Biographic Sketch of

Edward Wichert has an extensive background in the oil and gas industry. This includes experience at the technical level as well as in management in drilling, oil and gas production and processing, reservoir engineering and economic analysis. He gained this experience through employment in the oil and gas industry in Alberta, with small, intermediate and large companies. He holds a B. Sc. degree in Petroleum Engineering and a Master's degree in Chemical Engineering. His research interests were mainly related to sour gas. He has published several articles dealing with determining the properties of sour gas and the application of technology in sour gas production and processing, as well as the disposal of acid gas by compression and injection.

In recent years, he was an independent oil and gas industry consultant in Calgary, and was Adjunct Professor in the Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering at the University of Calgary from 1996 to 2005. He has presented courses in natural gas technology worldwide, and is the recipient of the Award of Merit from the Canadian Gas Processors Association, in 1994, and the Lifetime Achievement in Hydrocarbon Measurement award from the Canadian Institute of Hydrocarbon Measurement, in 2003, and the Projects, Facilities and Construction Award in 2008 from the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE).

His experience as lecturer dates back many years. During 1971 to 1973 he was co-ordinator of the Petroleum Industry Training Service (PITS) course in Natural Gas Processing, in which he participated as lecturer as well. Between 1988 and 1996 he provided lectures annually in Colombia for Ecopetrol as well as the Petroleum University in Bucaramanga in natural gas processing and operations. He also co-ordinated the gas processing evening course in the Chemical and Petroleum Engineering Department at the University of Calgary in 1997, and presented lectures in this course as well. He was also involved in lecturing at the university during his tenure from 1996 to 2005 as Adjunct Professor in the Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering. Edward has presented courses in gas technology throughout the world.