Obsidian Energy is a Canadian oil and natural gas producer with a daily production capacity of about 30,000 BOE. The company’s head offices are in Calgary, Alberta. The company was previously known as Penn West Petroleum Ltd. until June 2017 when the shareholders agreed on the change of name to Obsidian Energy.
The company is headed by David L. French who acts as the president and CEO. French previously worked at Bankers Petroleum Ltd. as the president and CEO. David Hendry is the company’s chief financial officer while Tony Berthelet serves as the vice president, development and operations. Andrew Sweertsis the firm’s vice president, production and technical services, while Mark Hodgson serves as the vice president, business development and commercial respectively.
Penn West Shareholders Agree on Change of Name to Obsidian Energy
On June 25, 2017, 92 percent of Penn West shareholders voted for the adoption of Obsidian Energy as the new company name. According to the company’s CEO Dave French, the name obsidian was considered because of the volcanic glass’s capacity to be “sharpened and honed.”
Obsidian’s growth strategy in the next three years will be based on adjusting spending to reflect the changes in oil and gas prices. In the midst of hard economic times, the company has relied on asset sales to cover huge debts. The company also plans to concentrate on four important production areas, down from 30.
Besides, there are plans to reduce the wage bill. This will be achieved by reducing the number of employees from 1,400 to around 300. Furthermore, the amount of oil produced in a day will be reduced from 135,000 barrels to approximately 28,000 barrels.
Over the years, the company has undergone various important changes. These changes have touched almost every aspect of the company. The company has been redefined regarding its future. As a result of these changes, the Obsidian Energy has become stronger and more productive than ever before. Get More Info Here.
Environment and Giving Back to the Society
Obsidian Energy is sensitive and concerned about the surrounding communities and the environment. The company’s Community Matters program provides an opportunity for its employees and contractors to interact and communicate freely with the people around. The company also ensures it has met all the required environmental regulations.
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