Mike Priaro, B.Eng.Sc. (Chem.Eng.), U.W.O., former member APEO and APEGGA, worked in facilities, production, operations and reservoir engineering, as engineering consultant, area superintendent, and engineering management in Alberta's oil patch for 25 years for companies such as Amoco and Petro-Canada. He worked the historic Turner Valley oilfield and brought in under-balanced drilling technology to drill out and complete several of the highest producing gas wells ever on mainland Canada at Ladyfern. He co-authored ‘Advanced Frac Fluids Improve Well Economics’ in Schlumberger's Oilfield Review and developed the course material for the ‘Advanced Production Engineering’ course at Southern Alberta Institute of Technology. Mike was awarded Lifetime membership in APEGGA in 2009.