Alberta’s 50 Most Influential People 2012
Meet the people who are changing your world – and find out how they’re doing it
by Max Fawcett, Michael Ganley, Alix Kemp and Geoffrey Morgan
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It didn’t take Marlon McDougall very long to find a new job after leaving NAL Energy. In fact, McDougall resigned as chief operating officer of NAL in June 2011 and joined Pengrowth Energy as COO a month later. Eight months after that, McDougall’s new company announced it was purchasing his previous one. Pengrowth bought NAL for $1.3 billion in stock in March 2012, giving McDougall operating control of the company where he once worked. The acquisition is directly tied to Pengrowth’s hopes of developing the Lindbergh oil sands project, which contains more than 780 million barrels of bitumen. It’s an ambitious project, and now that McDougall oversees the combined operations of both companies, he is working to bring it to production as Pengrowth’s first oil sands operation.