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DAVE ODGERS

PRESIDENT

Dave has been involved in the South East Saskatchewan oilfield his entire life. Growing up on a farm north of Oxbow, SK, he started as a service rig floor hand at the age of 16, working summers through high school and college.

 

In 1995, he joined Producers Pipelines Inc. (later, purchased by Enbridge Pipelines) as their first Information Systems Analyst where he developed the crude oil accounting and oil movements scheduling system. In 2008, Dave helped start Paragon Energy Services Saskatchewan Ltd, which primarily supplied the drilling industry with surface rental equipment. As Operation Manager, he pursued and secured contracts on a few Potash Exploration projects in the province, working with companies such as BHP, Potash One, Rio Tinto, Vale, Western Potash and PCS. The company quickly grew market share with a reputation for being service orientated, while being honest and fair with customers, with a keen focus on safety and written procedures.

 

In 2010, Dave and three local businessmen, incorporated Certified Energy Services.  Leading Certified with a focus on providing services that are accountable and reliable, the company has established itself as a trusted provider of well servicing operations for the energy industry.   In 2014 Certified expanded their operation from the oilfield to potash cavern workovers.  Having completed well over 2k cavern workovers, while implementing an observation-based safety program, Certified is leading the industry in cavern well workover experience.

 

As a proud citizen of Saskatchewan’s Metis nation, Dave is committed to finding opportunities for his fellow Metis citizen as well as our provinces First Nations people through meaningful employment opportunities and future business ventures.

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CARL HENNEBERG

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

Mr. Henneberg has over thirty years of oil and gas financial experience. He has been the Chief Financial Officer for a number of successful oilfield companies based in South East Saskatchewan including Upton Resouces and Keystone Energy. He joined Certified Energy Services in June 2011 as CFO. He is responsible for the accounting, banking, and administrative functions for the company.

 

Mr. Henneberg received a B. Admin from the University of Regina in 1980, and became a Chartered Accountant in 1982. He has sat on the board of directors of the Small Explorers and Producers Association of Canada and served as Chairman of its Saskatchewan Committee for 15 years in addition to being Treasurer of Estevan OTS since 1995.

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MICHAEL SCHMIDT

FIELD SUPERINTENDENT 

After 9 years of working on service rigs in the United States and Canada, Michael started with Certified Energy Services as their first rig manager assisting management with the new build of Rig 1 in May of 2011. He completed a variety of work including stripping jobs, completions, work overs, disposals, screw pumps/reta pumps, fracs, and clean outs. 


Michael has been included in the process of helping develop, audit, and grow our safety program. It has proven to eliminate down time and promote a safe work environment that encourages learning and enabling employees to safely be promoted within the company.
Michael participated in the development of the OHS committee and he is currently the management committee co-chair. In this position his duties include handling incident investigations, ensuring accuracy and efficiency with procedural amendments that are being made.

June of 2019 Michael was promoted to Field Superintendent. His duties include assisting the rig crews in all aspects of trouble shooting day to day operations, coordinating permits, rig moves and daily audits to our safety program, performing rig inspections, equipment and maintenance audits, and looks after selecting and hiring new employees.