Mr JOHN WHISLER, B.Sc.
Managing Director (Incremental Oil and Gas Ltd)
President (Incremental Oil and Gas USA Holdings, Inc.)
John Whisler is an innovative, entrepreneurial executive with a 20 plus year track record of leading, developing, and implementing projects that creates exceptional incremental value in the oil and gas. Industry. He has a successful-track record of managing and growing both public and private exploration and production companies. His diverse and extensive background in the US oil and gas industry covers all aspects of operations, including exploration, business development, acquisitions and divestures, corporate & project management, financial & economics, field operations, production and extensive experience in drilling and completions.
He joined Delek Energy US and Elk Companies in July 2008 as the Vice President of Operations, was promoted to Chief Operating Officer in January of 2009, and was then promoted to Chief Executive Officer in May 2010. He served as Chief Executive Officer until 2011 when he was personally responsible for the divesture of all the US assets in multiple transactions, in order to assist the parent company in funding the new natural gas discoveries off the coast of Israel with Noble Energy. While at Delek John was responsible for the acquisition of multiple assets in the USA, design and implement work-over plans, re-completions, and optimize production in multiple mature fields within these assets.
Before joining Delek Energy, John served as VP of Operations/Operations Manager of Petrogulf Corporation (PGC). He first joined Petrogulf Corporation in 2001 and served in roles of increasing responsibility from operations engineer to VP of Operations. He engineered, implemented, drilled, completed, developed and managed the San Juan Basin, Piceance Basin and Raton Basin from the ground floor. While at PGC, he implemented and drilled a 140 well field with infrastructure in 3 years with limited resources, optimized production through well-intervention completions and on site supervision and managed the non-brokered divesture, negotiated and closed of a $220M divesture with a 2.81 ROI.
Prior to his engagement with PGC, Mr. Whisler served as Operations Engineer for BRG Petroleum where he supervise oil and gas exploration, production, WO, and daily operations from 1994 to 2000 with extensive field operations.
John is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers. He has served on several nonprofit company boards and advisory teams.