Mr. Wright has been our President and Chief Executive Officer since May 9, 2011. Mr. Wright has more than 30 years experience in the oil and gas industry.
Prior to joining NuVista, Mr. Wright has held progressively more responsible roles both domestically and abroad with Talisman Energy Ltd., most recently as Senior Vice-President of Talisman’s North American Conventional Production Division which produced approximately one-half of Talisman’s North American production at the time. Prior to joining Talisman in 1995, Mr. Wright spent six years with Shell Canada Ltd. in various operations and business development roles.
Mr. Wright possesses both a Masters and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering (with great distinction) from the University of Saskatchewan, where he earned, among other awards, the Canadian Governor General’s Gold Medal for being the Outstanding University Post-Graduate for his pursuit in hydraulics and computer controls.
In addition, Mr. Wright serves on the Board of Governors for CAPP, the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers.