TSO Energy Corporation is a new Junior Oil & Gas company based in Calgary, Alberta. The company was founded in July 2010 with the executive team coming from core technical and management leaders of the former Advantage Energy Services Ltd. (AESL). The president and CEO of TSO Energy Corporation is Earl Hickok, co-founder and chairman of AESL in 1991 and Tecskor Corporation in 1997.

The Executive Vice-President is Mr. Brian Smart who worked with Earl for a major international producer in Western Canada before taking a four year waterflood optimization assignment in France.  On returning to Canada in 1995 Brian joined Earl at AESL where he was instrumental in establishing the company’s leading edge reputation for asset and portfolio management. 

Joining Earl and Brian on the executive team as Vice-President, Exploration is Mr. Darol Turnquist who has over 32 years of oil and gas experience in applied geosciences with a proven track record of significant oil and gas discoveries.  Darol held the same position at TUSK Energy Corporation along-side Earl as President and Brian as VP, Reservoir. Their most recent collaboration was building TUSK Energy Corporation from 400 boepd in 2005 to over 5,000 boepd in 2009 at which time TUSK was sold to a large U.S. Pension Fund.

Two former Chairmen of TUSK’s Board of Directors have also joined the TSO Energy Corporation Board; Mr. Norm Holton, founder of TUSK, and Mr. Brian Evans, former Justice and Environment Minister in the Alberta government.  The board is also pleased to have Mr. Neil McCrank (previously Chairman of the AEUB) join them along with Mr. John Burrows, co-founder of Northstar Energy Corporation and AESL.

The balance of TSO’s leadership team is comprised of former AESL technical staff who were involved worldwide in the generation of over $400 Million of value during their tenure at AESL from 1995 to 2003. 

The current business climate demands focused effort and teamwork where Technology, Skills and Operational processes and the people employing them are aligned and accountable. This dynamic team, recognized for adding value, is excited to be re-united for the launch of TSO Energy Corporation.