Management Team

  1. 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 designation through PMI and is a long-standing member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers.

  2. Mimi Lai - Executive Vice President, Finance & CFO

    Ms. Lai was appointed as our Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer in September 2016. She had held the position of Vice President, Finance since January 2015, and Controller since May 2014. Prior to joining our Company, Ms. Lai served as Manager, Financial Reporting at Harvest Operations Corp., an oil and gas exploration and production company, from January 2011 to May 2014. From January 2001 to January 2011, Ms. Lai held several increasingly senior positions with Ernst & Young LLP, culminating as the Sr. Manager, Financial Accounting Advisory Services. Ms. Lai is a Chartered Accountant since 2003 and received a Bachelor of Commerce, Accounting degree from the University of Calgary in 2000.

  3. 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 long standing member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA).

  4. 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 long-standing member of the Canadian Association of Petroleum Landmen (CAPL).