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Our Compass

Statement of Purpose

To be a progressive energy and solutions partner enriching lives for a sustainable future.

Among the largest natural gas resource owners in the country, PETRONAS Canada is well-positioned to provide global markets with clean and responsibly-developed Canadian energy while supporting local jobs, working with Indigenous communities and protecting the environment. We continue to be a leader in natural gas development and a progressive energy and solutions partner for a sustainable future.

Our Shared values

Values are the common thread that binds us and fosters mutual understanding and trust. They help us navigate our differences and work towards a common goal. The shared values we ascribe to are unique to the PETRONAS family of companies. They convey to our partners and stakeholders that we can be counted upon to deliver value in a responsible and sustainable manner.



Loyalty – Loyal to corporation

Loyalty denotes dedication and a willingness to give your best. In challenging times we need to persevere in order to turn the tide and achieve greatness. Loyalty also entails a commitment to shepherd and safeguard the organization well into the future, ensuring it will prosper for generations to come.


Integrity – Honest and upright

Integrity should never be compromised in the pursuit of business goals. We need to conduct all our actions transparently to garner trust from our stakeholders. A cornerstone of integrity is in diligently performing our duties and delivering on our promises. Creating an environment in which people feel free to pursue the organization’s goals without fear or favour demonstrates our commitment to integrity.


Professionalism – Strive for excellence

Professionalism requires us to strive for and take pride in delivering excellence and in taking ownership for continuous improvement. We must be willing and ready to embrace change and seize opportunities to elevate the organization’s performance to the next level.


Cohesiveness – United, trust and respect for each other

We will deliver superior value when we are united towards achieving a common goal. Teamwork and collaboration will flourish when we leverage each other’s strengths. Diversity in views and approaches is encouraged and respected and will support our culture. The organization truly thrives when we are bonded by the spirit of fellowship on our journey together.



We are a company that pursues excellence, values innovation and is ever-diligent about the safety of our people. Everyone who works on our sites is responsible for both their own safety, and the safety of those around them. And everyone who works for our company is expected to uphold the respect we have for the environment.

Our operating base is within the North Montney basin in northeast British Columbia. With a dominant land position in that resource-rich area, we are one of the largest natural gas resource owners in Canada. Together with our joint venture partners, we own more than 800,000 gross acres of mineral rights with 53 trillion cubic feet of reserves and contingent resources.

As the operator of a large joint venture in the North Montney, we are focused on developing the resource safely and responsibly.

  • The North Montney Joint Venture is between PETRONAS Canada, Brunei National Petroleum Company Sendirian Berhad (PetroleumBRUNEI), Indian Oil Corporation Ltd. (IndianOil) and China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation (Sinopec Corp). It has over 15,000 identified drilling locations.


The company’s latest LNG acquisition is a 25% interest in LNG Canada, which is located near Kitimat, British Columbia.

Construction has started on the project, which will include the design, construction and operation of a gas liquefaction plant and facilities for the storage and export of LNG, including marine facilities. The plant will initially consist of two LNG processing units, referred to as trains, with an option to expand the project in the future to four trains. The plant is expected to be completed in 2023. Once it’s operational, we will be supplying the plant with 500 million cubic feet of gas a day.

Joint venture partnership and ownership interest

  • PETRONAS - 25%
  • Shell Canada Energy - 40%
  • Mitsubishi Corporation - 15%
  • PetroChina - 15%
  • Korea Gas Corporation - 5%

PETRONAS is one of the largest LNG operators in the world.

We believe natural gas will play a vital role in the planet’s transition to a low carbon economy and that Canada can and should take a leadership position in reducing emissions globally.

Cleaner-burning natural gas derived from LNG can help to lower global greenhouse gas emissions when used to displace higher-emitting coal-fired electricity generation in China, India and Southeast Asia.

By 2040, about 1,500 megatonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent (MtCO2e) emissions could be eliminated every year if new power plants in China, India and Southeast Asia are fuelled by natural gas instead of coal.

That doesn’t mean we stop working hard to lower the carbon footprint from producing natural gas.

LNG Canada created this video as part of the celebrations held following the positive final investment decision on October 1, 2018. 3:00 minutes

PETRONAS is the first company in the world to create a floating LNG facility, which was completed in 2016. 4:20 minutes


Employees take to airwaves for fundraiser

Going the extra mile for causes that matter to them is something employees have been doing for years.

People in and around Fort St. John (FSJ) heard four of our employees on the radio earlier this month and it wasn’t for the launch of their debut single. These employees stepped up with their voices to encourage others in the community to donate to the FSJ Hospital Foundation’s annual “Have a Heart” Radiothon.

Organizers of the foundation’s 19th radiothon campaign had set a goal of raising $35,000 to fund the purchase of obstetric probes that will be use with the portable ultrasound machine in the birthing centre.

PETRONAS Canada, previously Progress Energy, has been a supporter of the FSJ Hospital Foundation for as long as we’ve been operating in the area. Since 2012, the company has donated more than $140,000 to the foundation helping ensure resources are available to purchase medical, diagnostic and surgical equipment for patients who rely on the hospital for care and treatment.

“This year, instead of simply writing a cheque, we thought we could encourage others to join us in supporting such a vital organization,” says Shannon Young, Director, External Affairs. “Four of our employees recorded brief messages that played several times on the local radio station leading up to the radiothon, explaining that PETRONAS Canada would match the first $10,000 raised.”

Between the amount raised by callers during the radiothon on June 17 and PETRONAS Canada’s match, the FSJ Hospital Foundation raised $46,000.

The FSJ Hospital Foundation is just one of the many charitable groups that PETRONAS Canada supports in the areas where we live and work. Employees are ardent supporters of charities and non-profits too. In fact, in addition to choosing to support charities through donations of time and money, every employee can request PETRONAS donate $250 to a charity that is important to them.

Standing up to hatred and racism and banding together through tragedy

I'm growing weary of reading headlines, where we learn of more heartbreaking acts of hatred, racism, and tragedy. I’m thinking about all our colleagues, and everyone around the world, who are part of the Islamic faith. The news out of London, Ontario is appalling and has left me exasperated. To target someone – and in this case a whole family – based on their religion is beyond comprehension. Despite what many want to believe, racism in Canada is still prevalent.

On behalf of the PETRONAS Canada Leadership Team, I want to reinforce that discrimination, racism and hate have no place in Canada. Last week I shared internally a message about the Kamloops Residential school tragedy. I wrote about the ccollective responsibility we have to access learning opportunities, to have challenging conversations with our friends and families, and to press forward in ensuring moments like this are not lost to time. The same holds true after this latest tragedy.

Last year I signed a statement issued by the Business Council of British Columbia that denounced the rise in racist attacks in B.C. during the pandemic. I recently saw a stat that indicated that more than half of Asian Canadians have experienced discrimination in the past year. The problem is not going away. We can – and must – do better individually and as a nation.

In my role as CEO I’ve had the opportunity to build relationships Muslim colleagues in Malaysia, here in Canada and around the world. Part of that includes learning about their culture, religion and belief systems. At the top of my learnings is that the Islamic faith is peaceful, compassionate and spiritual.

As we continue to face unprecedented challenges in Canada and around the world, I encourage people to find appropriate resources, like the ones below, to assist with struggles and understanding.

Mark Fitzgerald
PETRONAS Canada President and CEO

COVID-19 protection measures

May 2022 Update

PETRONAS Canada offices are now open for meetings

Due to the constantly-evolving nature of COVID-19, PETRONAS Canada has to adapt our approach to safe operations. To that end, we commit to making the best choice based on current data at any given time, which may result in changes. We appreciate your ongoing support in helping to maintain the health and safety of all workers and we will keep you updated as we continue to evaluate our position. Changes will be communicated via additional messaging and bulletins.

The PETRONAS Canada offices in Calgary, AB, and Fort St. John, B.C., are now open for outside meetings with PETRONAS staff. Prior to visiting our offices, guests are required to fill out a form to upload the results of a rapid antigen detection test (RADT) taken no more than 24 hours before their visit. RADTs are available in our offices to visitors who do not have access to them.

Guests visiting our Calgary office can fill out the form here: Calgary, AB Pronto Form

Guests visiting our Fort St. John office can fill out the form here: Fort St. John Pronto Form

Visitors with a positive test result or those experiencing symptoms are directed to please stay at home. We remain committed to keeping our workplaces safe and secure for our employees and guests.

Past Updates

March 2022 Update

Changes to PETRONAS Canada’s COVID-19 protocols

Due to the constantly-evolving nature of COVID-19, PETRONAS Canada has to adapt our approach to safe operations. To that end, we commit to making the best choice based on current data at any given time, which may result in changes. We appreciate your ongoing support in helping to maintain the health and safety of all workers and we will keep you updated as we continue to evaluate our position. Changes will be communicated via additional messaging and bulletins.

PETRONAS Canada has phased out some COVID-19 protocols that no longer provide the value they once did. Our risk-based plan to remove restrictions is possible because of our highly-vaccinated workforce and the current COVID-19 situation in Alberta and B.C. Effective March 1, 2022, PETRONAS Canada changed some of our COVID-19 protocols. In an effort to help vendors understand what is required to access PETRONAS Canada’s worksites, please note the following.

Requirements to access a PETRONAS Canada worksite:

  • Currently there are no changes to PETRONAS Canada’s Mandatory Vaccination Standard that was implemented on February 1, 2022.
  • All workers, visitors and vendors physically accessing a Company Worksite must be fully vaccinated as defined by health Canada.
  • Proof of vaccination is required (worksite medics or in the absence of a medic a PETRONAS Canada representations will review/scan vendor’s vaccine card - QR code).
    • In the Calgary office this will be done in room 1672. For the Fort St. John office: vendors may be asked for proof of vaccination by PETRONAS representatives, so it is important that they have that proof with them.
  • Day 1 negative Rapid Antigen Detection Testing (RADT). This is required on the first day of your shift at worksites or in office.
  • Daily health check. This is your daily self-assessment to ensure you are compliant with COVID-19 screening requirements and fit to attend a PECL worksite. If you have symptoms or are ill, isolate and immediately report this (even if minor) to your supervisor. Do this daily health check in your camp room or at home before you report to work.

No longer required:

  • Masking – Upon completing a risk assessment on our masking requirements we have determined that the risk of being unmasked is low for the majority of our vaccinated workforce. As a result, we changed our mandatory indoor masking protocol across all our PETRONAS Canada worksites including: our private camps, offices and field facilities.
    • If you are staying in an open camp, these can be considered public indoor spaces and thus subject to the province of B.C.’s current mask mandate.
    • If an open camp has a mandatory mask mandate - this is applicable to all guests including PETRONAS workers.
  • TempSafe (temperature checks).
  • Health Screening Questionnaires and Compliance Letters. As indicated above, the daily health check/daily self-assessment has replaced these administrative controls.

Our decision to adjust these protocols is based on risk analyses that considers our broad workforce. That said, not everyone’s comfort level and individual health-risk profile is the same, so it’s important you make decisions that are right for you. If you have health factors which may put you at risk of more serious symptoms, are more comfortable continuing to wear a mask, or doing more frequent rapid antigen detection tests, PETRONAS Canada will support you.

Our Pandemic Response and Crisis Management Teams will continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation and evaluate the remaining protocols we have in place. What will not change is our commitment to doing what we can to keep our workplaces as safe as possible based on the information available to us.

February 2022 Update

Effective immediately: mandatory vaccination for all PETRONAS Canada worksites

Due to the constantly-evolving nature of COVID-19, PETRONAS Canada has to adapt our approach to safe operations. To that end, we commit to making the best choice based on current data at any given time, which may result in changes. We appreciate your ongoing support in helping to maintain the health and safety of all workers and we will keep you updated as we continue to evaluate our position. Changes will be communicated via additional messaging and bulletins.

Beginning February 1, 2022, all PETRONAS Canada staff, contractors, vendors and visitors to our worksites (including our field operations and offices in Fort St. John and Calgary) are required to provide Proof of Vaccination demonstrating their Fully Vaccinated status.

What this means for you:

  1. The staff you send to our worksites must be able to provide Proof of Vaccination demonstrating they are Fully Vaccinated as a condition for site access.
    1. Fully Vaccinated means: An individual who has completed a series of COVID-19 Vaccines in accordance with Health Canada requirements.
    2. Proof of Vaccination means: A government-issued digital or paper record that confirms the vaccination status of a Worker or Visitor (e.g. QR code, vaccine passport or vaccine record) together with a piece of government-issued photo ID.
  2. To ensure your vaccine is on the approved list and that you will be considered compliant with PETRONAS Canada’s Vaccination Mandate Standard, please visit the Government of Canada’s Approved COVID-19 Vaccine webpage.
  3. Negative antigen tests will no longer be accepted as an alternative to Proof of Vaccination.
  4. These protocols, at all times, will be applied in accordance with the occupational health and safety, human rights, public health and privacy legislation of the applicable Province.

In addition to the abovementioned vaccination requirements, we are continuing on-site testing as an added layer of protection.

Continued testing:

  • In light of the Omicron variant, workers attending a company worksite on consecutive days must also complete a negative rapid antigen detection test every 72 hours throughout their shift.
    • Once every 24 hours if accessing the company’s Remote Operations Centre.

PETRONAS Canada’s top priorities are protecting the communities where we operate, our workforce and their families, the environment, and ensuring our safe and continued operation. As the COVID-19 situation in British Columbia and Alberta continues to change, we want to ensure we support respective health guidance as communicated by the Chief Medical Officer of Health in both provinces. Health authorities have been clear that a vaccinated population is our best line of defense against COVID-19.

We appreciate your ongoing support in helping to maintain the health and safety of all workers and we will keep you updated as we continue to evaluate our position.

Please contact with any additional questions or to obtain a copy of the current Vaccination Mandate Standard.

Please stay safe,

PETRONAS Canada's Pandemic Response Team

December 2021 Update

PETRONAS Energy Canada Ltd. to adopt mandatory vaccination standard

Our top priorities are protecting the communities where we operate, our workforce and their families, the environment, and ensuring our safe and continued operation. To that end, effective February 1, 2022, PETRONAS Canada will require all our workforce, including contractors and vendors attending a PETRONAS Canada worksite, to be fully vaccinated under our new Vaccination Mandate Standard.

As the COVID-19 situation in British Columbia and Alberta continues to change, we want to ensure we support respective health guidance as communicated by the Chief Medical Officer of Health in both provinces. Health authorities have been clear that a vaccinated population is our best line of defense against COVID-19.

Beginning on February 1, 2022, all PETRONAS Canada staff, contractors, vendors and visitors to our worksites (including our field operations and offices in Fort St. John and Calgary) will be required to produce a government-issued QR code to prove vaccination status. Verified exemptions will be considered for medical and religious reasons. Negative antigen tests will no longer be accepted in lieu of proof of vaccination.

Currently we are following guidance from the Government of Canada for acceptable vaccines. To ensure your vaccine is on the approved list and that you will be considered compliant with PETRONAS Canada’s Vaccination Mandate Standard, please visit the Government of Canada’s Approved COVID-19 Vaccine webpage.

PETRONAS Canada expects that all companies providing workers to a PETRONAS Canada worksite are diligently confirming their workers’ health and eligibility to access our worksites. Falsifying vaccination status and related information will result in disciplinary action up to and including termination of services.

We appreciate your ongoing support in helping to maintain the health and safety of all workers and we will keep you updated as we continue to evaluate our position.

Please contact with any questions.

Please stay safe,

PETRONAS Canada's Pandemic Response Team

October 2021 Update

Protecting Our Communities, Families, Workforce and Operations

At PETRONAS Canada we demonstrate our commitment to the communities where we operate through meaningful and concrete action. The steps we have already taken to adapt to the changing COVID situation, were taken to protect and mitigate risks to healthcare systems in Alberta and in particular northeast B.C. While these measures help to address the current situation, we will continue to monitor COVID and make further changes as required.

The situation in Alberta and British Columbia continues to evolve with government guidance adapting to COVID-19, helping to stop the spread. Cases continue to rise at our worksites and many of our PETRONAS Canada teams are working around the clock to help protect our workforce, friends and families, our communities and our operations.

While the rise in COVID-19 cases remains a concern, it has led to collaborative discussions and approaches around preventative health and safety measures. In addition to addressing the health risks at PETRONAS Canada’s worksites, we must remain vigilant to protect healthcare systems in Alberta and British Columbia so people who need medical assistance can access it when they need it most.

On September 15 the Government of Alberta declared a State of Public Health Emergency and implemented new public health restrictions in response to rising COVID-19 cases and the associated strain on the healthcare system.

In addition, the Chief Medical Officer of Northern Health in B.C. has informed us of their duty to protect the health and wellness of residents and visitors within Northern B.C. Without a clear understanding of the actual and ongoing vaccination rates of workforce populations, they are unable to accurately estimate the risk to public health and apply appropriate mitigations.

As such, and in addition to the protocols announced previously around mandatory masking in our offices, camps and worksites, in both Calgary and British Columbia, PETRONAS Canada has rolled out the following additional requirements for all of our workforce, including contractors, effective September 27.

For our workforce in the field and in the office:

  • A completed PETRONAS clearance letter must be presented upon arrival to the worksite. This clearance letter confirms that the worker has passed their Health Screening Questionnaire and identifies whether the worker needs to complete rapid antigen testing to access the worksite.
    • Where individuals are not fully vaccinated against COVID-19, rapid antigen testing (negative result) is required prior to accessing a PETRONAS worksite and at regular intervals during the work shift to be completed at a location provided by PETRONAS.
    • Workers participating in the rapid antigen testing program must coordinate pre site-access tests.
  • Subsequent rapid antigen testing completed during the work shift will be done twice per week, every four days by the site Medic.
  • Providers that do not meet the requirements of a clearance letter or rapid antigen testing protocol will not be permitted on PETRONAS’ worksites.

PETRONAS Canada expects that all workers reporting to a PETRONAS Canada worksite are diligently confirming their health and access eligibility. Falsifying worker vaccination status or COVID-19 testing information will result in disciplinary action which may include, but not be limited to, termination for cause/default.

Please contact us by phone or email with any questions.

Our response to COVID-19


As a provider of an essential product, we are committed to maintaining safe operations to provide uninterrupted access to the energy that fuels our daily lives.

Our pandemic response team has been monitoring the COVID-19 situation with the safety of our workforce, the communities where we operate and our operations front of mind. Starting in April, 2022, PETRONAS Canada will begin welcoming our staff back to our offices using a phased approach. We will continue to monitor our work environment and local health authority guidance and take necessary precautions if required.

PETRONAS Canada has also approved guidelines to allow for workplace flexibility for both informal and more-structured working arrangements. These varying arrangements strengthen important elements of our corporate culture, including reinforcing trust and the empowerment or our workforce.

December 2021 Update

Mental Health

As we head into 2022, the world continues to face uncertainties associated with COVID-19. These challenging times can take a toll on our physical and mental health and well-being, and, in turn, impact how we show up to work every day. PETRONAS Canada continues to encourage all members of our workforce to look out for one another, maintain a work-life balance, and access the variety of well-being resources and supports available through the company, including our well-being hub and the Employee Family Assistance Program.

Physical Health

Effective February 1, 2022, PETRONAS Canada, with the support of our Board of Directors and the Leadership Team, will be implementing a COVID-19 Vaccination Mandate Standard which will apply to anyone accessing a PETRONAS Canada worksite (including our offices, camps and field sites). Contractors and vendors can view the more detailed bulletin here.

Despite the rapid testing protocols we have in place, we continue to have a number of confirmed positive cases amongst our workforce, particularly in the field – that puts our people, the communities where we operate, and the company at risk as well as adding strain to already stretched public healthcare systems.

Based on the scientific information from the various levels of public health authorities in Canada and from around the world, being fully vaccinated is the most effective way to reduce severe outcomes due to COVID-19 and help mitigate the associated pressure on healthcare systems.

In addition to mandatory vaccination of all staff, the following site controls will still be in place:

  • Corporate implemented COVID-19 Safety Plan in adherence to WorksafeBC guidelines
  • Staff and Consultant Health Screening Questionnaires for: pre-travel, on-site and office access requests
  • Case Management, escalation and response procedures, including Company or Contractor Transportation Plans
  • Mandated mask use on all sites, camps and office locations
  • Adherence to physical distancing guidelines of at least two metres at our operations and in our corporate office
  • Full-time Pandemic Response Team (PRT) managing a COVID-19 hotline accessible 24/7 for field leaders to quickly inform the PRT if someone on their site, or project, is presenting symptoms of COVID-19
  • Leadership supported culture to empower the reporting of any person feeling unwell. Which supports active case management to ensure the prevention of potential workplace transmission or outbreaks

Past Updates

May 2021


At PETRONAS Canada, we want our employees to be as physically, mentally and emotionally healthy as possible. As our workforce continues to face isolation to help protect physical health, it is important that we monitor our mental health and the mental health of those around us. Stress can manifest in different ways for different people: feeling distracted, forgetting common tasks or even trouble sleeping, could be early indicators of mental health struggles.


Since March 2020, we have encouraged our employees and contractors to work remotely, wherever possible, while continuing to maintain our operations. As the COVID situation evolves, so does our approach to office access in Calgary and Fort St. John. Our offices will not re-open on wide-scale until it is safe to do so.

Some current, but not limited to, controls active on our sites:

  • Corporate implemented COVID-19 Safety Plan in adherence to WorksafeBC guidelines
  • Staff and Consultant Health Screening Questionnaires for: pre-travel, on-site and office access requests
  • Contractor required COVID-19 Compliance Letters
  • Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) Rapid Testing – Workplace Screening
  • Case Management, escalation and response procedures, including Company or Contractor Transportation Plans
  • Mandated mask use on all sites, camps and office locations
  • Adherence to physical distancing guidelines of at least two metres at our operations and in our corporate office
  • Full-time Pandemic Response Team (PRT) managing a COVID-19 hotline accessible 24/7 for field leaders to quickly inform the PRT if someone on their site, or project, is presenting symptoms of COVID-19
  • Leadership supported culture to empower the reporting of any person feeling unwell. Which supports active case management to ensure the prevention of potential workplace transmission or outbreaks

The overall healthy well-being of PETRONAS Canada’s workers is core to how we operate, through education and awareness we can help to ensure both mental and physical health. It is important that all of our workforce feels empowered and comfortable to self-disclose symptoms to leaders so we are able to track and provide support for impacted workers and help stop the spread.

Summer 2020

We are now finalizing our return to office plan. Taking a phased and measured approach, we are working toward reopening our Calgary and Fort St. John offices in September at reduced staffing levels. We will manage this first phase carefully and only increase the number of staff at our offices over the following months if it appears prudent to do so.

Please note our offices will remain closed to visitors at this time.

The following measures to reduce the potential for COVID-19 exposure will remain in place at all worksites, as applicable:

  • Mandatory health screening for all staff before each shift, including temperature checks at some locations
  • Physical distancing protocols and the use of non-surgical masks in situations where physical distancing protocols cannot be followed
  • Increased cleaning and disinfecting protocols

The well-being of our staff and their families, and the communities where we live and work, remains our highest priority. In that regard, our return to office plan is being structured around a variety of factors including physical safety protocols and mental health considerations and is subject to change.

April 2020

At this time we are continuing with our 2020 capital activity, however, we are doing so with an abundance of caution across each operation.


  • Activated our crisis management, pandemic response and business continuity plans.
    • The teams formed under these plans meet regularly to assess workplace conditions alongside the latest information and guidance from authorities, and adjust our operating protocols as required to manage worker safety and business continuity
  • Directed all PETRONAS employees and contractors to follow social distancing recommendations and conduct meetings as much as possible over the phone rather than in person
  • Directed our office staff in both Calgary and Fort St. John to work from home; both offices closed on March 23 until further notice
  • Banned business travel, except for business-critical purposes within Canada
  • Continued reinforcement of the federal and provincial governments’ directives to stay at home as much as possible
  • Provided our staff with the time they need to adjust to school and daycare closures


  • Suspended all non-critical work at our field locations
  • Increased the use of charter flights and passenger vehicles to further minimize exposure to others
  • Established camp response guidelines and procedures for employees and third-party contractors to protect our staff and the community. Aligned with the B.C. Ministry of Health Guidelines for Industrial Camps, these minimum standards focus on prevention, response and assurance:
    • Strict procedures to minimize contact with others including transport to and from the home towns of our staff
    • Increased cleaning and disinfecting measures
    • Mandatory health screening for all workers before each shift
    • Providing onsite medics at each camp, who evaluate health screening questionnaires and perform temperature checks prior to camp check-in among other duties. Medics will also provide support for case management if required.
    • Use of the HealthLinkBC self-assessment tool if symptoms are present to determine if further testing, self-isolation (at camp or at home) under the HealthLinkBC self-isolation guidelines, or emergency transportation to a hospital by air ambulance is required
  • Redeployed staff and added additional resources to ensure these guidelines and procedures are followed by every camp we are using, and to assess whether the multiple distancing, cleaning and health assessment measures in place meet the intent of the requirements
  • Requirement of contractors and vendors to assess the health of their staff and have a plan to immediately isolate workers from others, including the community, if they have symptoms

March 2020

While we are continuing to responsibly develop our resource, we are using an abundance of caution across our operations.

We have:

  • Dedicated Pandemic Response and Crisis Management teams in place
  • Directed our office staff in both Calgary and Fort St John to work from home, and will be closing both offices on March 23 until further notice.
  • Decided to postpone operations activities that bring groups together, which has delayed the drilling of one of our wells
  • Provided employees additional flex days to make any personal arrangements, such as childcare, and encouraged employees to use the mental health tools within our employee and family assistance program during this uncertain time
  • Restricted business travel to within Canada and for business critical purposes only

Other preventive measures include:

  • Increased cleaning and sanitation measures at our camps – Altares, Caribou and Camp 132
  • Instituting a mandatory health screening questionnaire for all field-based staff staying at the three camps, which must be completed before each shift and have secured medics to be on-site at the camps at all times
  • Reinforcing the Prime Minister’s directive to stay at home as much as possible

FRAUD ALERT: employment offers, requests for services, material, equipment

We have received reports of individuals and organizations falsely representing PETRONAS Canada and its affiliates. Please note that these communications are fraudulent. They do not originate from PETRONAS Canada nor are they associated with our recruitment or supply chain management process.


PETRONAS Canada does not send out unsolicited requests for personal information or request financial investment or payment from applicants at any point in the recruitment process. PETRONAS also does not communicate with candidates via WhatsApp or any other messaging app including messaging services available through social media. All candidates who are successful in gaining an offer of employment from PETRONAS Canada, whether directly or indirectly, are always required to go through a formal recruitment process with formal communication channels. All authentic job openings will always be posted on our website.

Supply Chain Management

While vendors and third-party contractors may receive messages from PETRONAS Canada representatives, please exercise due diligence to verify authenticity. If there is any question around the origin of a message appearing to be on behalf of PETRONAS Canada, we advise you to reach out to

If you cannot verify the legitimacy of a message claiming to have originated from PETRONAS Canada, we recommend you do not respond to the fraudulent party and that you report the matter to the appropriate law enforcement agency as well as notifying us via email at: We sincerely regret any inconvenience caused by these individuals and organizations. PETRONAS Canada has contacted law enforcement agencies regarding these activities and take them seriously.

Our continued commitment to the community during crisis

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, charitable organizations have been deeply impacted.

This year, given the immediate, rising community needs, we donated $50,000, each, to the United Way of Northern BC and to the United Way of Calgary and Area to support their COVID-19 relief and response activities.

To support critical, life-saving work, we donated $20,000 to the Fort St. John Hospital Foundation and also provided the funds needed to professionally outfit nurses with personal protective equipment, such as masks and face shields, through Brogan Safety Supply, a local company.

In addition to medical concerns, many in the community are finding it difficult to put food on the table. As a result, we looked for ways to enable communities to focus on staying home and staying healthy. To the Calgary Food Bank, we provided $10,000 for items they feel are most needed. To the Silver Willows Court seniors’ residence in Hudson Hope, we provided funds to build a planter where residents can get outdoors and grow vegetables. To Abbeyfield seniors’ residence in Fort St. John we provided funds to buy meat from a local butcher. To Fort St. John’s Better at Home program, we covered the cost of 400 hot meals for seniors prepared by a local catering company.

As the COVID-19 situation evolves, we will continue to work with our community partners – which includes consulting with the First Nations communities closest to our operations – to identify what meaningful support they may need to lessen the negative effects of this pandemic.

Eliminating 99 percent of well pad methane emissions

With the British Columbia hydro power grid more than 100 kilometres from where we explore for and produce natural gas, generating the electricity we need, day and night, at our well pads across northeastern B.C. and minimizing emissions can be a challenge.

We’re always exploring ways to adapt our existing practices to lessen our impact on air, land, water and wildlife. Over the past decade, we’ve made substantial strides to reduce the carbon footprint at our well pads – the most significant of which has been integrating the use of solar panels to offset some of our power needs.

While we’ve had great success harnessing energy from the sun, we haven’t been able to generate enough electricity from solar panels alone to run all of our equipment at isolated and remote locations. For these sites, the best option to drive pneumatic instruments and pumps was to use natural gas we produce on-site.

Although pressurized natural gas has enabled safe and reliable operation of pneumatic devices at remote well sites for decades, the natural gas used by the pneumatic system is primarily methane and is vented to the atmosphere. Pneumatic venting is responsible for almost 50 percent of our methane emissions and seven percent of our overall greenhouse gas (GHG) footprint (on a CO2 equivalent basis).

In our quest to achieve meaningful reductions in GHG emissions we accelerated the development of technology that eliminates pneumatic venting. Our engineering team worked closely with a Canadian technology company to install and test a 20-kilowatt power generation and air compression system at remote well sites.

The system is beneficial in two ways: first, it prioritizes solar power over natural gas generators to compress instrument air (in place of methane) to drive pneumatic devices; and second, when there are periods of insufficient solar energy, our natural gas generator takes over to ensure an uninterrupted power for the entire well site. Now, emissions only occur for short durations during the winter when the generator needs to supplement the power at site.

With testing complete, we are incorporating this new power system into all of our new well pad designs. By doing so, we expect to prevent approximately 1,600 tonnes of CO2e per pad per year, which represents 99 percent of all GHG emissions from our traditional well pad, from entering the atmosphere – that’s roughly equal to the emissions produced by 350 gasoline-powered cars.

This new system allows us to tackle our largest methane emissions source and achieve meaningful GHG emission reductions. Over the next few years, we will investigate opportunities to retrofit existing well pads with this new power system as a way to further reduce our GHG footprint.

We believe that we can accelerate finding solutions to the environmental challenges we face as an industry when we commit to working together, which is why we are sharing learnings like this with other producers in forums such as the Natural Gas Innovation Fund.

Generating our own power with a focus on lowering emissions

Operating a natural gas processing plant requires a considerable amount of power – much more power than we’ve been able to harness from the sun using solar panels or fuel cell technology.

As part of our commitment to responsible development, the bright minds of our scientific and mechanical staff designed a solution that not only meets the power needs of our phased growth in the Town Area, but also uses technology that reduces the amount of greenhouse gas emissions from our typical plant design.

An easy solution would have been to connect to the British Columbia power grid since the vast majority of the province’s power is created using hydroelectric generation but, given that it’s more than 100 kilometres away from our operations, that’s not possible at this time. The option that made the most sense economically and helps us achieve the lowest carbon footprint, was to build a co-generation plant, on site.

A co-generation power plant produces electricity using natural gas turbines, while simultaneously capturing and repurposing the waste heat from the turbine’s exhaust. The exhaust heat recovery modules redirect the residual heat to the heating needs of the facility without the need to install additional natural gas-fired boiler equipment. The net effect is that we burn less natural gas then we typically would to create the same amount of energy.

We anticipate this new design, with a total of three turbines, will generate between 33 and 38 megawatts when it’s fully operational (enough power for 3,800 homes) and represents an emissions reduction of approximately 30 percent over our typical plant design.

2020 BC Winter Games

From February 20-23, more than 1,000 athletes, 1,800 volunteers, numerous local businesses, and local First Nation representatives came together to participate in the BC Winter Games – hosted for the first time in 35 years in Fort St. John.

PETRONAS salutes everyone involved in this tremendous show of skill and sportsmanship.

Randy Sather Photo of Randy Sather, Manager Operations Base Business handing out medals at the Rhythmic Gymnastics competition. PETRONAS had two Operations managers, Randy Sather, Manager Operations Base Business and Jon Jung, Manager Integrated Operations handing out medals at the ceremonies.
Alysia Rissling PETRONAS Canada and the Winter Games organizers have jointly made it possible for Olympic bobsleigh athlete Alysia Rissling to attend. Alysia was on hand to meet, encourage, and inspire the 1,000 plus athletes performing in the games. Folks in FSJ may know Alysia from the great work she has done and continues to do as part of the Classroom Champions program.

Celebrating another First Nation road grader agreement

Extreme cold, heavy rainfall and heavy equipment take a real toll on the vast network of roads that lead to our facilities in northeast British Columbia. Keeping these unpaved roads free of axel-breaking potholes and snow is a year-round activity.

As part of an ongoing effort to support local First Nation businesses, PETRONAS has signed road maintenance agreements with two First Nation businesses, with the second one happening in late 2019 with Tall Ten Resources Ltd. By providing road maintenance work guarantees, these companies are able to borrow the capital needed to buy a grader.

The idea for this kind of agreement came from our Road Maintenance team. It creates steady, year-round work that’s critical to the safety of our operators, who travel thousands of kilometres across our operations each year. Another advantage, is that this network of roads is divided into areas that create natural boundaries, which means we can more easily have multiple companies doing our road maintenance work.

Tall Ten's New Grader October, 2019: Celebrating Tall Ten’s new grader, from left: Jennifer Roe from PETRONAS; Ron Apsassin, Jason Steiner, and Guy Sabourin from Tall Ten; and Liz Hannah, Nicole Deyell, Del James, Lloyd Hayden also from PETRONAS.
Tall Ten's New Grader August, 2018: Celebrating Top Notch Oilfield Contracting Ltd.’s new grader, from left: PETRONAS' Jennifer Roe; owners of Top Notch, Boomer Desjarlais & Judy Desjarlais; and PETRONAS' Lloyd Hayden. Top Notch’s experience working with us has paved the way for them to successfully pick up additional road maintenance work with other companies in the area.

Helping sustain strong, vibrant communities with Classroom Champions

Nothing quite beats the feeling of seeing young people connect with and learn valuable life lessons from their idols.

In 2018 we began a five-year commitment to provide mentorship opportunities to almost 500 students in Fort St. John and the surrounding area when we partnered with Classroom Champions, an international organization that connects world-class athletes with classrooms of students eager to learn through interactive activities led by inspiring role models. The athlete mentors inspire students in various grades and schools through monthly video lessons, live video chats and in-class visits, and help build skills in perseverance, effective goal setting, and positive leadership and in embracing diversity. We have grown our participation over the past two years from five classes to 15 in Fort St. John and an additional two classes in Hudson’s Hope.

Building on the success of the Classroom Champions program, we are thrilled to sponsor an entire school in Fort St. John and start our support of the program in Hudson’s Hope in the 2019-2020 school year. We are especially pleased to continue our association with athlete mentors Alysia Rissling and Mirela Rahneva.

Mirela Rahneva 2018-2019 school year: Olympic skeleton athlete Mirela Rahneva, or Mimi, as she’s known to the students in Grades 2 through 6, participated in the Classroom Champions program in Fort St. John. She immigrated to Canada from Bulgaria at age 10 and played sports as a means of making friends and learning English. Mimi earned a bronze medal at the Lake Placid World Cup, a gold medal at the St. Moritz World Cup, and represented Canada at the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang.
Alysia Rissling 2017-2018 school year: Olympic bobsleigh athlete and World Cup bronze medalist Alysia Rissling makes a strong impression with students participating in the Classroom Champions program in Fort St. John. Alysia represented Canada at the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, worked with students in Grades 2, 3, 5 and 6.

Connecting with our communities

Contributing to the communities where we live and work is an important part of giving back at PETRONAS Canada. Our staff members have a strong volunteer spirit, getting involved in a variety of ways from delivering hampers to First Nation elders, to serving supper to seniors in Fort St. John, picking up garbage, judging science fair submissions, and even planting vegetables


The time that our 35 staff members who work in and around our Fort St. John office spent volunteering on behalf of PETRONAS in 2019 in the local and First Nation communities where we operate.


The amount of food collected by staff for the Veterans’ Food Bank in Calgary in 2019.


The total number of bags of garbage picked up from the roadside clean up in Fort St. John and the river clean up in Calgary

Providing a helping hand

Melanie Vogel and Malo Melanie Vogel and her canine companion, Malo, on their trek across Canada.

Photo courtesy of Melanie Vogel

When some of our operators spotted Melanie Vogel’s temporary camp near one of our work sites in early December, they stopped by to check on her to ensure she was okay given the plummeting temperatures.

The avid hiker from Germany took up their offer of food and shelter at one of our nearby camps. While Melanie and her dog, Malo, rested up and waited out the worst of the weather, our staff repaired a wheel on Melanie’s wagon, provided her with glove warmers and a tire patch kit for her wagon in case of further tire trouble, and new dog boots for Malo.

You may have heard of Melanie and Malo – they’ve been walking across Canada along the Great Trail (formerly known as the Trans Canada Trail) since June of 2017. We wish them both all the very best in their trek as well as successful arrivals in Tuktoyaktuk, Northwest Territories and Victoria, BC, which mark the destination points of her ocean to ocean to ocean adventure that began in Cape Speare, Newfoundland. The Great Trail runs about 24,000 kilometres across Canada’s 13 provinces and territories.

Bringing world-class speakers to Calgary: Third annual PETRONAS International Energy Speaker Series a huge success

Since 2017, we have partnered with the Haskayne School of Business at the University of Calgary to host the annual PETRONAS International Energy Speaker Series, where world-renowned energy experts are invited to discuss key issues facing the global energy landscape. “This partnership is a great fit for us,” says Mark Fitzgerald, CEO of PETRONAS Canada. “We’re a company that values diversity of thought and believes it makes a business stronger. We’re thrilled at the caliber of speakers we’ve been able to attract. They truly are world class.”

Hosted as a luncheon, the event attracts approximately 600 business leaders from the Calgary community and includes MBA students from the Haskayne School of Business.


Retired Dutch politician and former Executive Director of the International Energy Agency, Maria van der Hoeven, spoke to a sell-out crowd. She has repeatedly emphasized the close link between climate and energy policy and has initiated discussions between policy makers and industry representatives on the impact of climate change on energy security. Maria gave a thought-provoking presentation on the current state of global natural gas markets and the future of Canada’s LNG on the world stage.


Harry Tchilinguirian, Global Head of Commodity Markets Strategy and Senior Oil Market Strategist at BNP Paribas, one of the world’s largest banks, spoke as a recognized authority on the state of oil and energy commodity markets and a frequent commentator on Bloomberg and CNBC. Harry provided his assessment of geopolitical climates and international markets, where they are now and where they’re headed.


The first year of the series featured inaugural speaker Ernest Moniz, former U.S. President Barack Obama’s Secretary of Energy. Ernest provided a provocative and thoughtful look at energy security, climate change and the need for innovation in the energy industry.

Acknowledging Past President Mike Culbert’s Distinguished Business Leader Award

In the fall of 2019, Mike Culbert received the Distinguished Business Leader Award from the University of Calgary’s Haskayne School of Business and the Calgary Chamber of Commerce for his 35 years of ethical leadership. The award recognizes individuals for their outstanding personal and professional achievements, commitment to the community and business acumen.

For us, Mike’s most notable accomplishment in his long and distinguished career is his role as one of three founding partners of Progress Energy, our predecessor company, and his long-term leadership from 2004 to 2016 as President & CEO of our company. Afterward he served as Vice Chairman of the Board until March 31, 2020. Congratulations, Mike!


Logo History

Our company has transformed from a junior exploration company in 2001 to being one of the largest natural gas resource owners in Canada. We stand proudly under the PETRONAS global umbrella as PETRONAS Canada.


Progress Energy created; operates under the PRQ ticker symbol.


Amasses strong contiguous land position in northeast British Columbia; assets acquired from Calpine Corporation, Cequel Energy, BG and Suncor Energy.


Establishes a 50/50 agreement with PETRONAS to form the North Montney Joint Venture as well as an LNG Export Joint Venture later known as Pacific NorthWest LNG (PNW LNG).


Progress purchased outright by PETRONAS.


Reaches appraisal goal of 15 trillion cubic feet of natural gas reserves - enough to supply two billion cubic feet per day to PNW LNG for 25 years. PNW LNG makes a final investment decision conditional to:

  • Approval of the Project Development Agreement by the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia (subsequently granted in July 2015)
  • A positive regulatory decision on the company's environmental assessment by the government of Canada (subsequent decision in Sept. 2016 has 190 conditions)

PETRONAS announces that PNW LNG will not proceed as previously planned following a careful and total review of the project amid changes in market conditions.


Secures significant transportation commitments to obtain egress from northeast British Columbia:

  • 700 Mcf of capacity on Nova Gas Transmission Ltd.'s North Montney Mainline Extension, getting the company into the largest gas market and transportation systems in North America, starting in 2019
  • 475 Mcf per day of firm transportation delivery service at Empress for approximately 25 years starting in 2020, providing access to Eastern Canada, and the Midwest and Northeast U.S. markets

Determines total reserves and contingent resources to be more than 60 trillion cubic feet in the North Montney.

Acquires 25% interest in LNG Canada, located near Kitimat, British Columbia. The plant, initially consisting of two trains, is expected to be operational in 2023.

Progress Energy becomes PETRONAS Energy Canada Ltd. on November 22.



Adif Zulkifli, Chair

Adif Zulkifli is the Executive Vice President & CEO of PETRONAS' Upstream Business. Leading up to his appointment, he was the Executive Vice President & CEO of the Gas & New Energy Business, where he was responsible for the company's Midstream Gas Assets, LNG Marketing and New Energy.

Having joined PETRONAS in 1993 as a reservoir engineer, Adif has worked in various areas in the company including reservoir engineering, strategic planning, business development and petroleum economics. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Petroleum Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines and an MBA from Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University.

He has also previously held the role as the Senior Vice President of Development & Production, Upstream Business overseeing Upstream development projects and operations worldwide. Prior to that, he was the Senior Vice President of Corporate Strategy, responsible for shaping and steering PETRONAS' long term strategic direction, including leading Mergers & Acquisitions, change management and strategic industry research.

Don F. Archibald

Don is an Independent businessman and President of Cypress Energy Corp., a private investment company. Previously, Mr. Archibald held a variety of senior roles with Cyries Energy Ltd., including Chairman and Chief Executive Officer and was the President and Chief Executive Officer of both Cequel Energy Ltd. and Cypress Energy Inc. Mr. Archibald has extensive knowledge and experience as a leader in the public oil and gas industry and financial services. Mr. Archibald also serves on the Board of Directors of Panorama Mountain Resort, Serafina Energy Ltd., Spartan Delta Energy Corp., Palisade Capital Corp., Willow Biosciences, WinSport and Palisade Capital Corp. Mr. Archibald holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Western Ontario and a Bachelor of Commerce degree (with distinction) from the University of Alberta.

Judy Fairburn

Judy is Co-CEO and Co-founder of The51 - a financial platform and venture fund for investors, entrepreneurs and those who aspire to be, putting female-led capital to work in innovative female-led startups. She also co-founded cleantech/digital funds and alliances including Evok Innovations, CRIN and COSIA. Judy served on the federal Resources of the Future Economic Strategy Table and was Board Chair of Alberta Innovates - an Alberta government agency that supports and funds innovators across key sectors. She was also the first Chief Digital Officer and EVP of Business Innovation at a Canadian oil and natural gas company. Judy brings more than 35 years of industry experience, including natural gas operations, government policy and ESG depth to the PETRONAS Canada Board. Judy has Master's degrees in both Chemical Engineering and Business Administration; is a Canadian Academy of Engineering Fellow; and was the recipient of the 2020 Calgary Influential Women in Business Lifetime Achievement Award. She is also a board member at MEG Energy, Tundra Oil & Gas, VEERUM, Business Council of Alberta, and Calgary Economic Development, and was granted the designation ICD.D from the Institute of Corporate Directors.

Mark Fitzgerald

Mark was appointed Vice President, International Assets for PETRONAS in March, 2022. Prior to that, he held the position of President and CEO of PETRONAS Canada since November 2016. Previously, he held the role of Senior Vice President, Production & Development. He has more than 30 years of experience in the oil and gas industry, and has held senior executive roles in production, development, operations, strategy and corporate development. His background includes time with large, integrated producers across North America as well as the junior oil and gas sector in western Canada. Mark is a previous Chairman of the Board of Governors at the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (“CAPP”) and past member of the Board of Directors at the Shock Trauma Air Rescue Service (“STARS”). He is also a founding Board member for Classroom Champions, and previously sat on the Board for the Edge School Foundation, a unique learning community where students can pursue academic excellence while striving to reach their full athletic potential./p>

Chris Seasons

Chris is currently Vice-Chairman and Director for ARC Financial Corp. where he provides support for the investment team in the areas of strategy and risk management, as well as investment decision-making. He has over 30 years of operating experience in the Canadian upstream oil and gas industry. Mr. Seasons retired from Devon Canada Corp. in June of 2014 where he served as President for over ten years. Previously, he held a variety of operational and management roles with Shell Canada Ltd. and Stampeder Exploration. Mr. Seasons also serves on the Board of Directors of Longshore Resources Ltd., ARC Financial Corp., Serafina Energy Ltd., Boulder Energy, Matrix Solutions Inc., Steelhead Petroleum and the Alberta Children's Hospital Foundation and was previously the Chairman of the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers and director of the United Way of Calgary and Area. Mr. Seasons has a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from Queen's University and is a member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta.

Izwan Ismail

Izwan was appointed President and CEO in April, 2022. Previously, he held the role of CFO where he led the company's financial and strategic planning activities, and was also responsible for the organization's commercial and marketing functions. Izwan brings to his role more than 25 years of international experience, including financial and management reporting, corporate finance, strategic planning, business development, treasury and auditing, and has worked in Kuala Lumpur, Sydney, Singapore and London. Izwan began his career with Arthur Andersen and has held successive senior roles within the PETRONAS group of companies, and was the Senior General Manager and Executive Assistant to the President & Group CEO of PETRONAS in Malaysia before moving to Canada.

Norliwati Binti Abdul Wahab

Norliwati Binti Abdul Wahab is the Senior General Manager, Finance & Risk Division, Upstream Business and, in addition to her role as a director for PETRONAS Energy Canada Limited, she is currently serving on the boards of PETRONAS (E&P) Overseas Ventures Sdn Bhd, Vestigo Petroleum Sdn Bhd, PETRONAS Carigali Iraq Holding BV and PETRONAS Carigali International E&P BV (Netherlands). Norliwati joined PETRONAS in 2004 and held several progressive roles including Head of Finance at PETRONAS Vietnam Company Limited before joining PETRONAS Exploration & Production Division and PETRONAS Carigali Sdn Bhd, where she played key roles in overseeing the financial reporting for Upstream Business. Prior to her role as Chief Finance Officer for PETRONAS Dagangan Bhd, Norliwati was Head, Strategic Planning before moving to PETCO Trading Labuan Co. Ltd as Head, Finance. Norliwati graduated with a Master's degree in Mechanical Engineering from Imperial College London, UK. She is also a certified Chartered Accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accountant in England and Wales, UK.

Abang Yusuf Bin Abang Puteh

Abang Yusuf Bin Abang Puteh is the Vice President of PETRONAS' LNG Assets and New Energy Business. He holds a Bachelor's of Engineering Degree in Chemistry from the University Kebangsaan Malaysia. Since joining PETRONAS in 1998, he has held several leadership roles, including CEO of PETRONAS Floating Liquefied Natural Gas (PFLNG) and Head of Plant Development for Pacific NorthWest LNG.

During his tenure at Malaysia Liquefied Natural Gas (MLNG), one of the LNG trains in MLNG SATU hit a record-breaking streak for reliability - with not a single unplanned shutdown for more than 1,200 days, a record that stands today. As the CEO of PFLNG, he led the world's first relocation of a floating LNG plant. This successful relocation proved the mobility, setting another key achievement for PETRONAS in the LNG industry.

Management Team

Izwan Ismail, CA, MBA President & CEO

Izwan was appointed President and CEO in April, 2022. Previously, he held the role of CFO where he led the company's financial and strategic planning activities, and was also responsible for the organization's commercial and marketing functions. Izwan brings to his role more than 25 years of international experience, including financial and management reporting, corporate finance, strategic planning, business development, treasury and auditing, and has worked in Kuala Lumpur, Sydney, Singapore and London. Izwan began his career with Arthur Andersen and has held successive senior roles within the PETRONAS group of companies, and was the Senior General Manager and Executive Assistant to the President & Group CEO of PETRONAS in Malaysia before moving to Canada.

Max Easley Chief Operating Officer

Max Easley joined PETRONAS in March 2022. He is accountable for all aspects of Upstream development and operations in Canada. Prior to joining PETRONAS, Max enjoyed a 30 year international career with BP plc and Apache Corporation, having held senior leadership roles in Alaska, the North Sea, the Permian, Trinidad and many other locations. He brings a strong focus on safety and environmental performance, business acumen and execution delivery. Under his leadership, Max and his team continuously strive to be best in class in all aspects of exploration, development and production operations.

Kevin Georget, CPA, CA Chief Financial Officer

Kevin returned to the role of Chief Financial Officer in April 2022 after stepping away from the finance team in 2020. In his role, Kevin oversees the Company's financial and risk management activities in support of strategic priorities. Kevin joined the Company in 2002 and held positions of increasing responsibility including Vice President, Finance and Controller and Treasurer and most recently as Chief Transformation Officer - where he focused on business performance and the creation of the transformation strategy for the Company. He has more than 25 years' experience in the energy industry including, finance, accounting, tax, treasury, and strategy and planning.

James Cummings Vice President, Legal & Commercial

James joined PETRONAS Canada in June 2013. He leads the company's business development, marketing, legal, regulatory, environmental, and land departments. In this role, he supports the growth of PETRONAS' business in North America and advises on a wide variety of matters affecting the company's operations and reputation. Under his leadership, James and his team are responsible for the evolution of PETRONAS Canada's corporate and environmental practices under PETRONAS' Sustainability Agenda. Prior to joining PETRONAS Canada, James worked at large multi-national energy producer in progressively senior legal roles in its International and Corporate divisions, and prior to that with a state-owned energy company in the Middle East and a large Canadian law firm. James has over 20 years of experience in the oil and gas industry.

Joanne Klein Vice President, People, Culture & Transformation

Joanne joined PETRONAS Canada in September 2019. In her role, she is responsible for our employee value proposition to attract, retain and engage talent to help deliver PETRONAS Canada's growth projections. Joanne is also accountable for our digital strategy to effectively utilize technology to increase our competitive advantage. She leads efforts to leverage our value-driven, culture transformation throughout the organization, oversees Human Resources, Office Services, Internal Communications, Business Transformation and Digital Technology Services and is one of the founders of our PETRONAS Canada Women's Network.

Joanne previously worked at Goldcorp, where she served as Vice President, Supply Chain, and was responsible for supplier management, process development and supplier risks and procurement. She brings over 20 years of experience in Human Resources with a specialty in compensation and has held progressively senior positions at various global organizations in Canada, the US and Europe in a variety of different industries.

Joe Leonard Vice President, Production

Joe Leonard was appointed Vice President, Production in July 2019. In his role, he leads the production engineering and operations teams. Previous to his current appointment he was CEO of PETRONAS Australia where he oversaw the company's interest in the Gladstone LNG project. Joe has been with the company for over 10 years and, prior to his overseas assignment, served as Director of Development. He is a professional engineer with over 19 years of experience and is a demonstrated leader in the exploration, development and production of unconventional natural gas resources.

Kelly Prevost Vice President, Health, Safety and Security

Kelly Prevost was appointed Vice President, Health, Safety and Security in April, 2022. Most recently she held the role of Director of Development and Petroleum Engineering where she supported the growth and monetization of PETRONAS Canada's Montney asset; prior to that, Kelly served as Director of Production Engineering and Operational Excellence. She has two decades experience as a professional engineer in oil and gas and is driven by a passion for finding a balance between people, process and data. Previously she held varying rolls in facilities, production, maintenance and development at Penn West Exploration - now Obsidian Energy - and joined PETRONAS Canada January 2015.

Mark Tysdal, CPA, CA Vice President, Finance

Mark joined PETRONAS Canada in 2015, and has approximately 20 years of international and domestic oil & gas experience. In his role as VP Finance, Mark is responsible for the Company's finance, treasury and tax functions. This includes oversight of group and external reporting, operations and marketing accounting, risk and insurance, direct and indirect tax as well as budgeting and strategic planning. Mark is also currently focused on and helping to lead the Company's transition to SAP, as PETRONAS Canada progresses its digital transformation strategy. Prior to joining PETRONAS Canada, Mark was a Senior Manager with KPMG in Calgary and in Stavanger, Norway, concentrating his career on multi-national engagements over his 13 years with the firm.

Max Vorobiev, P.Eng. Vice President, Development

Max rejoined PETRONAS Canada in April 2021 as Vice President, Development, a role he held prior to his secondment to PETRONAS' head office in Kuala Lumpur in 2017. Over the four years in Malaysia, he oversaw global Petroleum Engineering group, and then subsequently was Head of Business Development for PETRONAS Upstream. Before his overseas assignment he spent more than 12 years at Progress Energy Canada Ltd. after first joining the company in 2004.

Max is a professional engineer with more than 23 years of experience working in progressively senior roles in engineering and leadership. In his current role, Max is responsible for monetizing the company's assets through our development activities leading geology and geophysics, drilling and completions, development engineering and facilities teams.

Shannon Young Vice President, Sustainability & External Affairs

Shannon was appointed Vice President Sustainability & External Affairs in April, 2022. Previously, she held the role of Director of External Affairs and Communications with PETRONAS Canada where she worked with all levels of government, Indigenous communities, and the public. Her expertise is in leading development and implementation of strategies, integrating risk management in projects, developing and strengthening relationships with stakeholders, and managing complex regulatory and Indigenous issues. Shannon has practiced regulatory, environmental and Indigenous law for nearly two decades and joined PETRONAS Canada in early 2020.


We take pride in the fact that Canada has a world-class regulatory framework in place for the extraction and transportation of all our country's resources, and are committed to meeting or exceeding all applicable regulations across our operations.

Internally, we have a Code of Business Conduct & Ethics, which all staff commit to and must adhere to. We also have a whistleblower policy - an important mechanism to ensure we uphold the highest standards of integrity within our company.

Ethics Help Line

If you have a concern about the conduct of our company, or about the conduct of any of our staff, we want to know, so we can address and resolve those concerns as quickly as possible. You can be assured that all concerns raised through our Ethics Help Line are taken seriously.

Please contact us:

By letter:
  • PETRONAS Canada
    1600, 215 Second St. SW
    Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2P 1M4
    Attention: General Counsel
Through an external party:

Payments to governments

We report taxes, royalties and other fees paid to governments in line with the Government of Canada’s Extractive Sector Transparency Measures Act (ESTMA) – an act that contributes to global efforts against corruption.

Supplier & Contractor Management

Thank you for your interest in becoming a supplier or contractor (vendor) of goods and/or services for PETRONAS Canada. At the core of our vendor engagement strategy is an assessment of how a new vendor will:

  • Share our commitment to safe operations.
  • Deliver cost-effective and innovative solutions with excellent service.
  • Provide the greatest degree of economic benefit and employment as possible to those within the communities where we operate, which is factored into vendor selection and competitive tender evaluation criteria.
    • Provide economic and employment opportunities to the local area First Nations within whose traditional territories we operate.
    • Engage with locally owned and operated businesses that employ local area residents.

As such, we encourage new vendors to not only provide details about their product or service offering, but also illustrate how the new vendor will advance our objectives including how local economic benefit and employment will be measured over time.

How to become a vendor

  1. Email our Supply Chain Management group at
    Regretfully due to the volume of requests, we cannot accept telephone and personal inquiries and may not respond to all emails.
  2. Following the periodic comparing of internal needs assessments against the capabilities of potential new vendors, new vendors may be invited to join the PETRONAS Canada approved vendor list and directed to complete a two-stage vendor onboarding process. Only when a vendor’s capabilities match our business needs will they be contacted.

Information for approved vendors

PETRONAS Canada requires that all agreements for the provision of goods and/or services be in writing and documented in a contract. In addition, we require all vendors to be familiar with and conduct themselves in a manner that meets or exceeds our applicable policies and procedures:


Standards, Procedures and Guidelines

Governance (Code of Business Conduct and Ethics, Whistleblower, Harassment and Bullying)

Cultural Beliefs

Drugs and Alcohol Policy

The Vendor’s Drug & Alcohol Policy is required to meet or exceed the most recent version of Canadian Model for Providing a Safe Workplace - a best practice guide from the Construction Owners Association of Alberta and Energy Safety Canada.

Note: all vendors must monitor this list for periodic updates or amendments to policies and procedures.

PETRONAS Canada uses ISNetworld (ISN) to evaluate, prequalify, and monitor all vendors working at Petronas Canada work locations. Prospective and current vendors are required to:

  1. Sign up for an ISN account at | 1-800-976-1303
  2. Manage their ISN account to ensure they meet PETRONAS Canada requirements, including:
    • Providing proof of a Certificate of Recognition (CoR) within ISN.
    • Carrying the appropriate insurance including Workers Compensation Board (WCB) coverage in the Province of BC. Vendors exempt from having to carry WCB in BC due to interprovincial agreements or other reasons are required to apply for an exemption.
    • Submitting Quarterly/Annual Questionnaire Updates within the specified timeline.
  3. Failure to submit necessary updates (COR, Insurance, WCB, Quarterly/Annual Questionnaire Updates) will negatively impact scores and could result in ISNetworld grade change for PETRONAS connected vendors from “Acceptable” to “Not Acceptable” and potential disqualification.