Mountainview Energy Ltd. announces officer appointments
CUT BANK, MT, April 3, 2013
CUT BANK, MT, April 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - Mountainview Energy Ltd. (TSXV:
MVW) ("Mountainview" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that the
appointments of Mr. Justin K. Balkenbush as Vice President, Operations and Mr.
Joseph Montalban as Vice President, Business Development.
Mr. Balkenbush is a registered professional engineer who has been active in
the oil and gas industry for over twenty (20) years beginning in 1991 when he
worked summers on workover rigs in Northern Montana. He graduated from
Montana Tech with a BS in Environmental Engineering in 1995 and started his
career with Atlantic Richfield Company (ARCO). He continued working for ARCO
while completing his Master's Degree in Petroleum Engineering—graduating with
High Honors in 1997. After graduation, Justin moved to Alaska with ARCO
(later BP) to work in Prudhoe Bay primarily on completion and stimulation
projects. In 2002, Justin transferred with BP to the Gulf of Mexico as a
Workover Superintendant until a BP asset sale forced a move to Occidental
Petroleum in California. In 2005, Justin took the opportunity to return to
the Rocky Mountains beginning his tenure with St. Mary Land & Exploration (now
SM Energy) working in the Williston Basin on some of the first Middle Bakken
Horizontal wells in North Dakota. Justin worked in various roles of
increasing operational and reservoir engineering responsibility with SM Energy
focusing primarily on North Dakota Bakken/Three Forks plays in McKenzie and
Mr. Montalban graduated from the University of Montana with a Bachelor degree
in Business Administration in 2008. In 2009, Joseph joined Mountainview full
time and has since managed Mountainview's current producing properties located
in the South Alberta Bakken Region in North Central Montana. He is currently
responsible for 5 field employees, over 80 producing oil/gas wells, 2 water
flood projects, and 3 gas compressor stations. Joseph has also assisted
Mountainview in expanding its project portfolio to include three new projects
in the Williston Basin (Stateline Project, Medicine Lake Project and 12 Gage
Project). He has assisted negotiations on several financings for the Company,
including securing a $75 million mezzanine financing for the Company's 12 Gage
Project located in Divide County, ND.
Mountainview's Board of Directors and management team are very pleased to have
both Mr. Balkenbush and Mr. Montalban join Mountainview's executive team and
are confident that their wealth of both technical and operational knowledge
and experience will be a key component to Mountainview's success.
Mountainview Energy Ltd. is a public oil and gas company listed on the TSX
Venture Exchange, with a primary focus on the exploration, production and
development of the Bakken and Three Forks Shale in the Williston Basin and the
South Alberta Bakken.
Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that
term is defined in policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts
responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.
SOURCE Mountainview Energy Ltd.
Mountainview Energy Ltd.
Patrick M. Montalban, President & Chief Executive Officer
PO Box 200
Cut Bank, MT 59427
Fax: (406) 873-2835
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