Ian has recently started a private company called Energy37 Consulting Inc. He is quite adept at soft skills team building and coaching the development of younger people, as well as extensive experience in many technical aspects of the oil and gas industry. Ian has been able to cross-pollinate oil field technologies into the construction industry in unique circumstances as well as assist governments in planning for potential deep well radioactive waste disposal repositories in the UK.
Ian was the Corporate Vice-President Canada, Business Development & Solutions, at Core Laboratories Canada Ltd. Ian had worked for Core Laboratories Canada for eighteen years. He was recruited in Houston TX by Core Lab to return to Canada as the Country Manager Canada – ProTechnics Div. of Core Laboratories Canada. He was in this successful position for fourteen years, and with his team; grew the business into a very successful trusted value-add, profitable entity. The last four years Ian was Vice-President for Canada.
Ian previously worked for a private Houston company providing down hole tools and specialty well bore clean-up chemicals. He was initially the Canada Sales representative and later the Western Hemisphere Operations Manager in Houston, and assisted with field operations in the Gulf of Mexico, Texas and Venezuela.
Prior to this, Ian worked for NOWSCO Well Service for eighteen years in fifteen countries including Canada, USA, UK, Europe, Morocco, Libya, Syria, and Tanzania. He held various positions within NOWSCO including operations, emergency well control, sales, training, procedure writing, QA/QC, and management, depending on the requirements at the time. Ian’s last position was in Aberdeen as Regional Product Line Manager for Pumping Services for Europe, Africa and the Middle East.
He has served on the Board of Directors for the Petroleum Services Association of Canada (PSAC). Ian was also the PSAC representative for the CAPP – BC EPG section and on the ENERGY Education Committee of PSAC. Ian also volunteers as a SPE – Mentor for Young Professionals and a mentor for the U of Calgary Petroleum & Engineering Society (PES). He has held memberships in the following associations/organizations: Canadian Well Logging Society (CWLS), Canadian Heavy Oil Association (CHOA), Petroleum Technology Alliance of Canada (PTAC), Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists (CSPG) associate member, the Canadian Society of Unconventional Resources (CSUR), the Canadian Heavy Oil Association (CHOA) and Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) 30+ year membership.
Ian graduated from the University of Saskatchewan with a BSc. Advanced Degree. Ian enjoys reading history, playing golf, baseball, watching hockey and the Saskatchewan Roughriders.