Mr. Clague has had an extensive 35 year working career in oil and gas, including diverse experience in North American domestic and frontier areas, as well as internationally in North Africa, Norway and the United Kingdom.
His experience includes a broad range of technical and leadership roles with Dome Petroleum, Amoco Canada, Alberta Energy, Amerada Hess Canada, Hardy Oil and Gas Canada, Petro-Canada and Suncor Energy. In 2002, he became VP, Production (North American Natural Gas) at Petro-Canada, responsible for the safe, efficient operations in all field locations across Alberta and BC, including all engineering functions supporting those areas. He spent 3 years in Denver as President, Petro-Canada Resources (USA) focused on tight oil and coalbed methane assets. Upon returning to Canada, he became VP, In Situ Development and Operations, and after the merger with Suncor was appointed VP, Firebag Operations. In 2012, Mr. Clague became the Senior VP, In Situ Business Unit. He moved to the role of Senior VP, Oil Sands Technical and Upstream Services in 2015. In 2018, he retired as the Senior VP, Exploration and Production Business Unit, with personnel in Calgary, St. John’s, Aberdeen, Tripoli, and Stavanger.
Mr. Clague graduated from the University of Calgary in 1983 with a BSc. in Geophysics. He remains active at the university, sitting on the Dean of Engineering’s Schulich Industry Advisory Council and the Dean of Science’s Circle. He is a Life Member (P. Geoph) of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta, and has served on executive policy groups with the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP) and the Colorado Oil and Gas Association (COGA).