Management

Well's senior management team is committed to delivering results and operational excellence.

Warren Chung, P.Eng.

President

Mr. Chung is responsible for providing the leadership and management required to execute Well's strategic initiatives and growth plan. He serves as a liaison between Well and its strategic partners, and is heavily involved in the international promotion and licensing of Well's innovative technologies.

Mr. Chung holds a Bachelor of Science with distinction in chemical biomedical engineering from the University of Alberta. He has extensive experience in performing economic evaluations of oil and gas assets across the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin, as well as in the United States and New Zealand. His work has supported both public and private companies through audits, acquisitions, divestitures, and IPOs. Mr. Chung also has experience in engineering design and construction management, having previously been involved in projects ranging from upgrader expansions to industrial and residential utility servicing.

Keng H. Chung, Ph.D., P.Eng., FCAE, FEC, FGC (Hon.)

Vice President

Dr. Keng Chung is globally renowned for his expertise in energy system and petroleum operations. He is a Senior Advisor (State Specially Recruited Expert) for the government of China on green energy and resource management. He pioneered and patented several commercial processes and novel technologies used in the petroleum industry.  He advocates for waste-less processing and effective resource utilization and is actively involved in developing sustainable technologies related to the water-energy-food nexus.

 

Dr. Chung was seconded to an Alberta Government agency as the Upgrading Program Director. He was responsible for setting up the technology development program for oilsands upgrading that is intended to improve process efficiencies, ensure high-value oilsands products and reduce environmental impacts. Dr. Chung was also an energy consultant for major investment bankers.

Dr. Chung has been featured in many news magazines and television documentaries on the Canadian oilsands development. He is the recipient of the Alberta Science and Technology (ASTech) Leadership Award for his contributions to the heavy oil industry. He is a co-inventor of the SELEX-Asp process for removing most of problematic components from heavy petroleum feedstock. This novel technology transforms heavy crude into generic refinery feedstock and eliminates the need for expensive heavy oil upgrading. The non-combustible uses for by-product asphaltenes provide a significant carbon storage option for the petroleum industry and is an important step towards global decarbonization efforts.

Dr. Chung is a chemical engineering graduate from Queen's University with both a Bachelor and Master of Science degrees. He also received a Ph.D. from the University of Calgary, specializing on steam assisted gravity drainage process using horizontal wells. This technology has been applied in all aspects of petroleum operations, ranging from light crude, shale oil, oilsands bitumen, to offshore production.

Dr. Chung has more than 35 years working relationship with several Chinese research institutes and is currently a Distinguished Professor of chemical engineering at the China University of Petroleum and Chair Professor at Guangdong Food and Drug Vocational College. He was a member of the Technical Advisory Council of the China State Key Laboratory of Heavy Oil Processing. Dr. Chung was born in Malaysia and is fluent in Mandarin, four Chinese dialects, and Malay. He has a close relationship with state enterprises and private investors in the Asia Pacific and advises on energy investments.

Dr. Chung has published more than 300 papers in refereed journals, 120 company reports and more than 20 patents. He is also an editorial and advisory board member of Oil and Gas Journal, FUEL, Petroleum Science, Canada Oil, and guest editor of several special issues of energy related refereed journals. He frequently consults and lectures at major international energy companies, universities, government laboratories, and heavy oil conferences as plenary speaker. Dr. Chung has supervised more than 50 post-doctorate fellows who hold senior positions at universities and oil companies. He is a Fellow of Canadian Academy of Engineering, a Fellow of Engineers Canada and an Honorary Fellow of Geoscientists Canada.

Keng H. Chung, Ph.D., P.Eng., FCAE, FEC, FGC (Hon.)

 
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