Alberta Oil Magazine

Editorial Mandate

Alberta Oil magazine offers its readers a unique insight into the Canadian energy sector, a community attracting international attention as “the quiet energy superpower.”

Quiet because a temperate policy climate lets markets guide development, plays no favorites between home-grown and international investment and adapts to change in the natural, economic and political environment with evolutionary steps instead of revolutionary drama.

Superpower because a vast resource endowment, often only in early development stages, has enabled this community to emerge as the world’s seventh-largest oil producer, second-biggest natural gas exporter and a rare source of energy supply growth on an international scale.

This distinctively Canadian combination of moderation and natural wealth breeds companies by hundreds, jobs by tens of thousands, cash flows by billions of dollars, constant innovation and intriguing leaders.

In the pages of Alberta Oil, readers meet those individuals who are shaping the policy, the practices and the pursuits of Canada’s energy industry. The magazine provides readers with thoughtful and thought-provoking insight into the events, trends and developments that are unfolding as this industry moves into its expansive future

Alberta Oil is read by the energy sector’s senior leaders and decision-makers, throughout Alberta, across Canada and around the world.

Venture Publishing Inc.
10259-105 Street
Edmonton, AB T5J 1E3

Ruth Kelly
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Sebastian Gault
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Art Director
Kim Larson

Sales Director – Calgary
Alison de Groot
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Sales Director – Edmonton
Allyson Kurian
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Ruth Kelly Photo Ruth Kelly, Publisher
Ruth Kelly is the president and CEO of Venture Publishing Inc., and the publisher and editor-in-chief of the award-winning Alberta Venture and Alberta Oil magazines and the online publication Venture Publishing’s custom publishing division also produces magazines for a variety of clients including Finning Canada, Alberta Cancer Foundation, Consulting Engineers of Alberta, Merit Contractors, Alberta Health Services, Edmonton Chamber of Commerce and Petroleum Services Association of Canada, among others. Ruth served as the 2005 chair of the board of directors for the Edmonton Chamber of Commerce and was chair of sponsorship for Edmonton’s bid for Expo 2017. She currently serves on the boards of the Banff Centre Leadership program and Travel Alberta. She is president of the Edmonton Business Council for the Visual Arts and chair of the Edmonton chapter of the International Women’s Forum. Ruth also chairs Epcor’s Community Essentials Council, which directs Epcor’s annual philanthropic activities. Ruth was recognized as a Global Woman of Vision in 1998, a YWCA Woman of Distinction in the Entrepreneur category in 2003 and received the Advertising Club of Edmonton’s 2004 Fellowship Award for contributions to the industry and the community. In 2005, she was selected as the Allard Chair of Business by the MacEwan School of Business and received a Centennial Medal for service to the province. The Canadian Women in Communications selected Ruth for their 2008 Woman of the Year award, making her the first Albertan to receive this national honour. She also received an honorary degree in business from NAIT in 2008.
Sebastian Gault, Editor
Sebastian Gault, PhD has extensive work experience in Taiwan, Japan, China and Germany. Over the past decade he has been active in energy journalism and communications, publishing extensively about Canadian and Pacific Rim energy sector issues for petroleum publications, global professional services firms, financial organizations and the Canadian Senate. Sebastian is committed to producing the high-level editorial that befits Canada’s global career as an energy powerhouse.

Kim Larson
Kim Larson, Art Director
Kim Larson has worked in publishing around Alberta for the past 17 years.She has worked on various magazines and custom publications as a graphic designer and art director through out the Edmonton area. Kim is also the Art Director on Alberta Venture magazine where she works with her team to create compelling layouts that tell the story and engage the reader.
Anita McGillis, Vice President of Sales
When Venture Publishing Inc. was founded in 1997, Anita McGillis was there. When she’s out on a sales call or even among office staff, Anita represents what the company is all about: a positive environment equipped to meet a diversity of challenges. She loves the personal aspect of being in sales and the creativity that the role involves. Anita serves on numerous boards within Alberta’s advertising community and was recognized for her commitment with the Advertising Club of Edmonton’s 2008 Fellowship Award. Count on her to deliver a thorough understanding of how imagery, words and ad placement interact to create an effective marketing strategy.

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