Nathan Frederick, President 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.”
Director of Operations
Director of Operations
After graduating from the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology in Petroleum Engineering Tech, Mike Sollid 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.”
Director of Engineering / R&D
Director of Engineering / R&D
Michael is the Director of Engineering and Research and Development 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 General Manger 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 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.
Gareth Ho is the Engineering Manager at Precise Downhole Solutions™. He holds a mechanical engineering degree from the University of Alberta, and he has gained extensive experience in all aspects of the company since joining PDHS in 2014. Gareth’s career development began with onsite field experience and quickly progressed into project management and ultimately senior management. With a passion for problem solving, his engineering team takes pride in pushing the limits for our clients, developing unique deployment techniques and innovative well monitoring solutions.
Dan Keough is the PureLight™ Fiber Optic Manager 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.
Hayley Bradford is the HSE Manager at Precise Downhole Solutions™. She started her career in oil and gas 12 years ago as an emergency responder. She quickly learned that she wanted to be a proactive influence in preventing workplace injuries and made the move to health and safety. Hayley has gained diverse HSE knowledge from her experiences in multiple industries, including international experience working for a pipeline construction and inspections provider. She has an Occupational Health and Safety certificate from the University of Alberta and is a COR and ISO:45001 certified auditor.
“I am passionate about health and safety and the continued evolution of my field. Precise is an innovative company that provides me with the opportunity to excel by supporting new and improved health and safety initiatives."
Ryan Davies is the Operations Manager at Precise Downhole Solutions™. He began his career in the Oil & Gas sector in 2006. After seven years on the service rigs in various roles, Ryan shifted gears and entered the downhole instrumentation industry. When he joined the PDHS team as field technician he quickly applied his experience and hard work ethic towards the role of Field Supervisor. In 2019 Ryan assumed the role of Operations Coordinator, but just a year later he was promoted to his current role as the Operations Manager at Precise Downhole Solutions™. Ryan’s passion for the oil and gas industry coupled with the drive for excellence has allowed him to continue his personal growth alongside Canada’s leading downhole instrumentation company.
Jennifer Clark is the Office Administration 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 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.
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.