Over the past 35 years, Mike Kobler has specialized in identifying, acquiring and producing natural resources and infrastructure developments throughout the world. He has served in a variety of roles for start-up companies including, but not limited to, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Chief Executive Officer, President, Technical Advisor, Engineer and Project Manager. He has extensive knowledge in natural resource development, as well as, the design and construction of large infrastructure projects.
Mike founded Underground Energy, Inc. in 2007. He directed the company’s resource evaluations and acquisitions for conventional and unconventional thermal resources at project locations in California and Nevada. He is responsible for the company’s corporate management and operations, financing and investor relations.
Prior to Underground Energy, Inc., Mike was co-founder of OSUM Oil Sands, Inc., a private company in Alberta Canada involved in oil sands exploration and development. As Chief Executive Officer and Member of the Board of Directors, Mike provided technical resource evaluations and subsequent acquisitions focused on extracting and producing bitumen from previously unexploited resources at various project locations. He was also responsible for securing the necessary financing to bring the company from start-up to a $500 million operation over the course of two years. The company has now grown to roughly $2 billion in net worth.
Previous to OSUM Oil Sands, Mr. Kobler was the founder and President of an engineering design and construction management firm for 15 years. Specializing in infrastructure development in California, Mike supervised a staff of over 20 engineers and technicians. Mike holds a BSC in Mining Engineering from Montana College of Mineral Science and Technology.