Our Team


Peter Carwardine

Founder, Director & CEO

  • Over 35 years of energy experience with focus on land acquisition, Business Development, A&D
  • Former VP Encal, CEO of Virtus, CEO of Nexstar, VP Land & BD of Canadian pension fund management Co.
  • BBA, University of Texas (PLM)

Gary Kline

Founder, Director & President

  • Over 35 years of energy marketing, commercial development and risk management experience
  • Former SVP Provident Energy, Director BD TransAlta, Managing Director Reliant Energy, VP US Generating
  • BA Economics, University of Calgary

William Sawchuk

P. Eng., Vice President, Engineering

  • Over 20 years of energy experience in reservoir/exploitation engineering and reserve evaluations
  • Former Manager, Engineering and JV, ARC Resources
  • B.Sc. Mechanical Engineering, University of Calgary

Board of Directors

Cameron G. Vouri

P. Eng

  • Professional Engineer with over 28 years experience
  • Leadership, analysis, operations, BD and exploitation of oil and gas
  • Former senior roles at Koch, and previous President of Provident Energy Trust, Canadian O&G division

Michael A. Thackray


  • Recognized as a top energy and natural resources lawyer in Canada
  • Partner at Dentons Canada LLP, former partner McLeod Dixon, Thackray Burgess, McMillan LLP
  • Author, lecturer, counsel for selected clients and governments

Gordon W. Phillips

B. Comm.

  • 30+ years experience in the leadership of oil and gas companies WCSB
  • Focus on asset management for Canadian pension funds
  • Former President of Pensionfund Energy, Guard Resources, CEO of OMERS Energy Inc. (retired)


Donald K. Biberdorf, QC

Co-Managing Partner, Felesky Flynn LLP

Tom Buchanan, FCPA

Senior Managing Partner, NewStreet Infrastructure Partners