Mike Priaro, B.Eng.Sc. (Chem. Eng.), P.Eng. is an independent consultant who worked in Alberta's oil patch for 25 years. He increased oil production from the historic Turner Valley oilfield and brought in underbalanced drilling and completion technology to drill out, complete and test several of the highest producing gas wells ever on mainland Canada at Ladyfern, B.C. In addition to several published articles, he developed the course material for the Advanced Petroleum Engineering course at the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology.