Geologist with expertise in exploration and development assessment, reserve assessment, reservoir analysis, acquisition review, well site evaluations, bank relationships, community relationships, personnel hiring and team management. As a geologist, he has performed exploration and development evaluations in many of the oil and gas producing basins in the US, Europe and Africa. He has worked on over 250 well projects for Union Oil or California, Arco Exploration, Venoco and Matrix Oil Corporation in California, Texas, Rocky Mountain region, North Sea and West Africa. He has assisted in growth-phase hiring and management relative to building two small independent oil and gas companies. He has worked with the Ca Regional Water Quality Board and the LA County Department of Public Works on assessment and remediation of oil facility sites in Los Angeles County. Mr. McCaskey has been active in the oil and gas industry since 1978 beginning as a Geologist with the US Geological Survey. Mike graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Geology in 1978 from Texas A&M University and a Masters Degree in Geology from Texas A&M University in 1981. He is currently a member of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists and the American Petroleum Institute.