Birchill Canada is a privately owned junior exploration and production company with a rich history in the Calgary oil and gas landscape spanning over 20 years.
We execute a high growth strategy whereby we build and accumulate quality light oil and liquids rich natural gas assets with a single focus…creating value.
A world class investor and supportive partner of Birchill for over 20 years.
Pat Oliver President & CEO
Patrick Oliver, C.A.
President and Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Oliver has over 30 years of industry experience and has spent the last 13 years with the Birchill stream of companies. Mr. Oliver currently holds the position of President & CEO of Birchill Canada. He spent the prior 6 years as President & CEO of Birchill Exploration and prior to that, spent 7 years as VP Finance & CFO of Birchill Resources and Birchill Energy. Before joining Birchill, Mr. Oliver held senior finance positions with several energy companies including Canadian Hunter Exploration, Calahoo Petroleum Ltd. and Aquila Inc.
Paul MacDonell, P. Eng.
Vice President, Engineering and Chief Operating OfficerMr. MacDonell has over 34 years of industry experience and has spent the last 15 years with the Birchill stream of companies. Mr. MacDonell currently holds the position of VP Engineering & COO of Birchill Canada. He spent the previous 6 years as VP Engineering & COO of Birchill Exploration and the prior 8 years as VP Engineering of Birchill Resources and Birchill Energy. Prior thereto, Mr. MacDonell held senior technical or executive positions with several energy companies including Merit Energy Ltd., Belfast Petroleum Inc., Summit Resources Limited and POCO Petroleums Ltd.
Rhonda Stewart, CGA
Chief Financial OfficerMs. Stewart has 18 years of industry experience and currently holds the position of CFO of Birchill Canada. Ms. Stewart spent the prior 6 years as CFO of Birchill Exploration. Prior to that, Ms. Stewart held several senior and executive positions with junior energy companies including Real Resources Inc., Drumlin Resources Ltd., and Arrow Energy Ltd.
Kelly Pypers, B.A.
Vice President, LandMr. Pypers joined Birchill Canada Limited Partnership in December 2014 as VP Land. Mr. Pypers has 14 years of industry experience and has served in senior roles for various junior energy companies, including CanEra Energy Corp., Zargon Oil & Gas Ltd., and Trident Exploration Corp. Mr. Pypers holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Calgary and is a member of the Canadian Association of Petroleum Landmen.
Dean Williams, P. Geol.
Vice President, ExplorationMr. Williams joined Birchill Canada Limited Partnership in January 2015 as VP of Exploration. Mr. Williams has 22 years of industry experience as a professional geologist and spent the last 9 years with Devon Canada where he held several graduating positions, with the last 5 years as Exploration Manager of Central and Southern Plains Regions of Alberta. Prior to that, Mr. Williams worked for a number of energy companies including Pioneer Natural Resources Canada Ltd., Beau Canada Exploration Ltd. and Pinnacle Resources Ltd. Mr. Williams holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Geology from the University of Calgary and is a member of APEGGA, CSPG and AAPG.
Birchill Canada is committed to exercise social responsibility in the areas of its operations, the environment, safety and its social license to operate.
Dedication to Zero
- Minimal surface impact
- Wildlife disturbance
- Employee injuries
- Contractor injuries
- Motor Vehicle Incidence
- Control issues
- Regulatory trespassing
- Fracture containment
- Fresh water contamination
- Water / Chemical use & disposal
- Visual impact
- Product containment
- Noise and GHG emissions
- Minimal traffic impact
- Land owner complaints
- First Nation consultations
- Stakeholders fully informed
Birchill Offers A Proven Formula for Success
Founders of startup oil and gas producer Birchill Canada are hoping to repeat the success they have experienced in Alberta’s west central natural gas and light oil resources, using a strategy perfected through three earlier companies. The fourth Birchill will be built on similar principles and again focused on drilling for light oil and liquids-rich natural gas, CEO Pat Oliver says.
Bregal Investments completes sale of Birchill Exploration Limited Partnership
NEW YORK June 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Bregal Investments is pleased to announce the sale of privately held Birchill Exploration Limited Partnership to TriOil Resources Ltd. for total proceeds of approximately CAD$256 million. The transaction was pursuant to a share purchase agreement which closed on June 5, 2014 and included approximately 4,000 boepd of production (40% liquids), 2P reserves of 26.6 million boe and bank debt of CAD$62 million that was retired at closing.
Harvest Energy Trust Acquires Birchill Energy
CALGARY, ALBERTA--(CCNMatthews - Aug. 15, 2006) - Harvest Energy Trust ("Harvest") (TSX:HTE.UN) (NYSE:HTE) is pleased to announce that it has closed its previously announced acquisition of a private Western Canadian oil and natural gas producer, Birchill Energy Limited ("Birchill"), for approximately $440 million. The transaction will be financed with Harvest's existing bank credit facilities.
Shiningbank Energy Acquires Birchill Resources
On March 8, 2004, Shiningbank Energy Income Fund acquired all outstanding shares of Birchill Resources Ltd., a private oil and gas company, for $169.2 million. The acquisition was financed in part by a bought deal equity financing in the amount of $150 million, underwritten by a syndicate led by CIBC World Markets Inc., and included BMO Nesbitt Burns Inc., Scotia Capital Inc., RBC Dominion Securities Inc., TD Securities Inc., National Bank Financial and FirstEnergy Capital Corp.
Corporate and Contact Information
Birchill Canada Limited Partnership
820, 815-8th Ave SW
Calgary, AB T2P 3P2
Main Reception 403.532.9315
Emergency Line 1.866.384.4604
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