Mr. Bloomer has over 25 years experience in the energy industry spanning both the upstream and downstream sectors. He joined Petrobank in December 2002 and is the Vice President of Heavy Oil. Previously, he also held the position of CFO.

His career began in 1978 at Shell Canada Limited where he moved with increasing responsibility from exploration to economics and finance, oil sands development, planning and marketing, culminating in his role as Director, Liquids Business Centre. From 1993 until 1995 Mr. Bloomer was Senior Vice President of Castle Energy Corporation (NASDAQ), and Chief Operating Officer of its Canadian interests and natural gas production and pipeline operations in Texas. From 1996 until 1998 he was a founder and President and Chief Operating Officer of Canadian TALON Resources, Ltd. (TSX), engaged in developing energy projects primarily in Latin America. Subsequently Mr. Bloomer was a Managing Director of Korn/Ferry International’s Calgary office from May 1998 until December 2002 focusing on the domestic and international energy industry.

Mr. Bloomer holds a Bachelor of Science degree in geology from the University of Toronto and is a member of the Association of Engineers Geologists and Geophysicists of Alberta (“APEGGA”).