Mr. Pantin joined US Oil Sands "as a director in October 2013. He is the Chief Executive Officer and an Executive Director of Pacific Rubiales Energy Corp. A veteran of the Venezuelan oil industry, Mr. Pantin has held numerous high-profile positions with the Venezuelan state-owned energy company, PDVSA, throughout his career including Vice President of Corpoven, Vice President of PDVSA E&P, President of CVP, President of PDVSA Exploration, President of PDVSA Services, and Executive Vice President of PDVSA Oil & Gas. Mr. Pantin is a director of Pacific Coal Resources Ltd. and CGX Energy Inc. Mr. Pantin holds Bachelors of Science degrees in Petroleum Engineering and Management Science from Mississippi State University with the highest distinction in 1975 and Masters of Science degrees in Petroleum Engineering and Industrial Engineering from Stanford University in 1977" 
Resources and articles
- US Oil Sands Board, organizational web page, accessed November 29, 2013.