Management

President and Chief Executive Officer
Chief Financial Officer
Vice President, Engineering
Vice President, Exploration
Consultant - Business Development
Consultant - Geophysics
Don Simmons, B.Sc., P.Geol.
President and Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Simmons has extensive experience in petroleum geology and a proven track record of discovering oil and gas in Western Canada and internationally.  Initially, Mr. Simmons served as the Company’s Vice President Exploration and became President and Chief Executive Officer in February 2008.  Prior to joining Hemisphere, Mr. Simmons was a Geologist at a private oil and gas company, Sebring Energy, until its sale in 2007.  Prior thereto, he spent five years with EnCana working on various projects in southeast Alberta and Ecuador.  Mr. Simmons holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Geological Sciences from Queen's University and is a member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta.

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Dorlyn Evancic, CGA
Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Evancic has over 25 years of experience in corporate finance and management which includes senior executive positions in a number of public corporations. He has served as Hemisphere’s Chief Financial Officer since July 2007. Previously, Mr. Evancic was Chief Financial Officer of Guyana Frontier Mining Corp, Chief Financial Officer of Northern Continental Resources, and also a Director and Chief Financial Officer of Gemco Minerals Inc. Prior to working in the natural resource industry, Mr. Evancic’s experience included Director of Administration and Finance of Leisure Canada Inc., Vice President of Operations for Urban Resource Technologies Inc. and Financial Controller of Neptune Food Services. He has been a member of the Certified General Accountants Association since 1989.

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Ian Duncan, B.Sc., P.Eng.
Vice President, Engineering

Mr. Duncan is a professional engineer with a range of experience in many different areas within the oil and gas industry, including drilling, production and facility operations.  Mr. Duncan joined Hemisphere in January 2011 and was quickly promoted to Vice President, Engineering in May 2011.  Previously, Mr. Duncan was with Solaris MCI, an engineering consulting firm providing facilities engineering services to Encana in the Horn River Shale Basin.  Prior thereto, Mr. Duncan spent four years with Talisman Energy Inc. on various exploration projects including Bakken Oil in Saskatchewan and Marcellus Shale Gas in Pennsylvania.  Mr. Duncan holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Alberta and is a member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta.

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Andrew Arthur, P.Geol.
Vice President, Exploration

Mr. Arthur has over 24 years of both domestic and international oil and gas industry experience.  He began consulting for Hemisphere in January 2012 and was appointed Vice President, Exploration in July 2012.  Throughout his career, he has been a key technical member in many exploration and development projects having drilled several hundred wells across the Western Canada Sedimentary Basin.  Exposure to all facets of the oil and gas industry has led him to progressively senior exploration roles.  Mr. Arthur graduated with his B.Sc. Geology (Honours) from the University of British Columbia in 1985. With sponsorship from the Geological Survey of Canada, he continued at the University of British Columbia, completing his Master of Science in Geology in 1987.  Mr. Arthur is a member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta.

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David Savage, B.A.(Econ), P.Land
Consultant - Business Development

Mr. Savage is a professional Landman with over 35 years of experience in the Canadian petroleum industry.  He is currently the President of Savage Management Ltd.  Previously, he has served as Vice President with a number of small Canadian oil and gas companies including Sebring Energy, BXL Energy, Westar Petroleum, TriQuest Energy and Sommer Energy.  Mr. Savage is involved in numerous committees and boards including The Energy & Resources Conservation Board, Synergy Alberta, Petroleum Joint Venture Association, Small Explorers and Producers Association of Canada and the Canadian Association of Petroleum Landmen.  He graduated with an economics degree from the University of Calgary in 1975.

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James Muraro, P.Geoph.
Consultant - Geophysics

 

Mr. Muraro is a professional Geophysicist with over 26 years of domestic and international oil and gas experience.  In addition to Hemisphere, he is currently consulting for Total E&P Canada Ltd. and Sherritt International Corporation.  Over the previous 15 years, Mr. Muraro has consulted for a variety of companies including Anderson Exploration, Rosetta Exploration and a number of small companies.  Early in his career, Mr. Muraro worked as a seismic processing technologist for two years. He graduated with a Bachelor of Physics degree in 1985 from the University of Victoria. 

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