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Jeff O'Keefe

Director of Resource Management and Chief Conservation Officer, C-NLOPB

Jeff O’Keefe is responsible for administration of the resource management, waste and environmental aspects of the Atlantic Accord Act and Regulations in the Newfoundland and Labrador offshore.

Born and raised in Newfoundland and Labrador, O’Keefe graduated from Memorial University of Newfoundland in 1993 with a B.Sc. in geology and from the University of Alberta in 1998 with a B.Sc. in petroleum engineering.  He received his P.Geo and P.Eng designations in 2008.

Having held positions with Marathon Oil Company in their international production department in Houston, on projects in West Africa and Russia, he returned to St. John’s in 2002 to work with Petro-Canada on the White Rose project. He joined the C-NLOPB in 2004 as a reservoir engineer, became director of resource management in 2013 and was appointed chief conservation officer in 2013 after serving six years as a C-NLOPB conservation officer.

O’Keefe has also served on the Board of Directors of Geoscientists Canada as the Newfoundland and Labrador director and as executive treasurer. He is currently president-elect of the association and will move into the president’s role in June 2017, where he will represent the organization at professional, government and public functions.