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Forward Energy Group Inc. Corporate Profile
Dave Flint
Bob Dixon
Judy Hansen

Forward Energy Group Inc. is an independent consulting firm that provides analysis and advisory services in the upstream petroleum sector.  Our products and services help decision makers evaluate opportunities and strategies in a dynamic, uncertain and competitive environment. Clients often integrate our insights and observations into their project evaluation and corporate planning processes.  Forward’s creative application of technical and business analysis to basin-scale data is used by leading energy companies as part of their strategic decision making processes.  Forward offers comprehensive research on gas supply trends, sources of supply and operator strategies in the Western Canada Sedimentary Basin.  Forward is a recognized expert in the resource assessment and production characterization of unconventional gas.  Clients value our evaluations of play success, reserve growth, production trends and operator portfolios, both in Canada and in international basins.  Forward Energy holds a Permit to Practice from APEGGA.   A brief description of some of our accomplishments follows:


Forward’s flagship multi-client study: Natural Gas Supply Trends in Western Canada 1990 – 2007, provides fresh insights into the production trends, sources of supply, impacts of technology and individual operator strategies responsible for adding over 54 Bcf/d of new deliverability in the Western Canada Sedimentary Basin.


Forward created the Western Canada Tight Gas Resource Characterization project, a multi-year, multi-stakeholder study to define tight gas for Canada, characterize significant producing plays, assess recoverable resource, forecast supply and identify barriers to development.  Many clients have benefited from detailed exclusive analyses of Deep Basin tight gas plays in focus areas of interest. 


For a multinational IOC evaluating entry into coalbed methane plays, Forward provided a comprehensive CBM play comparison and ranking for coal measures across Canada.  The study included detailed play descriptions, summaries of production pilot activity and production characterization of commercial plays.


At the request of numerous clients assessing their Western Canada gas strategies, Forward has benchmarked the performance of operators that have successfully built gas producing core areas in the high-risk high-impact plays of the Foothills region since 1990. The studies compared entry strategies employed by operators, common success factors and modeled their physical and economic performance.


Forward developed an entry strategy for the international arm of a Calgary-based client into the emerging gas sector in Mexico.  We assessed the resource opportunities in the Burgos Basin by detailed characterization and extrapolation of trends from south Texas.  We identified critical commercial issues and provided input to the client and PEMEX on the impacts of various contracting strategies.

 Forward Energy was founded in 1999 and is based in Calgary, Alberta,  Canada.

The partners in Forward Energy are: Dave Flint, Bob Dixon and Judy Hansen.

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