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Statement of Purpose

To be a progressive energy and solutions partner enriching lives for a sustainable future.

Among the largest natural gas resource owners in the country, PETRONAS Canada is well-positioned to provide global markets with responsibly-developed Canadian energy while supporting local jobs, working with Indigenous communities and protecting the environment. We continue to be a leader in natural gas development and a progressive energy and solutions partner for a sustainable future.

Our Shared values

Values are the common thread that binds us and fosters mutual understanding and trust. They help us navigate our differences and work towards a common goal. The shared values we ascribe to are unique to the PETRONAS family of companies. They convey to our partners and stakeholders that we can be counted upon to deliver value in a responsible and sustainable manner.



Loyalty – Loyal to corporation

Loyalty denotes dedication and a willingness to give your best. In challenging times we need to persevere in order to turn the tide and achieve greatness. Loyalty also entails a commitment to shepherd and safeguard the organization well into the future, ensuring it will prosper for generations to come.


Integrity – Honest and upright

Integrity should never be compromised in the pursuit of business goals. We need to conduct all our actions transparently to garner trust from our stakeholders. A cornerstone of integrity is in diligently performing our duties and delivering on our promises. Creating an environment in which people feel free to pursue the organization’s goals without fear or favour demonstrates our commitment to integrity.


Professionalism – Strive for excellence

Professionalism requires us to strive for and take pride in delivering excellence and in taking ownership for continuous improvement. We must be willing and ready to embrace change and seize opportunities to elevate the organization’s performance to the next level.


Cohesiveness – United, trust and respect for each other

We will deliver superior value when we are united towards achieving a common goal. Teamwork and collaboration will flourish when we leverage each other’s strengths. Diversity in views and approaches is encouraged and respected and will support our culture. The organization truly thrives when we are bonded by the spirit of fellowship on our journey together.



We are a company that pursues excellence, values innovation and is ever-diligent about the safety of our people. Everyone who works on our sites is responsible for both their own safety, and the safety of those around them. And everyone who works for our company is expected to uphold the respect we have for the environment.

Our current operations are all within the North Montney basin in northeast British Columbia. With a dominant land position in that resource-rich area, we are one of the largest natural gas resource owners in Canada. Together with our joint venture partners, we own more than 800,000 gross acres of mineral rights with 53 trillion cubic feet of reserves and contingent resources.

As the operator of a large joint venture in the North Montney, we are focused on developing the resource safely and responsibly.

  • The North Montney Joint Venture (NMJV) is between PETRONAS Energy Canada Ltd., Indoil Montney Ltd., Sinopec Huadian Montney Limited Partnership, and BE Montney Holdings Limited. To date, the NMJV has drilled over 750 wells with an estimated 4,800 wells to be drilled over the next 45 years.
  • Current technology allows each pad to access approximately 16 wells and as our industry continues to innovate the number of wells being accessed from a single pad continues to climb, further reducing the surface footprint.


The company’s latest LNG acquisition is a 25% interest in LNG Canada, which is located near Kitimat, British Columbia.

Construction has started on the project, which will include the design, construction and operation of a gas liquefaction plant and facilities for the storage and export of LNG, including marine facilities. The plant will initially consist of two LNG processing units, referred to as trains, with an option to expand the project in the future to four trains. Once it’s operational, we will be supplying the plant with 500 million cubic feet of gas a day. LNG Canada expects to ship first cargo by the middle of 2025.

Joint venture partnership and ownership interest

  • PETRONAS - 25%
  • Shell Canada Energy - 40%
  • Mitsubishi Corporation - 15%
  • PetroChina - 15%
  • Korea Gas Corporation - 5%

PETRONAS is one of the largest LNG operators in the world.

We believe natural gas will play a vital role in the planet’s transition to a low carbon economy and that Canada can and should take a leadership position in reducing emissions globally.

LNG Canada created this video as part of the celebrations held following the positive final investment decision on October 1, 2018. 3:00 minutes

PETRONAS is the first company in the world to create a floating LNG facility, which was completed in 2016. 4:20 minutes


Due to changes to the Competition Act, pending regulatory guidance, this information is provided for historical information and reference purposes only. This information does not constitute an active or current representation of PETRONAS Energy Canada Ltd. (“PECL”). PECL fully disclaims any liability for the use of such information for any purpose.

Employees take to airwaves for fundraiser

Going the extra mile for causes that matter to them is something employees have been doing for years.

People in and around Fort St. John (FSJ) heard four of our employees on the radio earlier this month and it wasn’t for the launch of their debut single. These employees stepped up with their voices to encourage others in the community to donate to the FSJ Hospital Foundation’s annual “Have a Heart” Radiothon.

Organizers of the foundation’s 19th radiothon campaign had set a goal of raising $35,000 to fund the purchase of obstetric probes that will be use with the portable ultrasound machine in the birthing centre.

PETRONAS Canada, previously Progress Energy, has been a supporter of the FSJ Hospital Foundation for as long as we’ve been operating in the area. Since 2012, the company has donated more than $140,000 to the foundation helping ensure resources are available to purchase medical, diagnostic and surgical equipment for patients who rely on the hospital for care and treatment.

“This year, instead of simply writing a cheque, we thought we could encourage others to join us in supporting such a vital organization,” says Shannon Young, Director, External Affairs. “Four of our employees recorded brief messages that played several times on the local radio station leading up to the radiothon, explaining that PETRONAS Canada would match the first $10,000 raised.”

Between the amount raised by callers during the radiothon on June 17 and PETRONAS Canada’s match, the FSJ Hospital Foundation raised $46,000.

The FSJ Hospital Foundation is just one of the many charitable groups that PETRONAS Canada supports in the areas where we live and work. Employees are ardent supporters of charities and non-profits too. In fact, in addition to choosing to support charities through donations of time and money, every employee can request PETRONAS donate $250 to a charity that is important to them.

Standing up to hatred and racism and banding together through tragedy

I'm growing weary of reading headlines, where we learn of more heartbreaking acts of hatred, racism, and tragedy. I’m thinking about all our colleagues, and everyone around the world, who are part of the Islamic faith. The news out of London, Ontario is appalling and has left me exasperated. To target someone – and in this case a whole family – based on their religion is beyond comprehension. Despite what many want to believe, racism in Canada is still prevalent.

On behalf of the PETRONAS Canada Leadership Team, I want to reinforce that discrimination, racism and hate have no place in Canada. Last week I shared internally a message about the Kamloops Residential school tragedy. I wrote about the ccollective responsibility we have to access learning opportunities, to have challenging conversations with our friends and families, and to press forward in ensuring moments like this are not lost to time. The same holds true after this latest tragedy.

Last year I signed a statement issued by the Business Council of British Columbia that denounced the rise in racist attacks in B.C. during the pandemic. I recently saw a stat that indicated that more than half of Asian Canadians have experienced discrimination in the past year. The problem is not going away. We can – and must – do better individually and as a nation.

In my role as CEO I’ve had the opportunity to build relationships Muslim colleagues in Malaysia, here in Canada and around the world. Part of that includes learning about their culture, religion and belief systems. At the top of my learnings is that the Islamic faith is peaceful, compassionate and spiritual.

As we continue to face unprecedented challenges in Canada and around the world, I encourage people to find appropriate resources, like the ones below, to assist with struggles and understanding.

Mark Fitzgerald
PETRONAS Canada President and CEO

FRAUD ALERT: employment offers, requests for services, material, equipment

We have received reports of individuals and organizations falsely representing PETRONAS Canada and its affiliates. Please note that these communications are fraudulent. They do not originate from PETRONAS Canada nor are they associated with our recruitment or supply chain management process.


PETRONAS Canada does not send out unsolicited requests for personal information or request financial investment or payment from applicants at any point in the recruitment process. PETRONAS also does not communicate with candidates via WhatsApp or any other messaging app including messaging services available through social media. All candidates who are successful in gaining an offer of employment from PETRONAS Canada, whether directly or indirectly, are always required to go through a formal recruitment process with formal communication channels. All authentic job openings will always be posted on our website.

Supply Chain Management

While vendors and third-party contractors may receive messages from PETRONAS Canada representatives, please exercise due diligence to verify authenticity. If there is any question around the origin of a message appearing to be on behalf of PETRONAS Canada, we advise you to reach out to

If you cannot verify the legitimacy of a message claiming to have originated from PETRONAS Canada, we recommend you do not respond to the fraudulent party and that you report the matter to the appropriate law enforcement agency as well as notifying us via email at: We sincerely regret any inconvenience caused by these individuals and organizations. PETRONAS Canada has contacted law enforcement agencies regarding these activities and take them seriously.

Our continued commitment to the community during crisis

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, charitable organizations have been deeply impacted.

This year, given the immediate, rising community needs, we donated $50,000, each, to the United Way of Northern BC and to the United Way of Calgary and Area to support their COVID-19 relief and response activities.

To support critical, life-saving work, we donated $20,000 to the Fort St. John Hospital Foundation and also provided the funds needed to professionally outfit nurses with personal protective equipment, such as masks and face shields, through Brogan Safety Supply, a local company.

In addition to medical concerns, many in the community are finding it difficult to put food on the table. As a result, we looked for ways to enable communities to focus on staying home and staying healthy. To the Calgary Food Bank, we provided $10,000 for items they feel are most needed. To the Silver Willows Court seniors’ residence in Hudson Hope, we provided funds to build a planter where residents can get outdoors and grow vegetables. To Abbeyfield seniors’ residence in Fort St. John we provided funds to buy meat from a local butcher. To Fort St. John’s Better at Home program, we covered the cost of 400 hot meals for seniors prepared by a local catering company.

As the COVID-19 situation evolves, we will continue to work with our community partners – which includes consulting with the First Nations communities closest to our operations – to identify what meaningful support they may need to lessen the negative effects of this pandemic.

Eliminating 99 percent of well pad methane emissions

With the British Columbia hydro power grid more than 100 kilometres from where we explore for and produce natural gas, generating the electricity we need, day and night, at our well pads across northeastern B.C. and minimizing emissions can be a challenge.

We’re always exploring ways to adapt our existing practices to lessen our impact on air, land, water and wildlife. Over the past decade, we’ve made substantial strides to reduce the carbon footprint at our well pads – the most significant of which has been integrating the use of solar panels to offset some of our power needs.

While we’ve had great success harnessing energy from the sun, we haven’t been able to generate enough electricity from solar panels alone to run all of our equipment at isolated and remote locations. For these sites, the best option to drive pneumatic instruments and pumps was to use natural gas we produce on-site.

Although pressurized natural gas has enabled safe and reliable operation of pneumatic devices at remote well sites for decades, the natural gas used by the pneumatic system is primarily methane and is vented to the atmosphere. Pneumatic venting is responsible for almost 50 percent of our methane emissions and seven percent of our overall greenhouse gas (GHG) footprint (on a CO2 equivalent basis).

In our quest to achieve meaningful reductions in GHG emissions we accelerated the development of technology that eliminates pneumatic venting. Our engineering team worked closely with a Canadian technology company to install and test a 20-kilowatt power generation and air compression system at remote well sites.

The system is beneficial in two ways: first, it prioritizes solar power over natural gas generators to compress instrument air (in place of methane) to drive pneumatic devices; and second, when there are periods of insufficient solar energy, our natural gas generator takes over to ensure an uninterrupted power for the entire well site. Now, emissions only occur for short durations during the winter when the generator needs to supplement the power at site.

With testing complete, we are incorporating this new power system into all of our new well pad designs. By doing so, we expect to prevent approximately 1,600 tonnes of CO2e per pad per year, which represents 99 percent of all GHG emissions from our traditional well pad, from entering the atmosphere – that’s roughly equal to the emissions produced by 350 gasoline-powered cars.

This new system allows us to tackle our largest methane emissions source and achieve meaningful GHG emission reductions. Over the next few years, we will investigate opportunities to retrofit existing well pads with this new power system as a way to further reduce our GHG footprint.

We believe that we can accelerate finding solutions to the environmental challenges we face as an industry when we commit to working together, which is why we are sharing learnings like this with other producers in forums such as the Natural Gas Innovation Fund.

Generating our own power with a focus on lowering emissions

Operating a natural gas processing plant requires a considerable amount of power – much more power than we’ve been able to harness from the sun using solar panels or fuel cell technology.

As part of our commitment to responsible development, the bright minds of our scientific and mechanical staff designed a solution that not only meets the power needs of our phased growth in the Town Area, but also uses technology that reduces the amount of greenhouse gas emissions from our typical plant design.

An easy solution would have been to connect to the British Columbia power grid since the vast majority of the province’s power is created using hydroelectric generation but, given that it’s more than 100 kilometres away from our operations, that’s not possible at this time. The option that made the most sense economically and helps us achieve the lowest carbon footprint, was to build a co-generation plant, on site.

A co-generation power plant produces electricity using natural gas turbines, while simultaneously capturing and repurposing the waste heat from the turbine’s exhaust. The exhaust heat recovery modules redirect the residual heat to the heating needs of the facility without the need to install additional natural gas-fired boiler equipment. The net effect is that we burn less natural gas then we typically would to create the same amount of energy.

We anticipate this new design, with a total of three turbines, will generate between 33 and 38 megawatts when it’s fully operational (enough power for 3,800 homes) and represents an emissions reduction of approximately 30 percent over our typical plant design.

2020 BC Winter Games

From February 20-23, more than 1,000 athletes, 1,800 volunteers, numerous local businesses, and local First Nation representatives came together to participate in the BC Winter Games – hosted for the first time in 35 years in Fort St. John.

PETRONAS salutes everyone involved in this tremendous show of skill and sportsmanship.

Randy Sather Photo of Randy Sather, Manager Operations Base Business handing out medals at the Rhythmic Gymnastics competition. PETRONAS had two Operations managers, Randy Sather, Manager Operations Base Business and Jon Jung, Manager Integrated Operations handing out medals at the ceremonies.
Alysia Rissling PETRONAS Canada and the Winter Games organizers have jointly made it possible for Olympic bobsleigh athlete Alysia Rissling to attend. Alysia was on hand to meet, encourage, and inspire the 1,000 plus athletes performing in the games. Folks in FSJ may know Alysia from the great work she has done and continues to do as part of the Classroom Champions program.

Helping sustain strong, vibrant communities with Classroom Champions

Nothing quite beats the feeling of seeing young people connect with and learn valuable life lessons from their idols.

In 2018 we began a five-year commitment to provide mentorship opportunities to almost 500 students in Fort St. John and the surrounding area when we partnered with Classroom Champions, an international organization that connects world-class athletes with classrooms of students eager to learn through interactive activities led by inspiring role models. The athlete mentors inspire students in various grades and schools through monthly video lessons, live video chats and in-class visits, and help build skills in perseverance, effective goal setting, and positive leadership and in embracing diversity. We have grown our participation over the past two years from five classes to 15 in Fort St. John and an additional two classes in Hudson’s Hope.

Building on the success of the Classroom Champions program, we are thrilled to sponsor an entire school in Fort St. John and start our support of the program in Hudson’s Hope in the 2019-2020 school year. We are especially pleased to continue our association with athlete mentors Alysia Rissling and Mirela Rahneva.

Mirela Rahneva 2018-2019 school year: Olympic skeleton athlete Mirela Rahneva, or Mimi, as she’s known to the students in Grades 2 through 6, participated in the Classroom Champions program in Fort St. John. She immigrated to Canada from Bulgaria at age 10 and played sports as a means of making friends and learning English. Mimi earned a bronze medal at the Lake Placid World Cup, a gold medal at the St. Moritz World Cup, and represented Canada at the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang.
Alysia Rissling 2017-2018 school year: Olympic bobsleigh athlete and World Cup bronze medalist Alysia Rissling makes a strong impression with students participating in the Classroom Champions program in Fort St. John. Alysia represented Canada at the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, worked with students in Grades 2, 3, 5 and 6.

Connecting with our communities

Contributing to the communities where we live and work is an important part of giving back at PETRONAS Canada. Our staff members have a strong volunteer spirit, getting involved in a variety of ways from delivering hampers to First Nation elders, to serving supper to seniors in Fort St. John, picking up garbage, judging science fair submissions, and even planting vegetables


The time that our 35 staff members who work in and around our Fort St. John office spent volunteering on behalf of PETRONAS in 2019 in the local and First Nation communities where we operate.


The amount of food collected by staff for the Veterans’ Food Bank in Calgary in 2019.


The total number of bags of garbage picked up from the roadside clean up in Fort St. John and the river clean up in Calgary

Providing a helping hand

Melanie Vogel and Malo Melanie Vogel and her canine companion, Malo, on their trek across Canada.

Photo courtesy of Melanie Vogel

When some of our operators spotted Melanie Vogel’s temporary camp near one of our work sites in early December, they stopped by to check on her to ensure she was okay given the plummeting temperatures.

The avid hiker from Germany took up their offer of food and shelter at one of our nearby camps. While Melanie and her dog, Malo, rested up and waited out the worst of the weather, our staff repaired a wheel on Melanie’s wagon, provided her with glove warmers and a tire patch kit for her wagon in case of further tire trouble, and new dog boots for Malo.

You may have heard of Melanie and Malo – they’ve been walking across Canada along the Great Trail (formerly known as the Trans Canada Trail) since June of 2017. We wish them both all the very best in their trek as well as successful arrivals in Tuktoyaktuk, Northwest Territories and Victoria, BC, which mark the destination points of her ocean to ocean to ocean adventure that began in Cape Speare, Newfoundland. The Great Trail runs about 24,000 kilometres across Canada’s 13 provinces and territories.

Bringing world-class speakers to Calgary: Third annual PETRONAS International Energy Speaker Series a huge success

Since 2017, we have partnered with the Haskayne School of Business at the University of Calgary to host the annual PETRONAS International Energy Speaker Series, where world-renowned energy experts are invited to discuss key issues facing the global energy landscape. “This partnership is a great fit for us,” says Mark Fitzgerald, CEO of PETRONAS Canada. “We’re a company that values diversity of thought and believes it makes a business stronger. We’re thrilled at the caliber of speakers we’ve been able to attract. They truly are world class.”

Hosted as a luncheon, the event attracts approximately 600 business leaders from the Calgary community and includes MBA students from the Haskayne School of Business.


Retired Dutch politician and former Executive Director of the International Energy Agency, Maria van der Hoeven, spoke to a sell-out crowd. She has repeatedly emphasized the close link between climate and energy policy and has initiated discussions between policy makers and industry representatives on the impact of climate change on energy security. Maria gave a thought-provoking presentation on the current state of global natural gas markets and the future of Canada’s LNG on the world stage.


Harry Tchilinguirian, Global Head of Commodity Markets Strategy and Senior Oil Market Strategist at BNP Paribas, one of the world’s largest banks, spoke as a recognized authority on the state of oil and energy commodity markets and a frequent commentator on Bloomberg and CNBC. Harry provided his assessment of geopolitical climates and international markets, where they are now and where they’re headed.


The first year of the series featured inaugural speaker Ernest Moniz, former U.S. President Barack Obama’s Secretary of Energy. Ernest provided a provocative and thoughtful look at energy security, climate change and the need for innovation in the energy industry.

Acknowledging Past President Mike Culbert’s Distinguished Business Leader Award

In the fall of 2019, Mike Culbert received the Distinguished Business Leader Award from the University of Calgary’s Haskayne School of Business and the Calgary Chamber of Commerce for his 35 years of ethical leadership. The award recognizes individuals for their outstanding personal and professional achievements, commitment to the community and business acumen.

For us, Mike’s most notable accomplishment in his long and distinguished career is his role as one of three founding partners of Progress Energy, our predecessor company, and his long-term leadership from 2004 to 2016 as President & CEO of our company. Afterward he served as Vice Chairman of the Board until March 31, 2020. Congratulations, Mike!


Logo History

Our company has transformed from a junior exploration company in 2001 to being one of the largest natural gas resource owners in Canada. We stand proudly under the PETRONAS global umbrella as PETRONAS Canada.


Progress Energy created; operates under the PRQ ticker symbol.


Amasses strong contiguous land position in northeast British Columbia; assets acquired from Calpine Corporation, Cequel Energy, BG and Suncor Energy.


Establishes a 50/50 agreement with PETRONAS to form the North Montney Joint Venture as well as an LNG Export Joint Venture later known as Pacific NorthWest LNG (PNW LNG).


Progress purchased outright by PETRONAS.


Reaches appraisal goal of 15 trillion cubic feet of natural gas reserves - enough to supply two billion cubic feet per day to PNW LNG for 25 years. PNW LNG makes a final investment decision conditional to:

  • Approval of the Project Development Agreement by the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia (subsequently granted in July 2015)
  • A positive regulatory decision on the company's environmental assessment by the government of Canada (subsequent decision in Sept. 2016 has 190 conditions)

PETRONAS announces that PNW LNG will not proceed as previously planned following a careful and total review of the project amid changes in market conditions.


Secures significant transportation commitments to obtain egress from northeast British Columbia:

  • 700 Mcf of capacity on Nova Gas Transmission Ltd.'s North Montney Mainline Extension, getting the company into the largest gas market and transportation systems in North America, starting in 2019
  • 475 Mcf per day of firm transportation delivery service at Empress for approximately 25 years starting in 2020, providing access to Eastern Canada, and the Midwest and Northeast U.S. markets

Determines total reserves and contingent resources to be more than 60 trillion cubic feet in the North Montney.

Acquires 25% interest in LNG Canada, located near Kitimat, British Columbia. The plant, initially consisting of two trains, is expected to be operational in 2023.

Progress Energy becomes PETRONAS Energy Canada Ltd. on November 22.



Adif Zulkifli, Chair

Adif Zulkifli is the Executive Vice President & CEO of PETRONAS' Upstream Business. Leading up to his appointment, he was the Executive Vice President & CEO of the Gas & New Energy Business, where he was responsible for the company's Midstream Gas Assets, LNG Marketing and New Energy.

Having joined PETRONAS in 1993 as a reservoir engineer, Adif has worked in various areas in the company including reservoir engineering, strategic planning, business development and petroleum economics. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Petroleum Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines and an MBA from Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University.

He has also previously held the role as the Senior Vice President of Development & Production, Upstream Business overseeing Upstream development projects and operations worldwide. Prior to that, he was the Senior Vice President of Corporate Strategy, responsible for shaping and steering PETRONAS' long term strategic direction, including leading Mergers & Acquisitions, change management and strategic industry research.

Don F. Archibald

Don is an independent businessman and President of Cypress Energy Corp., a private investment holding company. Don also currently serves on the board and various committees of Logan Energy Corp., Palisade Capital, Panorama Mountain Resort, Spartan Delta Corp., and Willow Biosciences. He also serves on the Advisory Board and provides funding to the University of Calgary’s UCEED Energy Fund. During his career, he has been involved in the formation of numerous energy and non-energy related companies and has served in an executive and director capacity in a number of private and public companies as well as not for profit entities. Don has an MBA from the Ivey Business School and a BComm. from the University of Alberta.

Judy Fairburn

Judy is Co-founder and General Partner of The51 Food and AgTech Fund and a General Partner in The51’s two venture funds investing in innovative women-led startups. She also previously co-founded Evok Innovations ($100 million cleantech venture fund) and led the Weyburn CCS business. She was also EVP Strategy and Sustainability as well as Chief Digital Officer at a Canadian oil and natural gas company. Judy served on the federal Resources of the Future Economic Strategy Table and was Board Chair of Alberta Innovates – an Alberta government agency that supports and funds innovators across key sectors. She brings more than 35 years of industry experience, including natural gas operations, safety, government policy, and ESG depth to the PETRONAS Canada Board. Judy has Master's degrees in both Chemical Engineering and Business Administration; is a Canadian Academy of Engineering Fellow; and was named as one of Canada’s Top 50 Change-makers in 2023. She was also the recipient of the 2021 Schulich School of Engineering Alumni Leadership Excellence Award and 2020 Calgary Influential Women in Business Lifetime Achievement Award. She is also a board member at Business Council of Alberta and VEERUM (industrial digital technology), and was granted the designation ICD.D from the Institute of Corporate Directors.

Mark Fitzgerald

Mark was appointed Vice President, International Assets for PETRONAS in April 2022. Prior to that, he held the position of President and CEO of PETRONAS Canada since November 2016. Previously, he held the role of Senior Vice President, Production & Development. He has more than 30 years of experience in the oil and gas industry, and has held senior executive roles in production, development, operations, strategy and corporate development. His background includes time with large, integrated producers across North America as well as the junior oil and gas sector in western Canada. Mark is a previous Chairman of the Board of Governors at the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (“CAPP”) and past member of the Board of Directors at the Shock Trauma Air Rescue Service (“STARS”). He is also a founding Board member for Classroom Champions, and previously sat on the Board for the Edge School Foundation, a unique learning community where students can pursue academic excellence while striving to reach their full athletic potential.

Chris Seasons

Chris is currently a Partner at ARC Financial Corporation where he provides support for the investment team in the areas of strategy and risk management, as well as investment decision-making. He has more than 30 years of operating experience in the Canadian upstream oil and gas industry. Chris retired from Devon Canada Corporation in June 2014, where he served as President for more than ten years. Previously, he held a variety of operational and management roles with Shell Canada Ltd. and Stampeder Exploration. Chris also serves on the Board of Directors of Longshore Resources Ltd. and Suncor Energy Inc., and was previously the Chairman of the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers, the Alberta Children's Hospital Foundation and director of the United Way of Calgary and Area. Chris has a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from Queen's University and is a member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta.

Izwan Ismail

Izwan was appointed President and CEO in April 2022. Previously, he held the role of CFO where he led the company's financial and strategic planning activities, and was also responsible for the organization's commercial and marketing functions. Izwan brings to his role more than 25 years of international experience, including financial and management reporting, corporate finance, strategic planning, business development, treasury and auditing, and has worked in Kuala Lumpur, Sydney, Singapore and London. Izwan began his career with Arthur Andersen and has held successive senior roles within the PETRONAS group of companies, including Senior General Manager and Executive Assistant to the President & Group CEO of PETRONAS in Malaysia before moving to Canada. Izwan has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of New South Wales and an MBA from Harvard Business School. He is also a certified accountant.

Abang Yusuf Bin Abang Puteh

Abang Yusuf Bin Abang Puteh is the Senior Vice President of PETRONAS' LNG Assets. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Chemical Engineering from the University Kebangsaan Malaysia. Since joining PETRONAS in 1998, he has held several leadership roles, including CEO of PETRONAS Floating Liquefied Natural Gas (PFLNG) and Head of Plant Development for Pacific NorthWest LNG.

During his tenure at Malaysia Liquefied Natural Gas (MLNG), one of the LNG trains in MLNG SATU hit a record-breaking streak for reliability - with not a single unplanned shutdown for more than 1,200 days, a record that stands today. As the CEO of PFLNG, he led the world's first relocation of a floating LNG plant. This successful relocation proved the mobility, setting another key achievement for PETRONAS in the LNG industry.

Karima Mohd Noor

Karima joined PETRONAS in 2002 as Finance Executive at PETRONAS Carigali Sdn Bhd (PCSB). She then moved on to serve as an Analyst at the President’s Office in 2005, where she was involved in PETRONAS’ Corporate Strategy Review. In 2008, she joined PETRONAS Gas Berhad (PGB) and became its Chief Financial Officer in 2011, before assuming the role of Head of Group Planning and Performance, Group Finance.

In 2016, she returned to the Upstream Business as Head of Business Planning and Performance Reporting, before moving back to Group Finance in 2018 upon the formation of Group Financial Control Department. In 2020, she was promoted to the role of Senior General Manager of Finance Group, Corporate and Strategy, where she championed the implementation of Management Reserve at the enterprise level, enhancing the agility and effectiveness of the capital allocation process.

Karima graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Economics, majoring in Accounting and Finance from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), United Kingdom. She is also a Chartered Accountant and a member of the Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Management Team

Izwan Ismail, CA, MBA President & CEO

Izwan was appointed President and CEO in April, 2022. Previously, he held the role of CFO where he led the company's financial and strategic planning activities, and was also responsible for the organization's commercial and marketing functions. Izwan brings to his role more than 25 years of international experience, including financial and management reporting, corporate finance, strategic planning, business development, treasury and auditing, and has worked in Kuala Lumpur, Sydney, Singapore and London. Izwan began his career with Arthur Andersen and has held successive senior roles within the PETRONAS group of companies, and was the Senior General Manager and Executive Assistant to the President & Group CEO of PETRONAS in Malaysia before moving to Canada.

Max Easley Chief Operating Officer

Max Easley joined PETRONAS in March 2022. He is accountable for all aspects of Upstream development and operations in Canada. Prior to joining PETRONAS, Max enjoyed a 30 year international career with BP plc and Apache Corporation, having held senior leadership roles in Alaska, the North Sea, the Permian, Trinidad and many other locations. He brings a strong focus on safety and environmental performance, business acumen and execution delivery. Under his leadership, Max and his team continuously strive to be best in class in all aspects of exploration, development and production operations.

Kevin Georget, CPA, CA Chief Financial Officer

Kevin oversees the company's financial, risk management, marketing and corporate development activities in support of strategic priorities and the growth of PETRONAS' business in North America. Kevin joined the company in 2002 and has held positions of increasing responsibility including Controller and Treasurer; Vice President, Finance; and Chief Transformation Officer, where he focused on business performance and the creation of the transformation strategy for the company. He has more than 25 years' experience in the energy industry, including finance, accounting, tax, treasury, and strategy and planning.

Joanne Klein Vice President, People, Culture & Transformation

Joanne joined PETRONAS Canada in September 2019. In her role, she is responsible for our employee value proposition to attract, retain and engage talent to help deliver PETRONAS Canada's growth projections. Joanne is also accountable for our digital strategy to effectively utilize technology to increase our competitive advantage. She leads efforts to leverage our value-driven, culture transformation throughout the organization, oversees Human Resources, Office Services, Internal Communications, Business Transformation and Digital Technology Services and is one of the founders of our PETRONAS Canada Women's Network.

Joanne previously worked at Goldcorp, where she served as Vice President, Supply Chain, and was responsible for supplier management, process development and supplier risks and procurement. She brings over 20 years of experience in Human Resources with a specialty in compensation and has held progressively senior positions at various global organizations in Canada, the US and Europe in a variety of different industries.

Joe Leonard Vice President, Production

Joe Leonard was appointed Vice President, Production in July 2019. In his role, he leads the production engineering and operations teams. Previous to his current appointment he was CEO of PETRONAS Australia where he oversaw the company's interest in the Gladstone LNG project. Joe has been with the company for over 10 years and, prior to his overseas assignment, served as Director of Development. He is a professional engineer with 20+ years of experience and is a demonstrated leader in the exploration, development and production of unconventional natural gas resources.

Rob Gardiner Vice President, Health, Safety & Environment

Rob Gardiner joined PETRONAS Canada in June 2023. In his role he leads the strategic direction, risk management, and leadership of the Health, Safety and Security and Environment teams. Rob and his teams are responsible for the evolution of PETRONAS Canada's safety and environmental practices, as well as regulatory compliance.

With 40 years of oil and gas experience, Rob is a respected industry leader who is passionate about process safety, operational excellence, and safety culture. He enjoyed more than 36 years at Shell, where he held various operations leadership roles around the globe and helped shape their Process Safety Journey. Following this, Rob led field execution of Safety and Operational Integrity at Husky Energy. Most recently, Rob has been consulting, focused on partnering with clients on safety culture and leadership process advancement and embedment locally and internationally.

Kelly Prevost Vice President, Unconventional Development

Kelly Prevost was appointed Vice President, Unconventional Development in April 2023, following her position as Vice President, Health, Safety and Security which she held from April 2022. Prior to that, she held the roles of Director of Development and Petroleum Engineering, as well as Director of Production Engineering and Operational Excellence.
Kelly has 20 years of experience as a professional engineer in oil and gas and is driven by a passion for finding a balance between people, process, and data. Previously she held varying roles in facilities, production, maintenance, and development at Penn West Exploration - now Obsidian Energy - and joined PETRONAS Canada January 2015.

Mark Tysdal, CPA, CA Vice President, Finance

Mark joined PETRONAS Canada in 2015, and has approximately 20 years of international and domestic oil & gas experience. In his role as VP Finance, Mark is responsible for the Company's finance, treasury and tax functions. This includes oversight of group and external reporting, operations and marketing accounting, risk and insurance, direct and indirect tax as well as budgeting and strategic planning. Mark is also currently focused on and helping to lead the Company's transition to SAP, as PETRONAS Canada progresses its digital transformation strategy. Prior to joining PETRONAS Canada, Mark was a Senior Manager with KPMG in Calgary and in Stavanger, Norway, concentrating his career on multi-national engagements over his 13 years with the firm.

Shannon Young Vice President, Legal, Sustainability & External Affairs

Shannon leads the company’s legal, sustainability and external affairs teams, which work collaboratively with governments, Indigenous leaders, communities, sustainability leaders, business partners and the broader public to ensure that Canada’s low-carbon and responsibly produced natural gas and LNG continues to play a key role in the global energy transition. Shannon joined PETRONAS Canada in 2020.

In addition to senior leadership roles in energy and power sectors, Shannon practiced regulatory and environmental law for nearly two decades and has considerable expertise in leading complex public policy and regulatory files and developing and strengthening relationships with multiple and varied stakeholders. Shannon is a member of the Explorers and Producers Association of Canada’s Board of Governors, a member of the University of Ottawa’s Positive Energy Advisory Council and is actively involved in her local community as a former Board member of YW Calgary and a current member of the WinSport Board of Directors.


We take pride in the fact that Canada has a world-class regulatory framework in place for the extraction and transportation of all our country's resources, and are committed to meeting or exceeding all applicable regulations across our operations.

Internally, we have a Code of Business Conduct & Ethics, which all staff commit to and must adhere to. We also have a whistleblower policy - an important mechanism to ensure we uphold the highest standards of integrity within our company.

Ethics Help Line

If you have a concern about the conduct of our company, or about the conduct of any of our staff, we want to know, so we can address and resolve those concerns as quickly as possible. You can be assured that all concerns raised through our Ethics Help Line are taken seriously.

Please contact us:

By letter:
  • PETRONAS Canada
    1600, 215 Second St. SW
    Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2P 1M4
    Attention: General Counsel
Through an external party:


We report taxes, royalties and other fees paid to governments in line with the Government of Canada’s Extractive Sector Transparency Measures Act (ESTMA) – an act that contributes to global efforts against corruption. We also report our measures taken pursuant to Canada’s Fighting Against Forced Labour and Child Labour in Supply Chains Act.

Supplier & Contractor Management

Thank you for your interest in becoming a supplier or contractor (vendor) of goods and/or services for PETRONAS Canada. At the core of our vendor engagement strategy is an assessment of how a new vendor will:

  • Share our commitment to safe operations.
  • Deliver cost-effective and innovative solutions with excellent service.
  • Provide the greatest degree of economic benefit and employment as possible to those within the communities where we operate, which is factored into vendor selection and competitive tender evaluation criteria.
    • Provide economic and employment opportunities to the local area First Nations within whose traditional territories we operate.
    • Engage with locally owned and operated businesses that employ local area residents.

As such, we encourage new vendors to not only provide details about their product or service offering, but also illustrate how the new vendor will advance our objectives including how local economic benefit and employment will be measured over time.

Procure to Pay System - GEP Smart and Enverus Support, Walkthrough and FAQ

In May 2023, PETRONAS Canada switched its P2P software over to GEP Smart and Enverus, allowing us to advance our processes and support cross-functional integrations. To support our valued Suppliers with the transition please find attached quick reference guides &, video walk throughs (focused on the key areas our suppliers are required to interact with GEP and Enverus), the PowerPoint deck utilized for our training sessions held through April and a FAQ document helping address the most common problems our suppliers have encountered.

Quick Reference Guides

Training Deck / Frequently Asked Questions

Video Walkthroughs

How to become a vendor

  1. Email our Supply Chain Management group at
    Regretfully due to the volume of requests, we cannot accept telephone and personal inquiries and may not respond to all emails.
  2. Following the periodic comparing of internal needs assessments against the capabilities of potential new vendors, new vendors may be invited to join the PETRONAS Canada approved vendor list and directed to complete a two-stage vendor onboarding process. Only when a vendor’s capabilities match our business needs will they be contacted.

Information for approved vendors

PETRONAS Canada requires that all agreements for the provision of goods and/or services be in writing and documented in a contract. In addition, we require all vendors to be familiar with and conduct themselves in a manner that meets or exceeds our applicable policies and procedures:


Standards, Procedures and Guidelines

Governance (Code of Business Conduct and Ethics, Whistleblower, Harassment and Bullying)

Cultural Beliefs

Drugs and Alcohol Policy

The Vendor’s Drug & Alcohol Policy is required to meet or exceed the most recent version of Canadian Model for Providing a Safe Workplace - a best practice guide from the Construction Owners Association of Alberta and Energy Safety Canada.

Note: all vendors must monitor this list for periodic updates or amendments to policies and procedures.

PETRONAS Canada uses ISNetworld (ISN) to evaluate, prequalify, and monitor all vendors working at PETRONAS Canada work locations. Prospective and current vendors are required to:

  1. Sign up for an ISN account at | 1-800-976-1303
  2. Manage their ISN account to ensure they meet PETRONAS Canada requirements, including:
    • Providing proof of a Certificate of Recognition (CoR) within ISN.
    • Carrying the appropriate insurance including Workers Compensation Board (WCB) coverage in the Province of BC. Vendors exempt from having to carry WCB in BC due to interprovincial agreements or other reasons are required to apply for an exemption.
    • Submitting Quarterly/Annual Questionnaire Updates within the specified timeline.
  3. Failure to submit the necessary updates (COR, Insurance, WCB, Quarterly/Annual Questionnaire Updates) will negatively impact scores and could result in a grade change for PECL connected contractors from “Acceptable” to “Not Acceptable”. “Not Acceptable” status could result in a suspension of work activities for such contractor and disqualification from future work scope considerations.