Our Team

CBW’s core of expertise pulls together teams of subject matter experts in office and field to successfully plan, engineer and execute each specific project.

Ken Kindjerski, P.Eng President

Operations & Engineering

  • Professional engineer with 30 years industry experience, both domestically and internationally.
  • Range of experience includes project management and field supervision of drilling, completion, and construction on wells.
  • Projects include critical sour, horizontal, cavern storage, disposal wells, coal bed methane, multi-lateral horizontal, stac frac horizontal and under balanced operations.

Dustin Kinch, P.Eng Partner

Operations & Engineering

  • 15+ years oil and gas experience
  • Worked on the drilling rigs; 7 years as drilling engineer
  • Worked throughout Canada, Equatorial Guinea, Egypt, Gulf of Mexico on and offshore
  • Specializing in Salt Cavern Drilling & Completions
  • Supervised drilling, completion operations, technical support and programming

Keith Simard, P.Eng

Operations & Engineering

  • 12+ years oil and gas experience
  • Designed, drilled and completed wells from Deepwater to onshore, Jackups to semi-submersible.
  • Specializing in Duvernay deep drilling (>5000m), Extended reach drilling, hole cleaning best practices, BHA design, etc.
  • Completion programs from cased-hole frac packs to dual zone IWS SMART completions.
  • Held roles as Drilling Supervisor, Drilling Engineer, and Deepwater Drilling Engineer.
  • Contract tendering and bid awards on all facets of services for the D&C industry.

Phil Besler, P.Eng

Operations & Engineering

  • 37+ years in Drilling, Completions and Workovers, Engineering, Operations and Project Management
  • Experience in Foothills, Plains, Alberta (including W5M and W6M) Saskatchewan, British Columbia, North West Territories, Montana and North Dakota
  • Broad range of roles from Operations Engineering, D&C Management through VP Ops for numerous junior, midsize and major multinational operators
  • Managed technical staff; engineers and technologists

Clarence Murray

Operations & Engineering

  • 40+ years in all aspects of preparation, implementation and supervision of drilling/completion programs and production operations including facility construction, expansion and procurement
  • Manage and Co-ordinate Drilling, Completions and Production Operations
  • Experience in drilling and completing vertical, directional and horizontal wells
  • Managed sour oil facilities, operating in a safe and cost effective environment

Brennan Holowaty, E.I.T

Operations & Engineering

  • 3+ years of oil and gas experience
  • Worked on drilling rigs through Dawson Creek (>5000m), Grande Cache, Kindersley
  • Operated over 100 wells as a field operator
  • Specializing in Drilling Design and Operations

Piotr Kukialka, P.GEO.M, MSc

Solution Mining & Geology

  • Provide technical and geological support in solution mining field
  • Specialize in geological evaluation for salt cavern localization and mining
  • Create coring programs and monitor onsite drilling and coring processes
  • Design wireline logging programs and logs evaluation
  • Salt core evaluation and salt leaching rate testing
  • Cavern design and creation of cavern mining programs

Peter Christensen, P.Eng

Operations & Engineering

  • 11+ years of oil and gas experience in the roles of Engineer (Field, Design, and Production) and Drilling Engineer/Superintendent
  • Experienced in well design, drilling and completions cost estimates, casing design, preparation of drilling/completions/workover programs, well integrity management, execution of programs, operations  lead and optimization
  • Drilled Cardium and Glauc industry pacesetters in the Ferrier field and country pacesetter well in Algeria
  • Proven track record of driving down drilling time and cost


Beatrice Leer

Engineer Technician

  • +18 years Oil and Gas industry experience working in the Operations area
  • Knowledgeable in regulatory submissions requirements
  • Technical analysis and evaluation of well information, assessment of operations cost comparisons
  • Co-ordination of rig supervisor placement
  • Experience in HS&E including TRIF, KPI’s orientations and training

Vanessa Brandt

Health & Safety Administrator

  • 5+ years experience in the oil and gas industry
  • Certified Internal Partnerships Auditor-AASP
  • Maintain and improve company’s health & safety manual, policies, procedures and forms
  • Provide new hire orientations, training, safety meetings and monthly safety bulletins
  • Communicate with consultants, maintaining records & documentation
  • Carry out safety meetings, communicate safety alerts, incidents and updates to staff
  • Manage and maintain ISNet, Comply works and Avetta accounts

Doug Vass

VP Sales & Marketing

  • 15+ years Oil and Gas industry experience
  • Technical experience in Hydraulic Fracturing, Cementing, Acidizing, Coil Tubing and Production Testing
  • Business Marketing Diploma
  • Permanent Land Agent License in Alberta

Noelle Carrier

Procurement Manager

  • 15 years industry background with experience in Sales, Marketing, Customer Service, Accounting, Ordering & Inventory to large corporations.
  • Bachelor degree of Science in Business Operations
  • Technical training in Scale, Bacteria, Parraffin & Asphaltene

Lorelei Wendland


  • 20+ years of accounting experience
  • 10+ years full cycle bookkeeping
  • Payroll, accounts payable, accounts receivable
  • Reconciliations – bank and credit card
  • Government filings – GST, source deductions, ROEs
  • Various administrative experience



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