BOB KING P.Eng., is Chair of the Board of Directors of Energi Simulation. He is retired from a successful career at Suncor Energy and Imperial Oil during which he enjoyed various leadership and technical roles in research, technology development, and simulation of recovery processes for bitumen, heavy, and light oils; in the development and operation of oil sands and conventional oil and gas reservoirs; and in acquisitions and divestitures. He currently also is an advisor to InnoTech Alberta’s Core Industry Research program and has served as Chair of 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.
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 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 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.
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 40 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 P. Eng is a Director of Energi Simulation and former VP Resource Development at Apache Corporation in the Permian Region.
Christina is an established industry leader with over 25 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 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.
JONN REDFERN is a Director of Energi Simulation and the President and CEO of Eavor Technologies Inc., an innovative geothermal company from Calgary. Mr. Redfern is an expert investor, advisor and serial entrepreneur in the data analytics, oil service and energy tech verticals. John spent his career in executive roles at multiple international oil and service companies including as a Director at Hess in London, President of Accumap in Calgary and President of IHS Energy in Denver. Prior to Eavor, John spent 13 years in China co-founding a series of start-ups, the most recent of which was Local Gravity, the leading retail data analytics platform in China. As a director, executive and advisor over the years, John has specialized in commercial strategy, negotiations, alliancing, M&A and private equity. John holds a degree in Engineering Physics from Queen’s University in Kingston, Law degree from McGill University in Montreal and an MBA degree from INSEAD in France.
VANESSA RENNIE is a Director of Energi Simulation and the Vice President at Aeonian Capital Corporation. She has worked in investment management and corporate valuation for nearly 20 years. Her diverse investment experiences have ranged from actively supporting companies at start-up, directly investing in private equity, and managing portfolios of publicly traded entities. Vanessa has served on the Board of Directors for several public and private corporations and currently serves on the board of PFB Corporation (TSX-PFB). Vanessa completed a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Queen’s University.
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.