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Ciannis Exploration is a limited liability partnership organized in 2009 to provide geological and geophysical consulting, and exploration management services to the oil and gas industry and to develop and invest in exploration projects.

The company is managed by Don E. French, who has 40 years of experience in the oil and gas industry, and has worked primarily on exploration and production projects in the western United States, especially the Great Basin region. He has authored numerous technical articles and prepared the hydrocarbon assessment of Yucca Mountain Nuclear Waste Repository for the U.S. Dept. of Energy. He has developed prospects for exploration in Nevada that resulted in discovery of six new fields, and has an interest in production from 3 fields in Railroad Valley, Nye County, Nevada. He also developed a prospect that produced oil from the Chainman Shale-the only production from an unconventional reservoir in the region to date. Ciannis Exploration has been working on a detailed study of the Chainman Shale of eastern Nevada during the last 4 years.

For more information on Ciannis Exploration's work, please visit the website of Charter Post Exploration, LLC, at