KRIS ANDERSON - PRESIDENT
Kris Anderson brings 25 years of experience and leadership in drilling operations, logistics, and project execution to EWM. His career began in the field on drilling rigs where he gained firsthand experience with drilling into high-pressure zones conventionally and with Managed Pressure Drilling systems in the Deep Basin. As his knowledge base grew, he was sought out for more senior roles and held positions such as Well Site Supervisor and, for the last 5 years, Drilling Superintendent.
Kris’s background includes consulting for Canadian Hunter, Burlington Resources, Conoco Phillips and Peyto Exploration. Working with these operators has given Kris extensive exposure to drilling Cardium, Mannville, and Montney wells in the Deep Basin for the majority of his career.
MAURICE BUJOLD - VICE PRESIDENT, COMPLETIONS & WELL INTERVENTION
Maurice Bujold has more than 38 years of experience in completions, well interventions, abandonments, and production operations with a long history of leading successful operational and technical teams. He has an extensive background that stretches across upstream oil and gas development throughout Western Canada. His exposure includes conventional, thermal, and extended reach high-pressure liquid rich gas wells.
Maurice’s background includes working for Conoco Phillips, Shell Canada, Athabasca Oil Corporation, and Enerplus. In his previous roles, he consistently led the introduction and implementation of new methodologies and technologies, and is the inventor of two patents in the thermal sector.
RUPERT KELLY - EARTHWORKS PROJECT MANAGER
Rupert Kelly has spent more than 29 years in progressively senior roles leading construction teams and directing large-scale, multi-faceted projects for oil and gas industry operators in Western Canada. He is responsible for overseeing all earthworks projects at EWM, from road access to field lease and pad site construction.
After 11 years as a heavy equipment operator, Rupert became a field consultant providing expertise in construction management for a number of energy companies. He has held the position of construction superintendent for the last decade. His understanding of provincial regulations and the First Nations regulatory processes complement his extensive knowledge of oil and gas construction practices.
BRIAN R. SUMBOT, PET, CET, NEBOSH IGC & IOGC, TMIOSH - HSE
Brian Sumbot has 40 plus years’ experience in upstream oil & gas as a rig hand, well operator, surface land negotiator, surface land reclamation, and consulting project manager. He graduated as the 1992 valedictorian from the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT) as a Petroleum Engineering Technologist (PET). Over the past 10 years he has harnessed his hands-on experience to HSE and complimented his SAIT education with various internationally accredited safety standards. He presently teaches these standards globally.
Of particular note Brian’s accomplishments have been both as a government regulator with the BC Ministry of Energy Mines & Petroleum Resources and as a consultant for the likes of Talisman, EOG, Nexen, and Devon. As an internationally accredited NEBOSH trainer (National Examination Board for Occupational Safety and Health), he has taught in Europe, Africa, Central and South America. Locally he does contract pre-requisite safety training for Apprentice Trades and Technology students at Lethbridge College.