Who Are We?

Performance Energy Services Inc. is a private oilfield service company based in Calgary, Alberta. Performance was started in 2012 with the intent of servicing a needed hole in the industry by specializing in remedial cementing (abandonment of old oil and gas wells). In order to facilitate the complete new design and new build of specialized equipment Performance purchased and ran 10 Nitrogen pumpers for the Alberta market. Once the original 4 Cementers were up and running Performance dispersed the N2 assets down into the US. In 2014 Performance Energy purchased Rearden Well Servicing out of Weyburn, Saskatchewan, then Casa Well Servicing in 2015. The purchase of these two companies is now known as Performance Production Services which is a division of Performance Energy Services. This division includes 12 service rigs that support Saskatchewan and Alberta well-servicing needs.
Performance Energy Services Inc. has been built and grown on experience:

Scott Darling: 35+ years in the Abandonment and Well-servicing industry
Dwayne Cooper: 30+ years in the Energy Pumping Industry
Greg Fisher: 25+ years in the Energy Bean Counting industry
Kevin Cameron: 15+ years in the Give It Away Energy industry

Four area managers all with over 20 years experience each.

Kirk Simmons: 20+ years experience with Cement Pumping
Curtis Neiszner: 20+ years experience
Pete Nedellec: 35+ years experience
Nick Wolbeck: 20+ years experience

Performance prides itself on having experience and caring about those that have it. We value those that choose to work with us, to which we offer management and most of our employees either shares in the company or part ownership.

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Team Members

We only work with the best people.

SCOTT DARLING

President and CEO

35+ years in the Abandonment and Well-servicing industry

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Scott got his first taste of the oil patch when he starting running tools for his Dad’s rig. This then took him to working as a service hand and working his way up the ladder. Soon gaining some very valuable experience in direct management experience in well servicing, drilling and abandonment services. He then took his knowledge and started western Canada’s first abandonment company, Abandonrite. After selling in 2000 to Bonus Resources then again to Nabors in 2001, where he became the Vice President of Nabors Production Services. After just a few years with Nabors, his talents were then put to creating Performance Services Ltd as acting CEO & President. After 3 years he the company to sold to Savannah Energy Services Corp in 2011. For the last 6 years he has been pouring his heart and soul into Performance Energy & Production Services. Through the years Scott has also acted as a consultant for Alberta Orphan Well Committee, and served as a director of CAODC.

GREG FISHER

VP and CFO

25+ years in the Energy Bean Counting industry

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Greg has a 20+ year background in finance and accounting. Starting back in 1997 at Bellator Exploration Inc, where Greg was a Controller. From there he took his talents to Viracocha Energy Inc. as their Co-founder, VP Finance, and CFO. This was then sold in 2004 to Provident Energry Trust. He then went on to co-create Chamaelo Energy Inc. where he acted as the VP Finance and CFO, after just a short year it was converted into Vault Energy Trust which Greg was still acting VP of Finance and CFO. Vault was then sold to Penn West Petroleum in 2008, which is where Greg started his journey with the Performance family. Starting out with Performance Service Ltd, then Performance Energy and Production Services.

DWAYNE COOPER

VP Operations

30+ years in the Energy Pumping Industry

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Dwayne started in oil and gas in 1988 as a cement operator for Nowsco Well Services in Grande Prairie. After spending 10 years in the field he was asked to move to Calgary as a technical trainer for Cement and Acid operations. Shortly thereafter Dwayne began his career in the technical world, writing programs, and supporting sales and operations. He spent the better part of the next 10 years as the Technical Manager for cementing service where he was able to see many different changes the company he worked for, with being sold and a going through a few mergers. After 24 years and the persuasion of Scott and Greg, they started their great new adventure that is now Performance.

KEVIN CAMERON

Sales and Marketing

15+ years in the Give It Away Energy industry

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Kevin’s career in oil and gas started 15 years ago, and his first taste of sales was with Argo selling casing and tubing. After gaining some valuable experience and developing relationships downtown, Scott took him on and showed him the ropes with service rigs of the industry. When Performance sold to Savanna, Kevin then wore the Savanna name and further advanced his skills in sales and marketing. Along the way learning from the best of the best. He then found his way back to the Performance family once they had purchased Casa Well Servicing in 2015.

KIRK SIMMONS

Operations Manager

20+ years experience with Cement Pumping

CURTIS NEISZNER

Area Mgr, Weyburn, SK

20+ years experience

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Curtis started working in the oil & gas industry in 1996 where he started working for Apex Well Servicing where he started as a floor hand and worked his way up to derrick hand. In 2002 he switched companies and worked his way up the ladder to rig manager. Later that year, he moved Rearden Well Servicing where he was helping build the company from the ground up as a part owner. Rearden Well Serving went from one rig to four from 2007-2011, and during that time Curtis was moved to the VP of Operations role. In 2014 Performance Energy purchased Rearden Well Servicing, and Curtis continued working for Performance Energy under the Rearden name. Until January 2017, when their name was then changed to Performance Production Services.

PETE NEDELLEC

Area Mgr, Kindersley, SK

35+ years experience

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Pete’s 35+ years in the oilfield first started with Wide West well servicing as a floor hand. From there Peter moved to Radium Well Servicing. He then tried out his hand on the drilling rigs, where he learned that well servicing was more his speed. He moved back into well serving with Alterry Well Servicing. After some time with Alterry, he moved to Lanco Well Servicing out of Kindersley, Saskatchewan. He then moved up to consulting, just in time for a recession to hit, which landed him back on the tools with Lanco running a self-supervised rig until he started a field supervisor role. Peter continued doing this through the sale of Lanco to Casa then to Performance Production Services. From that sale Peter has been with us and is now our Area Manager in Kindersley.

NICK WOLBECK

Area Manager AB

20+ years experience

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Nick’s start in the service rig industry came shortly after graduating high school while he was waiting to get onto a drilling rig. Nick started out mainly in the east-central area of Alberta with Bradshaw Well Servicing before heading closer to home to work for Accell Well Service. Here Nick moved into a rig manager role and learned a great deal of technical information from a great cast of rig managers and field supervisors. In 2007 he went over to Mustang Well Service to take out their 3rd rig, spending another 2 years rig managing. He then moved into the field supervisor role focusing heavily on equipment and personnel management. Nick then spent the next 9 years in this position and gradually moved into a more operations manager-based role focusing more and more on the business of running service rigs. In January of this year, we were lucky enough for Nick to join the Performance team.

SHERRI NEISZNER

Administrator

CAM MITCHELL

HSE Coordinator

JILLIAN MARTINSON

AP/AR
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Before working at Performance, Jillian was new to the industry. Eight months prior to starting at Performance Energy & Production Services, Jillian graduated from a two-year diploma in Petroleum Engineering Technology through SAIT. This is where Jillian learned all about the petroleum industry. In January of 2018, Jillian started working for Performance Energy in an accounting role. Her position is Accounts Payable and Receivable.

LAURA LEE CROOK

Corp. Services Admin

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