Our Team

Maribo Resources has assembled a proven team of professionals with
a wide range of technical and business experience. The Maribo team
has successfully explored for and developed oil & gas assets in most
major basins in the world including Canada, Trinidad, Jamaica, Brazil,
Argentina, Turkey, Russia, Qatar, Algeria, Tanzania, Mozambique, India and Indonesia.

OUR TEAM

Learn more about our leadership group.

Gerold Fong

Gerold Fong

President

Mr Fong is a founder of Maribo Resources and a seasoned Exploration geophysicist with over 35 years of international and frontier experience in a diverse number of basins worldwide. His early career included assignments with Petro-Canada, Bow Valley Industries and Chauvco resources in China, offshore West Africa, Indonesia, Algeria, Quebec Lowlands and Argentina respectively. His later experience as an International consultant expanded his expertise to basins in Turkey, Ecuador, Colombia, Cuba, India, Venezuela, the Republic of Georgia, offshore Jamaica, Offshore Nova Scotia and the Mackenzie delta.

Mr. Fong was most recently the Vice President of Exploration with Wentworth Resources Ltd a company traded on the London and Oslo exchanges with operations in East Africa (Tanzania and Mozambique).

Prior to that he co-founded Voyager Energy in December 2004 and served as the President and Chief Executive Officer until March 2010 when the company was acquired by Niko Resources Ltd. He continued with Niko as Vice President Caribbean region and headed up their Trinidad operations until October 2012.

During his tenure the company became the largest holder of exploration acreage in Trinidad. Mr. Fong’s involvement in Trinidad goes back more than a decade and includes the execution and management of complex exploration projects from concept to drilling both onshore and offshore. His reputation as a respected explorationist was instrumental in attracting several international exploration companies to Trinidad. Mr. Fong was the exploration manager for Canadian Superior energy when they acquired block 5 (c) in 2003 which eventually led to the discovery of the Endeavor and Bounty gas fields.

He served as a Director of Voyager Energy Ltd from December 2004 to March 2010. He also served as a director of Petrolympic Ltd (TSX: PCQ.v)., from December 2007 to November 2011 and as a Chairman of Sagres Energy Inc (TSX: SGI.v). a company he co-founded from April 2009 to May 2011.

He is a Member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientist of Alberta and the American Association of Petroleum Geologists. Mr Fong holds B.Sc. in Geophysics from University of Calgary 1982.

Mr. Bury is a senior executive with 30+ years of domestic and international experience and has been in strategic planning, finance, project management and stakeholder communication roles. His experience is with both public and private companies and spans a variety of industries including oil & gas, petrochemical, manufacturing, environmental and information technology. He is a founder and the Executive Vice President and Director of Maribo Resources.

Mr. Bury was most recently the Managing Director of Wentworth Resources Limited a company traded on the London and Oslo stock exchanges with operations in East Africa (Tanzania and Mozambique). Reporting directly to the Executive Chairman, this position has the overall accountability for all operating, technical, financial and shareholder relations activities for this publicly traded oil and gas company. As part of this role, Mr. Bury was involved in the negotiation of commercial sales contracts and the commencement of production from the Mnazi Bay gas field.

Prior to that he was the Chief Financial Officer for Voyager Energy and Trans-Dominion Energy, both international E&P companies, as well as the Finance Manager of Qatar Fuel Additives Company, a world-scale methanol and MTBE production facility. His experience spans the globe including operations, evaluation and management of projects in North America, the Caribbean, Middle East and Africa. Mr. Bury obtained a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Alberta in 1984 and became a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Alberta in 1986 and is a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors.

Geoff Bury

Geoff Bury

Executive Vice President & Director

Wayne Bertrand

Wayne Bertrand

Director

Wayne Gerrard Bertrand (P. Geo) is a founder of Maribo Resources and has 45 years experience in the energy industry.

He was the President-Operations at the Petroleum Company of Trinidad and Tobago Limited (Petrotrin) until 2008. He is an Honorary Fellow (Petroleum Studies) in the Faculty of Engineering at The University of the West Indies (UWI), where he previously served as Coordinator of the Petroleum Geoscience programme from 2008 to 2015. He holds a B.Sc. degree in Geology from the University of the West Indies and a M.Sc. in Geology from the University of British Columbia.

He has served in several technical, managerial, consulting and leadership positions in all phases of the petroleum value chain including Senior Geologist at Shell Canada Limited to President-Operations at Petrotrin. He has published and/or presented over forty papers both locally and internationally.

He is currently a director of Massy Energy Trinidad Ltd and chairman of the Board of Governors of the National Energy Skills Center. In 2007, he was appointed Chairman of the Occupational Safety and Health Authority of Trinidad and Tobago, for a three year term.

Mr. Bertrand is a member of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG), the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), the Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists (CSPG), the Geological Society of Trinidad and Tobago (GSTT), the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA). He was presented with the SPETT Distinguished Member award in 1995 and 2005, and was made an Honorary Member of the GSTT in 2002. In 2006, he was the recipient of the Distinguished Service Award from GSTT, in 2008 received the SPEI Regional Member award (Latin America and the Caribbean) for Production and Operations and in 2015 received the SPE Regional Service award (South America and Caribbean).

Mr. Rodrigue is a Petroleum Geologist with over 35 years of experience in both International and frontier areas. His experience includes field operations, play generation and detailed reservoir characterization and spans the globe: Caribbean, South America, Southeast Asia, Russia, North and East Africa, Alaska and Frontier of Canada (East Coast, Mackenzie Delta and West Coast).

He has been key member of assessment teams in analyzing hydrocarbon potential in various basins and new ventures. He has developed geological models based on sequence stratigraphy concepts in various depositional settings from alluvial fans to fluvio-deltaic sequence, wave-dominated shoreface and turbiditic facies.

He has conducted various diagenetic studies regarding secondary porosity, investigated wellbore stability, stress regime, clay sensitivity and formation damage. He has conducted on-site core and outcrop studies for reservoir characterization in various countries.

Mr. Rodrigue is a well-rounded geological specialist who holds a Master Degree in Petrology and Stratigraphy from Laval University, Quebec, Canada.

Germain Rodrique

Germain Rodrigue

Senior Geologist

Gavin Elsley

Gavin Elsley

Senior Geophysicist

Gavin Elsley holds a Master of Science degree in Basin Evolution and Dynamics from Royal Holloway College, London and a Bachelor of Science degree in Geological Sciences from the University of Leeds.

He has more than 20 years of oil and gas industry experience as an explorationist and geophysicist and had been involved in projects ranging from frontier exploration to field development, and initial bid round or farm-in to asset sales and farm out, both onshore and offshore in a wide variety of basin types.

Countries and basins worked include, Azerbaijan South Caspian Sea, UK North Sea and Atlantic Margin, Spain, Western Canada, Canadian Arctic, Trinidad and Tobago, Pakistan, India East and West coasts, Bangladesh and Mexico. Expertise includes Interpretation of two dimensional and three dimensional seismic data sets to identify prospective drilling locations and to determine in place volumes of oil and gas.

Other experience includes overseeing the acquisition and processing of seismic data and working closely with geologists, reservoir engineers and drilling engineers to find and develop oil and gas reserves. Mr. Elsley has presented papers at conferences of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists and the Canadian Society of Exploration Geophysicists, as well as writing a chapter for the AAPG book ‘Shale Tectonics’.

Mr. Cole (P. Eng.) is a native of Calgary, Alberta. He graduated from the University of Calgary with a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering in 1981.

While holding surface and subsurface engineering positions with Dome Petroleum and Bow Valley Energy, he completed his MBA degree in 1989 at the University of Calgary.

Mr. Cole has held executive and management positions with various junior and independent oil and gas companies including Niko Resources, Action Energy and Devon Energy. He has extensive experience in project evaluation, development and operations domestically and in numerous international jurisdictions including Trinidad, Brazil, India, Bangladesh, Gabon and Mozambique.

Mr. Cole was a founding member of three junior oil and gas companies and has operated his independent oil and gas consulting firm since 1989. In January 2018, he founded True North Renewable Fuels Ltd.

Doug Cole

Doug Cole

P. Eng

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