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Harbir Chhina

Harbir Chhina
Executive Vice-President & Chief Technology Officer

As Executive Vice-President & Chief Technology Officer, Harbir is accountable for focusing on Cenovus’s upstream and downstream technology efforts. He oversees Cenovus’s technology development initiatives, new resource plays, emerging oil sands projects and the development of solvents for our operations.

He was instrumental in the initial application of steam-assisted gravity drainage (SAGD) technology on a commercial basis.

Harbir has over 35 years of experience in all aspects of enhanced oil recovery including technology, business and organizational development. In 2013, he was named by Alberta Oil Magazine as the top senior engineering/operations executive through their C-Suite Awards and is also a member of the Perimeter Institute’s Leadership Council. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Calgary.