New CEO for Cona Resources: This week’s HR news

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Here is a list of human resources highlights as appeared in the Daily Oil Bulletin for the week ending Oct. 13, 2017:

Cona names president and CEO

Cona Resources Ltd. has appointed Rob Morgan as president and chief executive officer. He will assume his new in the next several weeks, at which time John Rooney will step down as CEO, but still provide transition support.

Cona, which until July was called Northern Blizzard Resources, is focused primarily in Saskatchewan, producing 16,986 bbls/d of heavy oil and 1,762 mcf/d of natural gas in the second quarter of 2017.

Morgan has 30-plus years of experience with a broad background, including with Saskatchewan heavy oil and enhanced oil recovery. Most recently, he served as Crew Energy Inc. senior vice-president and chief operating officer.

Prior to his position with Crew, Morgan was chief operating officer for Harvest Operations Corp. following progressively more senior positions in operations and business development at Viking Energy Royalty Trust, Canadian Natural Resources Limited, Petrovera Resources, PanCanadian Petroleum Limited and CS Resources Limited.

Dirom appoints Geoscience BC president and CEO

Geoscience BC’s board of directors has announced the appointment of Gavin Dirom as its president and chief executive officer. He will take up the position on Oct. 16.

As president and CEO of the Association for Mineral Exploration (AME) from November 2008 to May 2017, Dirom provided executive leadership to AME’s board of directors and represented more than 400 corporate and 4,000 individual members with interests in mineral exploration and development.

He has more than 25 years of experience in the Canadian mineral exploration and mining industry focused on government policies, First Nations and stakeholder relations as well as environmental management.

Painted Pony director resigns

Peter Williams has resigned as a director of Painted Pony Energy Ltd. He was a key contributor to the company since he joined the board of directors in May 2014, specifically as chair of the compensation committee and previously, as a member of the audit committee.

Board announcements for PJVA

The Petroleum Joint Venture Association (PJVA), which represents and supports individuals and organizations involved in petroleum joint ventures, has announced its 2017-18 board of directors.

Members for the year include Tracey Moore-Lewis of Enerplus Corporation as president, Josh Carter of Canadian Natural Resources Limited as past-president/of the strategic advisory group, Richelle Lindsay of Crescent Point Energy Corp. as vice-president, and independent member Grant Feddema as treasurer.

Kent Black of Paramount Resources Ltd. will serve as newsletter/website director, Lorie Caron of Encana Corp. will serve as JV administration director, Jonathan Cassetta of Cenovus Energy Inc. will serve as early morning sessions director, Ruth Onyett of Ridgeback Resources Inc. will serve as task forces director, and Bradley Hodges of Athabasca Oil Corp. will serve as conference director.

Maureen McCall, an independent member, is the board’s luncheons director, Helen O’Brien of Husky Energy Inc. is academic director, Estudies, Michelle Thoen of CNRL is academic director, SAIT program, and Dan Tonellato of Repsol Oil & Gas Canada Inc. is seminars director.

Ashley Weldon of Burnet, Duckworth & Palmer LLP is a director-at-large, legal, Scott Wolfson of Whitecap Resources Inc. is membership/social/volunteers director, and John Downey of Steel Reef Infrastructure Corp. is director-in-training, marketing.

The PJVA board consists of members from all sectors of the oil and gas joint venture industry, from lawyers, engineers, administrators, analysts, and reps.

Pembina Pipeline appoints new directors

Pembina Pipeline Corporation has named Maureen Howe, Henry Sykes and Doug Arnell to the company’s board of directors.

Howe specialized in energy infrastructure, which included power generation, transmission and distribution, oil and gas transmission and distribution, gas processing, and alternative energy, when she was a managing director at RBC Capital Markets in equity research.

Sykes was president and a director of MGM Energy Corp., a Canadian public energy company focused on the acquisition and development of hydrocarbon resources in Canada's Northwest Territories and Arctic regions, from January 2007 to June 2014. Sykes was president of ConocoPhillips Canada from 2001 to 2006. Prior to that, he was executive vice-president, business development of Gulf Canada Resources.

Arnell is president and chief executive officer of Helm Energy Advisors Inc., a private company that provides advisory services to the global energy sector. From September 2010 to March 2015, Arnell was employed with Golar LNG Ltd., a U.S. public company focused on owning and operating LNG midstream floating assets, and was CEO from February 2011 to March 2015.

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