Ministers Appoint New Chair of Offshore Petroleum Board

first_imgAn engineer with more than three decades in the international oil and gas industry is the new chair of the Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Board (CNSOPB). Keith MacLeod’s six-year term begins Aug. 17. The announcement was made today, July 31, by Energy Minister Michel Samson and Greg Rickford, Minister of Natural Resources Canada. “We need experienced leaders at the helm as our offshore grows over the coming years,” said Mr. Samson. “Keith MacLeod has had a distinguished international career providing independent professional advice to oil and gas companies, governments and financial firms around the world. “He has in-depth knowledge of the east coast oil and gas industry and we’re thrilled to attract someone of his calibre to this role.” Mr. MacLeod is a registered professional engineer with more than 33 years of experience in the onshore and offshore oil and gas industry in Canada and internationally. He recently retired as CEO and chairman of the board of Sproule, a global company that specializes in all aspects of the energy sector, including independent economic evaluations of oil, natural gas, and byproduct reserves as well as in resource assessment. “I am pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Keith MacLeod as chair of the Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Board,” said Mr. Rickford. “Mr. MacLeod brings a wealth of experience in the field of offshore oil and gas resource appraisal and development economics. “He will be an asset to the board as it delivers on its mission of efficient, fair and competent regulation of exploration and production activities enabling safe and responsible development of the petroleum resources in the Canada-Nova Scotia offshore area.” Mr. MacLeod is a Sydney native and has worked on projects related to the Sable Offshore Energy Project and the Deep Panuke Project, in addition to projects on Newfoundland and Labrador’s offshore. He is a member of the advisory board of the Verchuren Centre for Sustainable Energy and the Environment at Cape Breton University. He lives in Calgary. The Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Board is the independent joint agency of the Governments of Canada and Nova Scotia responsible for the regulation of petroleum activities in the Nova Scotia offshore area. FOR BROADAST USE: An engineer with more than three decades in the oil and gas industry is the new chair of the Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Board. Keith MacLeod begins his six-year term on August 17th. Energy Minister Michel Samson and Natural Resources Canada Minister Greg Rickford made the announcement today (July 31st). Mr. MacLeod, a native of Sydney, recently retired as C-E-O and chairman of the board of Sproule, a Calgary-based consulting company that provides independent valuations and assessments for the international oil and gas industry. He is a member of the advisory board of the Verchuren Centre for Sustainable Energy and the Environment at Cape Breton University. Mr. Samson says we need experienced leaders at the helm as our offshore grows and we’re thrilled to attract someone of Mr. MacLeod’s calibre to this role. -30-last_img read more