Skip to main content

About Bonterra

Bonterra Energy

One of Canada’s longest-standing, most resilient exploration and production companies.

Bonterra’s operations are focused primarily in the Pembina Cardium field in Alberta, Canada. Our high-quality asset base is comprised of concentrated, stable and predictable Cardium production, with large amounts of remaining oil in place, a long reserve life and low-risk drilling locations. The Company also has two emerging and exciting light oil core areas: the Charlie Lake and the Montney, both of which offer high impact growth potential, superior economics and the opportunity to generate free funds flow.

We are focused on propelling the organization to the next level and aim to position Bonterra as a top quartile performer in the junior oil and gas sector. Our strategy of long-term, sustainable growth prioritizes efficient operations, free funds flow generation and responsible debt management designed to support a return of capital framework for shareholders.

Offering a grounded path forward for Canadian energy

01

Sustainability

Bonterra’s operations are characterized by a long reserve life index (“RLI”) and low-risk, predictable returns.

We focus on sustainable and responsible development with disciplined capital investment and efficient operating practices.

02

Growth

Our track record of production and reserves growth demonstrates our commitment to shareholder value creation.

Free funds flow can be used to pursue further development opportunities, reduce debt, or return capital to shareholders.

03

Resilience

With a low production decline rate, Bonterra’s modest sustaining capital requirements contribute to financial flexibility.

Our disciplined risk management program affords stability amid commodity price volatility and supports balance sheet strength.

Balance Sheet Strength

Free Funds Flow Focus

Management

Bonterra’s leadership team brings a longstanding and proven history of creating shareholder value, consistently delivering a disciplined and sustainable growth plan.

Patrick Oliver, C.A.

President, Chief Executive Officer and Director

President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of Bonterra since September of 2022. Mr. Oliver has over 35 years of E&P experience in various executive roles in both the public and private sector, the majority of his roles over the past 20 years having been as CEO. He has a proven track record in the leadership of several companies from start-up to sale and was instrumental in the building and successful sale of four privately owned Birchill companies with operations in central Alberta. Currently, he is a Director of Enercapita Energy Ltd., a private oil and gas company.

Robb Thompson, C.A.

Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Secretary

Mr. Thompson joined Bonterra in February of 2011 as Vice President, Finance and now holds the position of Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Secretary. Prior to joining Bonterra, Mr. Thompson held the role of Chief Financial Officer for two other publicly traded oil and gas companies, and from September 2000 to December 2006, he was the Chief Executive Officer of a public alternative energy company.

Brad Curtis, B. Comm., B.Sc., P.Geo.

Senior Vice President, Business Development

Mr. Curtis joined Bonterra Energy in 2005 and is currently Senior Vice President, Business Development. Mr. Curtis is responsible for strategic planning, identification and execution of acquisitions, as well as corporate geophysical and geological activities. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Alberta and a Bachelor of Science in Geology from the University of Calgary. Mr. Curtis is a member of the Association of Professional Engineers, Geologists and Geophysicists of Alberta.

Board of Directors

All directors of Bonterra Energy Corp. are nominated by the shareholders at each annual meeting. All directors serve until the next annual meeting or until a successor is elected or appointed.

D. Michael Stewart1,2,3,4

Director and Chair of the Board

Director and Chair of the Board of Bonterra since March of 2021. Director, TC Energy Corporation (oil and gas pipelines) from 2006 to 2022. Director, Pengrowth Energy Corporation (oil and gas exploration and production) from 2010 to 2020. Director, CES Energy Solutions Corp. (oilfield services) from 2010 to 2019.

Patrick Oliver, C.A.2

President, Chief Executive Officer and Director

President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of Bonterra since September of 2022. Mr. Oliver has over 35 years of E&P experience in various executive roles in both the public and private sector, the majority of his roles over the past 20 years having been as CEO. He has a proven track record in the leadership of several companies from start-up to sale and was instrumental in the building and successful sale of four privately owned Birchill companies with operations in central Alberta. Currently, he is a Director of Enercapita Energy Ltd., a private oil and gas company.

John J. (Jay) Campbell1,3,4

Independent Director

An independent director and consultant with over 25 years of experience in private equity, energy services, banking and trust company services. Mr. Campbell also serves as an Independent Director for Mynd Life Sciences Inc, and two capital pool companies, Haw Capital 2 Corp and Golo Mobile Inc. He is also the former President and Co-Founder of Odyssey Trust Company, a leading Calgary-based transfer agent, corporate trustee and equity plan administration services firm.

Jacqueline Ricci1,3,4

Independent Director

Vice President and Director at J. Zechner Associates since 1997. Ms. Ricci is also a Director of Pine Cliff Energy Ltd.

Stacey McDonald1,2,4

Independent Director

An independent consultant that has over 15 years of experience in the energy and financial sectors ins strategic and financial advisory roles. Ms. McDonald is also a Director of Birchcliff Energy Ltd. and holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree with an Institute of Corporate Directors designation (“ICD.D”).

Dave Humphreys2,3,4

Independent Director

An independent director with more than 38 years of experience in the Canadian energy industry. Mr. Humphreys is a member of the Board of Governors of the Explorers and Producers Association of Canada (“EPAC”) and was its Chair in 2020. He is also the former Executive Vice President, Operations at Birchcliff Energy Ltd. Mr. Humphreys holds a designation with the Institute of Corporate Directors (“ICD.D”) and the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (“APEGA”), is a director of Energy Safety Canada (“ESC”), sits on the Safety Standards Council (“SSC”), and holds a Hydrocarbon Engineering Technology diploma from NAIT.

George Fink

Director Emeritus

Mr. Fink is the Company’s founder, former CEO, and current Director Emeritus. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree and a Chartered Accountant designation.

Advisors & Partners

Legal Counsel

Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
Centennial Place, East Tower
520 3rd Avenue SW, Suite 1900
Calgary, AB T2P 0R3

Transfer Agent

Odyssey Trust
Stock Exchange Tower
1230-300 5th Avenue SW
Calgary, AB T2P 3C4

Auditors

Deloitte LLP
850-2nd Street SW, Suite 859
Calgary, AB T2P 0R8

Independent Reserve Evaluators

Sproule
140 – 4th Avenue SW, Suite 900
Calgary, AB T2P 3N3

Skip to content