Tristar People

Geoff Morrison

A Professional Engineer with over 33 years of drilling experience in all areas of the Western Canadian sedimentary basin, including wells ranging from multi-well shallow gas programs, 4500m deep critical sour gas wells, horizontal drills, underbalanced, and coiled tubing drills. He has been an expert authority in managing construction, drilling, and completions operations for Dome, Amoco, Crestar Energy, Gulf, and ConocoPhillips. Geoff is a professional leader that uses the most current technology to deliver cost efficient, timely projects in a safe compliant manner.


Derrick Russell

A Petroleum Engineering Technologist with over 22 years of oilfield experience throughout Western Canada, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, the Canadian Arctic and New Zealand. He has managed completion, workover, re-completion, and abandonment operations and the preparation of: well programs, cost estimates, multi-stage fracturing programs, multi-well shallow gas programs, ERCB regulatory procedures, service tenders, etc.


Dan Karst

A Professional Engineer with over 22 years of oilfield experience throughout Western Canada. He has managed drilling and completions operations and preparation of: well licenses, drilling, completion, abandonment programs, ERCB regulatory procedures, service tenders, etc. Dan has also worked for service companies in the fields of directional drilling and pipeline integrity.


Hugh Rennie

A Gas & Petroleum Tech with over 28 years of drilling experience in all areas of the western Canadian sedimentary basin. Has worked on a variety of wells ranging from; multi-well shallow gas programs, 4500m deep critical sour gas wells, under-balanced long reach horizontal multi frac and coiled tubing drills to conventional vertical wells. An expert authority in managing drilling operations, Hugh has worked with companies including: Dome Petroleum, Amoco Canada, Crestar Energy, Gulf Canada, ConocoPhillips & Mahalo Energy before joining Tristar in 2008. Provides effective leadership that uses the most current technology to deliver cost efficient, timely projects in a manner that is both safe and regulatory compliant.

Tyler Baynham

A Certified Engineering Technologist with over 28 years of experience in large civil and infrastructure projects in Alberta. He has managed multi-million dollar programs for both private and municipal government clients. His experience in underground utilities, structural bridges, transportation, contract administration, and environmental reclamations provides our clients with time-sensitive and cost efficient solutions to all their projects. Combined with strong communication skills and dedication to clients, he is committed to ensure the client's goals are achieved.

Chris Stang

An oilfield Completions Specialist with over 21 years' operational experience working in the oil and gas industry. With an emphasis on safety, he has coordinated and executed a wide range of well servicing operations. A track record with resounding results in operational and capital efficiency, Chris is an asset to the Tristar team.

Jeff Harris

With over 37 years of experience in the Oil & Gas Industry, 36 of these in directly related supervisory and completion programming positions, and 33 years self-employed as a Completions Specialist. Proven ability and willingness to handle high workloads and oversee challenging field operations. Possesses strong oral communication skills combined with a tough, but fair approach ensures project deadlines and cost projections are met.

Jared Erichsen

A Petroleum Engineering Technologist with over 17 years of oilfield related experience throughout western Canada. He has overseen completion, workover, abandonment and suspension operations throughout BC, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. He has been responsible for providing completion, workover and abandonment programs, cost estimates, file reviews, regulatory documentation, SO2 dispersion modeling and operational supervision. With an unsurpassable work ethic and dedication to clients he ensures that client's goals are achieved in a timely, cost effective and regulatory compliant fashion.

Dave Russell

A Completions Superintendent with over 23 years' experience in the oil and gas industry. His awareness and approach to health and safety concerns and proven records in cost control on all of his operations have contributed to the wide range of experience he brings from operations throughout Western Canada.

Larry Ward

A Completions Specialist with over 45 years of experience supervising completion and workover operations. Larry is experienced in horizontal wells, multi stage packer installations and multi interval fracturing. Larry ensures all operations are carried out in a safe, cost effective and timely manner.

Shellie Scott

A Certified Petroleum Engineering Technologist with over 8 years of experience in the oil and gas industry in both office and field settings. Focused and committed, she ensures projects are completed in a manner that is consistent with the needs of the client while also being efficient, cost-conscious and in compliance with regulatory and legislative requirements.

Luke O'Neil

A Completions Engineer in Training with 4 years' in the oil and gas industry. Luke has a proven record of adaptability combined with a commitment to nurturing relationships with an honest and ethical approach.

Stephen Lydiatt

A drilling EIT with 3 years' experience in the oil and gas industry. Stephen is experienced in both field and office settings with a results oriented drive to perform in a cost effective and timely manner.