Michelle Lund has developed a deep and broad understanding of reservoir geology through various assignments in unconventional and conventional systems and is comfortable working at all scales from local production-scale investigations to large basin-wide studies. She loves to learn by periodically taking on new challenges through her career, most of which has been at Imperial Oil. Team collaboration with other skill sets and points of view has been key to success. Early on, she mapped the regional geology of the McMurray formation in the Athabasca basin, and she later uncovered potential in Alberta Foothills carbonates and conventional reservoirs in the Plains.
Tight and shale unconventional reservoirs were an exciting new frontier in 2008 and she guided the team through understanding how to assess reservoir quality and oil volumes at a time when these parameters were poorly understood! Since then, she has had extensive experience in the Montney, Duvernay, Bakken, Horn River and NWT shales and has mentored many workers and managers to aid acquisition and development decisions.
Michelle has worked for Exxonmobil Canada East in Newfoundland twice. Her first stint was as a Development Geologist for the offshore Hibernia field where she drilled complex and exciting production wells and found extensive new oil by proving a deep regional oil-water contact. During her second assignment, she acted as a near-field Exploration Geologist for the Hebron field where she identified new opportunities for the active drill rig.
In her free time, Michelle loves to be outside, learn, and mentor others. She helps people find their voices by developing their public speaking and leadership skills through the Toastmasters program. There, she has achieved Distinguished Toastmasters (DTM) status and has served as Club VP Membership, VP Public Relations and Area Director. She also plays French Horn in Westwinds Bronze Concert Band – always a challenging endeavor! And if you can’t find her, it’s usually because she is out walking somewhere, enjoying the beautiful trails and outdoors city life.
Michelle has a Bachelors of Science (Geology, McGill University), a Masters of Science (Geology, University of Sydney, Australia) and a Masters of Business Administration (Haskayne School of Business).