Barry B. Larson

Chief Operating Officer

Mr. Larson has 38 years of oil and gas industry experience, 19 of which have been in foreign operations.  Mr. Larson was a resident of Argentina from 1994 – 1997 where he received extensive operating experience both as Drilling Manager for Chauvco Resources from 1994 – 1996 and Manager of Operations for Chauvco Argentina from 1996 to 1997 and then Vice President of Operations for Chauvco Resources International from January 1998 to June 1998. Mr. Larson was a co-founder and Vice President of Aventura Energy Inc. from August 1999 to May 2004, a company that operated in Argentina as well as Trinidad & Tobago. In January 2003, Mr. Larson was named Vice President Operations and Country Manager of Vermilion Oil and Gas (Trinidad) Ltd., a position he held until May 2004. During this time Mr. Larson resided in Trinidad and Tobago, where Vermilion Oil and Gas (Trinidad), the local operating subsidiary of Aventura Energy Inc. developed the Carapal Ridge gas discovery (approx. 1.0 TCF), obtaining a gas contract, tieing in the field and constructing gas processing facilities.   In 2004 Mr. Larson joined the newly founded Petro Andina Resources as Vice President Operations and COO, a position he held until the company was sold in 2009.  Since 2009 and the inception of Parex Resources, Mr. Larson has served as Vice President Operations and COO. Mr. Larson holds a diploma in Hydrocarbon Engineering Technology from the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology.