Rockpoint Gas Storage
Rockpoint Gas Storage has been in operation for over 20 years and is the largest independent owner and operator of natural gas storage in North America with eight (8) strategically located assets with more than 300 Bcf of working gas capacity in key producing and consuming regions.
Rockpoint Gas Storage is sponsored by Brookfield Infrastructure Partners, an entity that operates long-life, high quality infrastructure assets primarily in the utilities, transport, energy and communications infrastructure sectors. These assets are located in North and South America, Europe and Australia. Rockpoint manages, operates and develops Brookfield’s growing natural gas storage asset portfolio.
In Alberta, Rockpoint owns and operates the AECO HubTM, comprised of the Suffield and Countess facilities (154 Bcf) and owns and operates the Warwick facility (21.5 Bcf). In California, Rockpoint owns and operates the Wild Goose facility (75 Bcf) and the Lodi facility, comprised of the Lodi and Kirby Hills facilities (31.0 Bcf). In Oklahoma, Rockpoint owns and operates the Salt Plains facility (13 Bcf) and in Texas, Rockpoint owns 49% of the Tres Palacios facility and also manages 15 Bcf of working gas capacity.
Rockpoint owns and operates Access Gas Services which provides natural gas supply and related services to customers throughout Canada and also provides agency services to natural gas end-users in Eastern Canada through Enerstream Agency Services.
President and Chief Executive Officer
Simon Dupéré is the Chairman, President & CEO of Rockpoint Gas Storage. In this role, he is responsible for managing, operating and expanding over 315 Bcf of natural gas storage facilities located in key market areas throughout North America. Prior to joining Rockpoint, Simon was the President and CEO of SIM Energy LP, a company established in 2015 with a mandate to manage, operate and develop Brookfield’s growing natural gas storage asset platform. Following a transformational merger with Niska Gas Storage Partners, SIM Energy was rebranded under Rockpoint Gas Storage.
Simon has 30 years of active experience leading and managing multidisciplinary teams in the upstream and midstream gas industry with both start-up and senior Canadian and U.S. companies. Prior to starting SIM Energy, Simon served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Niska Gas Storage Partners, the largest independent publicly traded (NYSE) owner and operator of natural gas storage facilities in North America. He also served as the Chief Operating Officer of Niska overseeing and expanding the gas storage operations by double its capacity.
Previously, Simon served as President and Chief Executive Officer at Intragaz Inc., a natural gas storage company engaged in the development and operation of two gas storage assets in Québec. Prior to these positions, he held a series of senior positions as geophysicist and reservoir engineer for major oil and gas companies. Simon holds a Bachelor of Science in Physics Engineering from Laval University in Quebec City.
Chief Investment Officer
Darren is our Chief Investment Officer. He has served in this role since July 2016. Prior to joining Rockpoint, Darren was a Senior Vice President with Brookfield Asset Management where he was responsible for Brookfield’s acquisitions of Niska Gas Storage Partners gas storage assets. In addition to leading the acquisitions of Niska’s assets, Darren was also responsible for Brookfield’s investments in long-haul natural gas pipelines and district energy businesses. Prior to joining Brookfield, Darren worked for an international accounting firm in their business valuation and corporate finance advisory practice. He is a Chartered Professional Accountant and Chartered Business Valuator.
Vice President, Finance
Kevin is the Vice President, Finance of Rockpoint Gas Storage. Kevin has almost 20 years of finance and accounting experience with various public and private entities in, and servicing the upstream and midstream energy industry. Kevin’s most recent role prior to joining Rockpoint was as the CFO and VP Finance of Montana Exploration Corp., a TSXV-listed company in the exploration and production industry. Prior thereto, Kevin spent 8 years as the CFO of Blaze Energy, a privately-held upstream company with substantial midstream operations including gas gathering/transportation/processing and natural gas storage services. Earlier in his career, Kevin gained experience from Quicksilver Resources, Altagas and Deloitte. Kevin holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Saskatchewan and is legacy Chartered Accountant member of the Chartered Professional Accountants of Alberta.
Vice President, Legal & Regulatory
Jason is our Vice President, Legal & Regulatory. He has served in this role since 2007. Prior to assuming this role, Jason was Associate General Counsel and was continuously with the natural gas storage business of Niska Gas Storage Partners, EnCana Corporation and its predecessor, Alberta Energy Company Ltd., since 2001. In addition to his legal and regulatory roles at Rockpoint, he also heads the Human Resources Department and is responsible for our corporate insurance program. Before joining the natural gas storage business, he practiced corporate, M&A and securities law at McCarthy Tétrault LLP and Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP. He has a Bachelor of Arts (Honors) from the University of Calgary and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Alberta.
Vice President, Engineering & Operations
Mathieu is our Vice President, Engineering and Operations. Mathieu has over 17 years of experience with gas storage development and operations. Prior to assuming this current role, Mathieu has held reservoir engineering and team management positions within Niska Gas Storage Partners since 2008, playing an integral part in growing the gas storage capacity of the assets under management. Earlier in his career, Mathieu was reservoir engineer at Intragaz Inc., overseeing its underground storage assets. Mathieu holds a Bachelor of Applied Science in Geological Engineering from Laval University and is a member on underground gas storage technical committees within the Canadian Standards Association and the American Gas Association.
Vice President, Marketing and Optimization
Hardip is the Vice President, Marketing and Optimization at Rockpoint Gas Storage. He has served in this role since June 2015, and is responsible for the commercial activities at the Lodi & Warwick natural gas storage facilities along with 15 Bcf of contracted capacity at Tres Palacios gas storage. Hardip has 15 years of varied experience in the natural gas business. Hardip spent 12 years at Iberdrola Canada Energy Services Ltd., (formerly PPM Energy) working in a variety of roles related to the Canadian gas storage business. Hardip’s most recent role prior to joining Rockpoint was as the Manager of Marketing at Iberdrola, the third largest independent owner and operator of natural gas storage in North America. Hardip holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Finance from the University of Calgary.
Vice President, Trading
Kraig is the Vice President, Trading and is responsible for all commercial activities at the AECO, Wild Goose, and Salt Plains natural gas storage facilities. Prior to this role, Kraig was Director, Trade and Storage Optimization at Niska Gas Storage Partners, the largest publicly traded independent owner and operator of natural gas storage in North America. Kraig has continuously worked with the natural gas storage business of Niska, Encana, and its predecessor, Alberta Energy Company Ltd., since 2000. During this time Kraig has held various positions in Trade, Risk Management, Market Analytics, and Scheduling. Kraig graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Northern British Columbia.