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Who We Are

Enserva is the national trade association representing the service, supply, and manufacturing sectors of the Canadian energy industry.

We have been a consistent, accomplished, unified voice for the industry, which is now transforming to keep pace with, or ahead of, the rapidly shifting energy landscape.

For four decades, Enserva has amplified our members’ priorities and advocated for their business needs, ensuring they have immediate insights into emerging information. We are the energy behind the energy.



Enserva celebrated 40 years in 2021 – a momentous milestone in our exciting journey as an organization originally established in response to the political climate of the early 80s and the controversial National Energy Program.

And while we are proud of our past, Enserva is now about more than just Western Canada’s petroleum industry. While that sector remains an important part of our membership and our organization, we have grown to span Canada and members representing the full spectrum of existing and emerging energy services organizations.

Today, Enserva is shifting focus, scope, and purpose to support our existing members, to grow our organization’s membership, and to continue being a powerful voice with policy makers, government, and the public.

Our members are the forward-thinking leaders, solution-finders and innovators who will embrace and shape the change. Together, we represent the future.

Our history

Enserva incorporated as an association on November 20, 1981, with 143 founding member companies in response to the federal government’s implementation of the National Energy Program.

In 1985, Enserva members celebrated the end of the NEP. Members agreed Enserva should continue as the voice of the petroleum services industry. The same year, Enserva merged with the Canadian Oilfield Manufacturers Association.

Since then, Enserva has achieved an impressive list of accomplishments on behalf of the Canadian petroleum service, supply and manufacturing industries.

In 2022, the Enserva brand evolved from the Petroleum Services Association of Canada. Learn more about that transformation here:

Our Team and Board

Gurpreet Lail

President and CEO

Gurpreet Lail is a proven executive with a track record of leadership success building alliances, developing value added programs, growing revenues, fund raising and achieving positive policy outcomes that benefit Canadians broadly. A lawyer by education and strategic leader by experience, Lail’s career includes more than 20 years of policy accomplishments and government advocacy across Western Canada and at national levels from progressive roles at the Fraser Institute, the Manning Centre, as Executive Director of Shock Trauma Air Rescue Society (STARS), President and CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters Calgary, and in her current role as President and CEO of Enserva.

Throughout her career, Gurpreet has been a staunch advocate for Canadian energy and knows firsthand the positive contributions it makes to the Canadian economy. While at STARS for 8 years, Gurpreet helped expand the foundation from Alberta to cover three provinces across the western Canadian sedimentary basin and she was the executive lead working with Enserva on the STARS and SPURS Gala that has now raised more than $18 million for STARS across 27 years and counting.

Gurpreet grew up and was educated in Alberta with a degree in political science from the University of Lethbridge and a degree in law from the University of Alberta. While she has worked mainly in Calgary, her work includes accomplishments across Western Canada and nationally. She resides in Calgary with her husband and 2 children.

Andrea Hardie, P.Eng

Director, Health & Safety

With over 20 years as a strategic leader and engineer within the energy industry and with both the provincial and federal governments, Andrea brings an extensive background on the inner workings of regulatory environments, technical issues facing industry, operational leadership, and building effective stakeholder and government relationships. She currently represents member interests in negotiations with federal and provincial governments on health, safety, transportation, and other diverse technical issues faced by the energy services industry.

Outside of work pursuits, Andrea enjoys travel, a great glass of wine, and exploring with her dog. Having previously trained as a classical soprano, and now with two daughters who are involved in dance and acrobatic gymnastics, Andrea is also an active participant in Calgary’s arts scene.

Nancy Wanye

Policy Analyst (on parental leave)

Nancy is a bilingual public policy professional with cross-sector experience in the public service, energy industry, and non-profit sectors. She is a skilled and solution-driven professional with a strong background in stakeholder engagement, strategy, communications, project management, and research and analysis skills. She joined Enserva as a Policy Analyst to help advance advocacy for energy services companies.

Previously, she worked as an Advocacy Advisor for the Graduate Students’ Association of the University of Calgary where she led the organization’s stakeholder relations, research and advocacy, issue management, in support of the Board of Directors’ mandates. She holds a Master of Public Policy degree from the University of Calgary, and a Bilingual Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Alberta. Nancy is passionate about civic engagement, and community building.

Mattie McMillan

Policy Analyst

Mattie (she /they) is a speaker, writer, and public policy practitioner who brings deep strategic experience to the table and results for members. Born and raised in Calgary, Alberta through Treaty 7, Mattie began their career in policy & advocacy as a director & board secretary of the Canadian Alliance of Student Associations, later becoming the provincial constituency manager of Calgary-Cross before a pivot to supporting industrial & trade reforms and system overhauls in Alberta, the West, and across Canada. They have served in numerous civil society roles including the United Way’s Council of Champions, Alberta’s New Democrats Provincial Council, the Canadian Non-Binary Working Group, and poppy campaigns with the Royal Canadian Legion.

Mattie is a retired naval lieutenant, having served over a decade with the Canadian Armed Forces and the Cadet Instructor Cadre. They hold a Master of Science in Public Policy & Management from SOAS, University of London and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Calgary.

Joshua Scrimshaw

Communications and Member Relations Coordinator

Joshua is driven by a deep-seated passion for advancing Canada’s critical energy infrastructure and ushering in a new era of energy advocacy. Born and raised in Fort McMurray, Alberta, he comes from a family with a long history of involvement in Canada’s energy sector, which has instilled in him a keen sense of purpose and a desire to promote innovation, community engagement, and relationship building within the industry.

Graduating from Mount Royal University with a Bachelors in Communications and nearly ten years of experience divided between energy production, mechanical field work, and industry associations, Joshua is well-equipped to pursue his goals of showcasing industry innovation and expanding Canada’s energy infrastructure.

Zev Klymochko

Lead, Communications and Stakeholder Relations

Zev is a communications professional with experience working in the private sector, non-profit, as well as in government roles. He brings along more than 15 years of expertise in marketing, communications, and stakeholder relations. Leveraging these skills with a desire to learn and a tenacity for research, Zev leads Enserva’s public-facing communications.

Before coming to Enserva, Zev worked for government officials, advising on communications, policy, and city planning matters. Zev holds degrees and certificates from the University of Calgary, University of Manitoba, and Mount Royal University. He is a dedicated community volunteer, serving on the board of his community association and several grassroots advocacy groups.

Board of Directors and Officers 2022 – 2023

Tyler Dahlseide

Board Chair

Tyler is responsible for overseeing the operations and development of Ferus’ nitrogen and carbon dioxide businesses in North America. In 2007, Tyler joined Ferus’ Business Development team where he focused on performing research and followed developments in the transportation sector leading to the subsequent expansion of Ferus’ energized fracturing fluids business into the United States. Tyler holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Alberta with concentrations in Finance and Operations Research.

David McHattie

Director

David is responsible for improving Tenaris’ strategic and economic performance through the development of institutional, commercial, and supplier relationships. He joined Tenaris in 1999, helping to open the commercial office in Canada before accepting a role with the Central Marketing team in Argentina. David has an MBA from the University of Illinois specializing in International Business, Strategy, and Marketing. He also has a Business degree from the University of Regina and degrees in Public Administration and History from the University of Saskatchewan. David sits on the board of the Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters Association and is Chair of the Trade Committee of the Canadian Steel Producers Association.

Gurpreet Lail

Secretary

Gurpreet Lail is a proven executive with a track record of leadership success building alliances, developing value added programs, growing revenues, fund raising and achieving positive policy outcomes that benefit Canadians broadly. A lawyer by education and strategic leader by experience, Lail’s career includes more than 20 years of policy accomplishments and government advocacy across Western Canada and at national levels from progressive roles at the Fraser Institute, the Manning Centre, as Executive Director of Shock Trauma Air Rescue Society (STARS), President and CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters Calgary, and in her current role as President and CEO of Enserva.

Throughout her career, Gurpreet has been a staunch advocate for Canadian energy and knows firsthand the positive contributions it makes to the Canadian economy. While at STARS for 8 years, Gurpreet helped expand the foundation from Alberta to cover three provinces across the western Canadian sedimentary basin and she was the executive lead working with Enserva on the STARS and SPURS Gala that has now raised more than $18 million for STARS across 27 years and counting.

Gurpreet grew up and was educated in Alberta with a degree in political science from the University of Lethbridge and a degree in law from the University of Alberta. While she has worked mainly in Calgary, her work includes accomplishments across Western Canada and nationally. She resides in Calgary with her husband and 2 children.

Kevin O’Brien

Director

Kevin is Chief Executive Officer for Bravo Target Safety, one of the largest industrial safety contractors in Canada, providing personnel and equipment to facility turn-arounds and well-sites. Kevin is a professional engineer who helped grow private company IMV Projects Inc. from 30 to 650 employees over six years. Kevin took the reins as COO, then President of IMV Projects during the global economic downturn in 2009 and subsequently helped double its employee base and exceed annual revenues of$160 million. In 2015, Kevin left the engineering world, which led to his current role as CEO of Bravo Target Safety. Kevin is also a Director of the Canadian Energy Executive Association (CEEA).

Dirk LePoole

Director

Dirk has been President of Di-Corp since 2011. Prior to that, Dirk held the roles of VP of Marketing and VP of Operations at D-Corp. Dirk has a Bachelor of Arts (Economics) from the University of Alberta and an MBA from the University of Southern California.

Sandy Jackson

Director

Sandy is a member of the Whitefish (Goodfish) Lake First Nation#128. He was a surveyor’s assistant throughout Alberta, British Columbia, and the Northwest Territories before obtaining a diploma in Management Studies from MacEwan University. He worked for the Community Economic Development Department with the Whitefish Lake First Nation before entering politics as a council member, serving 18 consecutive years. He has been involved and continues to serve with many regional, provincial and national boards and organizations, focused on business and community development. He is currently an Industry Relations / Business Development Officer with Pimee Well Servicing LP.

Mark O’Byrne

Director

Mark has worked for more than three decades with SLB, including field, staff and management positions in a variety of locations around the world. His roles have included VP of SLB’s surface seismic business, based in United Arab Emirates and the UK, and most recently as VP Health, Safety and Environment for SLB North America, based in Houston. Educated in Canada, Mark began his career as a summer student technician in 1984 with SLB’s surface seismic segment.

Steve Glanville

Director

Steve has served as chief operating officer of STEP Energy Services Ltd. since its inception in March 2011 and has been vice-president, operations since November 2013. He is a co-founder of the company and is a certified engineering technologist with more than 20 years of oilfield experience. Steve’s background includes 10 years with Schlumberger Limited, working with the company’s North American oilfield services divisions, and seven years with Sanjel, managing the Canadian coiled tubing and nitrogen business unit. Most recently, he spent two years with Calfrac Well Services Ltd. as manager of the Canadian coiled tubing division. Steve is a former president of ICoTA Canada.

January McKee

Director

January assumed the role of general manager of AMGAS in 2007 after a career in the banking industry. Her leadership helped move AMGAS from an Alberta focused service company to a world player in H2S and BTEX control, offering equipment, chemicals, expertise and on-site service to ensure optimal efficiency and tailor-made solutions to customers domestic and abroad. January was appointed president of AMGAS in 2011, the youngest president in the company’s 25-year history.

Lisa Mueller

Director

Lisa Mueller is educated as a mechanical engineer with over 20 years of technical and business development experience. Lisa began her career in the space sciences on a NASA project, then moved into the commercial arena by founding and growing her own manufacturing company. Most recently, she served as Senior Business Development Manager of Infrastructure at Shell Canada and President & CEO at Epoch Energy Development. Lisa joined Razor Energy in 2017 as Vice President New Ventures.

In response to the global energy complex embracing a lower-carbon future, Razor Energy created a wholly owned subsidiary, FutEra Power. In 2023, the Alberta Investment Management Corporation, or AIMCo, purchased a majority stake in FutEra. As President and CEO of FutEra Power, Lisa aims to leverage Alberta’s current energy assets to develop a cleaner energy tomorrow, beginning with Canada’s first operating co-produced geothermal power plant.

Aimee Halfyard

Director

Aimee is a Partner in the Vancouver office of Gowling WLG (Canada) LLP, with a practice focusing on private mergers and acquisitions, private equity, joint ventures, and corporate governance. Aimee is a business-minded lawyer with over 17 years of transactional legal experience advising boards of directors and executive teams on financing transactions, major projects, and strategic growth initiatives.

Prior to relocating to Vancouver, Aimee spent the first 15 years of her career in Calgary working at national law firms and in a senior role in a natural gas fuels portfolio company.

Why Statement and Strategic Direction

Vision
Unlocking Canadian energy to make the world a better place.

Mission
The most powerful voice for Canadian energy and the 500,000 workers they employ.

Values
Enserva values:

Safety, Responsiveness, Resourcefulness, Creativity, Collaboration, Accountability