The senior management team has over 140 years of combined Royalty Trust and E&P management experience and has completed more than $3 billion of corporate and asset acquisitions in addition to over-seeing capital programs for both conventional and resource plays throughout North America. Senior management provides strong expertise in finance, capital markets, and operations and is complemented by a highly skilled group of technical and administrative personnel.
Andy J. Mah
President and Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Mah has over 29 years experience in the oil and gas industry. Prior to joining the Advantage management team, Mr. Mah served as President of Ketch Resources Trust from September 2005 until June 2006 and was Chief Operating Officer since January 2005. From August 1996 to January 2005, Mr. Mah was the Executive Officer and Vice President, Engineering and Operations of Northrock Resources Ltd.
Mr. Mah is a graduate of the University of Saskatchewan, B. Sc. Chemistry in 1980 and B. Sc. Chemical Engineering in 1982.
Mr. Mah is a member of APEGGA and the Society of Petroleum Engineers.
Patrick J. Cairns
Senior Vice President
Mr. Cairns has over 25 years of experience in oil and gas production and evaluations engineering. Prior to joining Advantage in June of 2001, Mr. Cairns was with the Enerplus Group of Companies for 10 years, the last five years as Vice President, Evaluations. In this capacity, he was responsible for recommending over Cdn$3 billion of corporate and property acquisitions. Before joining Enerplus, Mr. Cairns was with Martin Petroleum and Associates, where he performed and audited hundreds of corporate evaluations. During his career Mr. Cairns served four years as Production Manager for a junior oil and gas company overseeing the reporting and operations of 3,000 boe/d production in northwest Alberta and southeast Saskatchewan.
Chief Financial Officer and Vice President, Finance
Mr. Blackwood has been with Advantage since November 2004 and has been involved with financial reporting and management, business processes and controls, oil and gas acquisitions, and taxation. Prior thereto, Mr. Blackwood has worked in various financial roles and has diverse experience throughout the resource sector including with oil and gas producers, independent power producers and energy traders. Mr. Blackwood has a Bachelor of Commerce degree and is a Chartered Accountant.
Vice President, Exploitation
From January 2005 to June 2006, Mr. Bokenfohr was the Vice President, Exploitation and Operations of Ketch Resources Trust. Prior thereto, Mr. Bokenfohr served as Vice President, Engineering of Bear Creek (and Crossfield Gas Corp.) from March 2002 to January 2005. Mr. Bokenfohr has over 20 years of oil and gas experience in petroleum exploration, development and operations.
Mr. Bokenfohr received his BSc. in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Alberta in 1989 and is a registered professional engineer with APEGGA.
Vice President, Operations
Mr. Lionel Derochie has been appointed to the position of Vice President of Operations. Mr. Derochie has over 30 years of experience in the Western Canadian Oil & Gas industry with a focus on reservoir engineering, production and enhanced oil recovery operations. He is a graduate of Queen’s University with a B. Sc. in Engineering Physics and spent approximately 20 years with Amoco Canada working on enhanced oil recovery projects throughout Alberta and Saskatchewan as well as receiving comprehensive petrophysics training at the Amoco Research Centre in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Following Amoco, Lionel held senior business development engineering positions with Petrorep Resources, Northrock Resources and Ketch Resources.