Dean Pylypuk is the Regional Manager for Area 4 with The Ministry of Energy and Resources. Dean began his career in the oil and gas industry in 1972 working throughout Western Canada and the Arctic Islands. In 1980 the Pylypuk family moved overseas where Dean was employed as a Rig Manager with Kenting Drilling UK. Returning to Canada, Dean joined the Petroleum Development Branch of the then Department of Energy and Mines in July of 1984 and has been head quartered in Estevan from that time to present. A graduate of the University of Regina Extension Program, Mr. Pylypuk has two certificates in Administration and has been a member of Saskatchewan Applied Science Technologists and Technicians since 1987.