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Ensign Energy Services Inc (ESI.TO)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Norman Edwards

57 Non-Independent Chairman of the Board

Robert Geddes

60 2007 President, Chief Operating Officer, Director

Michael Gray

2016 Chief Financial Officer

Edward Kautz

2015 President, United States Operations

Michael Nuss

Executive Vice President United States and Latin American Operations

Gary Casswell

2017 Director

James Howe

67 1987 Independent Director

Len Kangas

68 1990 Lead Independent Director

Cary Moomjian

69 2014 Independent Director

John Schroeder

70 1990 Independent Director

Kenneth Skirka

72 2003 Independent Director

Gail Surkan

69 2006 Independent Director

Barth Whitham

60 2007 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Norman Edwards

Mr. Norman Murray Edwards is Non-Independent Chairman of the Board of Ensign Energy Services Inc. Mr. Edwards is an investor and corporate director. Prior to December 2015, he was the President of Edco Financial Holdings Ltd, a private management and consulting company. He is currently a director and Chairman of Canadian Natural Resources Limited, a publicly traded company and one of the largest independent crude oil and natural gas producersin the world, and a director and Chairman of Magellan Aerospace Corporation, also a publicly traded company. He has a B. Comm. from the University of Saskatchewan (Great Distinction) and an LL.B. (Honours) from the University of Toronto. He is a member and a director of the Canadian Council of Chief Executives, an organization of leading Canadian business people engaged in public policy initiatives, and is on the board of directors of the C.D. Howe Institute, an independent not?for?profit public policy research institute. In 2007, the business school at the University of Saskatchewan was re?named the “N. Murray Edwards School of Business” in recognition of his support of the school. He has been awarded several honorary Doctor of Laws degrees from prominent Canadian universities, including from the University of Calgary (2004), the University of Saskatchewan (2011), and the University of Toronto (2013), in each case in recognition of his achievements in business and support of educational, cultural and community organizations and institutions.

Robert Geddes

Mr. Robert H. Geddes is President, Chief Operating Officer, Director of Ensign Energy Services Inc. Mr. Geddes has been with the Ensign group of companies since 1991 and is currently the President & Chief Operating Officer of the Corporation, a position he has held since January 1, 2007. He acted as Vice President Canadian Drilling from 1999 to 2004 and President Canadian Operations, from 2004 to December 31, 2006. He is a past chairman of the Canadian Association of Oilwell Drilling Contractors (CAODC), and is a member of the Association of Professional Engineers, Geologists and Geophysicists of Alberta (APEGGA). He holds a B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Alberta.

Michael Gray

Edward Kautz

Michael Nuss

Gary Casswell

Mr. Gary W. Casswell is Director of the company. Mr. Casswell has over 35 years of experience as a senior executive in the onshore and offshore drilling industries. His industry career most recently included tenure as the President & Chief Executive Officer of Northern Offshore Ltd., a Bermuda-based offshore drilling company, listed on the Oslo exchange, with offshore rigs used in both benign and harsh environments worldwide. Prior to that, Mr. Casswell acted as the Vice President of Eastern Hemisphere Operations for Pride International, a Houston, Texas based drilling company that was acquired by Ensco plc in 2011. Mr. Casswell has lived and worked extensively throughout the Middle East, including in Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and Oman, and has extensive experience in the United States land drilling market. He obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of California, Long Beach in 1980.

James Howe

Mr. James B. Howe is an Independent Director of Ensign Energy Services Inc., since June, 1987. Mr. Howe is President of Bragg Creek Financial Consultants Ltd., a private financial consulting company. He brings extensive corporate board experience to Ensign, including in the oil and natural gas and related service industries, together with significant accounting, finance and executive compensation expertise. Over his 40 year career, Mr. Howe has served as Chief Financial Officer of several public companies and currently serves on the board of directors and audit committee of Bengal Energy Ltd., and on the board of directors, audit committee and compensation committee of Pason Systems Inc. Mr. Howe earned a B.A. from the Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario and is a Chartered Accountant. He is a member of the Chartered Professional Accountants of Alberta.

Len Kangas

Mr. Len O. Kangas is Lead Independent Director of Ensign Energy Services Inc., since June, 1990. Mr. Kangas is a retired businessman and oilfield marketing consultant with over 40 years of experience in oilfield servicing, transportation and related businesses. He was the President of Mar?Len Enterprises Trucking & Rental Company, from 1992 until 2006. He has also served on a number of community and non?profit boards.

Cary Moomjian

Mr. Cary A. Moomjian Jr. is an Independent Director of Ensign Energy Services Inc. Mr. Moomjian is a former oil and gas drilling industry executive with 35 years of international and domestic experience in legal, contractual, risk management, commercial and corporate governance activities that included negotiation of land and offshore drilling contracts, oilfield service and supply agreements, joint venture relationships, rig construction projects, financings, mergers and acquisitions. He acted as Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary to ENSCO International Inc. and Ensco plc from 2002 until 2011, and prior to that was Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Santa Fe International Corporation. He has a B. A. (cum laude) from Occidental College in Los Angeles, CA and a J.D. (with distinction) from the Duke University School of Law. He has been a member of the California and Texas State bar associations since 1972 and 1994 respectively. He has been a prominent member of and contributor to the International Association of Drilling Contractors (IADC), which named him “Contractor of the Year” in 1996, and is a recognized expert on drilling contracts.

John Schroeder

Mr. John G. Schroeder is an Independent Director of Ensign Energy Services Inc., since June, 1990. Mr. Schroeder has over 30 years of experience in the oil and natural gas industry, with significant accounting, finance, compliance and human resources expertise. He retired on July 31, 2009 from his position as Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer of Parkland Income Fund (now called Parkland Fuel Corporation), a public petroleum marketing income trust, following a successful 22?year career with that company during which he played a key role in its growth. Prior to joining Parkland, Mr. Schroeder was Vice President Finance for Geocrude Energy Inc. and Vice President Finance and Administration for Pancana Minerals Inc. Mr. Schroeder earned a B. Comm., with Honours, from the University of Manitoba and is a Chartered Accountant. He is a member of the Chartered Professional Accountants of Alberta.

Kenneth Skirka

Mr. Kenneth J. Skirka is an Independent Director of Ensign Energy Services Inc., since May, 2003. Mr. Skirka retired as Managing Director of Australian Oil and Gas Corporation ("AOG") in April 2003 following AOG’s acquisition by Ensign. AOG was an Australian publicly listed oilfield services company active in Australia, New Zealand, Southeast Asia, the Middle East, North Africa and South America. Mr. Skirka has over 40 years of experience in all aspects of the oilfield services and production industries, in Australia and internationally. He has served on a number of industry bodies including the advisory board of the School of Petroleum Engineering at the University of New South Wales (Sydney) and is a former member of the Executive Committee of the International Association of Drilling Contractors (IADC). He is a member of the Australian Society of Petroleum Engineers and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. He is a former director of Roma Petroleum N.L., an Australian exploration company formerly listed on the Australian Stock Exchange.

Gail Surkan

Ms. Gail D. Surkan is an Independent Director of Ensign Energy Services Inc., since March, 2006. Ms. Surkan is a retired businesswoman with 30 years of experience in economic and human resource development, strategic leadership and governance. She was a four?term mayor of Red Deer, Alberta, from 1992 to 2004. Ms. Surkan was a founding director of ATB Financial, where she served for nine years. She also served as the chair of the Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research for four years, retiring in 2009 at the end of her term after eight years of service. Until December 2014, Ms. Surkan sat on the board of the Agriculture Financial Services Corporation, and currently sits on the boards of a number of not?for?profit organizations. She also currently chairs the Governance Committee for the 2019 Canada Winter Games. In addition to her extensive board experience, Ms. Surkan has significant expertise in business and organizational strategy, executive recruitment and human resources. She has a Bachelor of Economics from the University of Saskatchewan. Ms. Surkan continues to be very active at the community level and serves as an Honorary Colonel for the 20th Field Regiment of the Canadian Forces.

Barth Whitham

Mr. Barth E. Whitham is an Independent Director of Ensign Energy Services Inc., since March, 2007. Since 2004, Mr. Whitham has been the President & Chief Executive Officer of Enduring Resources, LLC, a private Denver?based company with exploration and production operations onshore United States. He also serves as a director for that company. In 1991 he co?founded Westport Oil and Gas, which went public as Westport Resources Corp., an upstream energy company listed on the NYSE, and served as its President & Chief Operating Officer from 1991 until 2004, when it merged with what is now Anadarko Petroleum Corporation. He also served on the Board of Directors for Westport Resources Corp. Prior to Westport, Mr. Whitham worked extensively in the upstream United States, international and offshore energy industry in project planning, development and operations. He has a B.Sc. in Petroleum Engineering, an M.Sc. in Economics from the Colorado School of Mines, and is a Registered Professional Engineer.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Norman Edwards

496,142

Robert Geddes

1,025,940

Michael Gray

223,216

Edward Kautz

601,740

Michael Nuss

645,182

Gary Casswell

--

James Howe

141,200

Len Kangas

146,400

Cary Moomjian

151,000

John Schroeder

145,600

Kenneth Skirka

182,912

Gail Surkan

136,000

Barth Whitham

151,400
As Of  31 Dec 2016