Richard has been in the oil and gas industry for over 30 years. He is a 1987 SAIT graduate of Chemical Process Operations and Power Engineering. He spent 15 years serving in various capacities in refining, gas processing facility operation and commissioning.
He was the Founder and President of Durango Oilfield Services Ltd in 2003. In 2009, Mullen Investments acquired Durango, and Richard stayed on and served as Vice President of Cascade Energy Services LP (a Mullen Group company) through 2011.
He joined Talisman Energy in 2011 as Water Infrastructure Foreman/Consultant for the Montney shale gas development, commissioning infield water handling infrastructure.