Chief Executive Officer of Kiwetinohk since the inception of Kiwetinohk Resources Corp., Pat Carlson, previously, co-founded and led four successful Alberta-based energy companies, each sponsored by ARC, including, most recently, Seven Generations Energy Ltd. (from which he retired as Chief Executive Officer in June 2017).
Pat holds a B.Sc. in chemical engineering from The University of Calgary. Pat’s experience in the energy industry is broad from conventional oil and gas, to heavy oil, to oil sands, to shale oil and gas. Pat has worked in most facets of engineering engagement by the petroleum industry: reservoir engineering including modeling, enhanced recovery, evaluations and mergers and acquisitions, drilling, completions and production.
Pat has received numerous professional and industry awards:
- Schulich School of Engineering, Distinguished Alumni Award for Leadership, 2019
- Canadian Petroleum Hall of Fame, Inductee, 2018
- Alberta Chamber of Resources, Resource Leadership Award, 2017
- Grande Prairie Chamber of Commerce, Business Citizen of the Year, 2016
- Schulich School of Engineering, Canadian Engineering Leadership Award, 2013
- Lloydminster Oilfield Technical Society, Oilman of the Year 2008
- Twice honoured by the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Awards, as a Regional sector finalist for North American Oil Sands and as Regional sector winner for Seven Generations Energy Ltd.
Pat has been active in professional organizations that enable their members to better serve the energy industry and society. Pat holds the ICD.D corporate director certification and currently serves as an executive on the Calgary Chapter of the Institute of Corporate Directors. Previously, Pat served on the advisory board of University of Calgary’s Schulich School of Engineering and he was co-founder of the Lloydminster and District Heavy Oil Section of the Petroleum Society of The Canadian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy which has since merged with the Dallas-based, Society of Petroleum Engineers.
Aside from his own companies Pat has been a director of several private companies.
A passionate environmentalist, Pat served as co-chairman of the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers’ Environmental Research Advisory Council, focusing on climate change in the early 1990s. More recently Pat and his wife, Connie, joined with the Pembina Institute to sponsor the Alberta Narratives Project (a climate change education and communication program for the Alberta public). The couple also have been major sponsors of the Alberta Water Portal (a website that provides the public with education, research and news about water).