Senior Officers

Craig H. Hansen

President and Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Hansen has been our President since 1993, including our predecessor, Zargon Energy Trust. Prior to joining Zargon, he founded C.H. Hansen Engineering Ltd., an engineering consulting company, which provided reservoir, exploitation, and acquisition engineering services from 1984 through 1993. Mr. Hansen was employed with Dome Petroleum Ltd. (1978-1980) and NRG Engineering Ltd. (1980-1984).

Mr. Hansen obtained a Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Chemical Engineering from the University of Alberta in 1978 and is a professional engineer registered with Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA).

Leslie E. Burden

Vice President, Land

Les Burden joined Zargon in 2009 becoming Manager, Land in 2011 and was appointed to the position of Vice President, Land in 2013. Prior to joining Zargon, Mr. Burden held positions of Land Manager at Masters Energy, Sunfire Energy and Pembina Resources.

Mr. Burden received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Calgary in 1978. He has 34 years of industry experience, is a long standing member of the Canadian Association of Petroleum Landmen with his P. Land designation and is an instructor with the PLM Business Program at the University of Calgary.

Randolph J. Doetzel

Vice President, Operations

Randy Doetzel joined Zargon in 2009 as Production Manger, Williston Basin and was appointed to Vice President, Operations in 2011. Prior to joining Zargon, he held various executive, management and engineering positions at Cobalt Energy, Harvest Operations, Apache Canada and Samson Canada. Randy has both domestic and international field experience during his time with NEFT Services (Russia) and Norcen Energy.

Mr. Doetzel graduated from the University of Alberta in 1988 with a Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering (with Distinction) and is a professional engineer registered with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA).

Christopher M. Hustad

Vice President, Development

Chris Hustad joined Zargon in 2008 as Manager Exploitation, Alberta Plains South and was appointed to Vice President, Alberta Plains South in 2013. Prior to joining Zargon, he held various management and engineering roles within Talisman Energy and Pembina Resources, focusing on development/exploitation engineering and corporate reserves evaluation.

Mr. Hustad graduated from the University of Calgary in 1984 with a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering, and is a professional engineer registered with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA).