The Mancal Group has been involved in the oil and gas business through a number of entities including Western Decalta and Pembina Resources. Mancal re-entered the energy industry in the summer of 1999, after a two year absence, when Mancal Energy Inc. was created. It combined the financial strength of the Mancal Group with a seasoned management team. This team has a proven track record of building successful exploration and production businesses. The team has grown over the years with the addition of other talented staff to manage and stimulate the company's growth.

Mancal Energy employs a multi-disciplinary approach to draw on the expertise and experience of its team to achieve optimal solutions. Its strategy is to develop exploration areas which have the potential to expand to core operating properties. Due to commodity price volatility, Mancal Energy's aim is to maintain a balance of oil and gas production reserves and exploration opportunities. Mancal Energy will complement exploration successes with acquisitions, and also divest non-core properties from time to time.

Mancal Energy has established itself as a successful exploration oriented company. With undeveloped lands exceeding 200,000 acres of significant drilling potential, and over 6,000 BOE/d of production, Mancal is well positioned to continue its growth.


Byron Lutes, P.Eng

Mr. Lutes was appointed President of Mancal Energy in May 2018.  Mr. Lutes worked previously at Mancal Energy for five years from 2003 to 2007 as Vice President, Operations.  Mr. Lutes has over 30 years of industry experience of which 20 years have been in senior positions including President & CEO and Vice President roles in Engineering, Marketing, Business Development and Operations.  Mr. Lutes has held roles with Koch Industries, Southern Pacific Resource Corp., Hunt Oil, Newport Petroleum and Suncor Energy.  Mr. Lutes has been an active member of the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP) for over 20 years and is currently a member of the Alberta Executive Policy Group.  Mr. Lutes graduated from the University of Calgary with a Bachelor of Science in Chemical and Petroleum Engineering.  Mr. Lutes is a member of APEGA.
Bret A. Hughes, P.Eng
Vice President, Production

Mr. Hughes was appointed Vice President, Production in January 2011. He has been with Mancal Energy since September 2002 in positions including Operations Manager and Manager of Exploitation. Mr. Hughes has over 20 years of oil & gas experience. Prior to Mancal Energy, Mr. Hughes worked at Anadarko Canada Corporation as Senior Production Engineer following the acquisition of Berkley Petroleum Corporation where he was employed for two years. Mr. Hughes has extensive international & domestic field experience working both onshore oil & offshore gas developments in Africa and through field assignments in Canada with Ocelot Energy Inc. Mr. Hughes graduated from the University of Calgary with a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering in 1992. Mr. Hughes is a member of APEGA
Robert (Rob) J. Langill
Vice President, Exploration

Mr. Langill joined Mancal Energy Inc. in September 1999, and has held positions including Senior Geologist, Staff Explorationist, Exploration Manager and is currently holding the position of Vice President, Exploration. Prior to Mancal Energy, he was with Highridge Exploration Ltd. as Senior Geologist, and before that he worked for Pinnacle Resources and Poco-Voyager totalling over 20 years in the oil and gas industry. Mr. Langill graduated from Queens University in 1988 with a Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Geology. He is a member of the CSPG.
Jordan P. Murray, MBA
Vice President, Land

Mr. Murray has more than 15 years experience in land management, negotiations, and strategy roles. Prior to joining Mancal, he held various positions of increasing responsibility within Canadian and International-based energy companies, including Devon Energy, ARC Resources, PrairieSky Royalties and TAQA North Ltd. Mr. Murray is a member of the AIPN, the PADA, and the CAPL, where he was previously an Executive Director. Mr. Murray holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Calgary and his MBA from Queens University.
Kathryn L. Stephenson, CPA (CMA)
Vice President, Finance

Ms. Stephenson is a Chartered Professional Accountant with 16 years of experience in the oil and gas industry. Ms. Stephenson started with Mancal Energy in November, 2003 and was appointed VP Finance in January, 2013. Prior to Mancal Energy, Ms. Stephenson was employed with Wascana Energy and the Province of Alberta – Agriculture Financial Services Corporation where she was the Assistant Controller. Ms. Stephenson holds a Bachelor of Administration degree and a CPA (CMA) designation from the Chartered Professional Accountants of Alberta.
Gary L. Horton, P.Eng
Drilling and Completions Manager

Mr. Horton joined Mancal Energy Inc. as Drilling and Completions Manager in June 2001. Previously he was with Barrington Petroleum Ltd. as the Drilling and Completions Superintendent and Nowsco Well Service. He also spent 14 years in various Drilling and Completions roles at Amoco Canada Petroleum Company and has over 30 years in the oil and gas industry. Mr. Horton received his degree in Mining Engineering from the Nova Scotia Technical College in 1979. He is a member of APEGA, SPE, the Canadian Association of Drilling Engineers and the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (Petroleum Society).


Mancal Energy Inc.
Suite 2400, 530 8th Avenue SW
Calgary, Alberta T2P 3S8

Mailing Address:
PO Box 2526, Station M
Calgary, Alberta T2P 5G2

Telephone (403) 231-7680
Facsimile (403) 231-7679
24 Hour Emergency (866) 221-2984

Mancal Energy Inc. - Drayton Valley Office
4912 56th Street
Drayton Valley, Alberta T7A 1R3

Mailing Address:
PO Box 7327
Drayton Valley, Alberta T7A 1S5

Telephone (780) 542-6202
Facsimile (780) 542-4368
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