Leadership

Duncan Nightingale

President & CEO

Mr. Nightingale has extensive senior operational oil and gas experience, including positions including Vice President, Operations of Frontera Energy managing 60,000 boe/d of production in Colombia, Chief Operating Officer and in-country President of Gran Tierra in Colombia managing 30,000 boe/d of production, Senior Vice-President of Artumas Group operating in Mozambique and Tanzania, General Manager of Dana Gas operating in Egypt, Iraq, and Kurdistan, President and General Manager of EnCana Corporation Doha based in Oman and General Manager/President/Manager of Development for Nexen operating and resident in Nigeria. While trained as a geologist his experience has led to reservoir maximization, operations efficiency, development projects, operations management, team development, and managing annual budgets of several hundred million dollars.

Jeff Callaway

Executive Vice President & CFO

Mr. Callaway was a financial advisor for 16 years, most recently Senior Investment Advisor with Canaccord Wealth Management. He has been involved in founding, financing, taking public, and supporting the development of a number of companies, specifically in the natural resource and cannabis sectors. 

Mr. Callaway became President & CEO of Blacksteel in January 2020 to reposition the company on a stable low risk free cash flow generating production base complimented by higher growth but capital efficient international assets.

Mr. Callaway is also President & CEO of High Ground Medica and the Chairman of the Board of the Western Standard.

Technical Support

Blacksteel utilizes the technical staff of Drakkar Energy Ltd. (“Drakkar”), the operator and 70% working interest partner in the Girouxville property. 

The management team of Drakkar provide a wealth of experience to Blacksteel and the development of the Girouxville property. 

The President of Drakkar is Mr. Keith MacDonald, while Mr. Jim Lee and Mr. Riley Waite are responsible for Exploration and Engineering respectively. 

Board of Directors

Jeff
Callaway

Mr. Callaway is President of Blacksteel and High Ground Medica. Previously, he was a financial advisor, (most recently Senior Investment Advisor) with Canaccord Wealth Management from 2006 to 2019. He has been involved in founding, financing, taking public, and supporting the development of a number of companies, specifically in the natural resource and cannabis sectors.

Eugene
Chen

Mr. Chen is a versatile corporate lawyer with exceptional business acumen and diverse experiences as a partner in regional and national law firms as well as co-founder of diverse businesses. He has been a trusted advisor for over 25 years to emerging and growth oriented companies on corporate finance, securities and mergers & acquisition matters.  Mr. Chen is currently a partner at McLeod Law LLP, a western Canada based full service law firm and Head of its Capital Markets, Securities and M&A Group.

Duncan
Nightingale

Mr. Nightingale has extensive senior operational oil and gas experience, including positions including Vice President, Operations of Frontera Energy managing 60,000 boe/d of production in Colombia, Chief Operating Officer and in-country President of Gran Tierra in Colombia managing 30,000 boe/d of production, Senior Vice-President of Artumas Group operating in Mozambique and Tanzania, General Manager of Dana Gas operating in Egypt, Iraq, and Kurdistan, President and General Manager of EnCana Corporation Doha based in Oman and General Manager/President/Manager of Development for Nexen operating and resident in Nigeria. While trained as a geologist his experience has led to reservoir maximization, operations efficiency, development projects, operations management, team development, and managing annual budgets of several hundred million dollars.