#111: Chris Slubicki (Modern Resources) - 3 Exits, Market Cycles & How Canadian Energy Can Reduce C02



Greetings & welcome back to the rose bros podcast.

This episode we are joined by Chris Slubicki, most recently President, CEO & Director of Modern Resources Inc., a Calgary-based private oil and gas company which was sold to Tourmaline Oil for ~$150MM.
 From 2009 to 2011, Chris was Chief Executive Officer of OPTI Canada, which was sold to CNOOC for $2.1 billion in late 2011.

Chris is the former Vice-Chairman of Scotia Waterous and was one of the four original founders of Waterous and Co., a private global oil and gas mergers and acquisitions firm, starting the firm in Calgary in 1989. 

Prior to selling the firm to Bank of Nova Scotia in 2005, the firm expanded to offices in five countries with a staff of 88 and completed hundreds of oil and gas transactions over its 17-year tenure. Chris has held operations management and engineering positions within the oil and gas industry at Placer CEGO Petroleum Ltd. and Chevron Canada Resources Ltd.
 Chris graduated with a B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from Queen’s University and an MBA from the University of Calgary. He is a Professional Engineer in Alberta, and a member of APEGA. 

Chris served on the board of Alpine Canada Alpine for seven years, the last two as Chair. Chris coached young ski racers with the Fernie Alpine Ski Team for 14 years and served as President of the club for three years.

We sat down for a smooth cup of rose bros coffeeand discussed entrepreneurial success, the easiest way to reduce emissions, opaque green energy policies, Jevons Paradox, why the energy industry benefits all Canadians & why the world needs more of it.


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