Natural Gas & Petroleum Resources Business Units
The NGPR business unit carries out the unique activities related to natural gas and oil production such as operations, engineering, acquisitions and development, land and the environment and project administration. This enables the City to undertake ongoing strategic reviews and make recommendations to Council on how to optimize these assets.
The main Natural Gas & Petroleum Resources office is located at the Chinook Place Business Center on 4 Street SE, in downtown Medicine Hat. Some staff are also located at the Gas Utility Building on Kipling Street SE and an office in Fox Valley, Sask. Many of NGPR’s activities take place in the field where the City’s holdings are located, throughout southern Alberta and in Saskatchewan.
NGPR’s objective is to conduct business in a safe and ethical manner within regulatory standards, maximizing shareholder value and cash flow through controlling costs, expedient abandonment of non-economic assets, optimizing current production, development where economic, and divestment of non-core assets.
Who We Are
NGPR is staffed by a team of experienced professionals in the natural gas and petroleum resources field. The goal is to ensure long-term sustainability of oil and gas wealth generation by the City.
- Business Management Team
- Surface Land & Environment Team
- Mineral Land & Contracts Team
- Operations Team
- Subsurface Technical Team
Natural Gas & Petroleum Resources
|Maynes is a Professional Geologist. He has worked in the Oil and Gas Industry for over 30 years in both technical and executive management roles, both domestically and internationally. He brings experienced leadership, vision and direction to the new NGPR Business Unit, developing strategy, providing reports and updates and advising the CAO, City Energy and Utilities Committee and Council.
Business Management Team
|Trollope has a Bachelor’s Degree (B. Comm), has completed the Canadian Securities Course, and is a member of the Chartered Professional Accountants of Alberta (CPA, CMA). His background includes over 25 years experience in financial management in the oil and gas industry including several years as financial controller at a junior oil and gas company and managing a group of professional accountants and assistants for the City.
The Business Management Team is responsible for:
Surface Land & Environment Team
|Redden is a Registered Technologist with the Alberta Institute of Agrologists. He has over 30 years in resource management and environmental protection specializing in regulatory compliance and risk-based planning to ensure sustainability of native prairie eco-systems, including 12 years’ experience in regulatory monitoring of upstream oil and gas.
The Surface Land & Environment Team is responsible for:
Mineral Land & Contracts Team
|McNeely is a member of the Canadian Association of Petroleum Landmen and Petroleum Joint Venture Association. He has worked in the Oil & Gas Industry for over 30 years and has developed extensive experience in both the operated and non-operated aspects fo the City’s mineral land and joint venture operations. He plays a strategic role in the review of acquisition and disposition opportunities, in proximity to the City’s core areas.
The Mineral Land & Contracts team is responsible for:
|Troyer is a Professional Engineer registered with APEGA. He has over 30 years of technical and operational experience in both shallow gas and oil, and strength in the optimization of field operations.
The Operations team is responsible for:
Subsurface Technical Team
|Smith is a Professional Engineer. He has varied petroleum engineering experience. He started as a wireline engineer and moved into other engineering rolls such as production, exploitation and reserves. Smith has worked with companies such as Schlumberger, Gulf Canada Resources and ConocoPhillips and has spent much of his career with the City of Medicine Hat in various rolls.
The Subsurface Technical Team is responsible for: