Longview and Advantage have entered into a Technical Services Agreement, which will provide for the shared services required to manage Longview’s activities and govern the allocation of general and administrative expenses between the parties. As a result, Longview will have access to a broader range of technical and administrative personnel than would otherwise be available to an entity of a similar size and Longview will benefit from Advantage’s experience and knowledge relating to its assets. The Technical Services Agreement with Advantage will also assist the Corporation in maintaining lower than average general and administrative costs on a per unit of production basis.
Kelly I. Drader
President and Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Drader has been the President and Chief Financial Officer of Advantage since January 27, 2009. Prior thereto, he was the Chief Executive Officer of Advantage from May 24, 2001 to January 27, 2009 and the President of AIM from March 2001 to June 2006. Prior thereto, Mr. Drader was the Senior Vice President (1997-2001) and Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer (1990-1997) of the EnerPlus Group of Companies, which companies specialized in the Management of oil and gas income funds and royalty trusts. Mr. Drader is a Chartered Accountant and has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Calgary. Pursuant to the terms of the Technical Services Agreement, Mr. Drader will split his work time between Advantage and the Corporation, as required.
Andy J. Mah
Chief Operating Officer
Mr. Mah has been the Chief Executive Officer of Advantage since January 27, 2009. Prior thereto he was the President and Chief Operating Officer of Advantage from June 23, 2006 to January 27, 2009. Prior thereto, he was the President of Ketch Resources Ltd. since October 2005 and Chief Operating Officer of Ketch Resources Ltd. from January 2005 to September 2005. Prior thereto, Mr. Mah was the Executive Officer and Vice President, Engineering and Operations of Northrock Resources Ltd. from August 1998 to January 2005. Mr. Mah is a Professional Engineer and a has a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Saskatchewan and a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from the University of Saskatchewan. Pursuant to the terms of the Technical Services Agreement, Mr. Mah will split his work time between Advantage and the Corporation, as required.
Patrick J. Cairns
Senior Vice President
Mr. Cairns has over 25 years of experience in oil and gas production and evaluations engineering. Prior to joining Advantage in June of 2001, Mr. Cairns was with the Enerplus Group of Companies for 10 years, the last five years as Vice President, Evaluations. In this capacity, he was responsible for recommending over Cdn$3 billion of corporate and property acquisitions. Before joining Enerplus, Mr. Cairns was with Martin Petroleum and Associates, where he performed and audited hundreds of corporate evaluations. During his career Mr. Cairns served four years as Production Manager for a junior oil and gas company overseeing the reporting and operations of 3,000 boe/d production in northwest Alberta and southeast Saskatchewan.
Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Blackwood has been the Vice President, Finance of Advantage since January 2009 and was the Director of Finance of Advantage from November 2004 to January 2009. Mr. Blackwood was Controller from October 2003 to November 2004 and Manager, Financial Reporting from March 2002 to October 2003 with Calpine Canada Natural Gas Company and Calpine Power Income Fund. Prior thereto, Mr. Blackwood has worked in various financial roles and has diverse experience throughout the resource sector. Mr. Blackwood is a Chartered Accountant and has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Memorial University of Newfoundland. Pursuant to the terms of the Technical Services Agreement, Mr. Blackwood will split his work time between Advantage and the Corporation, as required.
Vice President, Exploitation
From January 2005 to June 2006, Mr. Bokenfohr was the Vice President, Exploitation and Operations of Ketch Resources Trust. Prior thereto, Mr. Bokenfohr served as Vice President, Engineering of Bear Creek (and Crossfield Gas Corp.) from March 2002 to January 2005. Mr. Bokenfohr has over 20 years of oil and gas experience in petroleum exploration, development and operations.
Mr. Bokenfohr received his BSc. in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Alberta in 1989 and is a registered professional engineer with APEGGA.
Jay P. Reid
Mr. Reid is a Partner at the Calgary based law firm of Burnet, Duckworth & Palmer LLP and has practiced corporate and securities law since 1990. He has served as a director or officer of a number of publicly listed issuers and currently serves as a Director of Madalena Ventures Inc. and Corporate Secretary for Advantage Oil & Gas Ltd., Orleans Energy Ltd., TriOil Resources Ltd. and Pine Crest Energy Ltd. and other private issuers. Mr. Reid has a Bachelor of Commerce degree (with distinction) and a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Alberta.