Senior Management


Karl Johnson

Karl Johnson

Vice President Business Development and Operations, Age 57

Mr. Johnson joined the Company on January 1, 2010 as VP of Business Development and Operations. He has 30 years of experience in the petroleum industry, and was with Marathon for over 27 years.


Alexey Balyasnikov

Alexey Balyasnikov

General Director of Stimul-T, Age 69

Mr Balyasnikov has over 32 years experience in the Russian oil and gas industry. He worked for Marathon in various capacities, including as head of Marathon’s representative office in Moscow, from 1990 to 2004.


Alexander Frenovsky

Alexander Frenovsky

Managing Director of Stimul-T, Age 66

Mr Frenovsky was a former general director and chief engineer of JSC Tomskneftegazgeologia, the former Russian state enterprise that discovered and delineated essentially all of the oil and gas fields in the Tomsk Region.


Nikolay Karapuzov

Nikolay Karapuzov

Chief Geologist and Geophysicist of Stimul-T, Age 69

Dr Karapuzov was chief geophysicist/chief geologist of JSC Tomskneftegazgeologia. He worked for JSC Tomskneftegazgeologia for 35 years and directly participated in the discovery of 17 oil fields in the area.