Mr. Hands has over three decades of expertise in well construction and operations within the energy industry. Graduating from SAIT in Drilling Technology in 1988 and subsequently earning a BSc in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Alberta in 1991, his professional journey has spanned the globe. His career began at Schlumberger, where he refined his skills in well construction, stimulation, completion, and project management from 1991 to 2002, living and working in diverse countries such as Italy, Scotland, the US, Norway, Angola, and Russia. Transitioning to self-employed consulting from 2002 to 2010, he exclusively served BP Canada Energy as a completion engineer and wellsite supervisor, consistently delivering excellence. Joining Apache Canada in 2010, he had pivotal roles including Completions Superintendent, Completions Manager, and D&C Manager until Paramount Resources’ acquisition of Apache assets in 2017, entrusting him with southern region D&C management responsibilities. In June 2019, he moved to Gran Tierra Energy, where he served as Completions Director, VP D&C, and now, as the Vice President of Operations. Throughout his career, Mr. Hands has demonstrated unwavering commitment to operational excellence, capital efficiency, and effective team leadership.