2017-2018 Board of Directors
Current Board of Directors / Roles and Responsibilities / Archive
Tracey began her oil and gas career with Petro-Canada as a Joint Venture Analyst following a decade long career as a civil litigation paralegal (foreclosures and collections). When Petro-Canada merged with Suncor in 2009, Tracey became a Joint Venture Representative for Suncor's North American Onshore team where she remained until joining Enerplus as Team Lead of Joint Ventures in 2014.
In the industry of oil and gas, Tracey has volunteered for PJVA for over ten years, including several years as education director. She has completed her CAPLA Land Contracts certification, as well as her Joint Venture Admin and Joint Venture Analyst certifications through Mount Royal University. Tracey brings a strong passion for Joint Ventures and dedication to creating resources that will support our industry as well as looking for ways to implement new initiatives that will positively impact and grow knowledge and our membership.
Past President/Strategic Advisory Group
Josh has over 20 years’ experience in oil & gas, starting as an oil battery operator outside of Ponoka, then completing an Honors Internship Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Calgary. He has intentionally developed a broad base of experience, now having worked in almost all sectors of the energy business: Light oil and gas production, EPCM detailed sour gas plant design, oil battery operations, project management, plant operations, joint venture, business development, liquids marketing & production monitoring. He is currently in the Peace River Arch Production group at Canadian Natural (CNRL).
Mr. Carter just completed his third and final term as the President of the Gas Processors Association of Canada (GPAC). He served on the ERCB Abandonment, Remediation and Reclamation Liability Committee (Orphan Well Fund), was Chairman of the Joint PJVA/GPAC Conference 2007-2009, and was PJVA representative on the Green House Gas Regulations CAPP/PJVA/PASC Joint committee.
Vice PresidentRichelle Lindsay
Crescent Point Energy Corp.
Grant was born in Calgary, Alberta Canada. He attended and graduated from Dickinson State University in Dickinson, North Dakota with a B.Sc. in Business Administration and minor in Management. He has worked in the oil and gas industry for over 12 years in a variety of roles including field operations and Joint Ventures at companies such as Apache Canada Ltd, Devon Canada Corporation and for the last 5 years serving as Supervisor, Joint Ventures at Ridgeback Resources.
Grant is an active member in the Petroleum Joint Venture Association and has taken the PJVA Mount Royal Joint Venture Analyst Certificate program courses. In addition he has been on the PJVA Education Committee for 3 years most recently in the capacity of Analyst I Program Coordinator. Grant joined the PJVA Board of Directors in the fall of 2013 serving as Director of Marketing. This past year Grant was the Director of the Task Force portfolio and will be taking on the role of Treasurer for the 2017 – 2018 PJVA fiscal year.
Maureen has over 13 years' experience in the Oil & Gas Industry from Operations to Land and Joint Ventures. She graduated from York University with a Bachelor’s diploma and has worked with a variety of E&P companies in various roles to develop a broad base of experience in the Industry from Agreements to Accounting and is working on Joint Venture Analyst Certification. Maureen brings a passion for volunteering in the Industry with SPE and PASC as well as PJVA, serving on the PJVA Conference and Admin Portfolio Committees and is dedicated to initiatives that add value to PJVA.
Conference DirectorBradley Hodges
Brad has 15 years of oil and gas experience in crude oil marketing (Norcen Energy), market analysis and consulting (Ziff Energy), fiscal policy (British Columbia Ministry of Energy), economics, and joint ventures (Shell Canada Ltd.). He has worked in several roles involving financial evaluations, operational efficiencies, and stakeholder negotiations. Brad has a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Calgary and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Victoria.
JV AdministrationLorie Caron
Lorie joined the oil and gas industry in 1981 within the Exploration Services area at PanCanadian and held different administration, clerical and analytical positions within drilling, completions, accounting, production/facility operations, mineral land and joint venture. Within the JV group, she performed a variety of tasks from administration to analyst work, before moving into a leadership position.
Presently, Lorie is the Group Lead, Joint Venture Administration at Encana. Lorie has successfully implemented an end to end document solution for the Joint Venture agreements at Encana, and has had positive results working with vendors to capture JV Administration processes within their systems. She continually provides innovative ways to help automate and standardize the basic JV Administration processes within Encana, which allow Administrators to focus on additional non-routine Administrative tasks and grow in their own career development.
Lorie was instrumental in the re-write of the PJVA-Mount Royal Joint Venture Administration course, and teaches this same course at Mount Royal University.
Education - SeminarsDan Tonellato
Repsol Oil & Gas Canada Inc.
Dan has been in the industry for 29 years, the past 9 of which he has spent as a Joint Venture Representative for BP, Apache and most recently Talisman. Dan graduated from the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology with a diploma in Chemical Technology and has worked in many different roles supporting groups in Engineering, Operations and Accounting. Dan is a native Calgarian with a penchant for travelling and spending time with his family.
Education - Academic - EstudiesHelen O'Brien
Husky Energy Canada
Helen began her career in the world of oil & gas with a small service company, in the accounting group (consisting of a total of two people). From there she moved on to several other employers, including Czar Resources, where she began her life in Joint Ventures, moving on to Ranger Oil, Barrington Petroleum, ARC Resources, Devon Energy, Apache, Lightstream and finally, Husky Oil, where she has recently celebrated two years of service in the Joint Ventures group as Supervisor of the SE team. She has been fortunate enough throughout her career to have worked with, and hopefully, learned something, from some wonderful mentors and colleagues in the JV world, whom she has great respect and appreciation for. Helen has volunteered for a number of PJVA task forces in the past and has recently taken on the Analyst 1 Coordinator portfolio, which involves updates and maintenance to the materials provided for students taking the course both at SAIT and through the PJVA eStudies programs. Helen’s involvement in and with the PJVA over the years has been a fantastic learning experience and a huge benefit to her development as a Joint Venture practitioner.
Education - Academic - JV Cert ProgramMichelle Thoen
Canadian Natural Resources Ltd.
Phone: (587) 955-0372
Michelle has over 18 years of experience in the Oil and Gas Industry. Her career started in 1997 as an Administrator in the Surface Land Department at Pan Canadian Petroleum Limited. This led to a full time position with Penn West Petroleum where she gained experience in Mineral Land, Contracts Land, Joint Venture Administration and as a Joint Venture Representative. Michelle has only been to a few companies in the industry those of which include Vermilion Energy and Devon Canada.
Some of her achievements include a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Operations from DeVry, CAPLA Land Certificate from SAIT and the PJVA Joint Venture Administration and Analyst Programs from Mount Royal.
Michelle is currently employed at Canadian Natural Resources Limited as the Joint Venture Representative for the Sturgeon, Pouce Coupe, Progress and Teepee Areas. The different roles Michelle has endured throughout her career has been a contributing factor to her success in the industry.
Director at Large - LegalAshley Weldon
Burnet Duckworth & Palmer LLP
Ashley is an energy lawyer with the law firm Burnet, Duckworth & Palmer LLP. Her practice focuses on oil and gas transactions, providing legal advice to large and small exploration and production companies as well as the oil and gas service sector. Ashley has worked on a variety of projects including mergers, acquisitions, asset due diligence, energy projects, corporate re-organizations, construction and service agreements, and other operational matters. Ashley holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Finance) degree in addition to her law degree.
Whitecap Resources Inc.
Phone: (587) 233-3573
With 15 years of Joint Venture and Land experience, Scott focuses his time on contracts and commercial operations related to joint ventures. Scott was with ARC Resources Ltd. for 11 years as a JV Rep, managing the Pembina & Redwater areas.
Paramount Resources Ltd.
Kent is a local University of Calgary engineering graduate with over 30 years of varied oil and gas industry experience in head office and field locations. He returned to U of C part-time to complete the MBA program in 1998. Kent started his career in 1981 as a Production Engineer with Hudson's Bay Oil & Gas, later acquired by Dome Petroleum and then Amoco Canada. Over the years, Kent has worked for a variety of other companies (Amerada Hess, Crestar – Gulf – ConocoPhillips, Bonavista, Pengrowth and Penn West) in a variety of locations (Calgary, Red Deer and Olds) and in a variety of roles (mostly production engineering but also exploitation, joint ventures and various supervisory / management roles). The Joint Ventures side of the business has always been an area of keen interest for Kent and after working as a Joint Venture consultant for several years he joined Penn West as a Sr. JV Representative. In 2012 he moved to Trilogy Energy where he is Manager, Joint Ventures. Kent looks forward to his inaugural term with the PJVA Board of Directors and wherever his 30+ years of "grey hair" can add some value.
Education - EMSJonathan Cassetta
Spartan Energy Corp.
Prior to joining Spartan Energy, Jonathan worked for Cenovus Energy Inc. (for 5 years) as Joint Venture Representative managing all JV business within the company’s conventional assets and in Canadian Pacific Railway (for 8 years) where he held various positions within Operations, Management Planning and Product Design.
Jonathan holds a BA from the University of Calgary and a Joint Venture Administration and Analyst Certificate from Mount Royal University.
Jonathan brings a passion for volunteering with the PJVA including being a past member of the Pad Sharing Agreement Task Force and currently sitting on the PJVA Golf Networking organizing committee.
Task ForcesRuth Onyett
Ridgeback Resources Inc.
Association ManagerConnie Pruden
Phone: 403-244-4487 x201
Connie is a seasoned Association Manager with extensive hands-on experience in all facets of association management. With over 20 years at Associations Plus and its predecessor company, Connie has worked with clients in industries as diverse as oil and gas, retail, trades and agriculture.
Connie assists clients with a full complement of administration services, including membership drives, sponsorship campaigns and budgeting, but her true passion is event planning and working directly with the Board of Directors.