Oil & Gas Investment Management Team
Our Calgary based Oil & Gas Investment Management team is led by Jonathan A. Lexier, BSc., P.Eng., MBA, President, ML Oil & Gas Income Management Corp. Mr. Lexier provides Maple Leaf Oil & Gas Income Limited Partnerships (the "Partnerships") with expertise in sourcing and negotiating agreements with oil and gas companies which will entitle the Partnership to its share of production revenue from the oil & gas properties.
Mr. Lexier will be responsible for sourcing, selecting and negotiating the terms of the Partnership’s investments, with the assistance of Technical Advisors where necessary.
Mr. Lexier has over 20 years of experience in Canada's oil and gas industry and is the President and a Director of Maple Leaf Energy Income Management Corp., the General Partner of Maple Leaf Oil & Gas Limited Partnerships. Mr. Lexier is President and Director of the General Partner; Chairman of the Board and an Independent Director of Tallgrass Energy Corp.; President of Drakkar Energy Inc.; President of Lanark Energy Management Corp.; and Director of Silk Road Energy Inc.
Oil & Gas Technical Advisors
Maple Leaf has engaged the following industry experts to act as Technical Advisors to the Partnership to provide geological, geo-physical, land, engineering and economic review, project analysis and evaluation services in connection with the Partnership’s Investments on an as needed basis:
C.M. (Chuck) Baumgart, P. Eng.
C.M. (Chuck) Baumgart, P. Eng. obtained his B.Sc. Eng. in 1981 from the University of Manitoba. He has over 32 years energy industry experience of which 20 years was with Mobil Oil and Renaissance Energy in production engineering and natural gas/power marketing. As a production engineer, Mr. Baumgart has optimized output of conventional light oil, heavy oil, and natural gas from all regions of the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin. In marketing, Mr. Baumgart progressed through areas of increasing responsibility and was ultimately responsible for the management of a 500 MMCFD natural gas marketing team. Mr. Baumgart has been involved in all aspects of the energy industry and has an excellent working knowledge of the Canadian and U.S. markets including storage, supply-demand analysis, transportation valuation and optimization, energy procurement and sales, and risk management. Mr. Baumgart is currently a principal of Middleton Energy Management Ltd. which provides consulting and energy management services to the producing and consuming industry in both natural gas and power.
Graeme Bloy is a geologist with diverse experience in acquiring, finding and exploiting hydrocarbon reservoirs in western Canada and internationally. He is currently the President of Atum Consulting Ltd., a private company providing geoscience expertise at a variety of different levels, from prospect generation of horizontal drill locations in the Cardium, Nisku, Wabamun in Alberta to co-ordinating and presenting a Petrel model on the Nosrat/Fateh oilfield in Iran/UAE to IOOC. He also assists clients in a geoscience management role, as a geoscience advisor to senior management or boards of directors concerning strategies for growth or divestiture or investment. Prior to founding Atum Mr. Bloy held geological and/or exploration and development management positions with Canada Capital Energy Ltd., West Energy Ltd., Devon Canada and Startech Energy Ltd.
Byron Lissel is a professional geologist with more than 25 years of industry experience. Throughout his career, Mr. Lissel has been involved in several private and publicly traded companies, most notably as co-founder and Vice-President Exploration of Compton Petroleum Corporation. Subsequently, he has held the positions of Director and/or Vice-President Exploration with Pocaterra Resources, Tsunami Exploration and Waldron Energy Corporation. Most recently, he was involved with West Valley Energy Corp., from initial start-up to private market capitalization of over $200 million dollars.
Curt Maxwell started his career 33 years ago with Landman positions at PetroCanada, General American Oils and Phillips Petroleum. Since 2000, Mr. Maxwell has been a consulting Landman for a number of public and private oil and gas companies. Mr. Maxwell’s responsibilities have included the negotiation and maintenance of leases and administration thereof, contract preparation and administration, land sale co-ordination, property, asset and corporate negotiations, acquisition and divestitures and a member of several operating management teams.
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