Bill Ibbitson

Operations Manager & Acting GM


Bill Ibbitson has over forty years of experience in the oil and gas industry.  Formal education includes a B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering (with Distinction) from the University of Alberta in Edmonton and a General Management Certificate PEGG (Professional Engineers, Geologists and Geophysicists) from the University of Calgary.

Based on a solid engineering background in Facilities and Production Engineering, Bill has directed a wide variety of field operations and major projects in Canada and numerous international locations in the Middle East, South America, and West Africa.  Leadership experience includes the roles of Country Manger position on four occasions and the position of Latin America General Manger for Rio Alto Exploration.  His role as Operations Manager for Nexen’s Block 51 in Yemen from development drilling and construction of the Central Processing Facility through to commissioning gave him an excellent background on the challenges and opportunities associated with working in Yemen