Mr. Wright has been our President and Chief Executive Officer since May 9, 2011. Mr. Wright has more than 29 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.
Mr. Andreachuk joined NuVista Energy Ltd. in August 2006 as Controller and was appointed Vice President and Controller in May 2009, and Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer on September 1, 2014. Prior to joining NuVista, Mr. Andreachuk held Controller positions with Petrofund Energy Trust, Ultima Energy Trust and Renata Resources Inc. and worked in the Finance Department at Rio Alto Exploration, Nexen and Norcen Energy Resources Limited. Mr. Andreachuk has over 25 years of experience in the oil and gas industry.
Mr. Andreachuk holds a Bachelor of Management Degree from the University of Lethbridge and is a Certified Management Accountant.
Mr. Asman has over 25 years of experience in the oil, gas and power industries. Mr. Asman joined NuVista Energy Ltd. in July 2008 as Marketing Manager and was appointed Vice President Marketing January 1, 2010. Prior to joining NuVista, Mr. Asman held the position of Marketing Manager at Northrock Resources Ltd, The Alberta Balancing Pool, Mirant Canada and Fletcher Challenge Energy Canada.
Mr. Asman holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree and a Bachelor of Economics Degree from the University of Saskatchewan.
Mr. Lawford was appointed as Vice President Development of NuVista Energy Ltd. in January 2012 and promoted to Chief Operations Officer in December 2017. He has 19 years of experience in the oil and gas industry. Prior to joining NuVista, Mr. Lawford held various management and technical roles at Talisman Energy Inc., Northpoint Energy Ltd., and Koch Exploration Canada Ltd.
He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree (with First Class Honors) in Geology from the University of Alberta and is a member of the Association of Professional Engineers, Geologists, and Geophysicists of Alberta.
Mr. Paulgaard has over 20 years of experience in the oil and gas industry. Mr. Paulgaard joined NuVista Energy Ltd at its inception, was appointed to Production Manager in January of 2009, and Vice President of Production and Facilities in December 2017. Prior to joining NuVista Energy Ltd., he held production and operations management positions with Bonavista Petroleum Ltd., Husky Energy, and Renaissance Energy Ltd.
He has a Diploma in Petroleum Engineering Technology from the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology and is a Certified Engineering Technologist member of the Association of Science & Engineering Technology Professionals of Alberta.
Mr. Truba joined NuVista Energy Ltd. in February 2005 as a Landman and was appointed Vice President, Land in January 2009 and Vice President, Land & Business Development in July 2015. Prior to joining NuVista, Mr. Truba held Landman positions with Addison Energy Inc. and Petro-Canada and worked in the land department at Fletcher Challenge Energy Canada.
He has a Bachelor of Commerce (2000) degree from the University of Calgary with a major in Petroleum Land Management and is an active member of the Canadian Association of Petroleum Landmen.