs, 2D & 3D seismic acquisition and interpretation, reservoir engineering integration and geological and geophysical computer modeling and mapping.

The Technical Team also includes Dr. James Granath, Structural Geologist; see his biographical information under Directors and Officers