About Dave

Mr. Sask holds a B.Sc. in chemical engineering from Queen’s University and has over 40 years of experience in the upstream oil and gas industry.  Mr. Sask started his career with Schlumberger on the service side of the industry but has also worked for several producing companies.  
 
Most recently he has worked as a Production Engineering Advisor on horizontal wells and artificial lift projects. Those projects have included Sonatrach Algeria as well as several Montney liquids rich gas well projects in Canada. Prior to that he worked  for Encana Corporation for over 10 years, leading the production optimization of horizontal tight gas and oil wells.  This included developing artificial lift strategies and technology for those wells. He has been widely recognized for his expertise in understanding multiphase flow in horizontal wells.
 
Mr. Sask also ventured into the entrepreneurial world by starting a technology company that developed a down hole measurement and control system for well evaluation and stimulation.  He also has extensive experience in the development of completion, well testing and subsea technology including 10 patents in those areas.  Mr. Sask has published numerous industry technical papers during his career.

Mr. Sask has been actively involved in research projects for much of his career. This included being a member of the steering committee for the Petroleum Technology Alliance of Canada Gas Well Pump Consortium and currently for the Tulsa University Horizontal Well Artificial Lift Project.  He has taught the Horizontal Well Course at the Artificial Lift R&D Council (ALRDC) Gas Well Workshop since the course was inaugurated in 2012. He currently teaches a 4th year engineering course, "Foundations of the Oil and Gas Industry", at Queen's University in Kingston Ontario.
 
In 2014 he was awarded the SPE Canadian Regional Award for production and operations.


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