Jonathan Matthews

Jonathan Matthews

Director, Greenhouse Gases EPA

Jonathan’s oil sands experience spans 25 years.

After graduating from the University of Waterloo with a BASc in Geological Engineering and an MSc in Earth Sciences, Jonathan started with Syncrude in Fort McMurray, transferring to Syncrude Research in 1996 where he led oil sands tailings, extraction, and materials & reliability R&D. During this time he chaired the Mining Association of Canada’s working committee that produced “A Guide to the Management of Tailings Facilities” and established the Cooperative Tailings R & D Agreement. In 2006 Jonathan moved to Shell to lead extraction and tailings R&D, where he was involved in the establishment of the Oil Sands Tailings Consortium, the precursor to COSIA’s Tailings EPA. As VP of Statoil’s Heavy Oil Technology Centre from 2011 to 2014, Jonathan led a program that identified viable innovation pathways to improve productivity and environmental performance.

Jonathan serves as a Board member for the Petroleum Technology Alliance of Canada (PTAC) and works collaboratively with the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP).