The NXT Advisory Board
The Advisory Board of NXT Energy includes geoscientists and other independent professionals whose experience is drawn on to assist in advancing industry awareness and use of the Company’s proprietary Stress Field Detection ("SFD®") aerial survey system.
Dr. George Iusco is based in Madrid, Spain, where he leads the New Ventures Group for Repsol YPF, a major international exploration and production company. He possesses over 30 years of exploration experience in the petroleum industry, and has held senior positions with Gulf Oil, Exxon, and Venezuela’s PDVSA. His extensive international exploration experience includes Venezuela, Mexico, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Trinidad, Central America, Argentina, Brazil, Kazakhstan, the Middle East, North Sea, West Africa, Alaska, the US Gulf Coast, and other areas in North America. He is an expert in evaluating complex structural and stratigraphic settings, integrating geophysical and geological technologies in order to detect, rank, and evaluate new prospective areas and formulate new exploration strategies. Mr. Iusco received a M.S. in Geology from the University of Bucharest and a M.S. in Geophysics from the Petroleum Institute in Bucharest, Romania.
Professor Cleveland Jones is currently with the National Oil & Gas Institue of Brazil, in Rio de Janeiro, and is involved primarily with research of innoviate oil & gas exploration technologies, assessment methodologies, and energy policy. He has consulted for international oil and gas companies worldwide, and is a sought-after academic commentator on energy policy issues.
Professor Jones graduated in Physics and Economics from Cornell University (Ithaca, NY), obtained a post-graduate degree in Oil and Gas Engineering, as well as a Masters and Doctoral degree in Geology, from the State University of Rio de Janeiro. Professor Jones is fluent in English, Portuguese and Spanish.
Roes Arief Budiman
Dr. Arief Budiman is a faculty member with the Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering Department at the University of Calgary, specializing in mechanics, phase transitions and materials science. He obtained a Ph.D. degree from the University of Toronto and is a Professional Engineer.
He is currently working with NXT in R&D programs to further develop understanding and acceptance of the SFD® technology within the oil and gas industry, including developing mathematical principles to explain and model the interactions between subsurface stress, gravity patterns, and the SFD® system.
George Allen served as Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia from 1994 to 1998, and as US Senator from 2001 to 2007. Gov. Allen currently is Co-chair of the Competitiveness Initiative for the National Association of Manufacturers, Reagan Ranch Presidential Scholar for the Young America's Foundation, Ambassador of the Ass'n for Passive Optical LAN technology, and serves on several boards, including Armada Hoffler (AHH: NYSE), Nano Risk Assessment, Inc., and the National Ass'n for Jobs and Innovation. In 2009 he launched the American Energy Freedom Center, whose mission includes promoting American jobs, economic prosperity and competition in the development and use of America’s vast energy resources.