Directors & Management


Board Of Directors


Scott H. Stevens, Chairman

Mr. Stevens has worked on unconventional coalbed methane and shale gas/oil projects since beginning his career as a geologist with Getty and Texaco in 1983. Starting in 1995 Mr. Stevens was the first to rigorously characterize and quantify Indonesia’s 453 Tcf of prospective coalbed methane resources, working on behalf of PT Caltex Pacific International (Chevron Asia), the Asian Development Bank, and Indonesia's Department of Energy and Mineral Resources (MIGAS). He was instrumental in assisting the Government of Indonesia in developing the country's coalbed methane contract laws which saw the award of Indonesia's first CBM production sharing contract ("PSC") in 2008, the Sekayu PSC in the South Sumatra Basin. Internationally, Mr. Stevens has worked with global companies such as Chevron, ConocoPhillips, and BHP Billiton to design and manage coalbed methane exploration and production programs in North America, China, Poland, and Australia, including the successful identification of prospects, geologic and reservoir evaluation of acquisition targets, and completion of high production wells. In 2004 the Society of Petroleum Engineers published his industry-acclaimed study entitled "Indonesia: Coalbed Methane Indicators and Basin Evaluation" which helped to kick off Indonesia’s current CBM exploration boom by ranking onshore CBM basins in terms of geology, inferred reservoir quality, and proximity to gas markets. Mr. Stevens also serves as Senior Vice President and Director of the unconventional oil & gas consultancy Advanced Resources International, Inc. (ARI).

Charles W. Bloomquist, President & CEO, Director

Mr. Bloomquist holds a B.S. in Petroleum Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines and has accumulated over 40 years of experience in oil and gas investment and operations worldwide. Working in Indonesia starting in the 1970’s Mr. Bloomquist has managed oil & gas production sharing contracts, partner agreements, and exploration & development well operations. He has helped pioneer the country’s emerging coalbed methane industry since first recognizing the potential in 1995. Mr. Bloomquist has been a Registered Professional Engineer in Colorado since 1975 and is a Member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers and the Indonesian Petroleum Association.

Dr. James Friberg, Director (Independent)

Dr. Friberg was the former president of Black Gold Energy, an oil & gas exploration company focused on deepwater frontier Indonesia. The company was acquired by Niko Resource Ltd in 2009 for CAD300 million. Previous to his role at Black Gold Energy, Dr. Friberg held multiple position at Unocal including Chief Geologist Worldwide, Chief Exploration Advisor (Indonesia), General Manager (Far East Exploration) and Exploration Manager (Louisiana-Texas & UK).

Clint Sharples, Director (Independent)

Clint Sharples is a partner in First Growth Management Inc., a small private equity company with share holdings in many different companies. In addition to First Growth, Clint is the CEO of both Modu-Loc Fence Rentals LP, and Paramount Pallet LP – A Brambles Company. Clint has been a board member of several public and private companies and contributes to the boards of some not-for-profit entities, including the Canadian Pallet Council and the Kelowna Food Bank. Clint’s education background is in Business Administration, Accounting and Transportation | Logistics. Clint serves as the Chair of the Audit and Governance Committee for CBM Asia.


Management Team

Keith Potter, General Manager Indonesia, VP Operations

Former President Director of PT Seamgas Indonesia (Westside Corporation/Bumi Resources JV company) - identified 3 Tcf of CBM resources. Has held senior project and corporate positions with oil and gas operating companies and EPC contractors in Indonesia, Australia, and UK. 29 years experience, 12 years in CBM and 10 years in Indonesia.

James Hurren, CFO

Mr. Hurren has over 12 years of business experience managing, advising and developing oil and gas and mining companies. He has established a strong accounting, financial management and business acumen in leadership roles for public companies in extractive industries. During this same period, James has served as CFO, Controller and as an external consultant for other junior publicly traded companies in the natural resource sector through mergers and acquisitions, initial public offerings and corporate restructuring and reorganizations. Mr. Hurren is a member of the Chartered Professional Accountants of BC, the Certified Management Accountants of BC and holds a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from Manchester Business School with merit.