Ian Moffat

Vice President at Canadian Global Exploration Forum

Dr. Moffat is a professional geologist with 35 years of exploration, exploitation and development experience gained in North and Latin America, Africa, Southeast Asia, the former Soviet Union and the Middle East. Most recently Dr Moffat was VP Exploration with ArPetrol Ltd a publicly traded Exploration and Production company with exploration and development holdings, as well as a gas plant in Argentina. Prior to ArPetrol held the position of VP Exploration New Ventures at Talisman Energy Inc. Throughout his 17 year career at Talisman held a variety of senior management positions and played an instrumental role in significant oil and gas discoveries and developments in Western Canada, Algeria, Sudan, Peru and Colombia. Prior to joining Talisman Dr. Moffat worked for Gulf Canada and it’s predecessor Gulf Corporation, both in North America and in International Exploration and Development. Dr. Moffat received Bachelors and Masters degrees in geology from the University of Calgary and a PhD in geological sciences from the University of British Colombia. Dr. Moffat currently serves on the Board of Directors of Pathfinder Oil & Gas, a private company seeking global oil and gas exploration and production opportunities. He is a long time member of the Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists and the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta and has published extensively on topics related to various areas in the geosciences and oil and gas exploration and development.