Our Team

JAMES FRASER
President & Chief Executive Officer

James Fraser has 40 years of significant upstream experience across the USA and Canada. He has a proven track record of creating, building, and leading value adding organizations with technical and operational expertise across both conventional and unconventional assets. Previously, he was Senior Vice President of Talisman Inc.’s North American Shale Division where he led the growth and expansion of four major operating areas in both the US and Canada. Mr. Fraser was also Vice President of Chesapeake Energy’s Southern Division encompassing Texas, Louisiana, and New Mexico with major capital programs in the Barnett and Haynesville Shales as well as the Permian Basin, East and South Texas. He spent over 20 years with Burlington Resources in a variety of management, exploration, operations and engineering roles across various Rocky Mountain basins, the San Juan Basin and key successful exploration programs.

James has a BS in Petroleum Engineering from MT Tech and an MBA from Regis College.

ANDRE BAILLARGEON
SVP & Chief Financial Officer

Andre has 15 years of investment and upstream oil & gas experience. Andre co-led corporate development activities for Talisman Energy Inc. including the diligence process for executed sale of TLM ($13 Bn transaction). In addition, Andre managed financial, commercial, and performance management activities for TLM North American Shale division investing over $2 Bn annually. Prior to joining TLM, Andre was a VP of McLean Budden Ltd, a $40 Bn public investment management firm, covering energy equities globally.

Andre has a MBA Harvard Business School, BComm Univ. of Saskatchewan, CFA, CMA, CPA

GLENN SCHMIDT
SVP Geoscience

Glenn has 16 years of experience in oil and gas including leadership positions directing exploration, development, and advanced technical teams in Canada, North America, and globally focused activities. Glenn has expertise in unconventional tight gas, oil, and shale reservoirs which has resulted in early capture and discovery of several fields in the Montney, Eagle Ford, and Duvernay. Past experience includes Husky Energy Inc., Anadarko Petroleum Corp., Talisman Energy Inc. and Repsol S.A., coupled with experience in private start-up companies, co-founding Exshaw Oil & Gas Inc.

Glenn has a MSc Geology, Univ. of Alberta

ERIC GILES
VP Drilling & Completions

Eric has nearly 25 years of experience in oil and gas including leadership positions directing drilling and completions teams in the US, Canada, and North Sea. Eric has expertise in optimizing wellbore construction in unconventional tight gas, oil, and shale reservoirs, resulting in best-in basin performance in several fields in the US Rockies and Western Canada. Previous experience includes positions of increasing responsibility with Burlington Resources, ConocoPhillips, El Paso E&P, and Anadarko Petroleum Corp., along with experience at a major oilfield services company and a private start-up company.

Eric is a U.S. Navy veteran having served as an officer in the U.S. Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program. He holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from Grove City College and an MBA from the University of Colorado.

MARTY MEMORY
VP Production

Marty has 15 years of operationally focused upstream oil & gas experience. Marty has spent the last decade leading technical and operational teams focused on unconventional development. Marty held management roles in Facilities Engineering, Development & Reservoir Engineering, and Field Operations in Talisman Energy’s development of both the Marcellus and Eagle Ford shale. Marty’s past experience also includes Husky Energy Inc, Weatherford Completion and Production Systems and most recently Repsol Oil and Gas USA.

Marty has a Petroleum Systems Engineering Degree from the University of Regina, and a Global Energy Executive MBA from the University of Calgary, Haskayne School of Business.

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