Tony Berthelet – President & CEO
Mr. Berthelet joined Prairie Provident in June 2021 with more than 23 years of subsurface evaluation, field development, production operations and asset management experience in the oil and gas industry. He has a deep technical background in North American and international upstream operations and extensive executive qualifications, having most recently served as Chief Operating Officer of Gran Tierra Energy Ltd., Chief Executive Officer of Strategic Oil and Gas Ltd., and Vice President, Development and Operations of Obsidian Energy Ltd. Mr. Berthelet’s experience includes significant exposure to the Company’s operating areas.
Mr. Berthelet is a professional engineer with a degree in geological engineering from the University of Saskatchewan. He holds a Project Management Professional (PMP) designation through PMI, he is a member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA), and a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE).
Jason Dranchuk – Vice President, Finance & CFO
Mr. Dranchuk was appointed Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer in April 2022. He brings more than 25 years of senior financial experience across the Western Canadian upstream energy sector, including more than 10 years as Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer in his tenures at Chinook Energy Inc. and Zargon Oil & Gas Ltd, both TSX publicly traded companies. His areas of focus include financings, mergers, acquisitions and corporate reorganizations.
Mr. Dranchuk is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CA, CMA) since 1995 and received a Bachelor of Commerce, Accounting degree from the University of Saskatchewan in 1993.
Ryan Rawlyk – Vice President Production & Operations
Mr. Rawlyk was appointed Vice President Production and Operations as of September 2021. He brings 27 years of Oil & Gas operations, engineering, and management experience. Mr. Rawlyk has held numerous senior positions at TAQA, Pennwest/Obsidian, Insignia & most recently InPlay Oil Corp..
Mr. Rawlyk holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Calgary. He is a member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA).
Allison Massey – Vice President Land & Commercial
Mrs. Massey was appointed Vice President Land and Commercial as of September 2021, bringing over 18 years of Oil & Gas experience to PPR. Prior to joining our company, she was instrumental in assembling the largest undeveloped land base in the oil window of the Montney in Alberta for Velvet Energy. Prior to Velvet, Mrs. Massey led the doubling of Taqa’s Montney position in the Valhalla area and was part of a team that grew Montney production from zero to 5,000 boe/d in less then 2 years.
Mrs. Massey received a Bachelor of Commerce Degree in Petroleum Land Management from the University of Calgary and is a member of the Canadian Association of Petroleum Landmen (CAPL).