POINT OF VIEW: Canadian Superior looks at size of the prize in Trinidad, Nova Scotia

Calgary’s Canadian Superior Energy Inc., an aggressive independent, operates in Western Canada, the Maritimes, and off Trinidad and Tobago.In April 2006, Mike Coolen was named president and chief operating officer of Canadian Superior. He had been vice-president in charge of offshore operations and a member of the company’s board for several years.At the company’s Halifax offices, Coolen told OGJ that he spent 20 years at Mobil Oil Canada and saw the pace change after moving from a major to a smaller independent. “One of the differences is your ability to implement change rapidly. A large company has more structure and bureaucracy and can’t operate on an ad h...

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