Chief Executive Officer
Chief Executive Officer
Nathan Frederick, Chief Executive Officer of Precise Downhole Solutions™, began his career more than twenty years ago beginning as a field technician in the drilling sector. He moved into the downhole instrumentation industry in 2005 quickly advancing to Senior Field Supervisor with Halliburton Well Dynamics where he had the opportunity to learn from industry leaders in downhole instrumentation systems. In 2010, Nathan, with partners Mike Sollid and Mike Melnychuk, founded Precise Downhole Solutions Ltd. with a vision to expand current knowledge and application of downhole instrumentation services to the Alberta SAGD market. In short order, Precise Downhole Solutions established itself as the leading Thermal Well Monitoring company within Alberta.
“We have expanded our company via market share, product diversity, engineering support and industry-leading temperature and pressure sensors and are now well positioned to export these products and services to both the thermal and conventional recovery market nationally and internationally.”
Chief Operating Officer
Chief Operating Officer
Mike Sollid is Chief Operating Officer at Precise Downhole Solutions™. After graduating from the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology in Petroleum Engineering Tech, Mike has passionately focused his career on downhole instrumentation. Mike carries a keen interest and expertise on the design, manufacturing, and installation techniques required to cater to each customer’s specific and unique job scope. Considerable ongoing attention has been placed on continual improvement across all facets of Precise by Mike and his team. Armed with an amazing staff, industry leading practices and technology, Precise is looking forward to the future and expanding our business to new customers and markets.
“Being a leader not only in technology but also safety and quality would not be possible without the people at Precise. I am happy to say that Precise has the best staff in the industry and we look forward to continually raising the standard in the downhole instrumentation sector across the globe.”
Chief Technology Officer
Chief Technology Officer
Michael is the Chief Technology Officer at Precise Downhole Solutions™ (PDHS). He specializes in advanced reservoir monitoring and instrumentation deployment techniques. Additionally, as the lead for PDHS’s Research & Development program, Michael focuses his team in the development of new products to serve the ever-growing thermal heavy oil industry.
He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Alberta and has managed numerous thermal reservoir monitoring projects. Michael has extensive experience working with international operators, specifically in downhole instrumentation. The majority of Michael’s experience is associated with projects in North America and the Middle East.
“At Precise Downhole Services we are always pushing the boundaries in reservoir monitoring. This never-ending improvement culture has allowed us to become an industry leader in new product development and functionality.”
Mark Dewald is the Administrative Director of Precise Downhole Solutions™. He began his career in the construction industry as a project manager for large scale housing complexes. In 2010, Mark relocated to Edmonton from British Columbia to attend university and joined the PDHS team in January of 2012 as a Field Technician. Mark applied his operational skills and learned knowledge through the organization to advance to Field Supervisor, and eventually into the Operations Manger position in 2014. In 2016 Mark advanced to the role of General Manger with the focus of continual improvement and passion to promote the organization as the industries leading provider in downhole instrumentation.
Liya Ao is the Financial Controller at Precise Downhole Solutions™. She studied in business administration and received her CPA designation in 2013. She has 15 years experience in full-cycle accounting and finance management, specialized in costing, projects, cash management, and financial analysis. Liya started to work in oil and gas related industry since 2010. She has six years in manufacture and inspection, four years in the industrial construction, and was involved in the 400M ERP project.
Dan Keough is the PureLight™ Director at Precise Downhole Solutions™. He specializes in distributed fiber optic measurement systems, including acoustic, temperature, strain, and pressure. Dan is recognized by his academic and industry peers in Europe and North America in this highly specialized and constantly evolving field. Dan’s 10+ years of experience designing and delivering innovative distributed measurement technologies include numerous projects in Asia and across the Americas. This includes extensive experience in harsh environments, specializing in ultra thermal. Dan and his team deliver turnkey solutions for a variety of applications including oil and gas wells, pipeline monitoring, mining, fire detection, transportation, geo and hydrological and infrastructure monitoring.
Jennifer Clark is the Accounts Manager at Precise Downhole Solutions™. She is the go-to for any administration support throughout the company and has the ability to make those around her laugh on even the toughest of days!
“Being apart of Precise for the past 6 years has meant being a part of a leading growing industry. It has been my pleasure to say I am a part of this company and the growth we continue to acquire individually and as a team!”
Wes Duiker is the Fleet/Facilities Manager at Precise Downhole Solutions. He began his career in construction in 1999 earning multiple journeyman certifications. Wes joined the Oil & Gas sector in 2005 and joined the PDHS team in 2020. Wes brings an aptitude for equipment safety, efficiency and environmental impact utilizing strategic processes and technologies.
Field Service Manager
Mike Hermanson is Business Development Manager for Precise Downhole Solutions. Mike takes pride in providing technology and service solutions for real-time continuous downhole and surface data monitoring. During his career in oil and gas, Mike has had had the opportunity to learn and work beside some of the world’s finest field personal, leaders/managers, and companies. He has an incredible amount of experience in real-time pressure, temperature monitoring, research, development, manufacturing, and installation/commissioning. Mike is a proud father of four who believes very strongly in working hard and leading by example. In dealing with Mike, you can expect 100% transparency, honesty, and a commitment to exceeding expectations.
Greg is our trusted Engineering Director and has made a huge impact in our PureLight fiber division since he onboarded in 2021. He is our go-to resource for a wealth of knowledge in the downhole completions and instrumentation/monitoring world. His more than 14 years in the industry managing operations and system development projects have taken him to Canada, the US, Russia, the North Sea, Japan, Kuwait, North Africa, and the Eastern Mediterranean.
He excels at providing technical guidance, account management, and project development to clients, supplying trusted advice to meet development challenges most efficiently. He is directly involved with in-house research and development efforts of distributed monitoring systems on full scale from development to field installation. Greg integrates a wealth of international completions and monitoring experience to help push the team to new heights. Greg holds a BSc in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Alberta.
He’s highly respected by clients and colleagues alike, and we are thrilled our customers can trust in his technical leadership and expertise on in-house R&D efforts of distributed monitoring systems.
Pablo is a Senior Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety Professional. He graduated from the University of Portsmouth with a MSc. in Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety Management degree, and he is a Chartered Member of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH). His professional qualifications and more than 29 years of experience in the Oil and Gas industry, has taken him around the world, living and working in North and South America, Europe, Middle East, and Asia. This wealth of experience has given Pablo an excellent background in working with employees and clients from all over the world, as well as all matter of challenging business environments.
He has worked in leadership positions, demonstrating expertise to create and manage QHSE strategies, attaining outstanding results consistently, and supporting decision makers. Pablo is an energetic leader with a proactive approach who is well respected and known by inspiring others to excel. In the function of HSE Manager, Pablo supports senior leadership at Precise Downhole Solutions to ensure we exceed industry practices for the occupational health and safety of our employees, our clients, and protecting the environment of the communities we live and operate in.
Field Service Manager
We pride ourselves on being innovative and unique. Our company is always working to ensure your downhole investment remains efficient in order to bring you the highest return. Our workmanship, attention to detail and commitment to exceeding our customers’ needs and expectations has contributed to our growing reputation.