Baseline’s President is Don Wood, an engineering professional and dedicated champion for best practices within the energy industry for more than 30 years. Don’s commitment, personal integrity and leadership have served as the foundation for his successful career encompassing the whole of Canada’s upstream energy industry in many different roles and sizes of organizations.
Prior to launching Baseline, Don oversaw day to day operations for a small private oil company as their Chief Operating Officer, and prior thereto was the Vice President of Engineering & Enhanced Recovery for a large independent Canadian energy producer. In the decade preceding his most recent activities, Don was the President of two publicly traded, gas focused junior energy companies which were developed and later sold to larger Canadian producers. Beginning his career, Don was fortunate to have been classically trained in all facets of operations and petroleum engineering during 15 years of service in both Canada and the United States with a major producing oil and gas company.
In service to the industry, Don has served with executive policy groups for the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP), and is the past Chairman of the Alberta Mature Oilfield Review, an enhanced recovery study and conventional light oil review jointly undertaken by the Alberta Department of Energy, CAPP and EPAC.
Don is the founder of Baseline, a professional engineer and registered member of APEGA, a chemical engineering graduate from the University of Toronto and an M.B.A. graduate from the University of Calgary.
Vice President of Operations
Baseline’s Vice President of Operations is Dean Anderson, an operations and technical engineering leader in Canadian and international oil and gas for more than 30 years. Dean’s career has encompassed a broad range of operating responsibilities including facility design and construction, drilling, workovers and completions, pipeline operations and all aspects of project engineering management.
During the most recent decade, Dean was the production manager for a private oil company in Calgary, and prior thereto was the founder of an oil field service company specializing in coiled tubing completions and workovers. Dean began his career with a major oil and gas company in Calgary gaining valuable experience in all facets of construction, drilling, completions, production and exploitation. Broadening his scope, Dean then formed his own independent engineering consulting business to assist mid-sized independent producers both domestically and in the emerging Eastern European and South American activity areas. Returning to Canada during the next decade, Dean was the operations leader of an executive team that recapitalized and grew a small publically traded exploration and production company until its sale to a growing mid-sized Canadian producer.
Dean is a founding partner of Baseline, a civil engineering graduate from the University of Alberta, a professional engineer and a registered member of APEGA.