As I pointed out some time ago, Dirks and Schanks sliced and diced SOQ assets versus actually doing any substantive exploration. Now BOTH have retired from the company, and successfully managed a long term employment at salaries that were never warranted, as no real results came from any E&P under their supervision.
slicin' and dicin' is what they have done best, and they have done a great job for themselves, though not for any investors.
As I have said before, it is obvious in their monikers - a "dirk" is a sharp knife,
and a "shank" is a simple weapon for killing.
Pretty sad - they have now made Greg Noval look like a true visionary - apparently scotch helped Greg with an overly optimistic view of what could happen, versus the relatively sober attitude promoted by Dirks and Schanks in their own hyping of the "new" SOQ,
and now they are probably drinking their champagne - certainly the best french stuff!