Pipestone Oil Corp. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Canadian Non-Operated Resources LP, a Calgary based oil and gas investment fund, which is run by a team of experienced operating, technical, and financial professionals at Grafton Asset Management Inc. Grafton Asset Management Inc. is a Calgary-based asset manager focused on investing across the capital structure of top-tier Canadian energy companies.
Mr. Wanklyn is the Chief Executive Officer of Pipestone Oil Corp. and a Senior Partner at Grafton Asset Management. Mr. Wanklyn started his career at Canadian Hunter Exploration Ltd. in 1982 as an exploration geologist, and ultimately was the company’s Exploration Manager.
Mr. Wanklyn was co-founder and CEO of Tidal Resources Inc. in 1993 ,which was then sold to Chauvco/Pioneer Canada in 1997 for approximately 2 times original value after having developed approximately 4,000 boepd of production. Mr. Wanklyn then co-founded and was CEO of privately funded Temple Exploration Inc. in 2001, which grew to 4,500 boepd prior to a sale to Husky Energy in 2004 at 6.5 times original investment. His team immediately started Temple Energy in 2004 which merged with Cequence Energy in 2010 where Mr. Wanklyn remained as President and CEO. Cequence grew to over 12,000 boepd and 126 mmboe of reserves, largely in the Simonette Montney.
Mr. Wanklyn sits on the Advisory Board of the University of Calgary, Hotchkiss Brain Institute. He is a Director of private Connaught Energy, operating in the onshore United Kingdom, and was a past-Director of the Exploration and Producers Association of Canada. Mr. Wanklyn received an MSc. in Geology from the University of Colorado in 1985 and a B.Comm from the University of Alberta in 1981.
Bob Rosine is the Chief Operating Officer of Pipestone Oil Corp. Bob Rosine is a professional engineer with over 30 years of diverse technical and executive experience. He has an outstanding track record of oil and gas leadership, resource identification, operations, drilling and completions, capital & operating budgeting/forecasting, exploitation & reservoir engineering, deal execution, commodity hedging and finance.
Prior to joining Pipestone, Mr. Rosine served as President & CEO of OMERS Energy Inc., and has previously held executive positions at a number of oil & gas companies, including Pengrowth Energy Corporation, Highpine Oil & Gas Ltd., and other public E&P companies. Mr. Rosine received his Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Calgary in 1981 and a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from the University of Alberta in 1977. Bob is a member of APEGA and SPE.
Eva Kiefer is Chief Financial Officer & Corporate Secretary at Pipestone Oil Corp. Ms. Kiefer oversees all finance matters, including financial reporting, tax, legal, risk management and treasury functions and otherwise supports the team in budget management and mergers and acquisitions.
Prior to joining Pipestone, Ms. Kiefer served in senior financial functions in other private oil and gas entities. Ms. Kiefer began her career at Ernst & Young where she managed various audits with a primary focus in oil & gas audits.
Ms. Kiefer holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree (with Distinction) in Accounting from the University of Calgary and is a Chartered Accountant of Alberta.
Mr. Allen is the VP Geosciences for Pipestone Oil Corp. and is responsible for the execution of Pipestone’s geophysical and geological activities. Mr. Allen is also the VP Geosciences for Grafton Asset Management.
Mr. Allen has extensive knowledge and expertise in play mapping & undeveloped upside assessments, exploration & development portfolio stewardship, and strategic planning & positioning.
Mr. Allen was previously the Vice President, Exploration at Pengrowth Energy Corporation and held senior positions at a number of other intermediate and junior E&P companies. Mr. Allen began his career as a Senior Geologist at Esso Resources Canada Ltd. He has over 30 years of experience in oil & gas exploration, development, and acquisitions.
Mr. Allen holds a Master of Science in Geological Studies from the University of British Columbia and is also a member of APEGBC, APEGS, APEGA, CSPG, AAPG, SPE.
Darcy Erickson is a Professional Engineer that brings over 33 years of operational oil and gas experience focused on drilling, completions, production operations, gas marketing, reserves, business development and property evaluations.
Mr. Erickson has extensive knowledge of unconventional resource plays having been directly involved in the planning, drilling, and completion operations of over 200 wells over the last five years. Specific long term logistical and strategic planning coupled with project execution efficiency in the Bernadet NEBC Montney play as well as in the Thermal SAGD Lloydminster horizons of NE Alberta.
Mr. Erickson directly supervised the drilling and completion operations of Montney wells up to approximately 5,500 meters in length within the Groundbirch region in NEBC.
Prior to joining Pipestone, Darcy served as Director Joint Ventures, Drilling & Completions at Pengrowth Energy Corporation. Over his career, Darcy has held senior positions at several intermediate and junior E&P companies which include NAL, Harvest Operations Corp., Murphy Oil Company and Beau Canada Exploration.
Mr. Erickson holds a Diploma in Petroleum Technology from SAIT and a Bachelor of Science degree in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Tulsa, Oklahoma in 1984 and is also a member of SPE and APEGA.
Dan van Kessel is Vice President, Corporate Development at Pipestone Oil Corp. Mr. van Kessel leads all the business development, transaction structuring, investment evaluation, and financing activities for Pipestone Oil Corp.
Prior to joining Pipestone, Mr. van Kessel worked as an investment banking associate for Barclays in the Global Natural Resources group where he focused on the origination, structuring and execution of mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, public and private financings for a large suite of domestic and international energy focused entities.
Mr. van Kessel graduated from the Richard Ivey School of Business at Western with an Honours Bachelor of Administration with a concentration in Finance
Alvaro Vasquez, P.Eng, is the Senior Development and Exploitation Engineer at Grafton Asset Management. Mr. Vasquez is responsible for overseeing the exploitation and development of many of Grafton’s oil and gas reserves. Mr. Vasquez has over 20 years’ experience managing major oil & gas reservoir developments within Canada (WCSB) regions and international operations, and carries a track record of success in coordinating multi-disciplinary teams and developing extensive strategic operational planning.
Mr. Vasquez was previously the Senior Exploitation Engineer at Pengrowth Energy Corporation and held senior positions at multiple other companies within Canada, and previously in Argentina.
Mr. Vasquez began his career as an exploitation engineer at Perez Companc S.A in Buenos Aires, and is a member of APEGA and SPE.