Mainland Resources Appoints Simeon King Horton as Board Director

Mainland Resources, Inc. has appointed Simeon King Horton, P. Geo as a Director of the Board effective August 18, 2008.

Simeon King Horton is a Petroleum Geologist with an extensive background in exploration and development of major oil and gas projects working as a consultant for oil and gas companies. Over her 31 years of experience in the oil and gas industry, she has always been associated with independent geologists who have been very aggressive and successful.

Upon graduation, Horton worked for Dudley Hughes, an independent geologist, in Jackson, Mississippi, from 1977 to 1986. During that time, she gained broad experience in the Mississippi/Alabama Salt Basin, Black Warrior Basin in North Mississippi and Northwest Alabama, and South Florida. The main targets of exploration were the Smackover/Norphlet Formations (located in the Salt Basin), the Paleozoics (located in the Black Warrior Basin), and the Sunniland Lime (located in South Florida). Horton was also exposed to the Perth Basin in Australia. As District Geologist, she was extensively involved in the exploration and development of a very aggressive drilling program and all facets of the industry.

In 1986, Horton moved to Shreveport, Louisiana where she was a consultant for various oil and gas investors until 1989.

From 1989 to 1996, she worked with Grigsby Petroleum in Shreveport, Louisiana, a company owned by Jack Grigsby, an independent geologist. Grigsby Petroleum is very active in North Louisiana and East Texas with numerous properties. Among these are Hosston and Cotton Valley production. Horton was responsible for all the producing properties, the development of the properties, and the drilling of new wells for Grigsby Petroleum.
From 1996 to present, Horton has been a consulting petroleum geologist. She has been very active in the Hosston/Cotton Valley trends in North Louisiana and East Texas. She has generated drilling prospects in the area, and has successfully been responsible for the drilling of the Hosston/Cotton Valley in an area where there are sixteen to twenty wells per section.

Simeon King Horton received a Bachelor of Science degree with a Major in Geology and a Minor in Mathematics from the University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, Mississippi in 1977. She graduated with honors and was selected Outstanding Graduating Senior in Geology for the academic year of 1976-1977. She attended geology field camp thru the Rolla School of Mines, University of Missouri, which was conducted in the state of Utah.

Horton is an active member of the American Association of Petroleum Geologist and the Shreveport Geological Society, Shreveport, Louisiana.