Our Instructors

Phonse FaganAlphonsus Fagan, M.Sc., is a petroleum geophysicist with more than thirty years experience in the oil and gas industry. He has worked for a major integrated oil company (Amoco) as an exploration geophysicist, for the government of Newfoundland & Labrador as a geophysical consultant, policy advisor and administrator, and as a private sector consultant and trainer. In his various professional roles, he has presented papers at numerous international conferences. Since 2001, he has been running oil and gas training courses for diverse audiences, including: hundreds of oil and gas professionals within the major exploration and service companies; government officials, investors, politicians and community leaders; and, the general public. He specializes in boiling down complex ideas into their essential concepts and explaining them in a clear and concise fashion. In 2020 he published two books designed to explain the "big concepts" of physics for the non-expert: "Mind Openers 1.0: A Conceptual Review of Modern Physics" and "Mind Openers 2.0: A Conceptual Review of Modern Physics". One of his favorite sayings is: 'Most subjects are not difficult - they are just taught difficult. Learning should be fun!'

  Saad IbrahamSaad Ibraham, P.Eng., an independent consultant and president of Petro Management Group Ltd., established in Calgary (1994). Having graduated from the University of Alexandria (Egypt) with B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering in 1973, he also completed a post-graduate program with the University of Calgary, Canada, in Chemical and Petroleum Engineering in 1983.Mr. Ibrahim has over 35 years of reservoir/production engineering experience in Western Canada and internationally. The primary focus of his experience lies in reservoir management, production optimization, and training. He is a member of the APEGA & SPE.



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