Mr. Johnson is a Professional Geologist with a 24-year background of oil & gas experience ranging from roughneck to executive officer. He has dedicated his career to exploring and developing energy opportunities across the Western Canadian and Powder River basins. His recent business management experience as Vice President of the Peace River and Conventional Business Units at Baytex Energy Corp. running approximately 30,000 boe/day during an oil downturn has proven useful as founder of Megalodon. He has an advanced knowledge in petroleum exploration, exploitation, operations, reserves and A&D. Mr. Johnson has successfully negotiated and executed large scale E&P and infrastructure projects including full-field oil & gas development from inception to sales, multi-lateral and multi-stage frac horizontal development, enhanced oil recovery techniques (SAGD, HCSS, polymer and water floods), gas storage, gas plants, pipeline & road networks and discovery and delineation of a billion barrel oil pool. He is also experienced in First Nation & Métis, stakeholder and regulatory engagement. Mr. Johnson has an Honours B.Sc. in Geology & Oceanography from the University of British Columbia.
Mr. Kraychy is a Senior Engineering Technologist with over 30 years of diversified petroleum industry experience. Mr. Kraychy has held a full range of technical and management positions of increasing responsibility since his entry into the energy industry. Areas of responsibility have included supervision of all types of field operations including critical sour procedures, production and asset optimization, costing, execution and field supervision of drilling, completion, workover, construction and reclamation projects, safety and environmental, operating and capital budget forecasting, joint venture representation and duties with provincial regulatory body overseeing oil and gas industry. Mr. Kraychy hails from an oil and gas and farming community that has provided him invaluable knowledge in stakeholder relations.
Most recently, Mr. Kraychy has held the positions of Vice President Operations for two private E&P companies since 2009. Companies prior to joining Megalodon Energy North include C Group Energy, Kootenay Energy, Highpine Oil & Gas, Petrobank Energy, Caravan Oil and Gas, Petrorep Resources and Beau Canada Exploration.
Mr. Kraychy graduated with a Diploma in Hydrocarbon Engineering Technology from the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology.
Mr. Boswell has over 42 years of oil and gas industry experience and is a seasoned deal maker and Landman. He has been a member of the Canadian Association of Petroleum Landmen since 1983 and has a long history of mineral land negotiation, asset, finance and company management. He has been the founder and co-founder of numerous public and private oil and gas companies. His list of oil and gas companies that he has worked for include Crozet Exploration Ltd., Hardy Oil & Gas Canada and Stateside Oil Corporation. He is the founder of Brolandar Holdings Ltd. and Sahara Energy Ltd., and co-founder of Wave Energy Ltd. Mr Boswell has been a full-time business development consultant and landman for Megalodon North since March 2020. Boswell graduated from the University of Washington in 1979 with a B.A. in Economics and Philosophy.
Mrs. Bailey is our Office Manager with over 25 years of experience in the oil & gas industry with a wide variety of experience in accounting, management, geological and engineering technician and land administration. Cheryl is known for being an excellent communicator, especially with stakeholders and vendors. She is a dedicated employee with strong organizational skills who takes great pride in seeing projects though to their completion in an effective and timely manner. Prior to joining the Megalodon North team she previously held positions with Winstar Resources, Pengrowth and C3 Resources.