Nov. 17 Speaker Series ~ Jeanine Vany, EVP Geosciences, Eavor

The intersection of geothermal, the energy transition and the petroleum geoscientist; reflections from an early Pivoter.

Tuesday, November 17, 2020
12:00 - 1:00pm (MST)
Register at: CSPG GeoWomen Page
This is a FREE event - All genders welcome - No membership required.


Globally an energy transition is occurring, global investment in upstream oil and gas decreased by ~32% since 2019, hit extremely hard in part due to COVID crisis.  Albertan unemployment rates are very high at 12% up from 7% in 2019 as there is downward pressure on the oil and gas markets through over supply and lack of route to market (+COVID).

Major IOC’s are either greenwashing or making real attempts to pivot from oil and gas production to power generation or some combination thereof.  From big oil’s wind farms in the north sea to solar installations in Asia, what is the overall capital investment in renewables and is there a market pull for geothermal technology today? What could this mean for the petroleum geoscientist?

The energy transition, retooling of skill sets and current geothermal technology will be discussed in context to the Petroleum Geoscientist.  

Talk to conclude with a brief reflection on Jeanine’s career transition.


Jeanine Vany is Executive Vice President Geosciences at Eavor Technologies Inc. She is an APEGA registered professional geologist with a career spanning over 15 years in the oil and gas industry.

Her experience ranges from reservoir characterization, drilling and operations to full field delineation strategies, asset management, and acquisition. Ms. Vany has spent her career at foremost E&P companies such as EnCana, Devon and Total. She joined GLJ Petroleum Consultants in 2012, where she led the geoscience aspects of in-situ reserves and resource evaluations in addition to working deep basin unconventional plays. With a passion for people, projects and technology development, Ms. Vany led GLJ’s first oil sands technology panel, created and taught GLJ’s In-Situ Resource and Reserves course for industry professionals and spearheaded new business initiatives for the firm in unconventional resource plays. Jeanine holds an Honours B.Sc degree in Geology and Environmental Studies from Saint Mary’s University and a Business Essentials Certificate from the Haskayne School of Business, University of Calgary.