CALGARY, Sept. 27, 2017 /CNW/ – Painted Pony Energy Ltd. (“Painted Pony” or the “Corporation“) (TSX:PONY) is pleased to announce a key addition to the Painted Pony executive leadership team with the upcoming appointment of Mr. Rick Kessy as Chief Operating Officer.
Effective October 1, 2017, Mr. Kessy will oversee all aspects of the Corporation’s well activities and field operations, including drilling and well completion operations, production facilities and infrastructure, and production operations.
Mr. Pat Ward, President and CEO of Painted Pony commented on Mr. Kessy’s appointment, “We are delighted to add a Chief Operating Officer to our team with the technical capability and depth of relevant resource development experience that Rick brings to Painted Pony.”
Mr. Kessy brings over 34 years of oil and gas industry experience. Most recently Mr. Kessy was the Vice President and Director of the Marcellus Business Unit, Repsol Oil & Gas USA. Mr. Kessy was an initial key contributor and then leader for the project that was started in 2008 and peaked at over 600 MMcf/d within a short period and included the build out of 300 miles (approximately 500 kilometers) of pipeline and over 100,000 HP of compression. His previous roles include Vice President Marcellus Infrastructure and Production Operations at Talisman Energy Inc.
Mr. Kessy earned a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from the University of Saskatchewan and is a Professional Engineer registered with APEGA.
ABOUT PAINTED PONY
Painted Pony is a publicly-traded natural gas company based in Western Canada. The Corporation is primarily focused on the development of natural gas and natural gas liquids from the Montney formation in northeast British Columbia. Painted Pony’s common shares trade on the TSX under the symbol “PONY”.
SOURCE Painted Pony Energy Ltd.