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USA Management Team


Mr Alex Underwood

Chief Executive Chairman

Mr Underwood serves as Chief Executive Officer of Empire Energy (USA), LLC and is also the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Empire Energy Group Limited.

Mr Tim Hull

VP Appalachia Operations

Mr Hull is responsible for the Company’s Appalachia operations in New York and Pennsylvania. Mr Hull was regional field manager for Range Resources Inc in New York State prior to its acquisition by Empire Energy in late 2009. Mr Hull has had extensive experience in natural gas production and operations, currently managing around 1,800 wells and 300 miles of pipeline.

Mr James Farthing

VP Mid-Continent Region

Mr Farthing has served as District Manager and VP since mid 2013 and is responsible for Mid-Continent operations. Prior to joining the Company, Mr Farthing had been with Conoco-Phillips North America for 32 years. Mr Farthing’s experience includes onshore production operations, drilling and completions and management experience with respect to operating shallow low pressure wells, deep high pressure gas wells, gathering systems, pipelines, booster stations, water floods and associated facilities and plants. Mr Farthing is proficient in Health Safety and Environment policies and procedures, various maintenance and project processes, SAP systems, asset control, litigation management and royalty compliance. Mr Farthing attended classes at Colby and Barton colleges, the University of Oklahoma and Louisiana State University.

Ms Susan Gasper

VP Financial Controller

Ms Gasper joined as Accounting Manager in 2009. Ms Gasper has been responsible for developing the Company’s accounting, IT and Financial Management Systems. Ms Gasper has experience in acquisitions, integration of new software, liaison and financial statements for reviews and audits, and reporting. Previously Ms Gasper had 12 years experience with Schneider Downs & Co. Pittsburgh working with oil and gas clients, non-profit and profit corporation. Ms GasperĀ is a consultant to MDS Energy (an oil and gas company) and trains staff on accounting processes.