Richard is an oil and gas professional who has developed complete life cycle oil and gas properties from conception, to construction, to full online production. With more than 40 years of hands on operations, engineering, project management, and corporate development experience, Richard possesses a wealth of knowledge and skills applicable to the development of greenfield and brownfield properties. He has extensive Canadian and International experience in Indonesia, India, Kuwait and Poland, both on the Exploration and Production (E&P) company side and with Engineering, Procurement and Construction Management (EPCM) services.
Richard is a member of the Alberta Metis community with a long history of family roots from Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Alberta. His Metis and Indigenous ancestry includes Gabriel Dumont on his mother’s side and on his father’s side Pesew, Peechee Louis Piche chief of the mountain Crees and guide to Sir George Simpson in the Banff area during the early 1800’s.