Management Team

Our management team has extensive experience with developing assets through the utilization of horizontal drilling and multi-staged fracture completion techniques.

Ian Atkinson

President & CEO

  • Petroleum Engineer with 25 years of technical, executive and board of directors experience in the energy industry
  • Founder and senior executive officer of Athabasca Oil Corporation
  • Previous engineering, operations, acquisitions and executive positions at Talisman Energy Inc., Renaissance Energy Ltd. and Morpheus Energy

Calvin Yau

Vice President, Finance & CFO

  • Over 15 years of financial experience in the oil and gas industry
  • Previous positions of increasing responsibility at Molopo Energy, Waldron Energy, Bronco Energy, and Daylight Resources
  • Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Alberta

Chris Birchard

Vice President, Geosciences

  • Over 20 years of exploration and management experience in the oil and gas industry
  • Former Senior Geologist/Team Lead at Athabasca Oil Corporation (Light Oil); Vice President, Exploration at Bellamont Exploration Ltd.
  • Previous technical positions at Espoir Exploration Corp., Keywest Energy Ltd., Devon Canada and Anderson Exploration Ltd.

Erin Buschert

Vice President, Land

  • Over 20 years of experience in mineral & surface land, mergers & acquisitions and contract negotiations
  • Former Manager of Land for Saskatchewan and Manitoba at Crescent Point Energy Corp.
  • Previous positions of increasing responsibility at Talisman Energy, TriStar Oil & Gas and ARC Resources Ltd.
  • Erin is a member of the American Association of Petroleum Landmen (AAPL), the Canadian Association of Petroleum Landmen (CAPL), the Canadian Association of Petroleum Land Administrators (CAPLA), and the Petroleum and Acquisition Divestment Association (PADA)

Jim McFadyen

Vice President, Operations

  • Over 20 years of operational experience in the oil and gas industry
  • Former Operations Manager at Athabasca Oil Corporation (Light Oil) and Galleon Energy Inc.; Previous leadership and operational roles at Fairborne Energy and Renaissance Energy Ltd.

Gary McMurren

Vice President, Engineering

  • Over 20 years of engineering, operational and management experience in the oil and gas industry
  • Former Director of Light Oil at Athabasca; previous engineering and operational roles at Galleon Energy Inc., ARC Resources Ltd., and Talisman Energy Inc.