About Shale Energy

Shale Energy Limited has been involved in the US oil and gas sector since 2008. The Company is focused on development and production growth in the Shale boom developing in western North Dakota. This boom has developed around the Bakken Formation of the Williston Basin where conservative estimates put current reserves of Oil at 3.7 Billion barrels.

With experienced management and an acquisition focus the Company has been able to develop the key relationships required to be successful in the US on-shore oil and gas industry. These key relationships will be critical to the success of the Company as a listed entity with its initial development base in North Dakota.


Shale Energy Limited's management team include experienced and well networked local personnel on the ground in the USA. They have strong expertise in the oil and gas sector and have been involved in the industry for many years. The executive staff will be immensely important to our future success.

Shale Energy Limited

Richard Pritchard

Civil Engineer Graduate, 17 Years experience in Engineering Project Management, and Asset Management, 8 years in the finance industry.

Mr. Pritchard has been involved with ASX listed Energy and Industrial companies as CEO, Chairman, and Director as well as successful management of IPO and Reverse listings processes.

Mr Pritchard founded Shale Energy in 2007 and has been actively involved in US Shale plays since 2008. Mr Pritchard is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (International), and Engineers Australia.

Dr. Richard Haren

Geologist and Geophysicist with PhD in the latter, over 30 years experience in the resource industry. Dr. Haren has led some of the most challenging and profitable Gold, Copper, Diamond, and Natural Gas exploration studies in the World.

Dr. Haren has been CEO, Chairman, and Director of Several ASX listed companies and was General Manager of Planet Gas (ASX:PGS), a US focused CBM developer as well as Technical Director of Molopo Energy Limited (ASX:MPO).

Declan Pritchard

Geophysicist, 30 years experience in the oil and gas exploration industry as a geophysicist has worked in most of the world's major oil & gas provinces and has been involved in a number of significant discoveries.

Mr. Pritchard has also been recognised for his development of Energy Storage Technologies by the British Institute of Electrical Engineers. Mr Pritchard has developed a number of patents relating to seismic studies and energy storage.

Margaret Prestidge

Graduate Lawyer and member of Bar in Oklahoma, USA. Ms. Prestidge has 30 years experience in the US oil and gas industry having worked in many oil and gas companies as General Counsel, including 8 years with EOG Resources.

Ms. Prestidge currently runs her own law firm providing expertise within the oil and gas industry which include title examination, Corporation Commission matters, oil and gas litigation.

Graeme Hogan

CFO, Mr. Hogan has over 30 years post graduate experience in accounting, finance, treasury and company secretarial roles, including 10 years as the Chief Financial Officer of ASX listed companies including 3 years with ASX listed AGL.

Mr. Hogan is a Certified Practicing Accountant and a Fellow of the Governance Institute of Australia.

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