A FEW WORDS

ABOUT US

OUR

MISSION

To provide an integrated platform to enhance directional drilling by combining our proprietary real time data optimization/analytics with directional technologies and personnel to set a new standard in optimized directional drilling.

OUR

VALUES

To supply a superior product / service in the directional drilling services market to enhance performance and increase return on capital for all stakeholders.

To provide next generation technologies in directional drilling with up to the second analytical data, enabling faster and more accurate decisions with zero latency.

To provide performance-oriented focus on cost savings in directional drilling.

To enhance service to clients with visually displayed downhole information in real time to make decisions faster and on time.

OUR

HISTORY

Founded in 2008, OptiMax Drilling Solutions has been focused on delivering drilling optimization to help clients achieve the best possible drilling performance on their wells.  Along with our vast line of MWD and downhole tools, the differentiator for OptiMax as a directional drilling service provider is its real-time analytical software, giving it a distinct advantage over conventional Drilling and M/LWD Service Providers. OptiMax will allow operators to increase their tool longevity and extend life cycles of the equipment, therefore achieving significant cost savings.

The core principle of our company is team collaboration in order to optimize the downhole drilling process by detecting and mitigating downhole drilling dysfunction using real time analytical data.  OptiMax has been providing customers solutions to decrease total drilling hours and days on oil and gas wells worldwide for 12 years utilizing our proprietary real time optimization technology.


Through the utilization of specialized DD and M/LWD equipment and  performance-based personnel, not only to drill a well on target but to optimize drilling performance, OptiMax provides the ultimate performance achievable within the boundaries and limitations of the equipment selected for each well. 

MEET THE

TEAM

DANNY SULLIVAN

PRESIDENT/CEO
Danny co-founded OptiMax Drilling Solutions Inc. in 2008 and helped grow OptiMax into one of the leading providers of drilling optimization services. Danny began his career in oil and gas industry in 1996. Danny’s experience spanned from western Canada to the Middle East in various operations, supervisory, business development and management roles. Danny understands systems and processes that work efficiently. He is committed to customizing a process that works for his client's individual requirements. Danny is a graduate of the Industrial Heavy Equipment Technology (IHET) program at the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT).

JAS
PAWA

CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER
Prior to joining OptiMax, Jas last served as a Director of Business Services within the Weatherford Drilling Services organization. This was the culmination of thirty-three years of continuous service in the MWD / Directional Drilling field. Starting as an MWD field supervisor, and working though sales, operations management, and on to senior operations and management roles. During this tenure Jas worked for Computalog, United GeoCom (a Joint Venture with Computalog and GeoServices), Precision Drilling (acquired Computalog), and Weatherford (acquired division Energy Services Division of Precision Drilling). Jas graduated with an Engineering Degree from the University of Alberta.

ROB
VAN BOSTELEN

VP OPERATIONS
Rob has extensive experience managing directional drilling operations. Before joining OptiMax, Rob worked with Matrrix Energy Technologies as V.P Operations from 2011 - 2019. While at Matrrix he was responsible for management of assets and human resource for the purpose of drilling horizontal and deviated well bores for the oil and gas industry across North America. From 2008 – 2011 Rob was the Drilling Superintendent for drilling operations for Talisman's Marcellus shale gas program in northern Pennsylvania. Prior to that from 2005 – 2008, Rob was an integral part of the success of Ryan Directional Services where he managed assets and human resource across Canada in the directional and horizontal business.

PEGGY SULLIVAN

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
Peggy joined OptiMax Drilling Solutions in 2008 and was an essential part of the set up, and ongoing success. Peggy started her career in oil and gas in 2002 with Halliburton Canada. In 2003 she joined Smith International (Schlumberger) on the east coast of Canada and in 2006 moved to Calgary and joined Pacesetter Directional Drilling. During these years Peggy assisted in the management of the east coast operations, working in technical data analysis, assisting with technical sales, and gaining knowledge in supply chain, logistics and accounting. Peggy holds BA from the University of Alberta.

DAVID
MORAN

VP ENGINEERING
David has extensive knowledge in Drilling Optimization, Software Design, Geological and Engineering system modeling, Process Innovation, Data Analytics and visualization, and Drilling Tool modeling. David worked as a Field Engineer for Smith International, Inc, for several years. He designed and developed the Smith DBOS (Drill Bit Optimization System) for drilling tool selection and optimization. David directed the development for (20) software applications and systems focused in 3 Areas – 1) Well Engineering, tool selection and simulation 2) Information Systems in Engineering - Field Performance and Marketing – data analysis and Visualization 3) Real Time Systems for Drilling Optimization (DBOS OnTime). David was advisor for Bit Selection and Real Time Optimization – in the Schlumberger Engineering Technical Community (SETC). Prior to Smith, David spent 6 years with Core Laboratories Inc. David holds a Bachelor’s in Geology.

JAMIE
OLIVER

OPERATIONS MANAGER
Jamie began his Oil and Gas career in Western Canada in 2001 as a roughneck and worked his way up to become a Driller. In 2006, Jamie began his offshore Oil and Gas career with Noble Drilling on the Hibernia Platform offshore East Coast of Canada. He worked in the offshore industry in various positions until 2012. In 2012 he accepted a position as a Directional Driller for Scientific Drilling Int acquiring extensive experience drilling all types of well profiles in Western Canada, US and Internationally. In late 2017 Jamie became the Directional Drilling Coordinator for Scientific Drilling Canada where he supported operations and managed all SDI Directional personnel and equipment across Canada.

MIKE
HEPFNER

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
Mike was employed with Scientific Drilling from 2013-2019 as Team Lead for Canadian business development. Further to that he was employed with Ryan Directional and Ensign Drilling International responsible for Canadian directional sales and marketing. Mike’s previous operational experience includes 5 years as MWD Manager with Phoenix directional overseeing both field operations as well as repair and maintenance. He worked as an MWD operator for several years prior this position. Mike holds a diploma in both Petroleum Engineering Technology and Instrumentation.

CHARLIE
LLOYD

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
Commencing his career working on drilling rigs Charlie entered the directional services sector in 1997 with United GeoCom (a joint venture with Computalog and GeoServices). Charlie progressed from field to operations coordinating roles throughout the Canadian & USA industry and into corporate sales responsibility with a global service provider. Prior to joining OptiMax, from 2011 -2019 Charlie participated in the start-up of Matrrix Energy Technologies as VP Sales with responsibility over the Canadian & USA regions and gained valuable experience as the company transitioned into a public traded entity.

JAMES
NEWPORT

MWD Coordinator
MWD Coordinator

SANJA
LAZIC

ADMINISTRATION/
TECHNICAL ASSISTANT
Prior to joining OptiMax Sanja worked as a field geologist for Tiene Energy. Sanja holds a geology degree from the University of Calgary.

MEET THE

TEAM

DANNY SULLIVAN

PRESIDENT/CEO
Daniel co-founded OptiMax Drilling Solutions Inc. in 2008 and helped grow OptiMax into one of the leading providers of drilling optimization services. Daniel began his career in oil and gas industry in 1996. Daniel’s experience spanned from western Canada to the Middle East in various operations, supervisory, business development and management roles. Danny understands systems and processes that work efficiently. He is committed to customizing a process that works for his client's individual requirements. Daniel is a graduate of the Industrial Heavy Equipment Technology (IHET) program at the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT).

JAS
PAWA

CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER
Prior to joining OptiMax, Jas last served as a Director of Business Services within the Weatherford Drilling Services organization. This was the culmination of thirty-three years of continuous service in the MWD / Directional Drilling field. Starting as an MWD field supervisor, and working though sales, operations management, and on to senior operations and management roles. During this tenure Jas worked for Computalog, United GeoCom (a Joint Venture with Computalog and GeoServices), Precision Drilling (acquired Computalog), and Weatherford (acquired division Energy Services Division of Precision Drilling). Jas graduated with an Engineering Degree from the University of Alberta.

ROBERT
VAN BOSTELEN

VP OPERATIONS
Rob has extensive experience managing directional drilling operations. Before joining OptiMax, Rob worked with Matrrix Energy Technologies as V.P Operations from 2011 - 2019. While at Matrrix he was responsible for management of assets and human resource for the purpose of drilling horizontal and deviated well bores for the oil and gas industry across North America. From 2008 – 2011 Rob was the Drilling Superintendent for drilling operations for Talisman's Marcellus shale gas program in northern Pennsylvania. Prior to that from 2005 – 2008, Rob was an integral part of the success of Ryan Directional Services where he managed assets and human resource across Canada in the directional and horizontal business.

PEGGY SULLIVAN

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
Peggy joined OptiMax Drilling Solutions in 2008 and was an essential part of the set up, and ongoing success. Peggy started her career in oil and gas in 2002 with Halliburton Canada. In 2003 she joined Smith International (Schlumberger) on the east coast of Canada and in 2006 moved to Calgary and joined Pacesetter Directional Drilling. During these years Peggy assisted in the management of the east coast operations, working in technical data analysis, assisting with technical sales, and gaining knowledge in supply chain, logistics and accounting. Peggy holds BA from the University of Alberta.

DAVID
MORAN

VP ENGINEERING
David has extensive knowledge in Drilling Optimization, Software Design, Geological and Engineering system modeling, Process Innovation, Data Analytics and visualization, and Drilling Tool modeling. David worked as a Field Engineer for Smith International, Inc, for several years. He designed and developed the Smith DBOS (Drill Bit Optimization System) for drilling tool selection and optimization. David directed the development for (20) software applications and systems focused in 3 Areas – 1) Well Engineering, tool selection and simulation 2) Information Systems in Engineering - Field Performance and Marketing – data analysis and Visualization 3) Real Time Systems for Drilling Optimization (DBOS OnTime). David was advisor for Bit Selection and Real Time Optimization – in the Schlumberger Engineering Technical Community (SETC). Prior to Smith, David spent 6 years with Core Laboratories Inc. David holds a Bachelor’s in Geology.

JAMIE
OLIVER

OPERATIONS MANAGER
Jamie began his Oil and Gas career in Western Canada in 2001 as a roughneck and worked his way up to become a Driller. In 2006, Jamie began his offshore Oil and Gas career with Noble Drilling on the Hibernia Platform offshore East Coast of Canada. He worked in the offshore industry in various positions until 2012. In 2012 he accepted a position as a Directional Driller for Scientific Drilling Int acquiring extensive experience drilling all types of well profiles in Western Canada, US and Internationally. In late 2017 Jamie became the Directional Drilling Coordinator for Scientific Drilling Canada where he supported operations and managed all SDI Directional personnel and equipment across Canada.

MIKE
HEPFNER

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
Mike was employed with Scientific Drilling from 2013-2019 as Team Lead for Canadian business development. Further to that he was employed with Ryan Directional and Ensign Drilling International responsible for Canadian directional sales and marketing. Mike’s previous operational experience includes 5 years as MWD Manager with Phoenix directional overseeing both field operations as well as repair and maintenance. He worked as an MWD operator for several years prior this position. Mike holds a diploma in both Petroleum Engineering Technology and Instrumentation.

CHARLIE
LLOYD

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
Commencing his career working on drilling rigs Charlie entered the directional services sector in 1997 with United GeoCom (a joint venture with Computalog and GeoServices). Charlie progressed from field to operations coordinating roles throughout the Canadian & USA industry and into corporate sales responsibility with a global service provider. Prior to joining OptiMax, from 2011 -2019 Charlie participated in the start-up of Matrrix Energy Technologies as VP Sales with responsibility over the Canadian & USA regions and gained valuable experience as the company transitioned into a public traded entity.

JAMES
NEWPORT

MWD Coordinator
MWD Coordinator

SANJA
LAZIC

ADMINISTRATION/
TECHNICAL ASSISTANT
Prior to joining OptiMax Sanja worked as a field geologist for Tiene Energy. Sanja holds a geology degree from the University of Calgary.