Rick was appointed Executive Chairman of Nighthawk on October 1, 2014 and has over 30 years’ experience in the US energy and oil and gas industries. He served with NASDAQ-listed PDC Energy Inc. as Chief Financial Officer from 2006 to 2008 and as Chief Executive and then Chairman from 2008 until 2011, where he led a strategic turnaround resulting in an almost four-fold increase in share price. In 2011, he was named as CEO of the year for US mid-cap companies by Investor Relations Magazine. Prior to joining PDC Energy, Rick served as President and Chief Executive Officer at Gasource, LLC and as an investment banker at JP Morgan.
Chief Operating Officer, US Operations
Chuck joined Nighthawk in August 2011 from Gasco Energy Inc. where he was VP of Engineering and Operations. Previously he was the U.S. Onshore Drilling Manager for Denver-based Forest Oil Company, a NYSE listed exploration and production company. Chuck has 30 years of experience in the oil and gas industry ranging from drilling, completion and production operations to surface equipment installations, including horizontal drilling in the Bakken. He holds a BS degree in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Wyoming and in addition has held several positions within the Society of Petroleum Engineers and the American Association of Drilling Engineers.US Operations staff are based in Denver, Colorado, USA and are employed by Nighthawk Production LLC, a group company.
Interim CFO and Company Secretary
Mr. Kohler has over 15 years of financial and operational management experience, which includes 7 years of experience with international oil and gas companies.
Mr. Mayland started his career in 1960 as a tool pusher working on production rigs. He spent 4 years with Shell Oil as Production Field Foreman. This was followed by 1 year with Flying Diamond as Production Superintendent. He spent 3 years with Baker Oil tools providing services to oil and gas companies. He later started Mountain States Oil Tools, at that time he designed and patented test and production equipment for subsurface use, which he sold out 6 years later. It is now known as Weatherford Completions service. Mr. Mayland started Osprey Oil & Gas Company, where he bought several old fields and entered into joint ventures with other companies to drill and complete producing wells. Since 1982, he has been involved in providing consulting services for well site drilling, completions, workover operations, production, and oilfield construction. Mr. Mayland’s education has all been based on practical oilfield experience.