Geoscience BC appoints two new members to Board of Directors

Vancouver, BC -- January 10, 2008 -- Geoscience BC is pleased to announce the appointment of the following new Directors to its Board: Gordon Loverin of T'senaglobe Communications and David Taylor, Vice President, Business Development, Petro Andina Resources Inc.

Gordon Loverin began his broadcasting career at age 18 in the Yukon. Today he owns a multi-media production company located in North Vancouver, BC and has built a reputation for understanding the mining and energy industries from a television producer's point of view. Mr. Loverin is a mixed blood aboriginal person from the Tahltan and Tlingit First Nations and his multi-media products are designed to build bridges of understanding between resource development companies and aboriginal and non-aboriginal community members.

David Taylor has over 26 years of experience in the energy sector and has participated in all aspects of oil and gas exploration and production. In his current role with Petro Andina Resources he is responsible for identifying and capturing new business opportunities for the company. Formerly Vice President, Exploration and International Operations with Husky Energy, Mr. Taylor was responsible for global oil and gas exploration with a focus in Western Canada, Canadian Frontiers and Southeast Asia. He also provided oversight for international production and development operations in China, Indonesia and Libya.

These new appointees join continuing Directors: John Thompson, Vice President Technology and Development at Teck Cominco Limited and Chair of the Board; David Caulfield, Chair of Rimfire Minerals Corporation; Tony Fogarassy, Director of Corporate Projects and General Counsel, NaiKun Wind Energy Group Inc.(formerly with Clark Wilson LLP); Byng Giraud, Vice President of Policy and Communications with the Mining Association of BC; James D. Gray, Partner in Vancouver-based DeVisser Gray Chartered Accountants LLP; David James, Senior Consultant to the oil & gas industry (former Manager of Geology with Anadarko Canada); Harlan Meade, President and CEO, Yukon Zinc Corp. and Pacifica Resources Ltd.; Dan Miller, Senior Counsel with NATIONAL Public Relations (former Premier of British Columbia); David Strong, founder of University Canada West (former President of the University of Victoria); and 'Lyn Anglin, President and CEO of Geoscience BC.

"The addition of Mr. Loverin and Mr. Taylor to the Board of Directors of Geoscience BC will significantly enhance our capabilities in communications, First Nations relations and oil and gas exploration geoscience" said Dr. John Thompson, Chair of the Board of Geoscience BC. "The experience and knowledge that Mr. Loverin and Mr. Taylor bring to the Board will help us to meet our mandate -- to attract new exploration investment to British Columbia."

For more information about Geoscience BC's Board, including biographies of the Directors, please visit our website at

About Geoscience BC

Geoscience BC is an industry-led, industry-focused, non-profit organization. Its mandate includes the collection, interpretation and delivery of geoscience data and expertise to promote investment in resource exploration and development in British Columbia. Geoscience BC works in partnership with industry, academia, government, First Nations and communities to attract mineral and oil & gas investment to B.C.

For more information, please contact:

C.D. ('Lyn) Anglin
President & CEO
Geoscience BC
(604) 662-4147