CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - Dec. 2, 2013) - High North Resources Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:HN) (the "Company" or "High North") is pleased to report the appointment of Michael Black and Lawrence Walter to the board of directors.
Mr. Black is the senior energy partner, based in Calgary, in the office of the international law firm of Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP. He has extensive oil and gas experience, both domestically and internationally, in the upstream, midstream and downstream sectors. He has provided lead counsel advice to numerous domestic and international companies. Mr. Black is an experienced director on several energy companies, including public TSX companies. In 2007, he received his ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors.
Mr. Walter is a professional accountant with a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Calgary and a CMA designation from the Alberta Society of Certified Management Accountants. Mr. Walter has 28 years of Canadian petroleum industry experience with extensive executive experience in both private and public junior oil and natural gas companies. Mr. Walter provides experience in corporate planning, budgeting and financial reporting to the High North Board of Directors. Mr. Walter is currently the President and Director of Eastend Energy Corp. and Long Term Asset Management Inc., both gas focused E&P companies in Saskatchewan and Alberta. Mr. Walter has held the position of Chief Financial Officer for several public E&P companies including Belfast Petroleum/Merit Energy (1997 - 2000), ValVista Energy (2000 - 2005) and RedStar Oil & Gas (2005-2007).
Colin Soares, the Company's President and CEO stated "We are very pleased with the addition of Mr. Black and Mr. Walter to the Company's board of directors. Mr. Black's and Mr. Walter's extensive industry contacts and experience will be an invaluable asset as the Company transitions into an oil and gas production company."
The appointments of Mr. Black and Mr. Walter will fill the vacancies of Arn Schoch and Brian Morrison, who resigned as directors of High North. The Board wishes to thank Mr. Schoch and Mr. Morrison for their service on the Board.
The Company has now completed its first two Montney horizontal oil wells and is conducting pressure surveys.
In addition, the Company has entered into a farmin agreement on 2.25 sections of land and commenced drilling an earning well.
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