Gurpreet Sawhney is a professional engineer with 25 years of experience in the oil and gas industry. As a reservoir simulation expert, he has evaluated numerous oil and gas fields worldwide and has designed and implemented many enhanced oil recovery projects.
As the President & CEO of the Canadian public junior oil company, Strategic Oil and Gas, he raised over $400 MM and developed the company’s key asset into a top tier play in Canada and put it on the path of commercial development. At Strategic, Gurpreet was instrumental in finding one of Canada’s largest onshore carbonate reservoirs with over 4 billion barrels of light oil in place. Gurpreet made multiple deals to acquire oil and gas properties, facilities and built pipelines to connect this asset to the market. Under his leadership, Strategic was able to reduce drill times, well costs and operating costs while significantly improving the performance of the horizontal wells in the Muskeg asset.
Gurpreet began his career at PanCanadian Petroleum Ltd. working mainly in the Center of Excellence. He was involved in various enhanced oil recovery projects while being a key member of the team that developed and implemented the largest CO2 flood in Canada in the Weyburn oil field. Following this, Gurpreet founded Reservoir Modeling & Management Ltd. and provided integrated reservoir characterization, reservoir simulation and EOR services to various domestic and international clients.
He is currently helping clients with modeling multi-stage fractures in unconventional reservoirs and evaluating EOR strategies to maximize oil recovery in unconventional reservoirs.