Country Manager - Brazil
Mr. Gardiner joined Central in 2011 and is responsible for Central Resources do Brasil's oil and gas production business in Brazil. Prior to joining Central, Mr. Gardiner worked for Koch Exploration in various management positions in Canada and internationally. Prior to Koch, he worked for Amoco and consulted for several independent oil companies. Mr. Gardiner has over 30 years' of experience in reservoir engineering, drilling and production operations and holds a B.Sc. in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Tulsa and a Masters degree in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Alberta.
Patrícia Rodrigues de Souza
Ms. Souza joined Central Resources do Brasil in 2011 and is responsible for legal matters in Brazil. Prior to joining Central Patrícia worked for Koch Petróleo do Brasil Ltda and Baker Hughes Brazil negotiating contracts, and analyzing environmental, corporate and labor law. Prior to this she worked for GalvaSud S.A (a steel company in the ThyssenKrupp Group). Ms. Souza graduated from Estácio de Sá University with a Law Degree with specialization in Environmental and Oil and Gas.
Francildo Vieira Lopes
Mr. Lopes joined Central Resources do Brasil in 2011 as Exploration Manager. He has more than 35 years' expience in E&P. Mr. Lopes recived his degree in geology from Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro. Before joining Central, Mr. Lopes worked for Koch Petróleo do Brasil as Exploration Manager which included several onshore basin projects in Brazil. Prior to Koch, he worked for Azevedo Travassos Petróleo, Camargo Corrêa Petróleo, Paulipetro and Petrobras, in different roles inclduing wellsite geologist and exploration management.