David Derkat, P. Eng., Chef Ingénieur Pétrolier

Responsibilities include providing a wide variety of petroleum engineering, reserves/resources evaluation, well testing and underground storage engineering and mining engineering consulting services to oil and gas companies, gas transmission companies, natural gas and liquids storage companies, banks, trusts and institutional investors. Manage evaluations/audits of oil and natural gas properties within the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin (WCSB) using a variety of engineering software and corporate methodology, and compliance to NI51-101 and COGEH standards. Manage the estimate of conventional and unconventional oil and natural gas reserves within the WCSB by volumetric, material balance, decline analysis, analog analysis, and by developing type curves. Manage corporate sensitivities, roll-ups of reconciliation of reserves, production and value. Manage reporting to Alberta Security Commission (ASC) reporting, filing and recommending. Manage corporate business development and commercial focus for clients in WCSB.

David Derkat


University of Alberta (Canada) 1999
Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering

Previous Positions

Razor Energy Corp.
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
[2016 to 2017]

Vice President, Engineering Led technical evaluation and business rationalization acquisition prospects. Built asset general operational strategy for future resource optimization and development.

Mechanized Energy Resources LTD.
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
[2014 to 2016]

Principle Built Montney team focusing on the Alberta fairway. Private equity marketing to firms in Canada and U.S.

Short Term/Contract
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
[2012 to 2014]

Director, Reservoir Engineering
Canadian Discovery Ltd.
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
[2013 to 2014]

Business Development Evaluations Engineer
Centrica/Direct Energy
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
[2012 to 2013]

Petroleum Engineer
Sproule International
Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Senior Reservoir Engineer
NEP Canada ULC
Calgary, Alberta, Canada

GLJ Petroleum Consultants
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
[2001 to 2011]

Senior Evaluations Engineer Performed resources and reserves studies in many areas such as Peace River Arch liquids rich Montney. North Central Alberta Kaybob - Notikewin, Gething, Nordegg and Bluesky. Viking Oil in Redwater and Bakken light oil in South Saskatchewan and Manitoba. Led yearly reserves and resource evaluations, development and capital planning with large and smaller clients such as Encana, Arc, Daylight/Sinopec, Westfire, Fairborn and Yoho. Managed a number of smaller companies with teams of 3 to 5 persons from inception to sale.

Diagnostic Engineering
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
[2000 to 2001]

Pressure Transient Analyst Conducted pressure transient build up analyses using Pan Software on approximately 300 oil and gas wells.

Northstar Drillstem Testers
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
[1999 to 2000]

Drillstem Tester Supervised and coordinated DST well tests with Drilling Rig.

Various Firms
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
[1993 to 1999]

Operator/Supervisor Well Testing, Fracturing, Cementing, Drilling, Coiled Tubing, Production Operations/testing.

Professional Registration and Societies

Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA)
Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE)