Shiningstar Energy is a private Canadian oil and natural gas company.

Our highly talented team of professionals seeks to maximize shareholder value through a combination of exploration drilling, development drilling, and strategic acquisitions in our core areas.

Peace River Arch

Shiningstar Energy’s Peace River Arch region includes our Progress, Gordondale, and Bonanza assets. To date, we have been drilling our crude oil opportunities, which include the Boundary Lake, Charlie Lake, Doig, and Montney Formations. Although we have been targeting crude oil, significant liquids-rich natural gas opportunities, often within these same formations, exist on these lands as well.

Deep Basin

Shiningstar Energy’s Deep Basin region includes our Elmworth and Wapiti assets. The Dunvegan Formation, in the Elmworth area, has an enormous amount of oil-in-place, making it our primary drilling target in the Deep Basin. The Cardium Formation at Wapiti, is a liquids-rich natural gas reservoir, which we will be developing in the future.

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Management Team

Eric PanchyPresident & Chief Executive Officer

Eric Panchy  

President & Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Panchy is an oil and gas executive with over 35 years of experience in acquisitions, exploration and development. Mr. Panchy was President and CEO of Bountiful Resources, from 2005 until it was sold to Barrick Energy in 2010. Prior to founding Bountiful Resources, Mr. Panchy was President of Wiser Oil Canada and Vice-President of Exploration, from 2000 until its sale to Forest Oil in 2004. Prior thereto, Mr. Panchy was co-founder of Sonoma Energy Corporation.

Ying Yuen  

Vice President Finance & Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Yuen is a Chartered Accountant with over 20 years of experience in senior financial and management positions. Most recently, Mr. Yuen was Vice President, Finance & Chief Financial Officer at Border Petroleum. Prior to his appointment with Border, Mr. Yuen served as Vice President, Finance & Chief Financial Officer for Bountiful Resources, which was sold to Barrick Energy in 2010. Mr. Yuen has served as Chief Financial Officer for a number of private and public oil and gas companies since 1998.

Ying YuenVice President Finance & Chief Financial Officer
Dan Williams, P.Eng.Vice President Engineering & Chief Operating Officer

Dan Williams, P.Eng.  

Vice President Engineering & Chief Operating Officer

Mr. Williams is a Professional Engineer with over 20 years of experience in the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin. He has worked numerous geographic areas over the past 14 years with PetroBakken Energy as their Senior Engineering Manager (2009-2011), TAQA North as their Northern Business Unit Manager (2007-2009), Shiningbank Energy Income Fund as their Vice-President of Acquisitions and Divestitures (2000-2007), and Newport Petroleum as Senior Exploitation Engineer.

Scott Mills, P.Eng.

Vice President, Operations

Mr. Mills is a Professional Engineer with over 30 years of experience in exploitation, production, reservoir, and facilities engineering. Most recently, Mr. Mills was the Team Lead for NuVista Energy’s Deep Basin group (2008-2012). Prior to NuVista Energy, Mr. Mills was a Senior Area Engineer at Rider Resources (2007-2008), Engineering Manager at Highpine Oil & Gas (2005-2007), and Engineering Manager at Burlington Resources for the Deep Basin Asset Team (2001-2005). Prior to these positions, Mr. Mills worked at Poco Petroleum, Pan East Petroleum, and Amoco Canada Petroleum in various engineer roles.

Scott Mills, P.Eng.Vice President, Operations
Cam BogleVice President, Land

Cam Bogle  

Vice President, Land

Mr. Bogle is a land professional with over 30 years experience in the Canadian oil & gas industry. Mr. Bogle was Vice President, Land at Bountiful Resources, which was sold to Barrick Energy in 2010. Prior to Bountiful Resources, Mr. Bogle held various full time and consulting land positions with Norcen Energy, Samson Canada, Trioco Resources, True Energy, Assure Oil & Gas and CDX Canada. Mr. Bogle is a member of the Canadian Association of Petroleum Landmen.

Ayaz Gulamhussein, P.Geol.  

Vice President, Exploration

Mr. Gulamhussein is a Petroleum Geologist with over 13 years of experience in the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin. He has worked numerous geographic areas and play types during his time with NuVista Energy Ltd. (2007-2011) as a Senior Geologist, Shiningbank Energy Income Fund (2005-2007), and Coastal Resources Ltd. (2003-2005). Mr. Gulamhussein has served as a Director for the Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists (2008-2011) and in 2010 was named to Avenue Calgary’s Top 40 under 40.

Ayaz Gulamhussein, P.Geol.Vice President, Exploration

Board of Directors

David Fitzpatrick

President & CEO, Veresen Midstream
Chairman

Mr. Fitzpatrick is currently the President & CEO of Veresen Midstream, a joint venture between Veresen Inc. and KKR. Prior to this, Mr. Fitzpatrick co-founded Shiningbank Energy Ltd. in 1996 and until the sale of the firm in mid-2007, he remained the President, CEO and a director of the publicly-listed oil and gas trust. Mr. Fitzpatrick was employed in various senior management positions at Serenpet Inc., including Chief Operating Officer and Senior Vice-President, Corporate Development and Gas Marketing, from 1990 until July 31, 1996. Prior to joining Serenpet Inc., Mr. Fitzpatrick held engineering and supervisory positions with Canadian Hunter Exploration Ltd. and Amoco Canada Petroleum Co. Ltd. Mr. Fitzpatrick is the Chairman of Eagle Energy Trust, and is the lead independent Director of Twin Butte Energy.

Carl Landry

Vice-President, ARC Financial
Director

Mr. Landry provides business analysis and due diligence support relating to ARC’s investment origination efforts in the exploration and production area. His responsibilities include sourcing and evaluating new investment opportunities, deal evaluation, structuring and execution as well as monitoring existing portfolio companies. Mr. Landry currently represents ARC on the Boards of Deltastream Energy Corporation, Shiningstar Energy Ltd. and is an observer on the Boards of Longshore Resources Ltd., Modern Resources Inc. and Steelhead Petroleum Ltd.
Mr. Landry joined ARC in 2006 after working two years at a major Canadian investment bank. He has a B.Comm in Finance from the University of Alberta, has completed the Canadian Securities Course, is a CFA Charterholder and is an ICD.D.

Don Cowie

President, JOG Capital
Director

Mr. Cowie is currently President of JOG Capital, a private equity partnership focused on junior oil and gas companies in Western Canada. He has over 30 years of experience in the financial oil and gas industry. From 1992 to 2002, Mr. Cowie was the Head of Corporate and Investment Banking for the Bank of America. Prior to 2002, he served as an officer or director for several junior oil and gas companies and several other financial companies specializing in the oil and gas sector. Mr. Cowie serves as an independent director for a number of private and public companies listed on either the Toronto Stock Exchange or TSX Venture Exchange.

George Hickox Jr.

Principal, Heller Hickox & Co.
Director

Mr. Hickox is the Principal of an energy investment partnership, Heller Hickox & Company, formed in 1991 to participate as investor and sponsor in oil and gas related transactions. Prior thereto, Mr. Hickox was Vice-President for a number of investment banking and energy lending banks in the United States. Mr. Hickox sits on a number of private company boards in the United States and is currently the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Texas A&M Foundation.



Eric Panchy

President & CEO Shiningstar Energy
Director

Mr. Panchy is an oil and gas executive with over 35 years of experience in acquisitions, exploration and development. Mr. Panchy was President and CEO of Bountiful Resources, from 2005 until it was sold to Barrick Energy in 2010. Prior to founding Bountiful Resources, Mr. Panchy was President of Wiser Oil Canada and Vice-President of Exploration, from 2000 until its sale to Forest Oil in 2004. Prior thereto, Mr. Panchy was co-founder of Sonoma Energy Corporation. Mr. Panchy is the President & CEO of Shiningstar Energy.

Bill Slavin

Managing Director, ARC Financial
Director

Mr. Slavin is a Managing Director at ARC Financial Corporation, and plays a key role overseeing and actively driving ARC’s investment activities. His responsibilities include deal origination, structuring, monitoring and exit.
Mr. Slavin currently represents ARC on the boards of Deltastream Energy Corporation, Lifting Solutions Energy Services Inc. and Shiningstar Energy Ltd. Mr. Slavin holds a MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario and a B.Sc. in Geological Engineering from Queens.

Technical and Professional Staff

Technical and Professional Staff
  • Heather Banszky  

    Accountant

  • Lindsay Boyce  

    Engineering Technologist

  • Randy Gawley  

    Production Foreman

  • Neil Guenter  

    Senior Geologist

  • Feisal Hirani  

    Information Technology Director

  • Sarah Kozan  

    Joint Venture Representative

  • Corinne O’Dell  

    Controller

  • Joyce Orr  

    Land Administrator

  • Seward Pon  

    Chief Geophysicist

  • Misty Roose  

    Surface Landman

Technical and Professional Staff