Dr. Greg Hu co-founded the company in 2006 with Loring Laboratories Ltd., an ISO-certified company with over 40 years in lab testing services. As an experienced oil sands geologist, he noticed that the existing lab processes was extremely labour intensive, slow and error-prone. He also recognized that labs could not meet the oil industries needs in terms of quality and turnaround time.
As a result, Dr. Hu invented a new lab workflow(idWorkflowTM ) with the goal of significantly improving the lab processes. In 2006, he decided to start his own laboratory – a next-generation, technology-orientated oil sands specialty laboratory. Under his leadership, Loring Tarcore Labs has become a well-established brand in oil sands core handling and analyses and its business has grown significantly since its inception.
Dr. Hu has over 25 year of experience in the oil sands industry, with experience working for the following companies: Petro-Canada, Value Creation Inc. and Alberta Oilsands Inc., (in different capacities, from geologist, asset geologist, exploration manager and VP – Exploration). In addition, he has provided geological consulting services to several oil companies, including Chevron Canada, ConocoPhillips Canada, Koch Canada, among others.
Dr. Hu has a Ph.D. in geology from the University of Western Ontario as well as M.Sc. and B.Sc. in geology. He is a member of The Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists (CSPG), Canadian Heavy Oil Association (CHOA), and The Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA).
He was the chair of the Heavy Oil & Oil Sands Division (2012-2013) and the Basin Analysis and Sequence Stratigraphy Division of CSPG (2001-2003).