Master of Earth and Energy Resources Leadership

Master of Earth and Energy Resources Leadership
Master of Earth and Energy Resources Leadership

Paul Mackay

Senior Industry Leader and University of Calgary, Department of Geology and Geophysics


Paul MacKay is President of Shale Petroleum Ltd. (2011-present) and has over 25 years’ experience in the petroleum industry – began his career with Amoco in 1980 working both domestic and international plays.  Joined Morrison Petroleum in 1993 where he was responsible for their Foothills division.   From 1996 to 1998 he worked as Exploration Manager at Northstar Energy (Devon Energy) where he was responsible for both their Foothills exploration program as well as a successful effort in onshore England.

In 1998, Dr. MacKay began an international consulting firm where he had clients with exploration efforts across North America, Europe and the Middle East.  Dr. MacKay was a key consultant to Rally Energy as well as an early consultant to Zodiac Exploration, Sunshine Oil Sands and Western Zagros.

In 2010, Dr. MacKay became President of Shale Exploration Ltd., a successful oil resource play company and sold to TORC Oil & Gas Ltd. In 2011.

He is an adjunct professor, teaching industry courses in Structural Geology, Resource Plays, and Fracture Development and publishes widely on the Petroleum Geology of thrust belts and Natural Fracture system.  He holds a BSc (Honours, Geol.Sci) from Queen’s University and a PhD from the University of Calgary.

EERL 809 Energy Life Cycle Track

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