Melanie has spent her career chasing the next new and exciting play in unconventional resources. After graduating with a degree in Geological Engineering from the University of Saskatchewan in 2000, she went to work on a fracturing crew in Longview, Texas where the first Barnett Shale wells were being stimulated. Along the way, she has also worked with tight gas sands in Medicine Hat, CBM resources in Alberta, shale gas in NEBC and the world class Montney and Duvernay assets in the WCSB. Wanting to bridge the gap between academia and industry, she also completed her Masters of Petroleum Engineering in 2015. Her love of hydraulic fracturing lead her to create her new company, 306 Energy Consultants, which focuses on bringing value through completion optimization and hydraulic fracture design.
Melanie is also an advocate for diverse and inclusive workplaces, having worked with the Women in APEGA committee, MentorUP Calgary, and Women of SPE.