Our Team

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Peter Dea

EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN

Mr. Dea serves as Executive Chairman of Confluence Resources LP. Mr. Dea has been President and CEO of Cirque Resources LP since its inception in 2007. He was President, CEO and a Board Director

of Western Gas Resources, Inc., from 2001 through their merger with Anadarko Petroleum Corporation in 2006. He joined Barrett Resources Corporation in 1993 and was CEO from 1999 and Chairman of the Board from 2000 until the sale of Barrett in 2001 to Williams. Prior to joining Barrett, Mr. Dea held various management and geologic positions for Exxon Company USA. Most of his activity has focused on exploration and production in the Rocky Mountain basins. In addition to receiving geology degrees from the University of Montana, M.S., and Western State Colorado University, B.A., he also attended the Harvard Business School Advanced Management Program.

Ted Brown

President & CEO

Mr. Brown serves as President & CEO of Confluence Resources LP. Prior to co-founding Confluence, Mr. Brown was Senior Vice President and Advisor to the CEO and President of Noble Energy, Inc.

(NYSE: NBL) until his retirement on January 31, 2015.  Mr. Brown joined Noble Energy in 2005 in Noble Energy’s merger with Patina Oil and Gas Corp. where he served as Senior Vice President.  He was Director-Piceance Basin and Engineering Manager for Williams Companies and Barrett Resources respectively from 1993-2004.  He also worked in various capacities for Union Pacific Resources and Amoco Production Company.  Mr. Brown graduated from the University of Wyoming with a degree in Mechanical Engineering.   Most of Mr. Brown’s career has been focused on exploration and production in the Rocky Mountain basins in Wyoming, New Mexico, Utah, and Colorado.

Neil Stenbuck

Executive Vice President & CFO

Mr. Stenbuck serves as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Confluence Resources LP. Mr. Stenbuck has been EVP and CFO of Cirque Resources LP since its formation

in 2007. From 2005 to 2007, Mr. Stenbuck provided financial advisory and consulting services with Plexus Capital, LLC. Mr. Stenbuck was EVP, CFO and member of the Board of Directors of Prima Energy Corporation from 2001 to 2004, when the company was acquired by Petro-Canada. Prior to joining Prima Energy, he served as CFO, VP – Finance, Treasurer and Board member of Basin Exploration, Inc. from 1995 to 2000, when Basin merged with Stone Energy. Mr. Stenbuck was VP – Capital at United Meridian Corporation following the merger between UMC and General Atlantic Resources, Inc. where he had been VP – Capital and/or VP – Finance from 1987 to 1995. Previously, he held senior finance and accounting positions with Premier Resources, Ltd., Page Petroleum, Inc., Credo Petroleum Corporation, and Price Waterhouse & Co. Mr. Stenbuck received a BSBA. in Accounting and Finance from the University of Arizona and is a Certified Public Accountant (inactive).

Michael Dickinson

Senior Vice President Operations

Mr. Dickinson serves as Senior Vice President Operations of Confluence Resources LP. Prior to joining Confluence, Mr. Dickinson served as Chief Operating Officer of Emerald Oil from 2015 to 2016.

Mr. Dickinson held the position of Director of Operations along with Production and Development Manager titles for Noble Energy from 2005 to 2015 and served as the Completions Manager for Patina Oil and Gas prior to their merger with Noble Energy. Mr. Dickinson was employed by Schlumberger as District Manager – San Juan Basin and worked in various supervisory positions from 1995 to 2004. Mr. Dickinson graduated from the Colorado School of Mines with a degree in Chemical Engineering and Petroleum Refining.

Robert Sterling

Senior Vice President Geosciences

Mr. Sterling serves as Senior Vice President Geosciences of Confluence Resources LP. Mr. Sterling has been Senior Geologist with Cirque Resources LP since its formation in 2007. He served as

Division Geological Specialist with EOG Resources Inc. from 1994 to 2007 in Denver. Mr. Sterling also held positions as Vice President of Exploration for Nahama & Weagant Energy Company, District Geologist for Challenger Minerals, and Geologist with Argo Petroleum in California. Mr. Sterling has a B.S. degree in Geology from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, and a M.S. degree in Geology from California State University, Los Angeles.

William Nicas

Senior Vice President Land & Business Development

Mr. Nicas serves as Senior Vice President Land & Business Development of Confluence Resources LP. Mr. Nicas has been Senior Vice President Land and Marketing for Cirque Resources LP since

its inception in 2007. His experience includes a 22-year career with ExxonMobil where he held various positions in Land, Gas Marketing, Business Development, LNG Development and Audit. Mr. Nicas holds a degree in Petroleum Land Management from the University of Oklahoma.