Prospera Energy Inc. is committed to the creation and enrichment of shareholder value. We are focused on the acquisition, exploration, and development of oil and gas properties in Western Canada.

Our corporate team comes from diverse educational backgrounds and holds extensive knowledge of the oil and gas industry. The combination of our team’s high level of competence and our dedication to acquiring the best possible projects, Prospera Energy Inc. expects to experience unlimited growth and longevity.

Through careful planning and analysis, we are making great strides to acquire properties that will lead to securing our growth. We will continue to seek out projects that are in the best interests of our company and our shareholders.

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Head Office: Prospera Energy Inc.

Address: 700 1300
8th St SW Calgary
AB, Canada
T2R 1B2

Telephone: +1 (403) 457-9010
+1 (403) 454-9010


Our Management Team

Daryl Fridhandler

Q.C., Chairman

Daryl S. Fridhandler, Q.C. is a Partner with the law firm of Burnet, Duckworth & Palmer LLP and practices as a member of the corporate, securities, mergers and acquisitions, and commercial transactions groups. He has been active as a founder, director, officer or legal counsel of numerous for profit, both public and private, and not for profit organizations, including a number of government-related entities. Mr. Fridhandler has over 25-years of experience in the oil and gas industry. His vast knowledge will have a positive impact on the company’s goals and achievements.

Burkhard Franz

President and Chief Executive Officer

Burkhard Franz has been an entrepreneurial businessman for over 35 years. He has over 20 years of experience in the international resources equity markets. He has held several executive positions with varied responsibilities in mining and oil and gas companies in both Canada and Central America. He brings considerable knowledge of financial equity markets and management of oil operations to the Corporation. He has raised equity capital for several companies in the mining and oil and gas industries. He started his career owning and directing several silviculture projects in Austria and Canada. Mr. Franz has actively served as President and Director on many private and public companies.

Mr. Franz graduated from the Agriculture Research and Education Centre in Raumberg, Austria, and holds an Engineering degree in Agriculture. Mr. Franz is fluent in both German and English.

Lorraine McVean


Lorraine McVean is a practicing lawyer engaged in the provision of legal consulting services to various entities in the oil and gas industry. Prior to becoming a consultant, she was a senior legal executive and officer of an intermediate publicly traded oil and gas company. Ms. McVean's legal practice has been focused on corporate merger and acquisition activity as well as the acquisition and divestiture of oil and gas assets. Ms. McVean has extensive experience with publicly traded companies, having served on the Board of Directors and Audit Committees of several companies listed on the TSX Venture Exchange.

Ms. McVean holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of Calgary and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of British Columbia. She is a graduate of the Directors Education Program at the Haskayne School of Business and is a member in good standing of the Law Society of Alberta and the Canadian Institute of Corporate Directors.

Savi Franz

Chief Financial Officer

Ms. Savi Franz has over 25 years of oil and gas industry experience broadly distributed across various finance and accounting functions. She has progressively held more responsible positions throughout her career. Ms. Franz has previously proven herself proficient in the organization of accounting systems and processes in the early stages of growing oil and gas companies. She has also played an instrumental role in successful acquisition efforts on behalf of Prospera.

Ms. Franz held positions of increasing responsibility at the Trinidad and Tobago offices of Price Waterhouse/Coopers, the U.K. office of Ladbrokes Holdings PLC, the U.K. office of Asphaltic Holdings PLC, and more recently at several junior oil and gas companies located throughout Canada. Ms. Franz holds a diploma in Finance and Accounting at N.E.L.P in addition to a Finance and Accounting degree from South West London College, U.K.

Sarshar Ahmad

Consulting Geologist

Mr. Ahmad is a highly knowledgeable geologist with over 20 years of experience in the upstream oil and gas industry. He played an integral role in the exploration and development team at Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. Mr. Ahmad also has extensive experience in the evaluation and assessment of exploration assets. He has also worked with development projects and has geological expertise in drilling operations. In addition, he has experience with the integration of new technology required to improve the efficiency of oil and gas upstream operations.

Mr. Ahmad has a Masters degree in Geology from the University of Oslo, Norway.

Glenn Thunberg

Vice President of Production and Operations

Mr. Thunberg has over 25 years of industry experience primarily in production, operations, facilities engineering and project management. He has worked extensively in Canada and held roles with increasing responsibility at Renaissance Energy Ltd., Storm Energy Inc., and Trident Exploration Corp. Mr. Thunberg was the founder and previous CEO of Goodland Energy Ltd., a private oil & gas exploration company. He also has international experience working for Pacalta in Ecuador. He joined Prospera as a consultant in 2016, where he oversaw the implementation of the waterflood project at Prospera's Red Earth property.

Mr. Thunberg studied Oil and Gas Engineering at the University of Calgary and will oversee the production and operations of recently acquired assets in Saskatchewan.

Marty Yurchak

Consulting Geophysicist

Marty Yurchak has 18 years of experience as a geoscientist in the oil and gas industry. He has held varying positions within numerous asset teams at Exxon Mobil Canada, Bonavista Energy, Storm Gas Resources, and Goodland Energy. Mr. Yurchak has worked with several companies developing financial and economic models, corporate presentations, and corporate marketing. He joined Prospera in 2016 as an operations and production consultant for Prospera properties at Pouce Coupe, Silverdale, and Red Earth.

Mr. Yurchak graduated from the University of Alberta in 2002 with a Bachelor of Science in Geophysics.

Corporate Board Polices

Mandate of the Audit Committee
Code of Business Conduct and Ethics
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