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Petrolia Energy Names New President

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   |    Thursday,April 20,2017

Petrolia Energy announced the appointment of Mr. James E. Burns as President and Director along with Mr. Saleem Nizami as an Independent Director effective April 19, 2017.

Once these new appointments are confirmed at the upcoming Annual General Meeting, they will increase the board to seven (7) members, with three (3) of the positions being independent.

About James E. Burns

Mr. James Edward Burns is an oil and gas executive who brings more than 25 years of energy experience to the Petrolia Energy's Board. Most recently, he served as President of BLU LNG, a domestic LNG provider, where he created a coherent commercial and operational strategy serving as catalyst for renewed efficiency and effectiveness. Prior to his role at BLU LNG, Mr. Burns was President of Fortress Energy Partners a division of Fortress Investment Group and worked in various executive roles globally with Royal Dutch Shell and with Texaco. Mr. Burns also serves as a member of the Houston Angel Network's Energy Council and is the Chairman of the Board of Triple E Real Estate Investments. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from California State University and an Executive MBA from the University of Houston.

About Saleem Nizami

Mr. Saleem Nizami is a Petroleum Geologist with over 40 years of oil & gas industry experience. Prior to founding APEC, Inc., an Oklahoma-based Petroleum and Environmental Consulting firm in 1989, Mr. Nizami served as a Senior Geologist and Manager in the Division of Oil & Gas at the Oklahoma Corporate Commission. Mr. Nizami has worked with numerous small to mid-sized oil & gas companies along with major oil companies such as Chevron and ExxonMobil and independent oil & gas companies including Chesapeake Energy Corp. Mr. Nizami holds a MSc. in Petroleum Geology from Osmania University.


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