Mr. Wayne Foo has 40 years of experience in exploration and production of oil and gas, with the last 20 years in executive and board roles with companies ranging from start-up to senior independents producers. He is currently the Board Chair of Parex Resources Inc, a Canadian public company producing 50,000 bopd in Colombia. From 2009 to 2017 he was President and CEO of Parex and from 2003 to 2009 he was a founder and later President and CEO of Parex’ predecessor, Petro Andina Resources Inc. Petro Andina grew exclusively through the drill bit to operate 30,000 bopd in Argentina, where the company recognized, explored and developed a new heavy oil trend that comprised a significant extension to the Neuquén Basin. Through the history of those companies, the strategy statement in every quarterly disclosure has stated that it will “leverage… Western Canadian experience and capability to create shareholder value. Jurisdictions will be targeted that have stable fiscal regimes coupled with oil-prone hydrocarbon-rich basins in under-explored areas.” The geoscience component has been the foundation of the success that those companies achieved.
Wayne was born in Hardisty, Alberta where his father was doodlebugging and living the trailer life chasing the crews across Alberta and Saskatchewan. His initial geoscience jobs were hand calculating terrain corrections for gravity surveys and as a field clerk labelling and picking first breaks on 12 channel seismic record. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Geology degree from the University of Calgary and a Masters of Science in Geology from Queen’s University. His career has been split between work in the WCSB and frontier regions including Arctic Canada and Alaska, Papua Niugini and various countries in Latin America. Mr. Foo is a member of CSPG, APEGA and AAPG, In 2014 he was the recipient of the Stanley Slipper Gold Medal from CSPG, and in 2003 he received the President’s Award for outstanding contributions to the Society.
Rob Morgan is President and CEO of Cona Resources. He is a Professional Engineer with over 34 years of technical, operations and management experience. Prior to joining Cona in 2017 he was Senior Vice President and COO for Crew Energy and prior to, COO Upstream for Harvest Operations Corp. which was purchased by the Korea National Oil Corporation in 2009. He was Vice President Operations and Corporate Development at Viking Energy Royalty Trust which merged with Harvest Energy Trust in 2006. Mr. Morgan was a member of the management team that formed Petrovera Resources in 1999 which was sold to Canadian Natural and Penn West in 2004. From 1985 to 1999, Mr. Morgan held various management, senior technical and field positions at Pan Canadian Petroleum Limited, CS Resources Limited, and Murphy Oil Company Ltd. He is a graduate of the University of Saskatchewan with a BSc. in Chemical Engineering, a registered Professional Engineer with APEGA and a member of the Alberta Securities Commission Petroleum Advisory Committee.
Gary Bunio is a professional engineer with over 35 years of experience in energy and petroleum, in Canada and internationally. He obtained a degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, Canada (1980) and then a Masters of Quality Management from Loyola University, New Orleans, U.S.A. (1998).
Mr. Bunio has held senior technical and management roles in research and development, operations, and project management at Imperial Oil, Pan Canadian (EnCana), Paramount (MGM Energy) and Suncor. He has been involved in many innovations in the production of extra heavy oil including gravity drainage and infill wells as a follow-up thermal process, solvent extraction, partial upgrading, Autonomous Haul Systems, and CO2 sequestration for enhanced gas recovery.
Mr. Bunio is currently Suncor’s General Manager, Strategic Technology. He is a member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta and Manitoba, the NWT Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists, the Society of Petroleum Engineers and CHOA. Gary was a member of 2017 Clean50. All of you who have met him before know he is an enthusiastic evangelist of innovation, oil sands development and related emerging technologies.
Patrick R. Ward, P. Geol. has more than 40 years of experience in the oil and natural gas industry, graduated from the University of Calgary in 1978 with an Honors Degree in Geology.
Currently Mr. Ward is President and Chief Executive Officer, Director and Founder of Painted Pony Energy Ltd. Since going in public May 2007, the company has gown from an idea to 58,000 boe/d in 2018, currently operating in the Montney in NE British Columbia.
Mr. Ward was Vice-President, Exploration of Innova Exploration from May 2004 to May 2006. Mr. Ward co-founded Chowade Energy Ltd. in 2003 which was merged into Innova Exploration in 2004. From 1999 to 2003 Mr. Ward was Manager, Geology & Geophysics with the NCE Resources Group and Petrofund Energy Trust, where he was a key member of the Petrofund Management team.
Mr. Ward was Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at Rockport Energy Corp. from 1998 to 1999 and from 1981 to 1997 he worked for Total Petroleum Canada, which became Rigel Oil & Gas where he was Exploration Manager for the last 7 years. Mr. Ward began his career with Pacific Petroleum/Petro-Canada from 1978 to 1981.
Mr. Ward is a member of APEGA and AAPG, as well as a Governor of the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP).
Prior to joining Osum Oil Sands Corp. in 2008, Dr. Jen Russel-Houston worked for Shell on both onshore and offshore projects where she developed expertise in reservoir evaluation, thermal production geology, and leading technical teams. As Vice President, Geoscience and Land she oversees Osum’s geoscience evaluations as they relate to current assets and guides the assessment of future potential opportunities of interest to Osum. Dr. Russel-Houston is an active member of APEGA and is President Elect of the Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists.
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