Curtis Evert, Vice President, Exploration at Sherritt International Corporation, Oil & Gas and Power
Curtis Evert was born and raised on a 1905 Century Family Farm in Southeast Saskatchewan, Canada. He graduated with a B.Sc.Advanced in Geological Sciences from the University of Saskatchewan in 1984 and began his career in the oil and gas industry in 1985. He has worked for several companies during the past 30 years, focusing his efforts on petroleum and natural gas exploration and production. His early career was spent working on projects in Canada, including Alberta, BC, Saskatchewan and Newfoundland. During the past 16 years, Curtis has focused on international ventures including projects in Cuba, Spain, Argentina, West and North Africa, Turkey, Pakistan, Brazil, United Kingdom and the South China Sea.
Curtis is currently Vice President, Exploration for Sherritt International Oil & Gas and Power. Curtis is also the co-founder and Vice President of the Canadian Global Exploration Forum
Kevin is a veteran oil and gas explorationist with over 30 years of technical and managerial experience in the oil and gas industry. He is a geoscientist with both geological and geophysical interpretive backgrounds, and extensive international experience, primarily in the offshore South Atlantic Margin basins.
He has previously held the positions of CEO, HRT Canada and CEO of Chariot Oil and Gas; two companies with large offshore concessions in Namibia. Prior to that he was Head of Brazilian New Ventures for EnCana.
Kevin is an active member in the following organizations: AAPG, SEG, CSPG, CSEG and APEGA. He graduated from the University of Waterloo co-op program with a Bachelor of Science degree in Geology. He has published and presented multiple technical pieces focused on petroleum exploration and development in Canada and Internationally.
He is currently president of his own consulting company, "Out Front of the Curve", providing business development advisory services and country specific GIS project databases to companies with international assets. He also currently sits on the Board of Directors at CGEF.
Roger has 35+ years diverse experience in executive and operational roles managing domestic and international oil and gas operations for Petro Canada, Burlington Resources, Winstar Resources and Iskander Energy. Current position is Chief Executive Officer and Director, Iskander Energy Corp. Operational experiences include: drilling and completions; production; 2D and 3D seismic; contract negotiations and new country start-up. In addition to Canada, country specific experience includes Algeria, Tunisia, Georgia, Ukraine, Bulgaria, Hungary, Romania and Poland where he has designed and implemented drilling, seismic, completions, new oil/gas production facilities and workover operations working directly with local partners and state regulatory agencies. Roger has a BSc in Mechanical Engineering from University of Waterloo
Mark brings more than 40 years of domestic and international industry experience to the CGEF Advisor position. Over the years, he has taken on progressively senior positions in maintenance, operations, procurement, training and business development, including a variety of overseas assignments. Prior to joining Katch Kan Ltd., Mark held the position of President and CEO of the Petroleum Services Association of Canada (PSAC) for 8 years and had cemented his extensive background in oilfield services as part of senior management teams for an international drilling company, a Clean Technology oilfield services company and currently business development for Katch Kan an oilfield services company that delivers sustainable well life cycle solutions. His broad industry experience, combined with his MBA and CAE, gives him the combination of insight and leadership that will deliver value as an advisor for CGEF and its member companies.
Jürgen is a consulting geologist in international hydrocarbon exploration specializing in prospect generation in deformed and fractured frontier basins. Since establishing “Franconia Geoscience Ltd.” in 2003, he has helped establish the technical foundations to build small companies on and has worked on international exploration projects in countries such as China, Mongolia, Morocco, and Germany. Previously, he had performed structural modeling and seismic interpretation in the Foothills for Shell Canada. He has 27 years of field experience.
Jürgen holds an M.Sc. in Structural Geology and Geophysics from Göttingen University, Germany (1991), and a Ph.D. in Structural Geology and Tectonics from the University of New Brunswick (1998). Before moving to Calgary, he had assignments with GSC Ottawa, Aachen University of Technology, and the Saskatchewan Geological Survey.
David is a geoscientist with more than 30 years of global, Canadian frontier, and Western Canadian E&P experience. In positions of progressive technical and managerial responsibility David has worked for Shell, Exxon Production Research, ExxonMobil Exploration, Husky Energy, and subsequently launched a public international start-up. Dr. Johnson has business development, operations, geoscience research, and technical E&P experience covering more than 40 petroleum provinces in Europe, Africa, Asia, and the Americas; has led the bid-round acquisition of more than 20 PSA’s and EL’s; and made significant discoveries, among others, in the Canadian Frontiers and South China Sea. David assisted the Kuwait Oil Company with their establishment of a new Research & Development Group, and subsequently was Adviser & Chief of Exploration – Business Development with KUFPEC. David received a BSc in Geology from the University of Calgary, and a PhD in Geological Oceanography from Dalhousie University. David has a consultancy which provides geoscience and management support on exploration and production projects, and in this capacity has taken on roles from technical adviser to interim-President. David is an Adviser with CGEF, and an Adviser to Petrel Robertson Consulting Ltd.
For more than 20 years, Peter has been involved in the oil and gas industry as a professional petroleum geologist in various technical and managerial roles. His geographic experience includes North America, South America, Europe, Australia, Western Asia, North Africa and Middle East. He holds a B.Sc and M.Sc from the University of Calgary in Geology and Geophysics.
He's currently an independent consultant within the oil and gas industry.
Peter is an active member in the AAPG, and a Canada Region representative to the AAPG House of Delegates. He is also an active member of the Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists (CSPG) and the Association of Professional Geosciences and Engineers of Alberta (APEGA). He has co-authored multiple technical presentations at various International societal conferences.
Simon Haynes is a professional geoscientist with over 20 years of global E&P experience. He has worked on diverse clastic and carbonate environments across a variety of structural settings for several international supermajors, including ExxonMobil, Shell, and Equinor Canada. Simon has held numerous subsurface technical and management leadership positions and been responsible for significant exploration and field development projects across all Canadian offshore frontier basins, internationally in Europe, and in unconventional oil and gas plays in western Canadian and the continental US. In 2013 he was a key member of the subsurface team which made the world’s single largest oil discovery that year: Bay du Nord, offshore Newfoundland.
He graduated with a B.Sc. Honours in Earth Sciences from Brock University and obtained an M.Sc. in Geology from the University of British Columbia. He is currently an independent consultant in the energy industry.
Simon is active in many professional organizations including his current roles as President-Elect for the CSPG (Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists), a Board Advisor to CGEF (Canadian Global Energy Forum), a Board member of the BSGF (Burgess Shale Geoscience Foundation), a registered Professional Geologist with APEGA (Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta), and a member of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) for over 25 years. He has co-authored multiple technical presentations at various international technical conferences.
Duncan Mackay has spent fifteen years as a geologist with wide-ranging experiences, including work with small and large-cap E&P companies, both domestically and internationally. Duncan has a strong academic background with an Honours BSc. from the University of Waterloo and a Ph.D. from Queen’s University. As a coop undergraduate student, Duncan worked for Mobil Oil, ExxonMobil and Shell Canada, where he began full time work in 2001. His doctorate work focused on the sedimentology of a Western Canadian heavy-oil deposit, which has led to an on- going interest in both industry-related and academic aspects of heavy-oil reservoirs and tidal deposits in general. Duncan’s work at Shell Canada spanned 10 years and focused on frontier basins including the Sable Sub-Basin, the Orphan Basin, the Mackenzie Delta and the Beaufort Sea. In 2011, he turned his attention to South America, where he worked for Verano Energy, a Colombian-focused E&P company and, in 2014, joined Serinus Energy, where he presently works, pursuing exploration opportunities in Eastern Europe and North Africa.
Marty is the Vice President of CGEF and professional geoscientist with over 35 years of E&P experience. He has held numerous technical and management leadership positions responsible for significant exploration and field development projects involving North American and international assets and has written extensively on exploration plays, reservoir management, business optimization, and technology applications. He has been a thought leader in exploration and reservoir management, and has developed Centers of Excellence for reservoir characterization, exploration portfolio analysis and G&G training.
He has previously held positions as South America Business Unit Manager for Niko Resources, VP of International Exploration for Reliance Industries, VP of North America Business Development for the Information Store, and also enjoyed a 26-year career with Chevron that covered all US onshore basins.
At Chevron Marty also served on key corporate and industry committees, including Chevron’s Corporation Reserves Advisory Committee, Strategic Staffing and Strategic R&D Committees, and the CAPP East Coast Advisory Committee. Other significant industry and non-profit organization roles include: AAPG National Convention Poster Session Chairman; SPE Permian Basin Chapter Enhanced Recovery Conference Technical Committee; Board of Directors for the Permian Basin Graduate Center; and conference session chairmanships for AAPG, SPE, and the CIPC.
He is currently president of his own consulting company, "International Petroleum Consultants", and is President of the Oil & Gas Investments Group, a Houston-based holding company for Latin America investments in the E&P operating and services sectors.
Marty earned a bachelor’s degree in geology from Western State College of Colorado, and his master’s degree in geology from the Colorado School of Mines. He is a registered professional geologist and an AAPG Certified Petroleum Geologist. He holds memberships in the AAPG and CSPG.
John has over 40 years of technical and managerial experience in the international oil and gas industry. He is a geoscientist who has lived in Europe, Asia, North & South America, and has worked on data from all over the world.
He was previously co-founder and President/VP Exploration for Bolivar Energy Corp. and Prospero Hydrocarbons Inc.: two companies with exploration and production activities in Colombia.
John is an active member in the following organizations: AAPG, SPE, SEG, AIPN, CSPG and APEGA. He graduated from the University of Glasgow with a Bachelor of Science degree in Geology.
He is currently co-founder and VP Geoscience for Sun God Energy Inc., a company set up to participate in the opening up of the Mexican oil industry. He also sits on the Board of Directors of Fig Tree Foundation, a backbone organization for international development charities in Calgary.
Tim Hazlett, Director, Upstream Oil & Gas Services $ Technologies
Tim Hazlett is the Director of Upstream Oil and Gas Services and Technologies within the Industry Development Branch of Alberta Economic Development and Trade. Tim provides sector leadership and expertise to help Alberta oil and gas services and technologies companies overcome competitiveness challenges and champion international opportunities for growth. In this role, Tim applies 20+ years of ‘unique’ private and public upstream oil & gas service and technologies and exploration and production experience spanning five continents.
Prior to this role, Tim was Managing Director of the Alberta Mexico Office, which is the Government of Alberta’s international trade office in Mexico City, where he represented the province of Alberta in Mexico and oversaw the management of all aspects of the province’s international activities in Mexico. Over Tim’s career with the Alberta Government, he has focused on upstream oil and gas services and technologies, and has traditionally led market development projects on behalf of the government, including previous responsibility for Mexico, South America, Asia Pacific, the US and multiple large technical subsector projects.
In the private sector, Tim started working on drilling and service rigs at early in Alberta, and shortly after worked on offshore drilling and workover platforms. Early in Tim’s career, he provided ‘in market’ technical international representation services for Canadian and US exploration companies and several oil and gas service and technology firms internationally, with a specialization in Latin America.
Tim holds a Master’s degree in International Policy Studies with Distinction from Monterrey Institute of International Studies in Monterrey, California, where his studies focused on the economics of state-owned oil and gas companies in Latin America. Tim is fluent in Spanish and holds a second Master’s degree from the University of Alberta also focused on Latin America.