Jeff O’Keefe, P.Eng, P.Geo, FGC

Chief Conservation Officer

Jeff O’Keefe is the Chief Conservation Officer for the Canada-Newfoundland Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board (C-NLOPB).

Born and raised in Newfoundland and Labrador, Jeff graduated from Memorial University of Newfoundland in 1993 with a Bachelor of Science in Geology and then from the University of Alberta in 1998 with Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering. He received his P. Geo and P.Eng. designations in 2008.

Jeff has worked with a variety of oil companies on projects in West Africa and Russia. Jeff worked on the White Rose project in 2003 and then joined the C-NLOPB in 2004 as a reservoir engineer. He held the position of Director of Resource Management from 2013 to 2021 and continues to serve as Chief Conservation Officer (CCO), a role he has held since 2013.

Jeff has served on the Board of Geoscientists Canada and in a variety of executive positions, including President for the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists for Newfoundland and Labrador. Jeff also became a Fellow of Geoscientists Canada in 2018.

Jeff is a member of several associations such as the Society of Petroleum Engineers, the American Association of Petroleum Geologists and the Geological Association of Canada.