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This list showcases the top Alberta based CEO’ operating in the Oil and Gas space. If you think a CEO’ is missing from this list, feel free to contact our editor on [email protected]
The individuals on this list have been included because of exceptional performance in one of the following categories:
- Innovation – Operating as a key part in an extremely innovative business or startup.
- Growth – Operating as a key figure in the growth and upscale of a market leading business or startup.
- Management – Showing exceptional management skills.
- Societal impact – Putting their business on the map for their positive societal or environmental impact.
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President and CEO , Director of Canadian Quantum Energy
Mr Brett, a 25 year veteran of the oil and gas industry has a B Sc. Petroleum Engineering degree from the University of Oklahoma . After cutting his teeth with a major oil and gas company out of Denver, Mr Brett settled in South-western Ontario and was active as both a successful operator and drilling contractor for a number of years. Mr Brett currently resides in Calgary and has been involved in a variety of geologic basins over the past few years. He has worked in several countries and managed annual capital budgets in excess of $100 million taking projects from conception to production.
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About Canadian Quantum Energy: Canadian Quantum Energy Corporation holds various oil and gas interests in Alberta, Ontario and Michigan.
President & Chief Executive Officer of Horizon North Logistics
As President and CEO, Rod has overall operations and management responsibility for Horizon North. He previously held the position of Senior Vice President, Corporate Development and Planning from January to November 2014. Rod has also served as Chairman of the Board of Directors from May 2012 to January 2014. From 2010 to 2012, Rod was the President and CEO of ZCL Composites Inc. Prior to his role at ZCL, he was co-founder and Managing Director of Northern Plains Capital Corporation, a Calgary-based private equity firm focused on investing in oilfield and energy industrial companies. From 1998 to 2004, Rod worked at Peters & Co. Limited in institutional sales, and with ARC Financial Corporation serving as Senior Vice President and Director. Rod holds an HBA from Wilfrid Laurier University, a CFA and a MBA (Ivey Scholar) from the University of Western Ontario. He has served on multiple public, private and not for profit boards. Rod is a member of the Young Presidents’ Organization and the Business Council of Canada.
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About Horizon North Logistics: Horizon North offers full service solutions supporting remote operations for LNG.
President and Chief Executive Officer, Director of Canbriam Energy
Paul Myers is Canbriam’s President and Chief Executive Officer and is also a member of the Board of Directors. He is a 26 year veteran of the oil and gas industry with experience in North America, Europe, and West Africa. Paul’s primary focus has been in the Gulf of Mexico and the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin. Prior to the formation of Canbriam, Paul was President and Chief Executive Officer of Esprit Energy Trust, where he was instrumental in an operational turn-around and divestiture to Pengrowth Energy Trust in October 2006. Prior to Esprit, Paul was accountable for building a Gulf of Mexico deepwater position for PanCanadian (EnCana). Before moving to Calgary in 2000, Paul was the Vice President, Exploration for Statoil Exploration US in Houston, TX. Paul also spent 10 years in various roles with Amoco Production Company in New Orleans, LA and Houston, TX. Paul holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Geophysics from Lehigh University, a Master of Science degree in Geology (Geophysics emphasis) from the University of Kansas, and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Calgary.
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About Canbriam Energy: Canbriam Energy Inc. is a private intermediate exploration and production company.
President & CEO of Suncor Energy
BSc in Chemical Engineering, Exeter University; graduate, advanced management programme, Harvard Business School and business economics programme, Oxford University. More than 38 years of international energy industry experience, including 18 years at Esso/Exxon. May 2002, career with Suncor began with appointment as Executive Vice-President, Corporate Development and Chief Financial Officer. Has also served as Executive Vice-President, Oil Sands and Chief Operating Officer. Fellow, Institution of Chemical Engineers. Member, Institute of Directors. One of 12 founding CEOs of Canada’s Oil Sands Innovation Alliance (COSIA). Member of the Advisory Board, Canada’s Ecofiscal Commission. Member, Canadian Council of Chief Executives. Vice-chair of the Alberta Premier’s Advisory Committee on the Economy. Active in the community, having co-chaired the 2014 Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame Gala in Calgary, as part of the 2014 Celebration of Excellence in Alberta that raised proceeds for the Canadian Olympic Foundation. Co-Chair, Indspire’s “Building Brighter Futures Campaign”.
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About Suncor Energy: Suncor Energy is an integrated energy company specializes in production of synthetic crude from oil sands.
Founder,President & CEO of Canacol Energy
Charle Gamba founded Canacol Energy Ltd. in 2008. He has held a variety of technical and management roles with major and mid-sized international oil companies, with the majority of his professional career focused on E&P in South America. Prior to creating Canacol, Charle Gamba was Vice President of Exploration for Occidental Oil & Gas Company based in Bogota, Colombia. In his 8 years with Occidental, he has lived and worked in Ecuador, Qatar, Colombia, and the United States, working in a variety of technical and management roles. Charle Gamba has also worked for Alberta Energy Company in Argentina and Ecuador, and for Canadian Occidental in Australia, Canada, and Indonesia. He started his career as a geologist with Imperial Oil in Calgary, and holds an MSc and PhD in Geology.
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About Canacol Energy: Canacol Energy Ltd. is a Canadian-based international junior energy company.
Chief Executive Officer of Wolf Midstream
Prior to founding Wolf, Gordon was a founder and principal of Mistral Energy Inc., VP of Commercial Operations for Taylor Gas Liquids Ltd., the Manager and Administrator of Taylor NGL Limited Partnership. He also held positions with Ernst & Young in their gas industry management consulting practice and various engineering positions with Dow Chemical Canada. Gordon has a deep understanding of the North American midstream and natural gas liquids environments and develops innovative solutions to address customer’s needs with creative commercial arrangements to drive value. Gordon has direct experience with overseeing production planning, buying and selling of natural gas, operations and corporate development, regulatory affairs and investor relations. Gordon holds a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from the University of Alberta (1982) and an MBA also from the University of Alberta (1991). He holds a professional engineering designation in the province of Alberta.
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About Wolf Midstream: Wolf Midstream is a private company based in Calgary dedicated to building, owning, and operating energy infrastructure.
CEO, President of Vesta Energy
Curtis Cook is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Vesta Energy Corp, the first commercial source shale oil company in Canada. He has 25 years of industry experience working throughout the Western Canadian basins. Mr. Cook started his career with Renaissance Energy Ltd, working as a production and reservoir engineer. He successfully founded, grew and monetized two other private companies; a heavy oil business and a shallow gas business, both in Western Canada. Mr. Cook earned a BSC in Mechanical Engineering and a BA in French Literature from the University of Calgary in 1993.
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About Creative Destruction Lab (CDL), Vesta Energy: Vesta Energy is a privately owned oil and gas company focused on the development of commercial shale oil properties.
President, CEO & Co-Founder of Black Diamond Group
Mr. Haynes is a co-founder of Black Diamond Group and has been President and CEO since its inception in 2003, providing the vision and strategy to guide the dynamic growth of the Company. Mr. Haynes has over 20 years of leadership experience in the workforce accommodation and modular structures industry in North America and internationally. In addition, Mr. Haynes has been involved in the launch and building of a number of successful energy services and construction companies. Mr. Haynes is currently the First Vice-Chair of the Petroleum Services Association of Canada (PSAC), Chairman and Director of Northern Frontier Corp., a Director of PTW Group Inc., Chairman and Director of Claryn Equities Inc. and Chairman of the Fig Tree Foundation. Mr. Haynes holds a B.A. from the University of Toronto.
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About Black Diamond Group, Fig Tree Foundation, Petroleum Services Association of Canada (PSAC), PTW Group: Black Diamond has built a solid track record by providing innovative solutions using modular buildings, support equipment and surface.
President & Chief Executive Officer of RimRock Oil & Gas
James Fraser has 40 years of significant upstream experience across the USA and Canada. He has a proven track record of creating, building, and leading value adding organizations with technical and operational expertise across both conventional and unconventional assets. Previously, he was Senior Vice President of Talisman Inc.’s North American Shale Division where he led the growth and expansion of four major operating areas in both the US and Canada. James Fraser was also Vice President of Chesapeake Energy’s Southern Division encompassing Texas, Louisiana, and New Mexico with major capital programs in the Barnett and Haynesville Shales as well as the Permian Basin, East and South Texas. He spent over 20 years with Burlington Resources in a variety of management, exploration, operations and engineering roles across various Rocky Mountain basins, the San Juan Basin and key successful exploration programs. James has a BS in Petroleum Engineering from MT Tech and an MBA from Regis College.
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About RimRock Oil & Gas: RimRock Oil & Gas, LP is an independent oil and gas company focused on the acquisition and development of North American oil and gas assets.
CEO & President of Velvet Energy
Ken Woolner is a professional engineer with over 35 years of oil and gas experience. Prior to starting Velvet Energy Ltd. in 2011, he served on the Board of Directors for both public and private oil and gas companies including Oban Energy Ltd. (Chairman), White Fire Energy Ltd. (Chairman), Sequoia Oil & Gas Trust (Trustee) and El Paso Oil & Gas Canada Inc. He led a team of Executives that built and sold three highly successfully companies including Velvet Exploration Ltd., Lightning Energy Ltd. and Veteran Resources Inc. He currently serves on the Board of four private energy companies in Canada and the USA. Ken Woolner holds a Bachelor of Science in Geological Engineering from the University of Toronto and is a member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta.
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About Velvet Energy: Velvet Energy is an energy exploration company that explores for, develops, acquires, and produces crude oil and natural gas in Canada.
CEO of Cenovus Energy
Alex Pourbaix is Executive Vice-President and President, Development. He is responsible for leading and executing on all of TransCanada’s growth initiatives. Mr. Pourbaix is also accountable for corporate development activities, capital allocation within the company and corporate strategy.
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About Cenovus Energy: Cenovus Energy is a Canada-based oil company that provides oil sands projects which use specialized methods to drill and pump oil.
President & Chief Executive Officer of Syncrude
Mark Ward was appointed President & Chief Executive Officer of Syncrude Canada Ltd. in May 2014. In this role, he oversees the effective management and stewardship of Syncrude, which has over 5,000 employees and is one of Canada’s largest producers of crude oil from the oil sands of Alberta, with productive capacity of 350,000 barrels per day. Mark came to Syncrude from his previous role at ExxonMobil as Managing Director in Nigeria and brings 34 years of experience to this role. Throughout his extensive career, Mark has held various engineering, planning and executive positions around the world including Indonesia, Venezuela and most recently Nigeria. He holds a Chemical Engineering degree from Texas A & M University and has three grown children.
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About Syncrude: Syncrude is a largest operators in Canada’s growing oil sands industry.
CEO, President and Director of Critical Control
Mr. Mamdani has been the President of the Corporation since December 2003 and Chief Executive Officer since September 2007. He also served as the President & Chief Executive Officer of the Corporation from September 2001 to July 2002 and as the Chief Financial Officer of the Corporation from July 2002 to September 2007 and May 15, 2001 to August 29 2001. Mr. Mamdani has a Bachelor of Mathematics from the University of Waterloo, a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Western Ontario, and a Master of Laws in corporate law and finance from Widener University in Wilmington, Delaware. Mr. Mamdani is a member of the Law Society of Alberta, the New York Bar, and the Certified Management Accountants of Alberta. He is also a director of the Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada.
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About Critical Control, Gas Analytical Services: Critical Control provides data management and measurement solutions for the oil & gas industry.
Jean Paul Roy
CEO and Chairman of GeoGlobal Resources
Mr. Jean Paul Roy is a Geoscientist having worked more than 50 countries and 150 basins worldwide. He has created many private companies and one public company. Mr. Jean Paul Roy is the founder and current Director, President and Chief Executive Officer as on April 29, 2013 for GeoGlobal Resources Inc. Mr. Roy has in excess of 33 years of geological and geophysical experience in basins worldwide as he has worked on projects throughout India, North and South America, Europe, the Middle East, the former Soviet Union and South East Asia. His specialties include modern seismic data acquisition and processing techniques, and integrated geological and geophysical data interpretation. Since 1981 he has held geophysical positions with Niko Resources Ltd., Gujarat State Petroleum Corporation, Reliance Industries, Cubacan Exploration Inc., PetroCanada, GEDCO, Eurocan USA and British Petroleum. Mr. Roy graduated from St. Mary’s University of Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1982 with a B.Sc. in Geology and has been certified as a Professional Geophysicist. Mr. Roy is a resident of Guatemala and Canada. The company is involved in exploration and development of Hydrocarbon Resources in India and Colombia.
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About GeoGlobal Resources: GGR is engaged in the exploration for and development of petroleum and natural gas reserves.
President and Chief Executive Officer of Enbridge
Al Monaco was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer on October 1, 2012. He is also a member of the Enbridge Inc. Board of Directors. Prior to being appointed President of Enbridge Inc. in February 2012, Mr. Monaco served as President, Gas Pipelines, Green Energy & International with responsibility for the growth and operations of Enbridge’s gas pipelines, including the Gas Gathering & Processing operations in the United States, Enbridge’s Gulf Coast Offshore assets and the Company’s investments in Alliance, Vector and Aux Sable, as well as Enbridge’s International business development and investment activities and Green Energy. Mr. Monaco has more than 30 years experience in the energy business including the upstream oil and gas exploration, development and pipelines businesses. Since joining Enbridge in 1995, he has held positions including Executive Vice President, Major Projects & Green Energy, and as President, Enbridge Gas Distribution; Senior Vice President, Corporate Planning and Development; and Vice President, Financial Services and Treasurer for Enbridge’s U.S.-based master limited partnership.
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About Enbridge: Enbridge is a energy distribution company that provides distribution, gathering, processing and storage of natural gas.
President & Co-Chief Executive Officer of RS Energy Group
Jim graduated from Queen’s University in geological engineering in 1982 and was hired by Texaco Canada Resources Ltd. He spent seven years with Texaco, first as a production engineer in the Pembina oil field then as a reservoir engineer. Jim became a qualified reserves evaluator for Texaco Inc. in 1986. After Texaco was purchased by Imperial Oil in 1989, he moved to Coles Gilbert Associates Ltd. (now GLJ Petroleum Consultants) as an evaluation engineer where he was a partner of the firm for six years. Jim joined Gardiner Oil and Gas Limited as its western district engineer in 1996. Following the sale of the company a year later, Jim co-founded Gardiner Exploration Ltd., which was bought by Cypress Energy Ltd. in May 1999. Jim joined and became a partner of the Ross Smith Energy Group in June of 1999 and became president in 2002. RSEG was acquired by ITG Investment Research in 2011 where Jim co-headed energy research. Along with Manuj, Jim is now President and co-CEO of RSEG.
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About RS Energy Group: RS Energy Group delivers data driven intelligence to companies operating, servicing or investing in the energy market.
President & Co-Chief Executive Officer of RS Energy Group
Manuj is the co-CEO of RS Energy Group and shares responsibility with Jim Jarrell for running all facets of the business. Over the last 17 years he has completed several hundred evaluations of public and private producers, plays and assets. Manuj has served as a trusted advisor for multiple company boards and executive teams around strategy and execution on new and existing assets. Prior to RS Energy Group, Manuj was Co-Head of Energy Research at ITG who in 2011 acquired the Ross Smith Energy Group where Manuj was a partner. He obtained his bachelor of commerce degree (with distinction) from the University of Calgary and is a CFA and FRM charterholder.
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About RS Energy Group: RS Energy Group delivers data driven intelligence to companies operating, servicing or investing in the energy market.
President & Chief Executive Officer of NAL Resources Management Limited
Mr. Stashin joined NAL Resources in August 2012 and is President and CEO. Kevin has over 34 years of industry experience with junior and major oil and gas companies and previously served as Vice President, Exploitation at Devon Canada Corporation. During his tenure at Devon, Kevin had oversight in areas of capital budget, exploitation, drilling and completions, and acquisitions and divestitures. His career at Devon began in 1992 with predecessor Anderson Exploration Ltd. where he quickly rose within the organization to Vice President, Operations. Prior to that, Kevin enjoyed an 11 year career at Petro-Canada in various operations and engineering roles. Kevin graduated from McGill University with a P. Eng. and holds an MBA from the University of Calgary. He is a professional member of APEGA, APEGS, and the Society of Petroleum Engineers. Mr. Stashin serves on the Board of Governors with the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP), as well as industry boards such as the Petroleum Technology Alliance of Canada (PTAC). Previously, Kevin was the oil and gas industry representative with the Alberta Water Council, was Chair of the Board for the Calgary French & International School, and was incoming Chair of the Petroleum Society of CIM.
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About NAL Resources Management Limited: Provides management services to NAL Resources Limited (“NAL Resources”), a private oil and gas company.
CEO of Discovery Solutions ERP Software
Al joined IBM after university selling their midrange servers during the early days when software packages were being developed and targeted to specific industries. Software functions and features, not hardware servers, were the reasons customers chose one solution over another then and now. Al teamed up with Jamie in 1985 to develop and build Discovery Management Software® (DMS) into the industry leading solution for Oilfield businesses.
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About Discovery Solutions ERP Software: Discovery Solutions is an ERP Software for Oilfield and Supply.
President and CEO of Corridor Resources
Mr. Steve Moran became President and CEO of Corridor Resources Inc. Mr. Moran has 30 years of varied oil and gas exploration and production experience, with leadership roles in both private and public companies. Previous to Corridor, Mr. Moran was President and CEO of Bellamont Exploration Ltd., a TSXV listed oil and gas exploration company that he co-founded in 2006 and which amalgamated with Storm Resources Ltd. in March 2012. During that time, Bellamont grew production and reserves from zero to 2,400 BOE/D and 13.655 million BOE respectively, to a net present value of $165 million (@NPV10%). The compound annual per share growth of cash flow, production and reserves was 19%, 42% and 32% respectively from 2007 to 2011. Prior to Bellamont, Mr. Moran was Vice President, Land of Monolith Oil Corp., a private oil and gas company. From its single equity issue in November 1999, Monolith grew to a production level greater than 3000 BOE/D, when it was sold to Petrobank Energy and Resources Ltd in 2003. Ultimately, when considering the sale proceeds realized from the sale to Petrobank and dividends, the shareholders of Monolith realized gross proceeds in excess of $68.0 million, on a total shareholder equity capital of $2.3 million, resulting in a total annual compound rate of return (or IRR) of 133%. Mr. Moran graduated from Acadia University in 1985 with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree.
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About Corridor Resources: Corridor Resources is a publicly traded oil and gas exploration and development company with tremendous upside potential.
President, Chief Executive Officer & Director of CWC Energy Services
Duncan is a Chartered Accountant and Chartered Financial Analyst with over 25 years of corporate finance and energy services experience. In addition to his role at CWC, Duncan is President & CEO of JAFETICA Capital Inc., a private equity and corporate finance consulting practice that specializes in energy service opportunities. In 2005, Duncan was President & CEO of his own private energy service company, Richmound Energy Services L.P., which was sold to a public company that later became Essential Energy Services Ltd. (“Essential”). From 2006 to 2008, Duncan took on the role of Vice President, Business Development and Chief Financial Officer of Essential and helped build this public company from an enterprise value of zero to $410 million before departing. From 1998 to 2004, Duncan held Vice President & Director positions in corporate finance with both Deloitte and Ernst & Young where he led financings and mergers and acquisitions in the energy services industry. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Canadian Association of Oilwell Drilling Contractors (“CAODC”), Petroleum Services Association of Canada (“PSAC”) and is on the Board of Governors for the Canadian Oilmen’s Executive Association. Duncan holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Alberta.
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About CWC Energy Services: CWC They are leading the way in the oilfield service industry with our innovative delivery of a complete range of oil and gas services.
President & CEO of Specialized Desanders
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About Specialized Desanders: Specialized Desanders provides high pressure sand recovery services.
Richard W. Clark
President, CEO and Director of Eagle Energy Trust
Mr. Clark has been the President and CEO of Eagle Energy Trust since founding the company in April of 2010. Prior to leading Eagle, he held numerous senior positions in the oil and gas industry with a number of companies, including Shiningbank Energy Income Fund. Mr. Clarkâ€™s career includes over 20 years in the legal profession. Mr. Clark has a wealth of experience in developing financial structures, leading initial public offerings and debt and equity financings, overseeing multiple asset mergers and acquisitions, and advising energy-based trusts on international expansion initiatives. Mr. Clark has served as a director on numerous boards in the oil and gas sector. He holds a B.A. in Economics and Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Calgary. Mr. Clark gained admission to the Law Society of Alberta in 1990.
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About Eagle Energy Trust: Eagle Energy Trust is a publicly traded exploration and production company, focusing primarily in the Salt Flats area.
President, CEO, and Founder of Cold Bore Technology
Brett Chell is the president, CEO, and co-founder of Cold Bore Technology. Chell is a prolific oil and gas entrepreneur and leader with more than 20 years of experience in the industry. Chell started his career working on drilling rigs; his in-the-field background has informed his practical approach as he’s built disruptive technologies, processes, hardware, and software to reduce workload, infrastructure, and cost for the completions industry.
As the CEO of Cold Bore Technology, Chell is revolutionizing the oil and gas industry. The company’s primary offering – SmartPAD™ – is the world’s first Completions Master Control System. It is built to fully connect all services on-pad with bi-directional communication capability to execute fully autonomous completions operations. SmartPAD™ connects to digital frac trees to track the workflow of the entire pad with absolute accuracy. The central control system with a universal timestamp connects all the separate control systems on-site, replacing human interaction between service companies with computer-based logic and communication. This advancement is a true revolution for the entire industry, one that is already drastically changing the entire economics of operations for dozens of the largest oil companies in the world. SmartPAD™ is quickly transitioning the industry to a fully automated operation where service companies show up, connect and go.
Before leading Cold Bore Technology, Chell spent a decade building other startups that have modernized the oil and gas industry through automation and connectivity. He is also the founder of Energy Block Services, a company that provides custom performance-based Smart contracts to oil and gas companies, and a founding partner at Raptor Rig, the world’s first fully automated drilling and coil rigs. Additionally, Chell spearheaded the creation of an oil and gas
technology-focused partner company, Axial Energy Technologies, in 2010.
Under Chell’s leadership, Cold Bore Technology was awarded first place in the Venture Stream Competition hosted by the Haskayne School of Business Hunter Centre for Entrepreneurship and Innovation and the University of Calgary in February 2017. In October 2018, the Rice Investment Group invested in Cold Bore Technology, bringing Chell’s combined private equity, non-institutional, and institutional capital lifetime fundraising total to more than $50 million.
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About Cold Bore Technology, EnergyBlock Services: Cold Bore develops technology for fracking companies that provides transformative insight into both surface and downhole operations.
John van Pol
Founder & CEO of INGU
Founder & CEO at INGU
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About INGU: INGU offers an operating system for pipeline integrity and performance.
CEO of Interface Fluidics
Mr. Kinnear provides leadership in developing and managing strategic initiatives. He is passionate about leveraging information and data to increase efficiencies in oil production. With over a decade leading teams in the oil and gas industry, Mr. Kinnear brings an extensive background in business intelligence, supply management, and contract negotiations. He holds a Masters of Business Administration with a specialization in International Business and a Bachelors Degree of Music Performance from the University of Victoria.
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About Interface Fluidics: Interface Fluidics is an international technology company offering innovative reservoir fluid analysis services.
President & CEO of Western Energy Services
Mr. MacAusland, a founder of Western, has over 23 years of management and operational experience in the oilfield services industry in western Canada and the United States. Prior to being appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of Western, Mr. MacAusland was the President and Chief Operating Officer of Western from December 8, 2009 to December 1, 2013. Mr. MacAusland was also the President and CEO of Horizon Drilling Inc., a western Canadian based drilling and service provider, since February 2008. Previously, Mr. MacAusland was a Senior Vice President of IROC Energy Services Corp., overseeing Eagle Well Servicing, Mission Drilling and Aero Rentals. Prior to that he was at Precision Drilling Corporation for 15 years in various capacities including Rig Manager and Contract Sales, followed by General Manager and then Vice President Operations responsible for Precision’s well servicing rig fleet, snubbing, camp and catering divisions.
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About Western Energy Services: Western Energy Services Corp. is an oilfield service company which provides contract drilling services in Canada.
President and Chief Executive Officer of Ember Resources
Mr. Dafoe has more than 30 years of industry experience in financial and operating positions of increasing responsibility. Prior to joining Ember, Mr. Dafoe was President and Chief Executive Officer of Thunder Energy Inc., a company he co-founded in 1996 and the predecessor company to Ember Resources. Mr. Dafoe has a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of North Dakota, is a Chartered Accountant and a Certified Director. Mr. Dafoe has served on the Board of Governors of the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP) and several TSX-listed companies. He currently serves as Chairman of the Board for Xtreme Drilling and Coil Services Corp.
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About Ember Resources: Ember Resources is Canada’s largest producer of coalbed methane with over 300 million cubic feet a day of natural gas production from coals.
Chief Executive Officer of Blackbird Energy Inc
Mr. Braun brings to Blackbird more than 30 years of diversified business experience in oil and gas, finance and real estate. Over the past several years, Mr. Braun has led Blackbird through the successful acquisitions of Ruger Energy Inc. and Pennant Energy Inc., the divestiture of Blackbird’s Bigstone Montney asset for proceeds of $8.9 million, the accumulation of a significant 81 section Elmworth Montney land position and the drilling of Blackbird’s first two Elmworth Montney wells. In addition, Mr. Braun was instrumental in Blackbird raising over $50 million of capital. Mr. Braun was previously the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of an international oil and gas company and a principal of a private real estate development company that completed over $1 billion in development.
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About Blackbird Energy Inc: Blackbird Energy is an emerging oil and gas exploration company focused on the liquids-rich Montney fairway.
CEO of Aspenleaf Energy
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About Aspenleaf Energy: Aspenleaf Energy Ltd is a an oil and gas production company.
Chief Executive Officer & President of Zenith Energy
Proven deal maker and government advisor with specific expertise in former Soviet Union countries. He has more than 30 years of financial experience in sovereign loans, capital markets and oil trading between Western and emerging countries. At the beginning of his career he pioneered financial engagement with Vietnam during the post-war period and organised the first US$ denominated loan to the country after the Vietnam War. He is a Non-Executive Member of the Anglo-Azerbaijan Society and a Partner of the Buenos Aires Stock Exchange. Andrea holds an undergraduate degree in Economics from the University of Genoa and a postgraduate degree in Taxation Law from the University of Bologna. He is one of Zenith’s founders.
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About Zenith Energy: Zenith Energy is a Engineering Consultancy and Project Management company.
President & CEO of Kaisen Energy Corp.
29 years of oil and gas experience, prior to Kaisen serving as VP Operations at WestFire Energy -Prior thereto was Senior Manager of Operations with Penn West, responsible for operating activities averaging 70,000 boe/d of production -In addition, Mr. King has worked in various capacities for Northrock Energy and Husky Energy with a focus on heavy oil.
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About Kaisen Energy Corp.: Kaisen Energy engages in the exploration, development and acquisition of conventional heavy oil assets in Western Canada.
CEO of Kiwetinohk Resources
Patrick Carlson is the CEO of Kiwetinohk Resources Corp.
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About Kiwetinohk Resources: Kiwetinohk is a private energy transition company seeking to produce clean energy by both capturing renewables and producing oil and gas.
Chief Executive Officer of Acceleware
Geoff Clark has extensive experience in financial, technical and general management roles in several public and private technology companies, most recently with SQFive Intelligent Oilfield Solutions Ltd. a private oil and gas technology and services company. Before joining SQFive, Geoff was CFO of TSX listed Guest-Tek Interactive Entertainment Ltd. While with Guest-Tek, Geoff was instrumental in completing two major acquisitions, a share buyback, and several private placements of debt and equity. Prior to joining Guest-Tek, Geoff was CFO of Pan Terra Industries, a TSX Venture listed company. Geoff figured prominently in Pan Terra’s CBO (change of business) transaction from a junior oil and gas to environmental services organization. Prior to Pan Terra, Geoff was a co-founder of Revolve Magnetic Bearings Inc. a supplier of magnetic levitation systems. Geoff held a variety of position with Revolve including CFO and V.P. Marketing. Geoff secured several rounds of financing for Revolve and was instrumental in Revolve’s eventual sale to SKF, the Swedish bearing manufacturer. Geoff holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Western Ontario, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Calgary.
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About Acceleware: Acceleware Ltd. is a Calgary-based software development company,
President, Chief Executive Officer & Director of High North Resources
Paul Starnino has been involved in the oil and natural gas business for over 30 years, from a junior explorationist to a high energy, entrepreneurial leader with a highly respected track record for creating shareholder value. He was previously President/CEO of Momentus Energy Corp. Prior thereto he was President/CEO of E3 Energy and E4 Energy, as well as VP Exploration for both Crown Joule Exploration and Ravenwood Energy. He has founded and been directly involved in growing companies from 0 — 3,500 boe/d and involved as a Director from companies that have grown from 0 – 45,000 boe/d. Mr. Starnino has held Director positions with Starpoint Energy Trust, TriStar Oil & Gas Ltd. and Twin Butte Energy Ltd. He holds an Honors Degree in Physics from the University of Waterloo.
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About High North Resources: High North Resources Ltd. is an oil and gas development company.
President & Chief Executive Officer of Hawk Exploration
Mr. Fitzmaurice is the President, Chief Executive Officer, and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Hawk. Mr. Fitzmaurice is a registered Professional Engineer with over 27 years of diverse experience in the Canadian oil and gas industry. Mr. Fitzmaurice was the President, Chief Executive Officer, Chairman of the Board and a director of Hawk Energy Corp. (“Hawk Energy”) from inception in February 2003 to its sale to Flagship Energy Inc. in May 2006. From inception in November 1996 to its sale to APF Energy Trust in February 2003, Mr. Fitzmaurice was the President, Chief Executive Officer, Chairman of the Board and a director of Hawk Oil Inc. (“Hawk Oil”) from inception in November 1996 to its sale to APF Energy Trust in February 2003. In 1982 Mr. Fitzmaurice graduated from Carleton University with a Bachelor of Engineering degree (Mechanical with High Distinction). Mr. Fitzmaurice is a member of the Association of Professional Engineers, Geologists and Geophysicists of Alberta (“APEGGA”).
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About Hawk Exploration: Hawk Exploration is a Calgary based heavy oil company.
Brian H. Dau
President and Chief Executive Officer and Director of Anderson Energy
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About Anderson Energy: Anderson Energy Inc. is a resource-based oil and gas development company.
Ingram B. Gillmore
Founder, President & CEO of Gear Energy
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About Gear Energy: Gear Energy engages in the acquisition, exploration, development, and production of petroleum and natural gas properties.
Tim S. Granger
President and Chief Executive Officer of Lone Pine Resources
Mr. Granger was appointed as our President and Chief Executive Officer in April 2013. Prior to joining our Company, Mr. Granger served as Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Molopo Energy Limited from January 3, 2012 to January 17, 2013, and as President and Chief Executive Officer, and director of Compton Petroleum Corporation from January 6, 2009 through December 2, 2011. Prior thereto, Mr. Granger held the office of Vice President, Asset Optimization and Chief Operating Officer at Paramount Energy Trust and prior to that, Managing Director of TAQA North following the acquisition of Primewest Energy by TAQA in January of 2008. Mr. Granger had been the Chief Operating Officer of Primewest which he joined in 1999. Mr. Granger has more than 28 years of extensive experience in exploitation, production operations and asset management. From 1996 to 1999, Mr. Granger held various managerial positions at Pogo Canada Ltd. and Petro-Canada, including production engineering and upstream information technology. Prior to 1996, Mr. Granger held various management positions at Amerada Hess Canada Ltd., and engineering positions at Dynex Petroleum Ltd., Canterra Energy Ltd. and Dome Petroleum Limited. Mr. Granger graduated from Carleton University with a B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering.
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About : Lone Pine is a private company engaged in the exploration and development of natural gas and light oil in Canada.
Andrew Robert C. Pernal
President & Chief Executive Officer of Strad Energy Services
Andy holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) degree from the University of Manitoba and is a Chartered Professional Accountant with over 20 years of senior financial experience in private and public companies. He started with Strad in 2006 as the Chief Financial Officer until the spring of 2009 when he was promoted to the position of President of Strad Energy Services and became a member of the Strad board. In June 2012, while President, Andy also moved into the role of Chief Executive Officer. Prior to joining Strad, Andy held senior financial positions for 12 years in the cable television, telecommunications, and television broadcasting industries, including: CFO at Craig Media in Calgary; Vice-President, Finance of MTS Communications in Winnipeg; and CFO of Moffat Communications in Winnipeg. Prior to his experience in the industry, Andy spent 9 years in public accounting primarily with Deloitte & Touche in Winnipeg.
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About Strad Energy Services: Strad Energy Services is a provider of energy services and solutions.
Co-Founder & CEO of Cnergreen
Ali Telmadarreie is the Co-Founder and CEO at Cnergreen.
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About Cnergreen: Cnergreen is an enhanced oil recovery and CO2 storage efficiency via resilient nanoparticle-based foam technology.
CEO and Co-Founder of FREDsense
My passion is for learning, engineering, biology, and most importantly people. My technical background is in Biochemistry with a focus in Cancer Biology, and an in-formal training (>5 years) in Synthetic Biology working and managing projects as diverse as DNA assembly, bio-fuels, environmental remediation, and biosensors for toxins. I work within the innovation and education space whether it be developing science and entrepreneurial resources, DIY hacker spaces for biology, or commercializing products through startups.
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About FREDsense: FREDsense is changing the way we think about water monitoring – bringing it out of the lab and into the hands of those who need it.
President & CEO of Marksmen Energy
30+ Years of Experience Bachelor of Laws Degree – University of Western Ontario Bachelor of Commerce Degree, with Honours – Queen’s University. Member of the Law Society of Alberta since 1978. President, Chairman, CEO, COO, CFO and Director, Nesbitt Mining & Exploration Ltd. (becoming Southpoint Resources Ltd.) from 1969 to 2003 President and COO, Geomex Minerals Ltd., and Minexco Energy Inc., $300 million in E&D projects Board of Directors of Safari Club International.
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About Marksmen Energy: Marksmen is an emerging energy company with an initial focus on exploring and developing light oil assets in Ohio.
Chief Executive Officer of Ambyint
Benjamin Kemp is the Chief Executive Officer at Ambyint.
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About Ambyint: Ambyint provides artificial intelligence-based technologies that automates the process of companies in oil and gas industry.
Founder and CEO of CleanO2
Jaeson is the CleanO2 project leader and hardware designer. He has 15 years of experience in the heating industry. Jaeson is responsible for the current design, ongoing refinements and pilot testing of the CARBiNX prototype units currently in operation. He also provides design, technical, market access, heating industry expertise, credibility and reputation, as well as financial expertise to the development of technology.
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About CleanO2: CleanO2 is a microscale carbon capture solution platform for the commercial heating industry.
Chief Executive Officer of Source Energy Services
Brad Thomson C.A. is a Chief Executive Officer at Source Energy Services.
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About Source Energy Services: Source Energy Services is an integrated supplier and distributor of high quality proppants in Western Canada and the United States
President & CEO of BC LNG Alliancev
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About BC LNG Alliancev: The BC LNG Alliance was created to foster the growth of a safe, environmentally and socially responsible LNG industry in British Columbia.