Board of Directors

BOB KING

BOB KING P.Eng., is Chair of the Board of Directors of Energi Simulation. He retired from Suncor Energy after a successful career as Manager, Reservoir Simulation. Bob joined Suncor in 1997 after 12 years at Imperial Oil. During his career, he has held various leadership and technical roles in research and development of steam assisted gravity drainage, steam flooding, improved and enhanced recovery for bitumen, heavy, and light oil; in the development and operation of oil sands and conventional oil and gas reservoirs; and in acquisitions and divestitures. Additionally, he serves on the Policy and Program Committee for InnoTech Alberta’s Core Industry Research program and he serves on the Board of Directors of the Society of Petroleum Engineers of Canada. He earned BSc (Physics) and MSc (Petroleum Engineering) degrees from the University of Alberta.

SUSAN AGAR

SUSAN AGAR is the Vice Chair of the Board of Directors of Energi Simulation. She currently leads Geoscience Technology for the Aramco Research Center in Houston, Texas, USA and holds an Honorary Professorship at Heriot Watt University. Over the last decade, Susan has been closely engaged with academic-industry partnerships and emerging technologies for the oil and gas industry. During her 19 years in industry she has assumed various research leadership and technical advisory roles for the Upstream, while serving on SPE and AAPG committees. Prior to her industry career, Susan was a tenured faculty member at Northwestern University and a visiting faculty member at Stanford University. Susan holds an Honors B.Sc. degree from the University of Wales and was awarded the Judd Prize for her Ph.D. thesis at Imperial College. She received an Honors MBA degree from Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

BOB SMITH

BOB SMITH is a Director and Chair of the Audit & Finance Committee of Energi Simulation (2010). Since 1998 he has been a director and is Audit Committee Chair of Computer Modelling Group Ltd., a TSX listed company. Bob is also a director and Treasurer of Alberta TrailNet Society, a charitable organization responsible for the Alberta portion of the Trans Canada Trail and the Alberta trail network (1999).

With a Bachelor of Commerce (Finance) degree from University of Calgary (1969), Bob has 35 years of banking experience in Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom and Singapore, concluding in 1996 after eleven years as a executive officer.

K. C. YEUNG

K. C. YEUNG is a Director of Energi Simulation. He was a Director, Oil Sands Technology at Brion Energy in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. He has been working in the heavy oil industry for over 35 years, primarily in the area of reservoir development and R&D, and involved in various in-situ projects including cyclic steam stimulation (CSS), steamflood, in-situ combustion, cold heavy oil production with sand (CHOPS), and steam assisted gravity drainage (SAGD).

He has been giving lectures and short courses on Heavy Oil Recovery Methods in Canada, China, Middle East and South America to promote Canada’s in-situ heavy oil technology. K.C. holds B.Sc.(with Distinction) and M.Sc. degrees in Mechanical Engineering, both from the University of Hawaii.

He was the President of the Canadian Heavy Oil Association (CHOA) for 2005/2006 and the Chairman of the Petroleum Society of CIM for 2007.

MIKE CAMPBELL

MIKE CAMPBELL is a Director of Energi Simulation, and has 28 years in the Oil & Gas industry with the majority in reservoir engineering specializing in reservoir simulation and reserves. Reservoir Engineering Manager for Hudsons Bay Oil 1982-1991.

Chief Reservoir Engineer for Husky Oil 1981-2000. Chief Reservoir Engineer for Santos (Australia) 2000-2004. Retired in 2005. Most of the last 15 years were spent on reviewing reservoir studies for establishing development studies and reserves assignments.

Mike earned a BSc in 1966, a PhD in Chemistry in 1971 and a BSc in Chemical Engineering in 1976

BILL SMITH

BILL SMITH is a Director of Energi Simulation, and Vice Chair of the Board of Mosaic Capital Corporation (TSXV-Z), an investment company. Bill is also a director of PFB Corporation (TSX-PFB), Orca Exploration Group (TSXV – ORC.B) and Prospex Oil and Gas PLC (AIM – PXOG).

Bill received his BA and his LLB at the University of Alberta and was called to the Alberta Bar in 1977. In January 2000, he was appointed as Queen’s Counsel in recognition of his community activities.

ROBERT GOCHNOUR

J. ROBERT GOCHNOUR is a Director of Energi Simulation. He retired from BP after a successful career as a Manager, Advanced Reservoir Simulation Development & Deployment, responsible for the development and delivery of new reservoir simulation technology to BP reservoir engineers worldwide.

Robert has over 36 years industry experience. He received his B.S (1973), M.S. (1975) and Ph.D. (1976) in Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering from Pennsylvania State University.

Robert has been associated with the research, development, and application of reservoir simulators, reservoir engineering, and production technology throughout his career with Gulf Oil Corporation, Chevron, and Scientific Software-Intercomp, and Tigress.

CHRISTINA M. PAUL

CHRISTINA M. PAUL P. Eng is a Director of Energi Simulation and Manager, Reservoir Engineering – Permian Region for Apache Corporation, based in Midland TX.

Christina is an established industry leader with over 20 years of petroleum engineering experience. Prior to Apache, Christina spent 16 years with BP and Amoco in various production, facilities and reservoir engineering, field operations and resource management roles. Her latest role at BP was Reserves Authority and Reservoir Engineering Discipline leader for the Canadian Region.

Christina holds a Bachelor’s Degree in chemical engineering from the University of Saskatchewan. She is a practicing member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta, and also a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers Canadian and Permian Basin Chapters.

LARRY FREDERICK

Larry Frederick is a Director of Energi Simulation and on the Board of Advisors for the BAPT program at SAIT. He enjoyed a long and successful career managing teams of engineers for operations, production and reservoir engineering. During the last 8 years he managed research efforts for improving production from the oil sands. His team at Husky worked to improve the reservoir modeling of electrical heat and solvents for oil sands production.

He is the prime inventor on 10 patent applications, and successfully completed many unique projects.

Larry holds a BSC in Chemical Engineering from the University of Calgary, and is a member of APEGA, and has been active on the Technical Committee for the SPE Heavy Oil Conference for the past three years, and is on the Technical Committee for the 2019 SPE Artificial Intelligence Workshop.

LEAH LAWRENCE

Leah Lawrence is a Director of Energi Simulation and the President and CEO of Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC). Leah is a lifelong advocate for engineering, entrepreneurship and the environment. She is a Past Chair of the Calgary Chamber of Commerce and the Past President of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA). In 2018, she was honoured to receive Centennial Leadership Award, APEGA’s highest distinction for a member who has achieved exemplary achievements in their career.

Leah has her Bachelor of Applied Science from the University of Regina and her Master of Economics from the University of Calgary. She is also a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering and a Fellow of Engineers Canada.

DUKE ANDERSON

Duke Anderson is the President of Energi Simulation since 2010. Prior to his current role, Duke was with SAIT Polytechnic as the Dean of the MacPhail School of Energy and the Associate VP of Energy.

Before joining SAIT, Duke was with BP and Amoco in numerous roles including VP of Conventional Oil, Director of Start-up for a petrochemical plant, and Manager of Engineering etc.

He graduated from the University of Alberta with a BSc in Civil Engineering and the Ivy School of Business with an executive MBA.