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PTRC Hires New President and Chief Executive Officer
Monday, May. 1, 2017

 For Immediate Release, May 1, 2017

The Board of Directors of the Petroleum Technology Research Centre is pleased to announce the appointment of a new President and Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Dan MacLean, effective May 1, 2017.

“Dan comes to the PTRC with more than 34 years of experience in upstream oil and gas exploration and development, both in the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin and in the Williston Basin,” notes PTRC Board Chair Brian Watt.   “These are crucial areas for the PTRC and Mr. MacLean’s knowledge will strengthen the company’s impact.”  

Dan is former CEO and President of Tundra Oil and Gas from 2008 to 2014, and previously acquired over 26 years of leadership and technical expertise with Chevron Canada. His background as a reservoir engineering expert has taken him to West Africa, the Middle East, Australia, the United States and Canada.

Dan brings with him a keen understanding of the challenges faced by heavy and tight oil operations in Western Canada, and his reservoir knowledge will prove invaluable in directing the PTRC’s research efforts. Dan is a graduate of the University of Western Ontario in Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, and received his MBA from St. Mary’s College in Moraga, California in 2000.  



Founded in 1998, PTRC is a not-for-profit research and development organization that funds and directs research into improving the recovery rates and lessening the environmental impacts of oil production in Saskatchewan and Canada.   PTRC manages the Aquistore CO2 Storage Project, the largest field laboratory in the world for the measurement and monitoring of carbon dioxide injected into a deep saline geological formation.



Norm Sacuta
Communications Manager
Petroleum Technology Research Centre
220 – 6 Research Drive
Regina, SK


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