LAS VEGAS, NV–(Marketwired – January 22, 2016) – Vivakor Inc. (OTC PINK: VIVK) appointed today a new advisor to its VivaVentures Energy Group (VVEG) subsidiary.

Vivakor, an asset acquisition company focused on Natural Resources, specifically Precious Metals and Energy related projects across the globe, today announced the appointment of Joe Munsey to its Advisory Board effective January 1, 2016.

Joseph D. Munsey, RPL, is a Register Professional Landman, having over 30 years of experience with a diverse land background from office to field involving oil/gas, rights of way and geothermal. Prior to joining Southern California Gas Company, he consulted to various independent Exploration & Production (E&P) and pipeline companies, including Hunt Oil Company, CNG [now Dominion Resources], ExxonMobil, Ormat, Inc., Shell Pipeline, Air Products and several public utilities.

Mr. Munsey is Past President and current Director of the Los Angeles Association of Professional Landmen; Co-Chair of the West Coast Landmen’s Institute and a member of the American Association of Professional Landmen and International Right of Way Association. He sits on the board of a publically traded mineral company and a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization.

VVEG will call upon Joe’s expertise and vast experience as it further positions itself in the Energy sector. Vivakor’s intellectual properties are proprietary and proving industry disruptive with a low cost basis in their operational model in their respective natural resources space. The Company focus is primarily in Precious metal and oil extraction from the oil sands rich area in Eastern Utah. The Company announced in 2015 that it is also utilizing its technology to work with companies for remediation and reclamation of contaminated soil affected by oil spills.