Lewis Gillies

President, Chief Executive Officer

Lewis Gillies serves as Rockall Energy’s President and Chief Executive Officer. Prior to Rockall Energy Mr. Gillies served as Chief Executive Officer at 2Co Energy, Ltd, UK. While at 2Co, he focused on 120 million Barrel North Sea opportunity as well as natural CO2, Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) in the United States. Prior to 2Co, he was the CEO for Hydrogen Energy International, Ltd. where he led initiatives that included generating low carbon power from fossil fuels, in conjunction with carbon capture and storage (CCS) with CO2 Enhanced Oil Recovery. His portfolio includes projects with a capital investment program in excess of $5bn in the Abu Dhabi and a direct staff of 100 people and indirect staff exceeding 200.

Joe Schimelpfening

Senior Vice President, Chief Operating Officer

Joe Schimelpfening joined Rockall Energy in September 2014 as Senior Vice President and COO. Previously, Mr. Schimelpfening was the SVP - Upstream Business at Eagle Rock Energy Partners, L.P. where he managed Eagle Rock’s upstream business since 2007, which included assets in the Mid-Continent, South Alabama, East Texas and the Permian basin. He was a founding member and served as VP of Operations for Montierra Minerals and Production, L.P. before it contributed its minerals assets to Eagle Rock in 2007. Prior to Montierra, he held various management positions in operations, engineering and asset development with El Paso Production Company in its domestic onshore and Gulf of Mexico E&P operations. Mr. Schimelpfening began his career with Sonat Exploration Company, serving in various engineering positions, after receiving his Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering from Texas A&M University in 1984. His is a licensed professional engineer in Texas.

Joe Townsend

Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Townsend has been the SVP and CFO of Rockall Energy, LLC since November 2018. Prior to Rockall Mr. Townsend spent more than five years with Covey Park Energy, most recently as VP of Finance. While at Covey Park Energy, Mr. Townsend held a senior financial leadership role and was responsible for the financing of nearly $1.7 B of acquisitions. Prior to Covey Park, Mr. Townsend was an Associate at Energy Capital Solutions from 2010 to 2013 where he raised more than $500 MM of private capital for mid-market upstream oil & gas companies and advised energy clients on more than $1.2 B of M&A transactions. Prior to Energy Capital Solutions, Mr. Townsend spent three years with Apache Corporation as a Sr. Financial Analyst.

Mr. Townsend holds an MBA from Southern Methodist University and a BBA from the University of Iowa.

Graeme Miller

Senior Vice President, EOR, Midstream & Commercial

Graeme Miller joined Rockall Energy as Senior Vice President of EOR, Midstream and Commercial Development. Prior to Rockall Energy, Mr. Miller served as the Development/Managing Director at 2Co Energy. While at 2Co he was accountable for leading the development of a 900MW power plant with carbon capture enabling a 120 million Barrel North Sea CO2 Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) opportunity.  Prior to that he served as Vice President & Commercial Director at Hydrogen Energy International, Ltd. in Los Angeles. While there he led the commercial team for a 250MW power plant with carbon capture for CO2 EOR in California and developed a pipeline of anthropogenic CO2 EOR opportunities in the United States and Canada. Mr. Miller began his career with BP Engineering in 1988. He served in numerous international leadership roles with them until 2011.  He is a chartered engineer and member of the Institute of Engineering and Technology having graduated with honors from Edinburgh University in 1987 and holds an MBA from the Open University.

Lonnie Ashley

Vice President, Southern Business

Mr. Ashley joined Rockall Energy in November of 2015 as Vice President - Southern Business. Previously, Mr. Ashley formed Longshadow Consulting, LLC where he and a team of engineers and consultants provide engineering, operations and wellsite consulting within the oil and gas industry. Before he started consulting, he was partner and Sr. Vice President of Operations with Legado Resources. He was responsible for the planning, development and implementation of operations activities for all of Legado’s assets. Prior to Legado, Lonnie was with Denbury Resources. He was with Denbury during its infancy stage as their first engineer and operations manager for Mississippi. For the 13 years, he helped grow the company from a small independent oil company, focused on redeveloping mature fields in Mississippi and Louisiana, into the largest CO2-flooding operator east of the Mississippi. He held various engineering positions with Conoco in West Texas and Houston after receiving his Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering from Mississippi State University in 1983.