TECHNICAL TEAM

Graham Riley, B.Sc. (Geol) - Geologist

Mr. Riley is a registered professional geologist in the province of Alberta, and a member of APEGGA, with over 30 years of oil and gas experience. Mr. Riley obtained a B.Sc. Major in Geology at the University of British Columbia and began his career in Calgary with Petro-Canada. Since then, he has worked and consulted for numerous intermediate and junior oil and gas companies and energy trusts, primarily in the western Canada Sedimentary basin. During his career, Mr. Riley has established a track record in successfully assessing the geological potential of development opportunities, and integrating this knowledge with the reservoir engineering component of hydrocarbon evaluations.

John Loh, B.Sc.(P.E.), P.Eng. - Vice-Chairman / Engineering Advisor

Mr. Loh brings 50 years experience in petroleum operations in Canada, United States, and International. His career has encompassed reservoir and production engineering, and new technologies in the Arctic, Offshore, Oil Sands, and Enhanced Oil Recovery. He began his career with Oil Recovery Corp as a research engineer for CO2 flooding technology and then worked for Mobil Oil in various petroleum engineering and operations positions. Subsequently, at Gulf Canada, Mr. Loh assumed increasing management responsibilities in operations and was at the forefront of new technologies for Artic and offshore drilling, and heavy oil exploitation. Subsequent to Gulf, Mr. Loh was an executive with Chauvco Resources, Rochester Energy, LCR Energy, Questor Technology, and Roaring Springs Energy. He is a former President of PetroGlobe, an international petroleum consulting firm that became publicly-traded and engaged in production operations.

Gawdat Ibrahim, B.Sc./M.Sc.(M.E.), D.Eng.(P.E.), P.Eng. - EOR Advisor

Mr. Gawdat Ibrahim has more than 35 years of industrial experience in the fields of Petroleum and Project Engineering.  Mr. Ibrahim established a Calgary-based petroleum consulting company which provides a broad range of engineering services, including exploitation and reservoir engineering, reserve and resource estimation, economic evaluation, mergers and acquisitions (valued $170 million), training programs to the oil and gas industry in Canada and international. Among the North American companies which he provided engineering consulting are: Total Energy, Rigel Energy, BHP Petroleum, Petro-Canada and British Gas. Also, some of the international companies are: Waha Oil (Libya), Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation (Egypt) and Bahrain Petroleum Company (Bahrain). He co-founded and served as director of private and public oil and gas companies in Canada. Prior to his career in consulting, Mr. Ibrahim was involved in the pioneering development of a number of oil sands recovery technologies.  In Imperial Oil, he was member of a team that developed the first Steam Assisted Gravity Drainage (SAGD) project in Canada. The SAGD project was implemented at Imperial’s Cold Lake Oil Sands Project in 1978.  Subsequently, he coordinated the development of BP’s oil sands field project utilizing enriched air in an in-situ combustion process that followed cyclic steam stimulation (CSS) as a primary recovery process.  As manager of Engineering with Canadian Worldwide Energy, he coordinated the development of a commercial oil sands project employing CSS and steam flood at Fort Kent, Alberta.  Mr. Ibrahim is a member of the Association of Professional Engineers, Geologists and Geophysicists of Alberta, Canada and the Egyptian Engineering Association.