Curriculum Vitae of Axel Sperber:

Birth Date: September 25th, 1951
Place of Birth: Kassel, Germany (Federal Republic)
Nationality: German
Place of Living: D-31234 Edemissen, Grüne Riede 20
Private Status: married since 1984, 2 children, born 1986, and 1989 respectively


Education:

1958 - 1961 Elementary School
1961 - 1969 High School (Gymnasium)
1970 - 1972 Technical University Clausthal, Faculty: Mechanical Engineering
1972 - 1978 Technical University Clausthal, Faculty: Drilling/Petroleum Engineering
Dec. 1978: Graduate „Diplom-Ingenieur" (Drilling/Petroleum Engineering)


Professional Experience:

January 1979 - June 1986: Preussag, Oil- and Gas Drilling Department, Edemissen, Germany

Jan. 1979 - Feb. 1980: Trainee, Drilling Dept. and Drilling Services Dept. (Directional Drilling, Logging, Wireline- and Back-off-Service), worked as Roughneck, Shift-Leader, Assistant Driller, and Driller

March 1980 - July 1980: Manager of Sub-Department „Wireline- and Back-off-Service"

Aug. 1980 - Dec. 1983: Manager of Department „Drilling Engineering, Research & Development, and Partner-operated Drilling Projects"

Jan. 1984 - Sept. 1984: 2nd Drilling Supervisor (periodic job-rotation), responsible for deep drilling projects in the Alp-mountain-area Germany and Austria

Okt. 1984 - June 1986: Manager of Department „Drilling Engineering, Research & Development, and Partner-operated Drilling Projects"

July 1986 - December 1994: Geological Survey of Lower Saxony, Dept. „Continental Deep Drilling Programme of the Federal Republic of Germany" (KTB), Manager „Drilling Engineering, Research & Development" until end of project

Since January 1995: Independent Consultant
(please refer to „References" attached)

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