Executives

Steve Fagan

Steve Fagan, B.Com, MBA

President & CEO

Steve is President, CEO and a Director of Strath Resources Ltd. Through executive and director roles for the past 20 years, he has devoted his leadership to the start-up and growth of Canadian oil and gas companies.  Prior to founding Strath in December, 2016 Steve was President and CEO of Mosaic Energy Ltd., a private company that accumulated a high quality multi-zone asset in the Kakwa area of Alberta, with a primary focus on the liquids-rich Montney. That Kakwa asset now forms the core of Strath’s growth potential. Prior to Mosaic, Steve was President and CEO of Addison Energy Inc. where he oversaw the growth of a substantial asset in West Central Alberta that was sold to an oil and gas trust in 2005. Earlier oil and gas experience was gained at Sequoia Exploration, Telesis Oil and Gas, and Imperial Oil.

Steve has an MBA from the Ivey School of Business at Western University (1992) and a Bachelor of Commerce from Memorial University of Newfoundland (1981). He currently sits on the Board of Shad Canada, a registered Canadian charity that empowers exceptional high school students.

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Steve is President, CEO and a Director of Strath Resources Ltd. Through executive and director roles for the past 20 years, he has devoted his leadership to the start-up and growth of Canadian oil and gas companies.  Prior to founding Strath in December, 2016 Steve was President and CEO of Mosaic Energy Ltd., a private company that accumulated a high quality multi-zone asset in the Kakwa area of Alberta, with a primary focus on the liquids-rich Montney...

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Connie De Ciancio

Connie De Ciancio, B.Com (PLM)

Vice President, Land

Connie has 20 years of experience in the oil and gas sector focused in land negotiations, business development, joint ventures and stakeholder relations. Prior to joining Strath, Connie was Vice President, Land of Mosaic Energy Ltd., a private company focused on liquids rich Montney development. She was Land Manager at a junior E&P focused on Cardium development, just prior to Mosaic.

Connie started her career at Petro-Canada Oil and Gas where she held various positions from Negotiating Landman, Joint Venture Representative and Team Leader. Connie’s career has been focused on asset growth through deal generation. Connie has a Bachelor of Commerce, with a focus in Petroleum Land Management from the University of Calgary, Haskayne School of Business. 

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Connie has 20 years of experience in the oil and gas sector focused in land negotiations, business development, joint ventures and stakeholder relations. Prior to joining Strath, Connie was Vice President, Land of Mosaic Energy Ltd., a private company focused on liquids rich Montney development. She was Land Manager at a junior E&P focused on Cardium development, just prior to Mosaic.

Connie started her career at Petro-Canada Oil and Gas...

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Tom Everest

Tom Everest, P.Eng

Vice President, Engineering

Tom is a professional engineer with 22 years of experience in the energy business. In his previous role with Mosaic Energy as Vice President, Engineering, he was involved in all material business and technical decisions, with an aim to de-risk the liquid rich Montney and Wilrich gas plays at Kakwa. Prior thereto, Tom was Vice President, Engineering at Gear Energy, a public heavy oil company where he oversaw engineering, geosciences, and product marketing. In positions of increasing responsibility, Tom has also been a part of high performing teams at Black Mountain Energy, Navigo Energy, Sound Energy, and Petro Canada. Tom has contributed to value creation in a range of areas including transformative acquisitions, midstream negotiations, fields and infrastructure development, product marketing, pool discoveries, and various flood schemes.

Tom graduated from the University of Victoria co-op program with a degree in Mechanical Engineering.

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Tom is a professional engineer with 22 years of experience in the energy business. In his previous role with Mosaic Energy as Vice President, Engineering, he was involved in all material business and technical decisions, with an aim to de-risk the liquid rich Montney and Wilrich gas plays at Kakwa. Prior thereto, Tom was Vice President, Engineering at Gear Energy, a public heavy oil company where he oversaw engineering, geosciences, and product...

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Scott Seipert

Scott Seipert, CPA, CMA

Vice President, Finance

Scott holds the position of Vice President, Finance at Strath Resources Ltd. and oversees finance, treasury, accounting, tax, risk management and information technology. Scott has over 25 years of diverse experience in the oil and gas industry, most recently prior to joining Strath, he held the positions of CFO and Controller at Mosaic Energy. Prior thereto Scott was the Vice President, Finance and CFO at Evolve Exploration and Vice President, Finance and CFO at Glacier Energy. Scott’s career has predominantly been focused in the junior to intermediate oil and gas sector facilitating growth, development and the execution of business plans to enhance shareholder value. Scott is a member of the Chartered Professional Accountants of Alberta.

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Scott holds the position of Vice President, Finance at Strath Resources Ltd. and oversees finance, treasury, accounting, tax, risk management and information technology. Scott has over 25 years of diverse experience in the oil and gas industry, most recently prior to joining Strath, he held the positions of CFO and Controller at Mosaic Energy. Prior thereto Scott was the Vice President, Finance and CFO at Evolve Exploration and Vice President, Finance...

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Al Grabas

Al Grabas, P.Eng

Vice President, Production

Al is a Professional Engineer with 21 years of experience in the Western Canadian oil and gas industry. He was most recently Vice President Engineering at Bruin Oil and Gas Inc, and prior to that was Vice President Engineering and Chief Operating Officer at Polar Star Canadian Oil and Gas Inc. Al has a depth of production and facilities experience, including the efficient execution of large capital programs. Prior to Polar Star, Al was General Manager Engineering Execution at Perpetual Energy Inc., Vice President Engineering at Profound Energy Inc. and Production Manager at Find Energy Inc., focusing on deep basin liquids rich gas development. Previous experience includes ConocoPhillips Canada, Gulf Canada Resources, and Chevron Canada Resources.

Al obtained his Mechanical Engineering degree from the University of Alberta in 1995.

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Al is a Professional Engineer with 21 years of experience in the Western Canadian oil and gas industry. He was most recently Vice President Engineering at Bruin Oil and Gas Inc, and prior to that was Vice President Engineering and Chief Operating Officer at Polar Star Canadian Oil and Gas Inc. Al has a depth of production and facilities experience, including the efficient execution of large capital programs. Prior to Polar Star, Al was General Manager...

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Jon Batchelor

Jon Batchelor

Vice President, Geology

Jon has 16 years of Oil and Gas experience and 11 years of unconventional Montney experience. Prior to Strath, Jon was the Geoscience Manager at Crew Energy where he played an integral role in growing and developing the Montney asset base.  Jon’s Montney experience includes the exploration and development of dry gas, liquids rich and oil plays within the Montney trend.  Jon has drilled and managed more than 150 Montney wells. In additional to significant Montney experience, Jon has explored, drilled and managed oil and gas properties in Alberta, Saskatchewan and British Columbia. Jon’s career started at Petro Canada where he gained valuable insight into multiple play types in the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin.

Jon has a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Alberta with a major in Geology and is a professional Geologist under APEGGA and member of the CSPG.

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Jon has 16 years of Oil and Gas experience and 11 years of unconventional Montney experience. Prior to Strath, Jon was the Geoscience Manager at Crew Energy where he played an integral role in growing and developing the Montney asset base.  Jon’s Montney experience includes the exploration and development of dry gas, liquids rich and oil plays within the Montney trend.  Jon has drilled and managed more than 150 Montney wells. In additional to...

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