The new manager of operations at Ryder Scott Canada in Calgary is Howard Lam, who was promoted from senior vice president to managing senior vice president. He has more than 30 years experience in the oil and gas industry, primarily in reservoir engineering and management and in reserves evaluation. Lam has worked at Ryder Scott petroleum consultants for more than 10 years.
The Calgary firm conducts a full range of geological and reservoir engineering studies to estimate petroleum reserves and field economics for about 100 clients worldwide, including juniors, royalty trusts, independents and major integrated oil and gas companies.
Before joining Ryder Scott, Lam was a petroleum engineer and manager at Pembina Corp. for 15 years. He also worked at Husky Oil Operations Ltd. and Esso Resources Canada Ltd. as a petroleum engineer and group leader. Lam began his career as a junior engineer at Alberta's Energy Resources Conservation Board in 1974.
He has a B.Eng. degree, cum laude, in chemical engineering from McGill University and an M.A.Sc. degree in chemical engineering from the University of British Columbia. Lam is a member of the Association of Professional Engineers, Geologists and Geophysicists of Alberta (APEGGA), Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) and Petroleum Society Canadian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (CIM).
"Howard has been a major contributor to Ryder Scott Canada for more than a decade, both as a capable project leader and competent evaluator, so the board of director's decision to promote him was straightforward," said Don Roesle, CEO.
Ryder Scott Canada is a branch of Houston-based Ryder Scott Co. LP. Founded in 1937, Ryder Scott conducts about 800 studies a year with a staff of 80 petroleum engineers and geoscientists. The firm independently certifies petroleum reserves quantities for financing, acquisitions and divestitures, regulatory reporting, internal quality assurance and other purposes.
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