John W. Schanck

Director Since 2013


Mr. Schanck has served as a director of P2 Energy Solutions, a private company engaged in oil & gas software development and sales since October 2014. He has more than 35 years of experience in the oil and gas industry, most recently serving as President and CEO of Sonde Resources Corporation in Calgary, Alberta, from 2010 until his retirement in June 2013. Sonde is an energy company engaged in the exploration and production of oil and natural gas with operations in Western Canada and offshore North Africa. Mr. Schanck spent the first 21 years of his career, 1978 to 1999, with Unocal Corporation and its subsidiaries. During that time, he helped lead Unocal’s exploration activities in both the U.S. and international regions, holding the positions of Group Vice President – Oil & Gas Operations from 1994 to 1996 and President of Spirit Energy 76 from 1997 to 1999. Following his career with Unocal, Mr. Schanck was Co-CEO for Samson Investment Company from 1999 to 2005 and Managing Partner of Tecton Energy, LLC from 2006 to 2009.


Chair, Operations and Reserves; Compensation and Management Development.


M.S. in geology from the University of Memphis, B.S. in geology from Allegheny College and A.A. from Allegany College of Maryland.


Served on numerous not-for-profit boards including Child Abuse Network, Tulsa, OK; board member and President of Spindletop Charities, Houston, TX; board member and President of United Way, Tulsa, OK.


Serves on the Board of Saulsbury Industries, a private company engaged in engineering and construction. Previously served on the boards of Penn West Exploration Ltd. (June 2008 to June 2014) and Sonde Resources Corp. (December 2010 to July 2013).