About DTO

Board of Directors

Granite Oil Corp. is overseen by an experienced Board of Directors, of whom four are defined as independent.

 

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Michael Kabanuk, P.Eng.
PRESIDENT AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Michael is a Professional Engineer with 23 years of engineering and management experience in the oil and natural gas industry. Prior to becoming Granite’s founding President and CEO, he was Executive Chairman of DeeThree Exploration Ltd. since 2009. Prior to joining DeeThree as a Director in late 2008, Michael was Chief Operating Officer and Vice President Operations of Cyries Energy Inc., positions he held from its inception in July 2004 to its sale in March 2008. At Cyries, he was responsible for the company’s production, exploitation and acquisition activities, and was instrumental in its growth from 1,000 boe per day to 12,000 boe per day.

Michael has a B.Sc. degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Alberta and is a member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA).

Brendan Carrigy, P.Geol.
Independent Director

Brendan is a professional geologist and a member the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA). Over his quarter-century-long career, he has held senior management positions in the area of oil and natural gas exploration with Cyries Energy, Cypress Energy and Cequel Energy. Brendan holds a B.Sc. in Geology from the University of Alberta.

Martin Cheyne
President and Chief Executive Officer, Boulder Energy Ltd.

Martin is the founding CEO of Boulder Energy Ltd., sister company to Granite, formed out of the asset division of DeeThree Exploration Ltd. in May 2015. Previously Martin co-founded DeeThree and led the company through its growth from negligible production into the intermediate producer class. Martin brings more than 30 years of energy industry experience to Granite, having founded and led several companies prior to DeeThree, including Dual Exploration Inc. and Devlan Exploration Inc., both of which were acquired by Cyries Exploration Inc. Martin has also served on numerous energy companies’ Boards of Directors.

Kevin Andrus
Portfolio Manager of Energy Investments, GMT Capital Corp.

Kevin is the Portfolio Manager of Energy Investments with GMT Capital Corp., a private investment company based in Atlanta, Georgia. A graduate of the Masters of Business Administration program from Regis University in Denver, Colorado, Kevin is also a Chartered Financial Analyst who has spent the past two decades with various investment management companies.

Dennis Nerland
Partner, Shea Nerland Calnan LLP

Dennis has been a partner with the law firm Shea Nerland Calnan LLP since 1990, practising primarily in the areas of tax and trust law. He is also a director or officer of numerous private businesses, holding and investment companies and publicly traded companies. Dennis has a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Calgary, an M.A. in Economics from Carleton University and a B.Sc. Honours in Mathematics and Economics from the University of Calgary. He is a member of the Law Society of Alberta.

Committee memberships: Audit Committee, Corporate Governance & Compensation Committee, Reserves Committee

Bradley Porter
Independent Businessman

Bradley was a co-founder of DeeThree Exploration Ltd., Granite’s predecessor company. Since the sale of Dual Exploration Inc. in 2006, Bradley has been an independent businessman serving as a board member for a number of private corporations in the service and producing sectors of the oil and natural gas industry. He has over 30 years of diverse oil and natural gas experience. Prior to co-founding DeeThree, Bradley was Executive Vice President and Director of Dual Exploration Inc. from July 2005 to the company’s sale in December 2006. From 1996 to July 2005, he was Executive Vice President and Director of Devlan Exploration Inc.

Committee memberships: Audit Committee, Corporate Governance & Compensation Committee, Reserves Committee

Henry Hamm
Independent Businessman

Henry owns and operates a number of private companies in the Grande Prairie region of Alberta, including Prudential Lands Corporation, a land development company formed in 1995, and Dirham Homes Inc., a home building company formed in 1976. Henry also owns and operates Prudential Energy Services Inc., an oil and gas service company.

Committee memberships: Audit Committee, Corporate Governance & Compensation Committee, Reserves Committee

Contacts

  • Investor Enquiries:
  • Michael Kabanuk
    President and CEO
  • 587-349-9123
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  • 24-Hour Emergency Phone Number:
  • 1-877-919-5145