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Leveraging decades of geologic and operational experience with carbon sequestration, facility design, and solvent development.

Mike Belenkie
President & Chief Executive Officer, Board Member
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Mike Belenkie
President & Chief Executive Officer, Board Member

Mike is the President and Chief Operating Officer of Advantage Oil & Gas Ltd. and has over 20 years of diverse experience in the oil and gas industry. Mike founded and helped lead Modern Resources to become a highly efficient Deep Basin producer which included oversight on all aspects of the Corporation. He held roles of increasing responsibility at Painted Pony Energy Ltd. including Vice President of Reservoir Engineering and Corporate Development. Mike also held various roles at Talisman Energy within their North American assets, including Team Lead of Montney and Northeast British Columbia. He received his BSc. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Calgary and is a registered professional engineer with APEGA.

Trevor MacFarlane
Board Member
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Trevor MacFarlane
Board Member

Trevor MacFarlane brings over 25 years of energy infrastructureexperience including areas of expertise in strategic planning, operational riskmanagement and technology. Trevor holds a Masters in Metallurgical Engineeringfrom Queen’s University and completed advanced leadership programs, including aQuantumShift Fellow, from the Ivy School of Business. Mr. MacFarlane haspreviously held responsibility for overall corporate strategy, leadership andvision, and business performance for companies with an enterprise value of over$1B and 1,000+ employees. Mr. MacFarlane is an experienced executive with aproven record of delivering exponential growth in the technology enabledservices industry. Mr. MacFarlane currently sits on the Board of the CanadianEnergy Pipeline Association (CEPA) Foundation as well as an IndependentDirector for Skipper NDT, a technology firm focus on the performance of energyinfrastructure, based in Paris, France.

Jill Angevine
Board Member
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Jill Angevine
Board Member

Jill Angevine is a Corporate Director with over 25 years of professional experience in the investment management industry including portfolio management, capital markets and equity research. Ms. Angevine serves on the board of Advantage Energy where she chairs the compensation committee and is a member of the audit committee and ESG committee. Ms Angevine also serves on the board of Tourmaline Oil Corp. where she chairs the audit committee and is a member of the corporate governance committee. On the community front, Jill serves on the Opportunity Calgary Investment Fund (OCIF) board and the Strathcona Tweedsmuir School board of governors. Prior to her work as a Corporate Director, Ms. Angevine was a Portfolio Manager at two asset management companies and prior thereto was Vice President and Director, Institutional Research at FirstEnergy Capital Corp. Ms. Angevine holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Calgary and has earned the Chartered Public Accountant (CPA), the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), and the Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD.D) designations.

Craig Frenette
Board Member
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Craig Frenette
Board Member

Craig has over 15 years of experience in the energy industry in investment management and technical roles. He is a Vice President in Brookfield’s Renewable Power Group, responsible for investment sourcing, execution, and asset management for the Brookfield Global Transition Fund, with a focus on the CCUS sector. Prior to this role, Craig was a Vice President in Brookfield’s Infrastructure Group where he was responsible for technical and financial due diligence supporting transactions and asset management for Brookfield’s investments in the energy sector globally. Before joining Brookfield in 2016, he worked in the energy sector as a petroleum engineer. Craig earned a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering with Distinction from the University of Calgary, is a professional engineer in the Province of Alberta, and is a Chartered Financial Analyst charterholder.

Patrick Chabot
Board Member
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Patrick Chabot
Board Member

Patrick Chabot is Senior Director at Canada Growth Fund Investment Management Inc. (CGF Investment Management), where he leads the sourcing, execution, and management of its investments in alignment with the Canada Growth Fund’s decarbonization and energy transition mandate. Patrick has 12 years of experience in the energy industry with a current focus on investments to accelerate the energy transition, including carbon capture and sequestration, biofuels, hydrogen, low carbon and renewable energy and the electrification of heat and industrial processes. Prior to joining CGF Investment Management, Patrick was Senior Director at the Public Sector Pension Investment Board (PSP Investments), where he led the Infrastructure group’s investments in the North American power and utilities sectors. In connection to this role, Patrick was a board member of FirstLight Power and H2OPower, TriSummit Utilities and Havfram Wind.

Craig Blackwood
Chief Financial Officer
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Craig Blackwood
Chief Financial Officer

Craig has over 25 years of experience in the energy industry. He joined Advantage Oil & Gas Ltd. in November 2004 progressing through positions of increasing responsibility from Director of Finance, Vice President, Finance to Chief Financial Officer. Craig has worked with Calpine Canada Natural Gas Company and Calpine Power Income Fund as Controller and Manager, Financial Reporting. He has worked in various financial roles with diverse experience throughout the resource sector. Craig is a graduate of Memorial University of Newfoundland with a Bachelor of Commerce degree and is a member of the Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA Canada), and the Chartered Professional Accountants of Alberta (CPA Alberta).

Jason Chadwick
Chief Commercial Officer
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Jason Chadwick
Chief Commercial Officer

Jason has 25 years of experience in the Western Canada’s upstream energy industry. Prior to joining Entropy, he served as Senior Vice President, Commercial for Modern Resources Inc., where he was responsible for all corporate commercial and business development functions.

During his tenure at Modern, the company experienced exponential growth from start-up to peak production of 23,000 boepd. Modern was a recognized industry-leader in methane abatement and other low emission technologies which gave Jason direct insight into Alberta’s carbon market. Modern was ultimately acquired by Tourmaline Oil Corp. in late 2020.

He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Calgary. Jason also spent time as a volunteer on the Fund Development Committee of the Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation.

Chris Hooper
Vice President, Capital Markets
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Chris Hooper
Vice President, Capital Markets

Chris has over 20 years of experience inthe energy sector with a focus on leadership, investment management and capitalallocation. Most recently he was the CIO of the Alberta IndigenousOpportunities Corporation (AIOC) where he led four transactions involving 27Indigenous Communities investing over $400 million into large-scale projects.Prior to AIOC Chris spent 14 years, most recently as a Managing Director, atAzimuth Capital Management, an energy sector private equity fund and 5 years atAIMCo in the private equity and infrastructure groups. He holds a Bachelor ofCommerce, with Distinction, from the University of Alberta School of Business,is a CFA Charterholder and holds the ICD.D designation. Chris is a member ofthe CFA Institute Standards of Practice Council, a global committee that helpsto develop and promulgate all the CFA Institute’s ethical standards, and a PastPresident of the Calgary CFA Society.

James Martin
Vice President, Engineering
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James Martin
Vice President, Engineering

James graduated from Queen’s University Applied Science in 1990. After 5 years in the Canadian Armed Forces, he began his career in Oil and Gas designing and building downhole tools. Moving to the E&P side in 2001, James has experience in all aspects of operations. He has served in many engineering and management roles for various companies in Calgary.

Erik Petursson
Vice President, Policy and Capital Markets
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Erik Petursson
Vice President, Policy and Capital Markets

Erik brings 18+ years of experience across the finance and commodities landscape with three mid-cap Canadian upstream producers (ARC Resources, Velvet and Spartan Delta); through roles in BD, Investor Relations, Risk Management and Marketing he has developed solutions and strategies, built strategic partnerships and successfully managed commodity price volatility and markets.  In a volunteer capacity, Erik also served as Chair of AthletesCAN – Canada’s national team athlete association – providing leadership and advocacy for equitable representation, funding and a responsible sport landscape.  He received a BSc in International Trade and Finance and an MBA from the E.J. Ourso College of Business at Louisiana State University.

Brent Allardyce
Chief Engineer
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Brent Allardyce
Chief Engineer

Brent began in the refrigeration industry in the mid 70’s and then spent several years at Petro-Canada in process and refrigeration before utilizing his experience to develop Startec Refrigeration into one of the premier refrigeration companies in Western Canada. He then started Thermocarb Engineering Ltd. which provides refrigeration and process engineering to all facets of refrigeration from gas processing to municipal arenas. Chief Engineer and General Manager of Startec Refrigeration for sixteen years, Brent designed and installed hundreds of refrigeration systems from small single stage reciprocating units to several thousand horsepower systems for large gas plants and meat packing installations. Together with Rick Bower he founded Allardyce Bower Consulting Inc (ABC) to utilize his knowledge and abilities to provide innovative solutions to energy projects. Brent now primarily concentrates his efforts on providing project management expertise to various clients. His commitment to leading quality projects had made him a pioneer in leading and organizing large scale projects from conception through to completion.

Gui Tremblay
Project Engineering Lead
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Gui Tremblay
Project Engineering Lead

Gui is a process engineer with a variety of EPCM experience in oil and gas industry from small facility retrofits to large green field projects. He holds a mechanical engineering degree from McGill and is a registered professional engineer in both Alberta and BC.

Geoff Keyser
Director, Development Engineering
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Geoff Keyser
Director, Development Engineering

Geoff Keyser is the Director of Development Engineering at Entropy Inc. & Director of Business Development at Advantage Energy and has 18+ years of experience in the oil and gas industry over a variety of engineering roles - most recently VP Engineering at Modern Resources. Previous to this he has held business development, reservoir, exploitation, completions and facility engineering roles at Painted Pony Energy, Cenovus, and EnCana. He is graduate of Mechanical Engineering from Queen’s University and a licensed member of APEGA.

Darren Tisdale
Director, Subsurface & Storage
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Darren Tisdale
Director, Subsurface & Storage

Darren is the Director of Subsurface and Storage at Entropy Inc. and has diverse range of experience over his 20+ years as a geologist. Darren is currently the Chief Geoscientist for Advantage Energy. Prior to his role here he was a founding member of Modern Resources, a focused Deep Basin producer where he was VP Geosciences. Before that Darren was core to the initial development of Painted Pony’s Montney Assets in NEBC leading to the corporate shift to a Montney focused company. Earlier experiences included a range of unconventional resource exploration and development and international base metal exploration. He received his BSc. in Geology from the University of Saskatchewan and is a registered professional Geologist with APEGA.

Jesse Neudorf
Manager, Operations
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Jesse Neudorf
Manager, Operations

Jesse has worked his entire 18 year career in the oil and gas sector focusing on front line operations including drilling, completions, facilities, and pipelines. He has held numerous operational roles with Whitecap Resources, Spry Energy, Petrus Resources, and Tamarack Valley Energy where he managed capital development and production in many areas throughout Alberta, British Columbia, and Saskatchewan. Jesse graduated in 2005 from the University of Saskatchewan with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering. He is a professional Engineer & registered member with APEGA.

Megan Borden
Manager, Sustainability Systems
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Megan Borden
Manager, Sustainability Systems

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Danielle Larsen
Manager, Development Engineering
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Danielle Larsen
Manager, Development Engineering

Danielle has over 11 years energy industry experience, spanning four provinces and a variety of conventional and unconventional reservoirs. For much of her career she managed waterflood assets prior to joining Advantage Energy & Entropy Inc. Danielle graduated from Dalhousie University with a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering following two years majoring in Science at the University of Victoria. She is a Professional Engineer & registered member with APEGA.

David Hills
Senior Geologist
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David Hills
Senior Geologist

David has20+ years of geological experience in the Canadian oil patch, specializing onDevonian and Mississippian Carbonate Systems.  David completed his B.Sc.in Geology and Oceanography from the University of Southampton, moving on tothe University of Alberta to gain an M.Sc. in Modern CarbonateSedimentology.   He has diverse experience in the Canadian oil patch,including writing and illustrating of exploration reviews for the CanadianDiscovery Digest, an area geologist of Swan Hills and Dunvegan, and ascarbonate sedimentology specialist for Devon Corporation.   David hasover nine years of CO2 enhanced oil recovery experience as seniorgeoscientist where he has helped implement the development of the CarbonCapture, Utilization and Sequestration program at Clive, Alberta.  Inaddition to his role as geoscientist and reservoir modeller, he has had a leadrole in the development of Monitoring, Measurement and Verification (MMV) plansand proposals.

Matt Ng
Investor Relations & Commercial, Senior Geophysicist
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Matt Ng
Investor Relations & Commercial, Senior Geophysicist

Matt is the Senior Geophysicist at Entropy Inc. and Advantage Energy. With over 12 years of technical experience in unconventional energy exploration and development in Alberta and British Columbia (B.C.) for Shell Canada, Painted Pony Energy and Advantage Energy, he has extensive work in studying microseismicity (fracture containment and interaction with natural fractures) due to hydraulic fracturing and injection. He has been a guest speaker at multiple technical conferences with a focus on induced seismicity, participated in the initial B.C. induced seismicity reporting standards and presented to the B.C. Hydraulic Fracturing Review Panel in 2018. Matt is very active in the technical community including his recent tenure as Chairman of the Canadian Society of Exploration Geophysicists Chief Geophysicist’s Forum. He received his BSc in Geophysics from the University of Calgary and is a registered professional Geoscientist with APEGA. Matt also has the role of Investor Relations & Commercial for Entropy Inc.

Jon Fleming
Investor Relations
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Jon Fleming
Investor Relations

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Sherwin Li
Manager, Corporate Planning & Development
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Sherwin Li
Manager, Corporate Planning & Development

Sherwin has over 10 years of experience. He received his BSc. In Petroleum Engineering from the University of Alberta, Masters of Business Administration from Ivey Business School at Western University and has earned the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation.

Jessica Fu
Corporate Planning & Development, Senior Analyst
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Jessica Fu
Corporate Planning & Development, Senior Analyst

Jessica has over 10 years of experience spanning corporate planning and development, capital markets, and public accounting. She received her Bachelor of Commerce in Finance from the University of Calgary and holds both the Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) and Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designations.

Abir Roy
Business Development Engineer
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Abir Roy
Business Development Engineer

Abir has over 14 years of diverse experience in the oil and gas industry including pipeline integrity, operations, production, reservoir and development engineering. Prior to transitioning to a business development role at Advantage Energy Ltd, Abir was the asset engineer for Advantage’s Glacier and Wembley assets for 2.5 years where he contributed significantly to Advantage’s continuous improvement in well performance via sophisticated data analytics based workflows. He was also responsible for overseeing performance and optimization of key water and acid gas disposal wells in the Glacier and Wembley areas. Prior to Advantage, Abir held various technical roles with Talisman Energy Inc. & Repsol Oil & Gas Canada Inc. in both conventional and unconventional oil and gas assets across Alberta, British Columbia and Saskatchewan. He has a Chemical Engineering degree from the University of British Columbia (Vancouver) and is a professional engineer registered with APEGA and the Society of Petroleum Engineers.

Jake Elliot
Financial Analyst
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Jake Elliot
Financial Analyst

Jake has 7 years of technical accounting & financial reporting experience with a focus on the energy industry. Prior to joining Advantage, Jake was a Manager in PricewaterhouseCooper’s audit practice where he served a variety of clients in upstream oil & gas, midstream oil & gas and integrated energy producers. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Dalhousie University and is a member of the Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada and the Chartered Professional Accountants of Alberta.

Neil Bokenfohr
Advantage Energy Ltd. - Advisor
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Neil Bokenfohr
Advantage Energy Ltd. - Advisor

Mr. Bokenfohr has over 30 years of oil and gas experience in petroleum exploration, development and operations. Mr. Bokenfohr has significant experience in all facets of the upstream Canadian oil and gas industry and has worked on international projects during his time with Talisman Energy. Mr. Bokenfohr has been with Advantage since 2006. Prior thereto, he was Vice President Exploitation and Operations of Ketch Resources Ltd. from 2005 to 2006; Vice President, Engineering of Bear Creek Energy Ltd. (and Crossfield Gas Corp. prior thereto) from 2002 to 2005; Director of Exploitation for Calpine Canada Natural Gas Company from December 2000 to March 2002. Mr. Bokenfohr received his BSc. in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Alberta in 1989 and is a registered professional engineer with APEGA.

John Quaife
Advantage Energy Ltd. - Advisor
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John Quaife
Advantage Energy Ltd. - Advisor

Mr. Quaife is Vice President of Finance of Advantage Energy and oversees the finance, treasury, accounting and tax functions. Mr. Quaife has over 20 years of energy industry experience with upstream and integrated energy producers, midstream companies and an accounting and audit firm. Mr. Quaife joined Advantage in 2008 as Manager of Taxation progressing through positions of increasing responsibility from Manager of Finance and Taxation, Controller and Director of Finance. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Calgary and is a member of the Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada and the Chartered Professional Accountants of Alberta.

David Sterna
Advantage Energy Ltd. - Advisor
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David Sterna
Advantage Energy Ltd. - Advisor

Mr. Sterna has over 25 years of experience in the energy industry specializing in the areas of commodity marketing, transportation and strategic planning. Mr. Sterna joined Advantage in 2018 and previously held a number of roles of increasing responsibility at other producers including Vice President, Commodities & Transportation at PennWest Exploration between 2008 and 2014, Vice President, Corporate Planning & Marketing at Canetic Resources between 2004 and 2008 and Director of Marketing at Calpine Canada between 2001 and 2004. Most recently, Mr. Sterna was Director, Strategy & Commercial at Progress Energy, a wholly owned subsidiary of Petroliam Nasional Berhad (PETRONAS), where he was responsible for developing strategies for the monetization of their Montney natural gas resource. Mr. Sterna has a Bachelor of Arts, Economics from the University of Manitoba and a Diploma of Arts in Business Administration from the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology.

Advisors

Dr. Raphael Idem
Advisor
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Dr. Raphael Idem
Advisor

Dr. Raphael Idem is a Professor of Industrial/Process Systems Engineering at the University of Regina. He started his research in industry. He is the founding director of CETRI which is acclaimed internationally in carbon capture, utilization & storage (CCUS). He is the Saskatchewan Power (SaskPower) Research Chair in Clean Energy (https://scerch.ca/). Dr. Idem is a Fellow of the International Association of Advanced Materials (FIAAM). He is an Adjunct Professor and Visiting Professor of international universities. He has a number of patented inventions and know-how in many CO2 capture and hydrogen production related processes, including high performance amine solvents/blends as well as the break-though, high performance catalyst-aided amine-based CO2 capture process. He has numerous publications and has presented papers as invited, keynote and plenary speaker on Clean Energy. He has served as guest editor for reputed journals and books. He is a member of the Editorial Board of a Current Chinese Science journal.

Dr. Paitoon Tontiwachwuthikul
Advisor
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Dr. Paitoon Tontiwachwuthikul
Advisor

Dr. Paitoon Tontiwachwuthikul (known as P.T.) is a key international researcher in the area of carbon capture and gas separation from industrial streams. He has provided technical advice to governments and industries nationally. He is currently Professor of Engineering at the University of Regina, where he is the co-founder of Clean Energy Technologies Research Institute (CETRi). Dr. PT has played a vital role in the establishment of Petroleum Technology Research Centre (PTRC). He also served as a guest editor of “IEA Weyburn-Midale CO2 Monitoring and Storage Project (the world largest CO2 for EOR and CCS program)” in International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control (IJGGC Elsevier). Dr. P.T. is currently a member of Editorial Board of IJGGC and Clean Energy Journal (Oxford Press). His citations are over 12,500 (with h-index of 60 and i10-index of 217).

His research works can be tracked at http://scholar.google.ca/citations?user=7sB0sckAAAAJ&hl=en

Teeradet Supap Phd, P.Chem.
Advisor
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Teeradet Supap Phd, P.Chem.
Advisor

·        Specialist in amine solvent degradation and prevention in carbon capture processes

·        15-year experience training students on various CO2 capture projects and in designing/executing CO2capture R&D experiments on amine solvent development and management

·        Co-inventor of 3 patents on amine solvent development for carbon capture process

·        Author/co-author of 4 book chapters, over 30 peer-reviewed journal papers

Narku-Tetteh Jessica, MASc, PEng.
Advisor
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Narku-Tetteh Jessica, MASc, PEng.
Advisor

· Six years of experience with process unitoperations and troubleshooting, laboratory management, research proposalwriting, research journal writing, conference presentations and research ideassharing 

· Over 12 publications in peer-reviewedjournals on carbon capture

· Over 12 presentations in internationalcarbon capture and storage conferences

· Management and supervision of carboncapture solvent development and solvent management