Daryl Stepanic is vice president, Frontiers and Business Development for ConocoPhillips Canada. In this role he is responsible for the company’s assets in the Canadian frontiers, all business development activities, Canadian reserves and resource bookings and the Information Technology function.
Stepanic has over 28 years of oil and gas industry experience, beginning with Petro-Canada in 1988 as a reservoir engineer for offshore development of East Coast Canada. In 1993, Stepanic moved on to Canadian Hunter, where he worked on Western Canadian assets. In 2000, he advanced to become an asset manager and continued in this capacity after Burlington Resources acquired Canadian Hunter in 2001.
In 2007, Stepanic moved to Houston following the ConocoPhillips acquisition of Burlington Resources. There, he managed the company’s Algerian assets, including the operated MLN fields and the partner-operated Ourhoud and EMK fields.
Stepanic returned to Canada in 2010 to lead the development of Western Canada conventional and unconventional assets as vice president, Development, Western Canada Business Unit. During this period, he was responsible for the $500 million to $1.0 billion annual budget allocated to Western Canada for field development and optimization as well as identification and development of new emerging resource plays. He took on his current role in 2016.
Stepanic was raised in southern Alberta and he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical and Petroleum Engineering from the University of Calgary in 1988.