Obsidian Energy, was founded in 1979 and is an oil and natural gas company located in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. David L. French is the current President and CEO. Obsidian has gas wells all through the western side of Canada, and produces approximately 30,000 boe per day. Three strategically placed key development assets are located at the Alberta Viking, Cardium, and Peace River.
Obsidian Energy was previously known as Penn West Petroleum, but the name was changed due to a ninety-two percent majority vote by shareholders. The company took its name from the naturally occurring volcanic rock. According to President David L. French, the changes to the company moves beyond just a name change. Obsidian Energy has gone through significant changes in operations and the overall size of their company, creating a leaner more efficient company. For Obsidian, the decision to change their name acts as a way for the company to redefine themselves and open up a new and brighter chapter. They don’t simply want to grow as a company; they are working to evolve the industry as a whole. Find Related Information Here.
–Obsidian Energy has a fantastic roster of professionals on their management team, each with years of experience and expertise. The management team includes:
-David L. French, the President and CEO. Holds a Mechanical Engineering Degree and an MBA from Harvard Business school. He previously served as President and CEO of Bankers Petroleum.
-David Hendry- The Chief Financial Officer. He has over 25 years of financial experience and former Finance Vice President at Talisman Energy.
-Tony Berthelet – Vice President, Development and Operations. He holds a degree in Geological Engineering and has 19 years of experience in the energy field.
-Andrew Sweerts- Vice President, Production and Technical Services. He holds degrees in both Chemical Engineering and Business Management. He has over 25 years of experience in Oil and Gas.
-Mark Hodgson- Vice President, Business and Commercial. Holds a degree in Finance and has 16 years of industry experience.