Directors

BOB KING

BOB KING P.Eng., is Chair of the Board of Directors of Foundation CMG and Senior Advisor for Strategic Technology at Suncor Energy, advancing new in situ oil sands technologies from concept to commercialization. Bob joined Suncor in 1997 after 12 years at Imperial Oil. During his career, he has held various leadership and technical roles in research and development of steam assisted gravity drainage, steam flooding, improved and enhanced recovery for bitumen, heavy, and light oil; in the development and operation of oil sands and conventional oil and gas reservoirs; and in acquisitions and divestitures. Additionally, he serves on the Policy and Program Committee for Alberta Innovates—Technology Futures’ Core Industry Research program in in situ recovery of heavy oil and bitumen and on the Board of Directors of the Society of Petroleum Engineers of Canada. He earned BSc (Physics) and MSc (Petroleum Engineering) degrees from the University of Alberta. 

   
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SUSAN AGAR is the Vice Chair of the Board of Directors of Foundation CMG. She currently leads Geoscience Technology for the Aramco Research Center in Houston, Texas, USA and holds an Honorary Professorship at Heriot Watt University. Over the last decade, Susan has been closely engaged with academic-industry partnerships and emerging technologies for the oil and gas industry. During her 19 years in industry she has assumed various research leadership and technical advisory roles for the Upstream, while serving on SPE and AAPG committees. Prior to her industry career, Susan was a tenured faculty member at Northwestern University and a visiting faculty member at Stanford University. Susan holds an Honors B.Sc. degree from the University of Wales and was awarded the Judd Prize for her Ph.D. thesis at Imperial College. She received an Honors MBA degree from Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

   
FRANK MEYER

FRANK MEYER is a Director and Chair of the Governance Committee of Foundation CMG (27 yrs), and the founder & Chairman of Computer Modelling Group Ltd. (CMGL) (15 yrs).  Frank was President & CEO of Foundation CMG (25 yrs) and President & CEO of CMGL (4 yrs). 

He graduated from University of Houston in 1966 with BSc Mechanical Engineering, then worked with Shell in Houston on pipeline research, operation, design & construction. 

In 1972, Shell moved Frank and family to Calgary to undertake engineering of large diameter arctic oil & gas pipelines, then deep water production from Canada east coast prospects.  Departing Shell 1979, Frank founded Auto-trol Technology Canada Ltd., an early CAD/CAM and mapping company. 

Frank is a Professional Engineer in Alberta and Texas.  Wife Sarah of 45 yrs, two children and three grandchildren.

   
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BOB SMITH is a Director and Chair of the Audit & Finance Committee of Foundation CMG (2010).  Since 1998 he has been a director and is Audit Committee Chair of Computer Modelling Group Ltd., a TSX listed company.  Bob is also a director and Treasurer of Alberta TrailNet Society, a charitable organization responsible for the Alberta portion of the Trans Canada Trail and the Alberta trail network (1999).

With a Bachelor of Commerce (Finance) degree from University of Calgary (1969), Bob has 35 years of banking experience in Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom and Singapore, concluding in 1996 after eleven years as a executive officer.

   
KC YEUNG

K. C. YEUNG is a Director of Foundation CMG. He was a Director, Oil Sands Technology at Brion Energy in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.  He has been working in the heavy oil industry for over 35 years, primarily in the area of reservoir development and R&D, and involved in various in-situ projects including cyclic steam stimulation (CSS), steamflood, in-situ combustion, cold heavy oil production with sand (CHOPS), and steam assisted gravity drainage (SAGD). 

He has been giving lectures and short courses on Heavy Oil Recovery Methods in Canada, China, Middle East and South America to promote Canada’s in-situ heavy oil technology.  K.C. holds B.Sc.(with Distinction) and M.Sc. degrees in Mechanical Engineering, both from the University of Hawaii.

He was the President of the Canadian Heavy Oil Association (CHOA) for 2005/2006 and the Chairman of the Petroleum Society of CIM for 2007.

   
Mike Campbell Website

MIKE CAMPBELL is a Director of Foundation CMG, and has 28 years in the Oil & Gas industry with the majority in reservoir engineering specializing in reservoir simulation and reserves. Reservoir Engineering Manager for Hudsons Bay Oil 1982-1991.

Chief Reservoir Engineer for Husky Oil 1981-2000. Chief Reservoir Engineer for Santos (Australia) 2000-2004. Retired in 2005. Most of the last 15 years were spent on reviewing reservoir studies for establishing development studies and reserves assignments.

He earned a BSc in 1966, a PhD in Chemistry in 1971 and a BSc in Chemical Engineering in 1976

   
BILL SMITH

BILL SMITH is a Director of Foundation CMG, and Vice Chair of the Board of Mosaic Capital Corporation (TSXV-Z), an investment company.   Bill is also a director or board advisor of PFB Corporation (TSX-PFB), Axia Netmedia Corporation (TSX- AXX), SemBioSys Genetics Inc. (TSX- SBS); AIS Resources Ltd. (TSXV- AIS), and a number of substantial privately held companies and trusts.

Bill received his BA and his LLB at the University of Alberta and was called to the Alberta Bar in 1977.  In January 2000, he was appointed as Queen’s Counsel in recognition of his community activities.

   
ROBERT GOCHNOUR

DR. J. ROBERT GOCHNOUR is a Director of Foundation CMG. He retired from BP after a successful career as a Manager, Advanced Reservoir Simulation Development & Deployment, responsible for the development and delivery of new reservoir simulation technology to BP reservoir engineers worldwide.

He has over 36 years industry experience.  He received his B.S (1973), M.S. (1975) and Ph.D. (1976) in Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering from Pennsylvania State University.

Gochnour has been associated with the research, development, and application of reservoir simulators, reservoir engineering, and production technology throughout his career with Gulf Oil Corporation (9 years), Chevron (6 years), and Scientific Software-Intercomp (2 years), and Tigress (5 years).

   
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CHRISTINA M. PAUL P. Eng is a Director of Foundation CMG and currently is Manager, Reservoir Engineering – Permian Region for Apache Corporation, based in Midland TX.

Paul is an established industry leader with over 20 years of petroleum engineering experience. Prior to Apache, Paul spent 16 years with BP and Amoco in various production, facilities and reservoir engineering, field operations and resource management roles. Her latest role at BP was Reserves Authority and Reservoir Engineering Discipline leader for the Canadian Region.

Paul holds a Bachelor’s Degree in chemical engineering from the University of Saskatchewan. She is a practicing member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta, and also a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers Canadian and Permian Basin Chapters.

   
DUKE ANDERSON

DUKE ANDERSON is the President of Foundation CMG, a not-for-profit organization that funds research at prestigious universities around the world.  The focus of the research is computer simulation of oil and gas reservoirs with priority given to collaboration and technology transfer with the petroleum industry.  Prior to his current role, Duke was with SAIT Polytechnic as the Dean of the MacPhail School of Energy and the Associate VP of Energy. 

Before joining SAIT, Duke was with BP and Amoco in numerous roles including VP of Convention Oil, Director of Start-up for a petrochemical plant, Manager of Engineering etc. 

He graduated from the University of Alberta with a BSc in Civil Engineering and the Ivy School of Business with an executive MBA.