Junex inc.

Experience and expertise

Our Team

JUNEX_Jean_Yves_Lavoie_okJean-Yves Lavoie, Eng. is President and CEO at Junex. He also is cofounder and advisor to Junex's management, a company created in 1999 and listed on the stock exchange in 2001. Mr. Lavoie had previously served as COO then President and CEO of Junex between 1999 et 2006. He has worked for SOQUIP from 1974 to 1980 as a petroleum engineer. He then also worked actively as a technical advisor and drilling engineer on several oil and gas projects in Québec and internationally. This varied work experience acquired as part of his role in a variety of projects both upstream and downstream of production allowed him to refine his entrepreneurial skills. As president of Jaltin Inc., he initiated the realization of the natural gas storage project at Pointe-du-Lac. This project a first for Québec and also a world premiere in terms of gas storage in unconsolidated sediments. Mr. Lavoie is a member of l’Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec and the Association of Professional Engineers, Geologists and Geophysicists of Alberta (APEGGA).

JUNEX_Dave_PepinDave Pépin, MBA. is Vice-President of Corporate Affairs and Chief Financial Officer. In these roles, he is responsible for activities related to raising capital for the company and investor relations. Mr. Pépin joined Junex in 2001 after being employed by SSQ Financal Group as a marketing advisor and by SOQUIP as a development advisor. In addition to being a graduate in journalism from the Cégep de Jonquière, Mr. Pépin holds a Master of Business Administration from the Université du Québec à Montréal and a Master of Literature from the Université Laval. He has also successfully passed the Canadian Securities Course given by the Canadian Securities Institute.

JUNEX_MathieuMathieu Lavoie, Eng. is Vice-President of Operations. He is in charge of production, drilling operations and the Foragaz drilling division that is provides oil and gas drilling services. Mr. Lavoie graduated from Université de Laval in Geological engineering and has been employed by Junex since 2002. He is a member of the Ordre des Ingénieurs du Québec and he has a solid experience in oil and gas field operations.



JUNEX_Jean_SebastienJean-Sébastien Marcil, Eng. is Junex’s Exploration Manager. In this role, he plans and manages the exploration work undertaken by the company and is responsible for assessing the hydrocarbon potential of all the company's licenses. Mr. Marcil holds a bachelor in Geological engineering and an Interuniversity Master in Earth Sciences from Université Laval. He has worked in the exploration field since 1997. During his career, he has participated in projects located in several regions of Quebec and Western Canada. He has been employed by Junex since 2001 and he’s a part of the Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec (since 1999) and of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (since 2004).

JUNEX_Francois_LevesqueFrançois Lévesque, CPA auditor, CA is Accounting Manager and he joined Junexs’ team in October 2005. From 2001 to 2005, he worked as an external auditor for Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton. In addition, he graduated from Université du Québec à Rimouski in accounting sciences, Mr. Lévesque successfully completed his graduate degree in accounting sciences. He has also passed the Chartered Accountants’ Uniform Final Exam in autumn 2002.


JUNEX_LucLuc Massé, Eng. has been Junex’s reservoir engineer since 2003. He evaluates the productive potential of gas, oil or brine of various geological reservoirs drilled by the company. His role is to perform production testing and to evaluate the reservoirs’ behaviour through time, notably by the analysis of many physico-chemical properties (pressure, temperature, composition, fluid level in well, etc.) He also trains employees on Health and Safety at Work: well control, ‘First line’ and ‘Second line’, emergency action plans, etc. Mr. Massé has a bachelor in Geological engineering and an Interuniversity Master in Earth Sciences from Université Laval.

JUNEX_J_LavoieJérémie Lavoie, Ing. is project manager of geophysic. He is responsible for the planning and the acquisition and interpretation of seismic data. He must also integrate all available geological knowledge to identify different drill targets and to quantify their potential. Mr. Lavoie graduated from Université Laval in Geological Engineering and completes a part-time MBA in business management. He has been employed by Junex since 2006 and has acquired a very good knowledge of sedimentary basins in eastern Canada. He is a member of the Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec and the Society of Exploration Geophysicists.

JUNEX_M_FortinMaxime Fortin, Ing. holds the position of mechanical engineer in Junex’s company since 2008. As part of his duties, he oversees the optimization and maintains the entire fleet of drilling equipment and oil and gas production. Mr. Fortin has provided considerable support in the design and manufacture of the rig No.3, which is so far the only active oil drill rig in Québec. Mr. Fortin graduated from Université Laval in 2008 in Mechanical Engineering and is a member of the Ordre des Ingénieurs du Québec. Being very active in Foragaz division,  Mr. Fortin can claim to have an important role in working with the whole team during drilling operations.

JUNEX_N_MechtiNabila Mechti, Exploration Geologist at JUNEX since 2010, is in charge of oil and gas exploration projects in Quebec. She supervises the geological aspects of different drilling campaigns and evaluates the hydrocarbon potential of Quebec’s reservoirs. Previously, she served as a geologist and engineering geologist in other oil companies in Quebec and Algeria, and also participates in research projects at the French Petroleum Institute (IFP) in Paris and at TOTAL (Pau-France) in collaboration with the École des Mines de Paris. Specialized in Sedimentology and Geochemistry, she graduated as an engineer geologist and obtained her Master’s degree from different universities; USTHB Houari Boumediene in 1999 (Algeria), Orsay PARIS XI south in 2003 and Pierre and Marie Curie Paris 6 in 2004 (France). Since 2008, Nabila has been a member of the Ordre des géologues du Québec.

JUNEX_B_MarcotteIn memory of Bertrand Marcotte, a passionate geologist and a beloved human being of his colleagues, who died tragically in the heart of the Gaspesian Mountains that he loved the most. Bertrand Marcotte, STG Geologist. Field geologist and member of the Junex team since 2008, he was responsible for collecting the basic geological information on the ground. In addition, he actively contributed to processing information that he collected during field surveys and drilling. Mr. Marcotte graduated from Université Laval in Geology. Prior to his employment with Junex, he was active on the North Shore and Northwest Territories. He also participated in basic mapping of the Geological Survey of Canada in Appalachia and more specifically in the Low St. Lawrence and Beauce.