Regan is an independent public interest researcher studying Alberta's oilpatch. He published a peer-reviewed study of royalties and profits with the University of Alberta's Parkland Institute in 2010, where he was research manager.
Born and raised in Grande Prairie, Regan earned a BA in international relations from the University of Calgary and an MA in political science from York University in 2005, and has called Calgary home for almost 30 years.
He was appointed to the Alberta's 2015 Royalty Review Panel's oil sands expert group. A leading expert on Alberta's aging oilfield infrastructure, he participated in the province's 2017 Liability Management Review, was retained by the University of Calgary's Public Interest Law Clinic in support of their intervention at the Supreme Court in the RedWater Energy case, and has briefed Alberta Energy, Alberta Environment, the Alberta Energy Regulator, the finance minister, and the Auditor General's office.