By the numbers: Oil and gas CEO compensation
Executives face a lot of scrutiny. But they also make a good wage for their troubles
They say it’s lonely at the top. It is also lucrative. Yes, the top executives at Canadian oil and gas companies make a lot of money compared to the average working stiff.
But that is the reward for leading companies in a business that is brutally cyclical, fraught with risk and where a firm’s every move is scrutinized by the public and the investment community.
Below is a rundown of the salaries and total compensation of a few of the top executives from the three tiers in the Canadian exploration and production universe: the majors, the intermediates and the juniors.
| The Majors
Suncor Energy Inc.
Canadian Natural Resources Ltd.
Canadian Oil Sands Ltd.
Crescent Point Energy Corp.
ARC Resources Ltd.
Penn West Exploration
Pengrowth Energy Corp.
Kulczyk Oil Ventures
Artek Exploration Ltd.
Winstar Resources Ltd.
Terra Energy Corp.