Mark Cooper


B.Sc. geology degree from Imperial College, London


Ph.D. from Bristol University

taught geology at University College Cork


worked on structurally complex basins for BP, London


moved to BP Canada, Calgary, worked on exploration in the foothills including the successful Sukunka-Bullmoose gas play in NE British Columbia


worked for BP in Colombia on the team that drilled the discovery wells on the Cupiagua, Volcanera and Florena Fields


joined PanCanadian and worked on the BC foothills, western Newfoundland, Quebec, the Gulf of Mexico, the Scotian Shelf and various international projects


co-winner of the CSPG Link Award


served as an AAPG Distinguished Lecturer for 1 year


worked on frontier and international projects in Oman, Qatar, Yemen, Eastern Europe and Greenland after the merger that created EnCana in 2002 managing the Middle East and Global New Ventures groups for EnCana


co-winner of the AAPG Matson Award


retired from EnCana as VP Middle East and Global New Ventures at the end of 2007 and now has his own consulting practice (Sherwood GeoConsulting) specializing in International Exploration and Structural Geology


Mark has published over 50 papers, co-edited a book on Inversion Tectonics and has served as an advisory editor for the Journal of the Geological Society


Mark has held an Honorary Chair in Petroleum Geology at the University of Aberdeen for 4 years


Mark has been heavily involved with both the Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists (CSPG) and the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) serving on committees in both organizations over the last 15 years


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