MLC is land development management company creating communities throughout Edmonton and area. In 2018 we engaged Western Petroleum Management to help us in the reclamation of a problematic well in one of our neighbourhoods.
Bernie and his company have been instrumental in helping us navigate, understand and resolve this difficult issue. I have no reservations endorsing Bernie, his company and services and would readily use him again at the next opportunity.
Bounty has contracted Western Petroleum Management Ltd. (WPM) to perform drilling, completions and abandonment operations for our company since 2009. WPM has extensive knowledge in these areas and has provided Bounty with diligent staff who are committed to seeing the project through to its conclusion.
WPM has a very strict approach to cost control and manages projects efficiently. WPM is committed to meeting safety and environmental regulations, policies and best operating practices.
WPM willing takes on demanding projects and has delivered on their commitments to Bounty. Bounty looks forward to continue to work with the professionals at WPM in future projects, and is confident in our recommendation of WPM.
Adanac Oil & Gas Limited has contracted Western Petroleum Management Ltd. (WPM) to perform a well conversion project, and abandonment operations on several of its wells since 2016.
The WPM staff have extensive knowledge in these areas and were committed to seeing the projects through to their conclusion. They managed the projects very efficiently with good cost control and were committed to meeting safety and environmental regulations, policies and best operating practices.
Adanac will not hesitate to work with WPM again with future projects and highly recommends them.
On behalf of Valparaiso Energy Inc., we would like to thank you for your excellent performance, service and cost efficiency with respect to the well abandonments and site reclamation completed on our behalf.
Western Petroleum Managements innovative business model with regards to abandonments and the efforts of your team in working with the AER and your suppliers, was instrumental in the successful abandonment of 100% of our wellbores and the ultimate recovery of substantial funds from the AER. To achieve this without any up front financial capital requirements from Valparaiso was truly remarkable.
Marksmen Energy Inc. engaged the services of Western Petroleum Management (WPM) to abandon five wells in the Alder Flats area of Alberta. The work was completed on time and within budget and at a lower cost than the deemed liabilities assigned by the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER). WPM is very much aware of the impact of AER’s Lease Liability Program (LLR) program on oil and gas companies and they know how their abandonment and reclamation work can help in improving companies LLR ratio.
The management team led by Bernie Cabot and Mark Shumlick have the necessary experience, training and safety programs in place to do the work safely, efficiently and effectively.
Marksmen was involved in the planning of the project from initial discussions and specifications, site evaluation, AFE preparation, selecting sub-contractors, completion of the work, entry of the abandonment data in the AER’s DDS system, as well as the sale of equipment from the leases. It was a team effort every step of the way. WPM has the necessary experience and knowledge to make the right decisions. Additionally, WPM has in-house expertise to perform a number of the tasks on their own.
Mark was the on-site supervisor and he worked extremely hard to keep all the sub-contractors organized and on track. He was very good at providing daily progress reports and involved Marksmen in all of the day to day decisions that came up and worked with us on a collaborative basis to resolve any technical issues that needed discussion. Mark’s leadership and backup support from his management in the office was instrumental in the successful completion of our abandonment program.
WPM also provides assistance in the demobilization and sale of all surplus equipment. They provide a service where they source buyers for our tubing, rods, pump-jacks, tanks, separators and other surplus equipment. WPM works with their many contacts in the surplus equipment business to market our equipment.
The abandonment, reclamation and surplus sales services provided by WPM is a great one stop turnkey service from start to finish. Marksmen is proud to be associated with WPM and we do not hesitate to recommend them to do wellsite abandonments, site reclamation and salvage operations to other companies.
Western Petroleum Management Ltd has provided project management services for Korea National Oil Corporation’s oil sands operations in N.E. Alberta since 2006. WPM has supplied excellent services including management of all operations related to surveying, OSE application, construction/reclamation of access roads and coring locations, and all aspects of drilling, coring and proper disposal of drilling waste fluids. The WPM team were very diligent and paid particular detail to regulatory, safety, environmental, project cost control and technical issues. This ensured that our winter drilling campaign(s) were completed on time and under budget which is commendable given the historical inflationary conditions and lack of experienced personnel that have been observed within the heavy oil industry in Western Canada. Awarding project management contract(s) to WPM was the right decision for our company.
I would personally recommend the services that Western Petroleum Management can provide Oil & Gas industry and in particular the oil sands industry.