Chris has been a consultant in the oil and gas industry of Northern Alberta for 15 years. He has primarily been responsible for all Mechanical Commissioning and Start-up activities on several large SAGD projects for companies such as Suncor and ConocoPhillips. He has represented the client in the engineering house during design, witnessed equipment factory acceptance tests and tear-down inspections (including repairs when required), developed the pre-commissioning plans and monitored the activities, developed equipment witness criteria and monitored the activities, developed equipment testing procedures/acceptance criteria and participated in the activities and fully supported the equipment start-up through to steady state operation. He has been responsible for (and mentored many of) the support staff during the above activities.
Chris is proud that his services have been retained by the client after completion of every project due to his equipment knowledge, work ethics and demand for high quality. He has been retained in roles that allowed him to focus on his passion of rotating equipment – Maintenance Coordinator for Rotating Equipment, Rotating Equipment Specialist, Reliability Engineering RE Specialist, Maintenance Superintendent.
Prior to consulting in the oil and gas industry, Chris worked as a Millwright in the automotive manufacturing industry where he was thankful to gain valuable experience with hydraulics, pneumatics, robotics, CNC machinery, presses etc. and was obsessed with learning about all things that effect or control the equipment he is so passionate about. This is what planted the seed that grew into a desire for troubleshooting.