Michael Faust has 34 years of industry, financial and leadership experience within the oil and gas sector, including diverse geological, geophysical and technical reservoir experience spanning many different basins and formations throughout the world. Mr. Faust is the Chairman, CEO and President of SAExploration, appointed in August 2019, after serving as their Lead Independent Director since 2017. He has served as an Independent Director of Obsidian Energy Ltd since 2018, where he also served as Interim CEO from March to August 2019. Prior to these positions, Mr. Faust was the Vice President, Exploration and Land at ConocoPhillips Alaska, Inc. After joining Arco Alaska, Inc. in 1997, Mr. Faust held multiple senior positions up to and following Phillips Petroleum Co.’s acquisition of Arco Alaska, Inc. in 2000 and the subsequent merger between Phillips and Conoco Inc. In 2008, Mr. Faust was appointed Vice President of Exploration and Land at ConocoPhillips Canada Ltd. Prior to Arco Alaska, Inc., Mr. Faust also held various positions with Exxon Exploration Company and Esso Norge A.S. Mr. Faust holds a Masters of Arts degree in Geophysics from the University of Texas after receiving his Bachelor of Science degree in Geology from the University of Washington.