David Goldie graduated from the University of Waterloo, Earth Science program in 1986, and obtained a M.B.A. from the University of Calgary, while working as a geophysicist with Imperial Oil in Calgary. In 1994, he transferred to the Exxon Exploration Company in Houston, and participated in projects in South America and Alaska as a senior geophysicist. After returning to Calgary in 1997, he joined PanCanadian Petroleum and progressed through roles in exploration, economic analysis, business development, and as an Exploration Manager.
After the formation of EnCana in 2002, he was appointed Exploration VP, Foothills Division, and later moved to EnCana’s International Division, as VP, Planning and Business Development. In 2007, he served as VP, Refining, Planning and Business Development in the Oilsands Division. Here, David led teams in planning and analysis for EnCana’s (and subsequently Cenovus’s) SAGD projects, and the governance for SAGD and refining joint ventures with ConocoPhillips. He also sat on the Steering Committee for the Wood River Refinery heavy oil expansion project.
In 2010, David became VP of Cenovus’s Pelican Lake asset, which produces heavy oil through polymer enhanced oil recovery. He subsequently moved to the Marketing, Products, and Transportation team, where he led the business development and planning functions and developed strategies to maximize the value of Cenovus’s bitumen along the integrated value chain.
Since 2016, David has been President of Orelian Consulting Ltd., working as an independent strategy consultant specializing in decision quality.