Executive Biographies

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John M. Pope, Ph.D

President, and Chief Executive Officer

John Pope, Ph.D is President and CEO of WellDog. Pope founded WellDog in 1999 to focus on geochemical sensing of coal seams. Under his leadership, WellDog invented a new reservoir analysis technology, evolved into a vertically integrated CSG service provider, and expanded into the international coal seam gas, coal mining and conventional oil and gas sectors. Pope was appointed by the Governor to the Wyoming CBM Water Use Task Force from 2005-2007 and to the U.S. Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission in 2006. Pope holds a Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from the University of Wyoming and a B.S. in Physics from the University of Missouri-Rolla/Missouri Mines. He has worked at Monsanto Chemical Company and Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology. Pope has started and grown a number of companies in diverse industries, including a small CSG operator in Wyoming. John holds several patents in the US and Australia and has published dozens of technical papers. He currently splits time between Wyoming and Queensland.

James Walker

James Walker

Chief Operating Officer

James Walker is Chief Operating Officer of WellDog. Walker joined WellDog in 2013, bringing more than twenty-five years of successful management experience in the oilfield service sector. Walker is responsible for establishing and commercializing a range of exciting technologies for the Characterization and Production of Unconventional Reservoirs. He oversees the ongoing business operations within WellDog. He is a native of Bristol, England. He received a Joint B.S. in Geology and Mining Engineering from the University of Nottingham and a MBA from The Robert Gordon University. Before joining WellDog, James Walker served as Chief Operating Officer of Quantapoint, Vice President, North America Pietro Fiorentini spa, and Vice President, Product Line – Intelligent Production Systems Baker Hughes Inc. Walker has a unique blend of operational, technical and marketing background, which provides strong capabilities and practical experiences combined with exceptional insight and business acumen.