The senior management team has provided oversight and leadership in the development of our world class Montney resource play at Glacier, Alberta since acquisition of the property in late 2007. With drilling success and increasing visibility to superior economics at Glacier, Advantage embarked on a strategic plan in 2009 to divest all conventional oil and gas assets to become a ‘pure play entity’ E&P company.
This goal was achieved by April 2013 and repositioned Advantage to be one of the leading Montney producers in terms of low cost structure, reserve replacement efficiency with financial flexibility. Additionally, Montney lands were recently acquired that will complement our Glacier development and are expected to provide additional liquids-rich opportunities in the future.
Andy J. Mah
President and Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Mah has over 30 years of experience in the oil and gas industry. Prior to joining Advantage, Mr. Mah served as President of Ketch Resources Trust from September 2005 until June 2006 and was Chief Operating Officer from January to September 2005 . From August 1996 to January 2005, Mr. Mah was the Executive Officer and Vice President, Engineering and Operations of Northrock Resources Ltd. which became a wholly owned subsidiary of Unocal in 2002. Prior thereto, Mr. Mah had increasing managerial and technical positions with Sceptre Resources Ltd., and BP Canada. Mr. Mah has significant experience in the western Canadian Basin in all facets of the upstream oil and gas industry and worked on U.S. and international projects during his time with Unocal and BP Canada.
Mr. Mah is a graduate of the University of Saskatchewan, B. Sc. Chemistry in 1980 and B. Sc. Chemical Engineering in 1982. He is a member of APEGGA and the Society of Petroleum Engineers, is on the Board of Governors of the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP), and has served on other oil and gas boards.
Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Blackwood has been with Advantage since November 2004 and has been involved with capital markets, financial reporting and management, business processes and controls, oil and gas acquisitions, and taxation. Mr. Blackwood has over 20 years of experience and has worked in various financial roles with diverse experience throughout the resource sector including oil and gas producers, power producers and energy trading. 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.