As an industry expert with 30 years of experience at GLJ, Jodi has witnessed the company evolve from a small reserves evaluations provider to the strategic client partner that it is today. Under Jodi’s guidance as CEO, GLJ’s collective knowledge of subsurface and carbon capture technologies ensures its clients take the right next step toward viable long-term, sustainable solutions. Jodi believes in striking the right balance between meeting global energy demand, and accessibility, affordability, and environmental performance.
Jodi is dedicated to furthering the industry through education and has presented numerous workshops and courses throughout Canada, the United States, South America, and Europe. He is an active board member with the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), and Society of Petroleum Evaluations Engineers (SPEE) and participates in several other energy industry associations.
Jodi holds a M.Sc. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Calgary and holds a Professional Engineer designation in the province of Alberta.
CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER & EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT
As a leader with nearly 20 years of experience, Chad leads a team of geoscientists, engineers, and business professionals as GLJ’s Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer (COO). As COO, and with experience working for energy clients in Canada, the United States, South America, and Europe, Chad has expertise in providing best-in-class reservoir, and economic evaluations that can be relied upon for corporate assessments, regulatory filing purposes, bank financings, corporate transactions, mergers, acquisitions, and dispositions. As a key member of the executive team, Chad is responsible for operationalizing emerging opportunities such as new technologies and data science to help propel GLJ’s clients through the energy transition to meet demand.
Chad holds a B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Calgary and is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), and the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA).
Alan has 30 years experience as a finance executive with an extensive history in the energy industry. Alan is skilled in negotiation, minerals, and contract management. He also specializes in strategic management, budgeting, business risks, growth, and planning all with capable execution in mind. He adds Executive Vice President to his continuing roles as the Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Secretary of GLJ, overseeing the finance, accounting, business support, financial planning, financial analysis, and treasury functions. Alan is both a Chartered Professional Accountant and a Certified Financial Planner and holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Calgary.
Tracy joined GLJ in 2004 and has been responsible for leading a wide variety of public and private corporate reserves and resource evaluations, A&D transactions and financing support, reservoir and supply study projects and overseeing the standards, protocols and expert team regarding GLJ’s in situ bitumen evaluations. During her first several years at GLJ, Tracy was part of the Emerging Business Services Group. In this role, she assisted emerging public and private companies in the evaluation of their oil and gas properties to support growth and development, corporate needs, banking, and regulatory reporting requirements. She has been actively involved in thermal evaluations since 2011 and has hands on experience evaluating an extended list of producing, planned and conceptual in situ oil sands projects throughout Western Canada.
Gabriella has more than 20 years of experience in geological studies and evaluations of oil and gas fields and emerging energy resources such as Lithium. Prior to joining GLJ, Gabriella’s experience included employment with The Geological Survey of Canada and working as an exploration and development geologist for several oil and gas companies. In 2011, Gabriella joined GLJ as a Senior Geologist and later became the Manager of Geosciences. Gabriella has conducted and managed a wide variety of geoscience evaluations throughout Canada and around the world. Gabriella was instrumental in developing GLJ’s Indigenous commitment statement.
Suzy Chen is the Vice President of GLJ’s Integrated Studies team. With over twenty-eight years of experience in the energy industry, Suzy has worked with all types of oil and gas assets, with the focus on long-range field development planning, reservoir performance evaluations & optimization, implementation of new technologies, as well as integrated modeling & simulation. Suzy has worked on numerous waterflood & EOR projects for both conventional and unconventional reservoirs throughout her career with recent focus on energy transition and CCUS projects by providing comprehensive services and support in strategic planning, subsurface techno-economic evaluations, MMV and risk assessment.
Jonathan joined GLJ in 2008 and is responsible for public and private corporate reserve evaluations. Additionally, he supports with A&D transactions, regulatory filings, financing and reserve-based lending.
Jonathan is experienced with secondary and tertiary enhanced oil recovery schemes and has broad experience evaluating both conventional and unconventional reservoirs within the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin.
Leonard joined GLJ in 1993 and is principally responsible for international and Canadian frontier evaluations and reservoir studies. Since that time, he has evaluated reserves and resources in more than 40 countries. Leonard is a skilled provider of reserves and resource opinions, corporate evaluations, economic models, reservoir advisory services and resource supply studies and has developed and delivered training programs for reservoir evaluation teams. He has offered expert witness testimony on pipeline tolls, economic damages and land valuation. Leonard is also responsible for the firm’s commodity market analyses and price forecasting.
Trisha joined GLJ in 2004. Early in Trisha’s tenure at GLJ, she began to specialize in tight gas evaluations and resource studies throughout northeastern BC and northwestern Alberta, specifically the exploration and development plays of the Montney oil, gas and liquid rich gas pools. Since 2012, her scope has evolved to include international reservoir studies and evaluations, as well as Canadian heavy oil and in situ reservoir evaluations. In 2020, Trisha became the Senior Manager of Engineering. In this role, she has led multi-disciplinary teams while working with GLJ’s clients to elevate their businesses in many areas, such as integrated studies, prospect analysis, CCUS and EOR project and reserves evaluations. Trisha also teaches courses internally at GLJ and externally for industry, government and post-secondary institutions.
Patrick joined GLJ in 2003 and is responsible for international and Canadian frontier reserves, resources and economic evaluations. His experience also includes secondary and tertiary enhanced oil recovery schemes. Since joining GLJ’s international evaluations group, he has provided reserves and resources evaluations for oil and gas basins in more than 15 countries across the globe. Patrick is well versed in probabilistic and risk analysis, with significant experience in the evaluation of exploration prospects and associated portfolios.
Greg joined GLJ full-time in 2019 and brings more than 24 years of experience in upstream and midstream oil and gas. After coming on board as a consultant in 2016, Greg is now responsible for new product business development, both nationally and internationally. His extensive experience includes work in operations, projects and development in offshore and steam-assisted gravity drainage (SAGD). At GLJ, Greg brings a focus on strategy, development planning, acquisitions and divestitures and operational excellence.
Colleen Sherry is the current and inaugural Vice President, Sustainability & Emissions Management, at GLJ. Colleen supports GLJ’s expanding strategic advisory capacity in decarbonization, energy transition, ESG reporting, responsible production certification, and emerging technologies. Colleen is a sustainability, geotechnical and business strategy specialist with more than 25 years of operational and leadership experience, largely in the energy and natural resource extraction sectors. Her expertise has supported client sustainability strategy assessment and development in numerous jurisdictions worldwide.
Dr. Simpson joined GLJ in 2012 and has over 30 years of experience in the energy industry. Graham is responsible for the Geosciences department which works on a diverse range of international and domestic energy projects including oil and gas, carbon sequestration, geothermal and helium. Graham’s technical expertise is on evaluations of stratigraphically and structurally complex fields. In addition, Graham develops and presents courses on a variety of subjects for GLJ, universities and clients. These subjects include: geology and the energy industry for non-geologists, geology in reserves analysis, core interpretation workshops, prospect analysis – risk and uncertainty, integrating geology and engineering in reserves analysis and advanced geological training. Graham’s academic background is in aqueous geochemistry and acid gas and over the last five years has been heavily involved in carbon capture and sequestration modelling and evaluation.
Kelly joined GLJ in 2003, and has more than 19 years of experience in the energy industry. In oil and gas, he has extensive experience in reserves and resources appraisals and economic evaluations used in corporate governance, regulatory filings, disclosure, financing, and asset transactions. Kelly specializes in unconventional resources with a specific focus on the Montney. Recently, Kelly assisted our clients with CCUS/CCS reservoir screening studies and project proposals for carbon sequestration hubs.