Experience

With our many years experience in the oil and gas industry we have been completing, re-completing, re-activating, workovers and abandoning wells for 30+ years. 

Chris Zavlanos, President

Chris has 27+ years of experience in the Oil & Gas industry throughout Western Canada.  He started his career working on service rigs and drilling rigs and has been a Wellsite Supervisor for over 18 years.  He has extensive knowledge and managed completions, re-completions, abandonments, work-overs, injection wells, polymer floods, well conversions, open hole deepening’s, cement squeezes, perforating, thermal wells (SAGD), frac’ing/acid stimulating, snubbing rigs, high H2S wells, gas wells, horizontal wells, and slant  wells.  He is also proficient in field operations, production optimization and cost estimation.  His field experience and safety record will be a great asset to Kanata.

Rick Peterson, Vice President

Rick has 30+ years of oilfield experience.  He was the co-founder of Treeline Well Abandonment and Reclamation Ltd.  (formerly Kinnell Well Abandonment) with operations since 1991.  He has extensive background in well and pipeline programming and  abandonment including wellbore logging and interpretation for SCVF/GM and BGWP issues, facility decommissioning, and all aspects of site reclamation. Rick has a longstanding positive relationship with the Alberta Energy and Utilities Board and Alberta Environment which enables him to facilitate compliant and efficient project management.  His industry experience and capabilities are fundamental in the creation and ongoing development of the Kanata’s total project management philosophy.

Corey Seifridt, Secretary

Corey is sitting on the board of Kanata as an independent director in an advisory role. He has been employed with 3 different E and P companies for the past 25 years in western Canada as a professional engineer. For the past 7 he has held the role of VP operations and officer for a junior producer with production in both Alberta and Saskatchewan. This position looks after all operations for the corporation which includes drilling, completions, construction, abandonments and production. Previously Corey held the positions of Southern Area Manager and Hardisty Team Lead at Harvest Operations Corp., as it grew from 8,000 boe/d to 60,000 boe/d over a 7 year period. Harvest went through the conversion of being a publically held trust company to a privately held Korean organization. Corey obtained his Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering from Montana Tech of the University of Montana and is a member of both APEGA and APEGS.

Robert Cameron, Treasurer

Robert Cameron resides in Treaty 6 territory on the Witckeken Lake First Nation and holds a B.A. of Indigenous Studies.  He has firsthand understanding and awareness of the challenges facing the environment and the importance of sustainability and environmental responsibilities.  Robert's expertise and role in the environmental stewardship has been utilized first hand as a land based educator where students developed environmental awareness and stewardship through connections to the land and experiential learning.  It is this knowledge that drives his ambition to ensure reclamation in an eco-conscious and timely manner.  He is an expert in building relationships and partnerships to ensure environmental land reclamation rectifies the damage done in this life time for our future generations to come.