David Johnson

Advisor at Canadian Global Exploration Forum

David is a geoscientist with more than 30 years of global, Canadian frontier, and Western Canadian E&P experience. In positions of progressive technical and managerial responsibility David has worked for Shell, Exxon Production Research, ExxonMobil Exploration, Husky Energy, and subsequently launched a public international start-up. Dr. Johnson has business development, operations, geoscience research, and technical E&P experience covering more than 40 petroleum provinces in Europe, Africa, Asia, and the Americas; has led the bid-round acquisition of more than 20 PSA’s and EL’s; and made significant discoveries, among others, in the Canadian Frontiers and South China Sea. David assisted the Kuwait Oil Company with their establishment of a new Research & Development Group, and subsequently was Adviser & Chief of Exploration – Business Development with KUFPEC. David received a BSc in Geology from the University of Calgary, and a PhD in Geological Oceanography from Dalhousie University. David has a consultancy which provides geoscience and management support on exploration and production projects, and in this capacity has taken on roles from technical adviser to interim-President. David is an Adviser with CGEF, and an Adviser to Petrel Robertson Consulting Ltd.