Earl Hickok, P.Eng.

President & CEO

Mr. Hickok is a professional engineer and has over 30 years of experience in the upstream oil and gas industry with a broad base of operations, engineering, management and board of directors’ experience. His career started in the Esso Redwater oilfield in 1979 and he spent 12 years with Esso including a 2-year assignment at Exxon Production Research in Houston, Texas. Mr. Hickok obtained an Engineering Technology Diploma from Red River College in Winnipeg and then a Bachelor of Engineering Degree from Lakehead University in Ontario. He lives in Calgary with his wife Susan and three children.


Career Highlights:
  • 12 years with Esso/Exxon in operations, production engineering & Exxon Research dept.
  • Co-founder and President of AESL in Calgary in 1991-2003
  • Co-founder of Tecskor Corporation 1997 - current, Chairman of Tecskor
  • Director ARGO Energy - 2003 to 2005
  • Director TUSK Energy - 2005 to 2009
  • President & COO TUSK Energy Corporation - 2005 to 2009 when sold at 5,000 boe to TIAA-CREF
  • President & CEO of TSO Energy Corporation - 2010 to current
Special Committees & Awards
  • 1996 Society of Petroleum Engineers Distinguished Lecturer - Technology in Production Operations
  • 1997 Appointed to Alberta Growth Summit by Premier Ralph Klein
  • 1998-2000 Appointed to Alberta ICT Committee by Dr. Lorne Taylor - Outcome, Alberta SuperNet
  • 2000-2002 Appointed as Chairman of Alberta e-Health by Dr. Lorne Taylor
  • 2005 Calgary Mayor's Award for Community Achievement
  • Awarded 2005 Red River College Distinguished Alumni in Winnipeg
  • 2007 SPE Guest Lecturer in Phuket, Tailand at Applied Technology Conference
  • 2011 Governor of 61st Oilmen's Business Forum
  • 2012 Governor of 62nd Oilmen's Business Forum