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Tom Watkins has extensive work experience in completions in Canada. After graduation from Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT) he joined the oilfield service industry. Tom worked at BJ Services and Baker Hughes where he was involved in numerous projects to help operators to solve technical challenges. Currently Tom is a Chief Technology Officer at Advanced Upstream, a Calgary-based start-up company.
Because of his commitment to the evolution of the energy industry and innovative nature, Tom’s focus has been development of the new technology, in particular in the field of coil tubing and different completion tools and methods, in particular for hydraulic fracturing. Tom has invented and built a revolutionary multi stage frac stimulation system which allows operators to minimize environmental impact, reduce project cost and improve productivity. He made numerous technical presentations at various technical conferences and is an author of over ten technical papers. Tom is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers and other professional associations.