KC Yeung


Partners Energy Development Corp

K.C. Yeung is currently Chairman, Partners Energy Development Corp. in Calgary, Canada. He was formerly Chief Advisor, Technology and Petroleum Engineering at Brion Energy (now PetroChina Canada) where he directed efforts to bring in best industry practices and new technology to the company.  Before he joined Brion in May 2012, he had been with Husky Energy for 4 years as Manager of Oil Sands Technology after spending 30 years at Suncor Energy and two years at Texaco Exploration Canada. His 40 years experience in the oil and gas industry has been primarily in the area of heavy oil and oil sands reservoir development and R&D.

Mr. Yeung has been giving lectures and short courses on heavy oil recovery methods in Canada, China, Europe, Middle East, South America and U.S. to promote Canada’s heavy oil technology and to share his knowledge and experience with the industry. He has also been the Technical Conference Chairman for the World Heavy Oil Congress (WHOC) since its inception in 2006.

Mr. Yeung holds B.Sc.(with Distinction) and M.Sc. degrees in Mechanical Engineering, both from the University of Hawaii. He was a past President of the Canadian Heavy Oil Association (2005/2006), past Chairman of the Petroleum Society of CIM (2007) and past Director of Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) Canada (2011-2013).  He currently serves on the Board of Directors for Energi Simulation which provides research funding on reservoir simulation to selected universities around the world. He is an Associate Editor for the SPE Reservoir Evaluation and Engineering Journal. .

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