Kevin J. Gibson joined Palliser in March 2008. Palliser is the fourth junior oil & gas company which Kevin has successfully led as President & CEO. Prior to Palliser, Kevin was President and a Director of TSX listed Innova Exploration Ltd. from November 2000 to April 2007. Innova was sold to Crescent Point Energy Trust for $400 million ($7.55/share) plus assumption of bank debt in October 2007. At the time of the sale, Innova had one of the largest undeveloped acreage positions in the SE Saskatchewan Bakken light oil field, which Innova co-discovered with Star Point Energy in the summer of 2004. Kevin was also a Director of TSE listed Western Star Exploration Ltd. from February 1992 to January 2000. This Company was producing 1,800 boed at the time of its' sale to Enerplus Resources Ltd. for $21 million. Since graduating from the University of Calgary in 1976 with a B.Sc. Degree in Geology, Kevin has accumulated over 36 years of experience in the oil and gas industry in the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin. In 1976, he joined Atlantic Richfield (Canada) Ltd., which was later acquired by Petro-Canada Exploration, where he was responsible for the development of several of that company's most active fields. Prior to establishing the predecessor to Western Star Exploration Ltd., Kevin worked for a number of oil and gas companies where he had a broad range of responsibilities including regional geological studies, field exploration and development and prospect, as well as corporate economic analysis. Kevin also spent five years as a consultant to a number of intermediate oil and gas companies for which he provided prospect generation and economic and acquisition analysis. Kevin was instrumental to the start-up success of Grad & Walker Resources and Rio Alto Exploration Ltd.. He is a member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta, the Association of Professional Engineers & Geoscientists of Saskatchewan, the Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists and the Institute of Corporate Directors.
Glenn Taylor joined Palliser in November 2008. Glenn brings 33 years of technical, supervisory and management experience to Palliser’s executive. Glenn graduated from the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology in 1980 with a Diploma in Engineering Technology. He served with TransGlobe Energy Corporation as Manager, Operations from 2003 to 2008, developing corporate strategy and managing operations to develop the company from 200 boed to 1,500 boed. Glenn provided consulting services to TransGlobe Energy Corporation and New Century Petroleum Corp. from 2000 to 2003. Glenn was the Operations Manager with Western Star Exploration Ltd., working with Kevin Gibson, from 1997 to 2000, growing the company’s production from 350 boed to 1,800 boed. From 1986 to 1996, Glenn served with Inverness Petroleum in various positions with increasing responsibility and as a Project Engineering Technologist with Canadian Superior Oil Ltd. from 1980 to 1986.
Robert R. (Bob) Padget joined Palliser's executive team in January 2009. Bob has 39 years of experience in the Canadian oil industry in most disciplines of engineering, primarily reservoir engineering, and project and M&A analysis. Prior to joining Palliser, Bob held a number of positions at Great Plains Exploration between 2004 and 2008, including VP, Engineering and Chief Operating Officer. He was Vice President, Engineering and Operations at Seventh Energy in 2003 and 2004 and at Calpine Canada in 2001 and 2002. He has held Senior management positions both at Encal Energy from 1996 to 2001 and at Home Oil Company from 1984 to 1995. Bob has a Bachelor of Engineering Degree from the University of Saskatchewan. He is a member of both the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta, and the Association of Professional Engineers & Geoscientists of Saskatchewan.