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Spoke Resources Ltd.

Our Story

Spoke Resources Ltd. is a private energy company with oil and gas operations in Alberta and British Columbia.  Its primary focus is value growth through long term responsible stewardship of assets and building strong relationships with all stakeholders.



  • Spoke strives to build strong mutually beneficial alliances and partnerships with landowners, contractors, other operators and stakeholders.

  • Commitment to existing and future partnerships with First Nations is fostered by field staff, executive and board members.


Stewardship of Assets

  • Spoke balances economic resource recovery with proper end of life management.

  • Operations are conducted with high regard for safety of workers and neighbours, mitigation of environmental impact, good industry practices and maintaining an excellent record with regulatory authorities.

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About Us

  • Key producing assets are located within the Red Earth, Peace River Arch and Deep Basin regions

  • Spoke maintains ongoing asset retirement operations including downhole abandonments, decommissioning, and land reclamation

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Executive Team 

Mark R. Smith, BComm, LLB, Director and CEO

  • Over 30 years experience in the energy business as an executive, director, founding investor, and lawyer. 

  • Previous roles include CEO of Surmont Energy, executive with public and private companies in the energy and IT sectors, and partner with Burnet, Duckworth & Palmer LLP and with Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP. 

  • Past and present board, investor, and advisory roles with oil & gas, energy transition, and technology start-ups.

Jeff Paquin, LLB,  Director and VP Indigenous Relations

  • A 30 year career focused on Indigenous engagement in resource industries as advisor, business manager, and leader. 

  • Previously held roles with TransCanada, Western Biomass Power, Jayhawk Resources, Northern Bioenergy Steering Committee, Clean Energy Association of BC, and the First Nations Advisory Board. 

  • Currently CEO of Wapahki Energy, which develops ownership opportunities for Heart Lake First Nation in the resource sector.

  • Utilizing past successes to pursue inclusive and meaningful relationships between Spoke Resources and Indigenous entities.

Edward Ostrowski, P. Eng, Vice President Business Development

  • Over 25 years of energy experience as petroleum engineer, A&D advisor, and has held executive and leadership roles with start-up to global sized companies.

  • Previously with Norcen Energy Resources, Rio Alto Exploration, Luke Energy, Long Run Exploration, and Macquarie Capital. 

  • Current role is focused on asset portfolio optimization and new acquisitions. 

Daniel C. Tiberio, Vice President Commercial Development

  • Over 25 years in technical and executive roles focused on exploitation, optimization, and building junior companies

  • Previously with Norcen Energy Resources, Rio Alto Exploitation, and held the COO role in both Powder Mountain Energy and Long Run Exploration.

  • Current role is to expand Spoke's business into new geographical, technological, and commercial ventures.

Asset Manager

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  • Provider of oil and gas asset management services including operations, land, accounting, due diligence, technical evaluations, and advisory services. 

  • Since 1998, Sproule has served over 30 client companies, managed up to 14,000 boed, and expanded services from support of court ordered receiverships to include turn-key management of all aspects of oil and gas business.


Board of Directors

Mark R. Smith, BComm, LLB, Director and CEO

  • (see Executive Team Bio)

Jeff Paquin, LLB, Director and VP Indigenous Relations

  • (see Executive Team Bio)

Alfred Fischer, P.Geol, Director

  • Built a substantial 50 year career of management and operational experience as executive, serial entrepreneur, and geologist.

  • Served many tenures as CEO and executive advisor providing business leadership and mentoring new start-up teams.

  • Actively involved in community and sports association as well as with enterprises ranging from oil & gas to power generation to renewable energies.

Mary Hemmingsen, CPA, ICD, Director

  • Over 30 years experience in business development, asset management, and has had direct involvement in traditional energy as well as energy enhancement and transition enterprises.

  • Previously with KPMG, Brookfield Power and Utilities, and BC Hydro as well as board roles with a number of private and public companies including Bonavista Energy and Stuart Olson. 

  • Currently serves on boards of Evergen, the Crossing Group of Companies, and InstarAGF Asset Management.

Rick Orman, Director 

  • Accumulated over 40 years of business involvement as Chairman, CEO, and director of a number of private and public companies.

  • Companies served have included NovAtel, Daylight Energy, WesCan Energy, and CanaPharmRx. 

  • Elected to the Alberta Legislature 1986-93 and served in portfolios of Employment, Labour, and Energy.

Randy Green, Director 

  • Technical and executive experience spanning over 30 years including founding, building, and selling two junior oil companies.

  • Led Niven Fischer through market expansion to eventual sale to Sproule and assumed SVP Asset Management until retirement in June 2022.

  • Past and current service on corporate and community boards including YMCA Calgary for an eight year term and John Hasselfield Endowment Foundation since inception.

Third Party Requests

We use Tressl to receive and process all third party request Register at: 
Tressl Support / 587-317-4224

In case of emergency: 24 Hours

Phone: 1-877-813-1010

Head Office - 1-403-984-5332

C/O Sproule Asset Management

Suite 900, 140 4 Avenue SW

Calgary, AB
​T2P 3N3

Perry Zich, Project Manager

Cam Yamada, Land Manager

Edward Ostrowski, VP Business Development

Land Inquiries

Accounting Inquiries

General Inquires (gates, roads, wildfires)

Phone: 1-825-606-9804

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