Brad Hayes


Brad Hayes directs Petrel Robertson Consulting Ltd., Canada’s leading integrated energy and petroleum geoscience consultancy. He is PRCL’s principal technical consultant, drawing on 35+ years of industry experience, the company’s extensive technical, staff, and affiliated consulting resources.

Dr. Hayes has directed numerous major geoscience and integrated studies for the energy and petroleum industry, instrumental in generating new exploration and development activity specifically for the lithium industry. He has completed technical consulting projects for energy transition companies, petroleum companies, Crown corporations, and regulatory agencies, ranging from analyses of specific reservoir problems, to property evaluations, to large-scale exploration and development assessments in frontier and international areas. Dr. Hayes’ international experience includes hydrocarbon basins in North and South America, Australia / New Zealand, Europe, Africa, and Asia.

Brad’s teaching experience includes guest lecturing at Canadian universities since 2005 for outreach programs for Canadian Society for Petroleum Geologists, American Association of Petroleum Geologists, and Canadian Society for Unconventional Resources. From 2017 onward he has been an adjunct professor with the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, University of Alberta conducting lectures and lab sessions for senior courses in petroleum geology and engineering. Currently he is creating a new Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on 21st Century Energy Transitions in affiliation with the U of A. Since 2020 he has been a Sessional Lecturer, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Mount Royal University where he teaches fourth-year Petroleum Geology.

In addition his teaching experience Dr. Hayes has served Executive and Board roles in a number of organizations including the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA), the Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists (CSPG), and the Canadian Society for Unconventionals Resources (CSUR). He regularly provides technical and industry insights to the public media. Dr. Hayes has also served in senior advisory roles to Provincial and Federal government agencies and regulators.


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