Lex Ewen, P.Eng. - Chief Executive Officer
Lex Ewen is professional engineer and the founder of Entrack Consulting Ltd., a Saskatchewan based company that specializes in the abandonment and reclamation of oil & gas wells in Western Canada. He is also the managing partner of Rand Oil Ltd., a private non-operated oil and gas producer in central Alberta and southeast Saskatchewan. Rand is partnered with two of the largest conventional oil and gas producers in Saskatchewan. Lex has a Bachelor of Applied Science in Engineering from the University of Regina, where he majored in Petroleum Systems Engineering.
John Styles, P.Eng, FEC - Executive Chairman
John A. Styles is a petroleum engineer with 30 years of experience in the resource industry. Mr. Styles has served as a director of a number of public companies, including Reece Energy Exploration Corp., until its amalgamation with Penn West Energy Trust in 2009. He was co-founder, Chairman, Chief Operating Officer, Chief Financial Officer and a Director of Long View Resources Corporation, a Tier 1 TSX Venture Exchange-listed public corporation engaged in the acquisition, exploration and development of oil and gas properties. From its founding, Mr. Styles was President and Chief Executive Officer and a Director of Invictus Minerals Corp., owner of the KP-289 potash exploration permit, until the acquisition of the company by Potash One Inc. (now K+S Canada) in July 2008. Mr. Styles was a co-founder, and served as President and CEO, and a director of of Wedona Energy Inc, and of Wedona Energy II Inc., public oil and gas reporting issuers in Saskatchewan, which companies amalgamated with Long View Resources Corporation in September 2005. Mr. Styles has served since 2000 as President and Chief Executive Officer and a Director of Pilgrim Energy Inc., a private company engaged in investment and consulting in the petroleum industry.
Ed Dancsok, P.Eng., P.Geo. - Chief Operating Officer
Ed Dancsok is both a professional engineer and professional geologist with over 37 years of oil and gas experience. Ed is the former head regulator of the Saskatchewan Ministry of Energy and Resources. As the Energy Assistant Deputy Minister, Ed demonstrated leadership in the promotion, development and regulation of the oil & gas industry in Saskatchewan during the most pivotal times of Saskatchewans oil and gas history. Ed is a former Board member of the Petroleum Technology Research Centre (PTRC). He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Geological Engineering from University of Saskatchewan. Ed has co-authored a number of papers investigating the deeper petroleum resources in the Williston Basin of Saskatchewan.
Bryan Sigurdson, FSA, FCIA - Chief Risk Officer
Bryan Sigurdson is an actuary with over 40 years experience in insurance and risk management. Formerly Vice President, (Actuarial and Product), and Chief Actuary of Co-operators Life Insurance Company, Bryan also served as the Chief Risk Officer of The Co-operators Group. Bryan is currently the President of Sigurdson Consulting Ltd., a firm which provides actuarial, risk management, proofreading and copy editing services. He holds an M.Sc. in Actuarial Mathematics from the University of Manitoba and is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries (FSA) and the Canadian Institute of Actuaries (FCIA).
Greg Sawchenko, B.Comm - VP Business Development
Greg Sawchenko has over 15 years of experience in oil and gas land management and negotiations. Prior to joining Edge, Greg was the VP of Land for Baytex Energy. Before joining the executive team at Baytex, he was most recently the Land Manager for Crescent Point Energy Corp. where he was an instrumental member in many key transactions and contributed to the growth of the company. Early in his career, he held positions with successive levels of responsibility at Numac Energy Inc., Anderson Exploration Ltd., Devon Canada Corporation and EnCana Corporation. Mr. Sawchenko holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Calgary with a designation in Petroleum Land Management and is a member of the Canadian Association of Petroleum Landmen.
Trevor Oleskiw - Manager of Field Operations
Trevor has twenty-eight years of experience in the oil and gas service industry, including but not limited to: well site supervision, pressure pumping operations, drilling, completions, abandonment and reclamation, oilfield facilities and pipeline operation and construction, oilfield equipment fabrication and commissioning, safety management, heavy equipment operation and mechanics.
Trevor is an downhole abandonment specialist, having directly participated in over 500 wellbore abandonments. This includes managing large Area Based Closure (ABC) programs. Trevor has managed abandonment programs in BC, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, as well as some overseas projects. On the reclamation side of the business, Trevor brings 10 years of experience in well site preparation, reclamation and inspection, roads, environmental management and remediation including surface casing vent leak and gas migration detection. Outside of ARO, Trevor has extensive experience in production and well enhancement which makes his skillset perfect for the Edge business model.