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.

Dustin Kinch, P.Eng

President, CEO

  • 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

Peter Christensen, P.Eng

Vice President, COO

  • 11+ years of oil and gas experience in the roles of Engineer (Field, Senior, 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

Brent Hughes, P.Tech (Eng)

Managing Partner

  • 22+ years of petroleum industry experience
  • Worked throughout the WCSB and NE USA in the Marcellus and Utica fields
  • Held various field and office based positions working on service and drilling rigs, production engineering, wellsite supervision, completions superintendent and D&C well operations manager
  • Experienced in horizontal multi-stage completions, fracture design and operations, critical sour operations, abandonments, workovers/recompletions, production, and acid stimulations designs
  • Experience with drilling, completing, and servicing 4300+ mTVD disposal wells

Jason Brown

Operations & Engineering

  • 18 Years of Drilling Industry experience
  • 7 Years experience as a Drilling Supervisor
  • Experience as a Driller, Rig Manager & Drilling Supervisor throughout Western Canada, Mexico & England
  • Experience Drilling SAGD, Underbalanced, MPD wells, Monobores of depths varying from 1500m to 4000m, Multi Laterals & Directional Heavy Oil & Deep Gas wells
  • Specializing in Cost Control through optimization of drilling operations
  • PDC Bit Research & Design Experience

Brandt Tracey, P.Eng

Operations & Engineering

  • 13+ years of oil & gas experience
  • 11 years as drilling engineer with background in Project Management and Operations
  • Experience in SAGD, HPHT Deep Gas horizontal drilling, multi-stage fracturing, thermal delineation, directional heavy oil, multi-laterals
  • Worked throughout Western Canada as well as onshore and offshore Saudi Arabia
  • Previous roles as Drilling Superintendent and Team Lead
  • In-depth offset well review analytics for benchmarking and optimization
  • Mentoring/training junior engineers

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

Rushton Davis- Hall

Operations & Engineering

  • 2+ years of oil and gas experience
  • Workover and completion programming and implementation
  • Experience with government compliance and submissions
  • Specializing in Drilling Design and Operations

Beatrice Leer


  • +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

Piotr Kukialka, P.GEO.M, MSc

Solution Mining & Caverns

  • 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

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

Vanessa Brandt

Health & Safety

  • 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

Michelle Pyett


  • 5+ years of payroll experience (Level 1 Designation)
  • 10+ years accounting experience for sole proprietor company
  • 10+ years full cycle bookkeeping for sole proprietor company
  • Payroll, accounts payable, accounts receivable
  • Reconciliations – bank and credit card
  • Government filings – GST, source deductions, ROEs


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