Our team has worked together successfully several times – founding, building, executing in helium, natural gas, oil, shale, oil sands, and unconventional reservoirs.
Howard Anderson P.Eng.
President & CEO
Howard has over 40 years’ experience in reservoir engineering, economic evaluations, and corporate leadership.
His career is grounded in reservoir engineering at Imperial Oil (Exxon), followed by technical and management roles at Canadian Hunter Exploration Ltd., and as Vice-President Engineering at Pioneer Natural Resources Canada Ltd., in projects throughout the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin and Canadian Arctic.
Recently, he has participated a variety of founding, technical, executive and board roles at startup companies in unconventional resources, including at Rockyview Energy as Vice-President Engineering, Triangle Petroleum as Chief Operating Officer, and Tuzo Energy as director and Chief Executive Officer. He has also provided engineering consulting services to a variety of clients on projects around the world and serves as Engineering Advisor to Petrel Robertson Consulting Ltd.
Howard earned a Bachelor of Science in Engineering Physics from Queen’s University at Kingston in 1979. He has served in a variety of volunteer positions, including as a member of the Schulich Industry Advisory Council and Engineering Internship Advisory Council at the University of Calgary, and Board Chair of Computer Modelling Group.
Tony Fogarassy LLM, MSc
Tony is a lawyer providing services on natural resources projects including helium, oil and gas, mineral exploration and mining and underground natural gas storage. His clients have included Indigenous peoples, public governments and industry with resource activities in western Canada, USA, Central Asia and Africa. In addition to Indigenous law, he provides services in the areas of corporate-commercial law, intellectual property law and environmental law.
Tony’s technical experience as a geologist includes projects in the Western Canada Sedimentary Basin, Northwest Territories, Nova Scotia and the Middle East with Shell, Chevron, Canadian Superior and Mobil.
Tony earned his B.Sc. (First Class, Honours) in the geological sciences and was the gold medallist in his class at the University of British Columbia. His M.Sc. (First Class) involved the study of hydrocarbon potential of Haida Gwaii and adjacent offshore areas. Tony earned his LL.B. degree from UBC and his LL.M. (with Merit) degree from the London School of Economics and Political Science.
Tony is an industry advocate for Indigenous rights and the need for full recognition by Crown governments and industry of aboriginal and inherent rights and title of Canada’s first peoples. Tony is the chairperson of First Tellurium Corp., a Canadian Securities Exchange issuer, which is a vocal supporter of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and its core tenets of the right to self-determination and free, prior and informed consent.
Mark Gustafson CPA
Founder and Director
Mark Gustafson is a Chartered Professional Accountant with over 35 years of corporate, private and public company experience.
Since June 2021, Mark has been an independent director and Chairman of the Audit Committee for Alzamend Neuro, Inc., a U.S.-based publicly listed biopharmaceutical company focused on the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases. Since April 2021, he has been the Chief Financial Officer for PharmaKure Limited, a London based biopharmaceutical company dedicated to the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases.
From 2014 to 2020 Mark was the Chief Executive Officer of Challenger Acquisitions Limited, a London Stock Exchange listed entertainment company. From 2010 to 2012 he was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Euromax Resources Limited, a Toronto Stock Exchange listed mineral exploration company. Prior to this he served as Chairman and CEO of Triangle Energy Corporation, a NYSE-listed oil and gas exploration company; President and CEO of Torrent Energy Corporation, a private oil and gas company; and as a financial consultant for Samson Oil & Gas and Peavine Resources, two private oil and gas companies. Prior to these positions, Mark served as President and CEO of Total Energy Services Ltd.; Chief Financial Officer of Q/media Software Corporation; Chief Financial Officer and Vice President at EnServ Corporation.
Mark began his career at Price Waterhouse in Calgary, receiving his received his Chartered Accountant designation in 1983 and his Bachelor of Business Administration in 1981 from Wilfrid Laurier University.
Brad Hayes PhD., P.Geol
Founder and Technical Advisor
Brad Hayes is President of Petrel Robertson Consulting Ltd., a geoscience consulting firm addressing technical and strategic issues around oil and gas development, water resource management, helium exploration, geothermal energy, and carbon sequestration.
Brad earned a PhD from the University of Alberta after completing a B.Sc. in Geology at the University of Toronto. He is Outreach Director for the Canadian Society for Unconventional Resources (CSUR), and a Past-President of the Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists (CSPG). He recently completed two three-year terms as Councillor for the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA). He is engaged as a member of the Research Advisory Committee for the Canadian Energy Research Institute, and a member of the Energy Technical Advisory Committee for Geoscience BC.
Brad and PRCL have been partners in the startup of two existing Canadian helium exploration companies – First Helium Inc. and Imperial Helium Corp. He oversaw technical work to support the acquisition and evaluation of the core properties for each company.
Brad is an Adjunct Professor in the University of Alberta Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, and a sessional lecturer in Earth and Environmental Sciences at Mount Royal University. He is a prominent media commentator, writing for a variety of technical and business publications as well as engaging actively on social media.
Dave Robinson P.Geo.
Vice President, Exploration
Dave graduated from the University of Calgary with a BSc. Geology in 1984 and has practiced exploration geology for 37 years, primarily in the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin. He started his career working for Canadian Hunter Exploration in 1985 and was fortunate enough to be tutored in an environment of tremendous creativity and technical expertise owing to the leadership of its founders, John Masters and Jim Gray. When Canadian Hunter sold to Burlington Resources in 2001, Dave joined a small group of ex-Canadian Hunters to found Temple Exploration. This entity sold to Husky Energy in 2003 after growing production to 4200 BOED and delivering 6 times return on original investment. The same team began fresh and grew to about 3000 BOED before combining with publicly traded Cequence Energy in 2010. Dave’s role in the Temple-Cequence progression of companies has been grassroots generation of exploration ideas in new and emerging play types. Cequence Energy sold privately in the spring of 2021, and since then, he has consulted for junior exploration companies prospecting for new opportunities.
Dave is a member of the Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists (CSPG), American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG), Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), and the Association of Professional Engineers Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA).
In addition to his love of geology, Dave has a keen interest in fostering lifelong learning in young people. He currently is the Board Chair of Connect Charter School and is also a member of the Calgary Academy Board.
Advisor, First Nations and Government Relations
With more than 25 years’ experience in the Canadian energy sector, both as an executive and leader in the public and private sectors, David brings a deep understanding of the energy ecosystem, seasoned management expertise and tremendous passion for the opportunities before us. David’s career experience includes Assistant Deputy Minister, Oil and Gas Division, BC Ministry of Energy, Mines and Low-Carbon Innovation and leading the Policy and External Affairs team with Chevron Canada.
David has a BA (Economics) from the University of Winnipeg and a Master’s of Natural Resource Management from the University of Manitoba.
Glenn Miller, PLS
Vice President, Land
Glenn is a Petroleum Landman with over 26 years experience in land negotiations, regulatory, stakeholder, and environmental issues. He has been responsible for the acquisition and maintenance of all facets of land (mineral, surface, contracts), deal flow (acquisitions and divestitures), and negotiating Purchase and Sale agreements (both asset and corporate). He has managed the regulatory processes on major projects from inception, construction, to the operation phase in a variety of regulatory jurisdictions. He has held management roles for a number of oil and gas companies throughout his career.
Glenn is a graduate of the Olds College Land Program and a member of the Canadian Association of Petroleum Landmen (CAPL) holding a PSL designation.