Networking Event: Is it still possible to be an oil & gas startup?

May 29, 2018 | 4:00pm-6:00pm

Event Description

Join us at our monhtly networking event! There will be networking opportunities, a chance to tour our space and an interactive panel discussion with a panel of oil & gas and exploration professionals.

Our panel of oil & gas and exploration start-up professionals will share their expereinces of how they got started and what their thoughts are on the possibilities of being an oil & gas start-up company in today's economy and industry. 


Brian Doherty | President and CEO of Valeo Resources

Senior Petroleum Industry professional with 30+ years experience and a sound working knowledge of the Western Sedimentary Basin. Brian has worked in a range of corporate environments and capital regimes and has developed a successful track record in generating new play concepts or identifying unrecognized potential. A forward looking and strategic thinking professional who can contribute effectively to company growth and take leadership in determining what skills, staff, directions and resources are needed to make a multi-disciplined group successful and cost effective. A team player and leader with well developed business presentation and analytical skills including acquisition and divestiture dealings.

Wayne Gaskin | President of Nyquist Energy Ltd. 

With 25 years of industry experience, Wayne has gained his professional knowledge from positions at Enerplus Corporation as the Staff Geophyscist, Crew Energy and Advantage Oil and Gas as the Senior GeoPhyscist and Hunt Oil of Canada and Numac Energy as a Geophysicist. All of these positions have made Wayne an expert in Deep Basin Geophysics, 3D Seismic Interpretation and Unconventional Resource development. 

Paul MacKay | President and CEO of Shale Petroleum Ltd. 

Paul MacKay received a B.Sc.(honours, geological sciences) from Queen’s University in 1980 and a Ph.D. from the University of Calgary (1991). He initially worked for Amoco Canada then moved to Morrison Petroleums, Northstar Energy, and Devon Canada before beginning an international consulting practice. He is currently President of Shale Petroleum Ltd. a private oil company based in Calgary, Alberta. His expertise is in fracture systems, petroleum exploration and development in structurally complex reservoirs. He teaches field courses in Structural Geology/Geophysics in the Canadian Rockies and field seminars on Fractured Reservoirs in Wyoming. He is an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Geology and Geophysics at the University of Calgary and is the Past-President of the Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists. He is a member or the CSPG, CSEG, AAPG, and APEGA.

Monica Rovers | Head of Business Development, Global Energy for Toronto Stock Exchange and TSX Venture Exchange

Monica Rovers is Head of Business Development, Global energy for Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) and TSX Venture Exchange (TSXV) with TMX Group. she brings over 20 years of experiences in international relations and business development, working with non-profit, private and public organizations across multiple sectors. Keenly invested in international businesses growth, Monica fosters global energy development, assisting Canadian energy companies grow internationally, while encouraging foreign companies to enter the Canadian Market. She has led numerous international trade missions and build enriched local, national and international networks, particularly within the energy sector. She has had the opportunity to work in Brazil, China, Colombia, Egypt, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, South Korea, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, UK, U.S. and Vietnam. Monica earned an MBA in Global Management from the University of Phoenix an a Bachelor of Business Administration from St. Francis Xavier University. 


Are you an entrepreneur looking to connect with like-minded professionals in Calgary and are curious if your oil & gas startup company has a chance of survival? If so, this networking event is perfect for you! You will have the opportunity to meet many entrepreneurial professionals as well as listen and interact during our panel discussion with oil & gas and exploration startup professionals.


Filming and Photography may take place, please read our Notice for Filming and Photography for further information.