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Chris Borreson, A.Sc.T., Environmental Engineering Technologist

Chris is a second- generationCertified Applied Science Technologist in environmental engineering technology. Since 1996, he has gained experience in the environmental consulting industry, being involved with many projects in the upstream oil & gas industry. His experience includes all phases of Environmental Site Assessments (ESA Phase I, II, III), Pre-construction plans and monitoring programs. He is proficient in soil and water sampling and up-stream waste management. His experience also includes domestic water well assessments, well head gas migration and AOR management. He is a specialist in Electromagnetic Imaging Systems and DGPS mapping and Geophysical EM surveys. He has extensive knowledge in initial spill response and has designed site specific remediation plans for hundreds of production fluid (oil & saltwater) spills. Among the many responsibilities he is also proficient at:

  • Preparation of well site reclamation plans, including sensitive areas
  • Supervision of lease, access road and pipeline reclamation
  • Delineation of spill areas and developing and executing soil sampling programs
  • Development of remediation programs for brine and oil spills
  • Bioremediation design and management
  • Pre and post drilling assessments, including wildlife and vegetation assessments
  • Oil & gas site and waste stream audits, along with waste management.
  • Development of integrated environmental, health and safety plans.

He operates various specialized field equipment, computer programs and is an experienced surveyor and draftsman. Chris is a well-established site supervisor with current knowledge of Health and Safety legislation and Industry Recommended Practices. He is certified in OSHA, H2S Alive, First Aid, CPR, WHMIS, TDG, Ground Disturbance, Underground Pipe Locating, Confined Spaces, Incident Investigation and Risk Assessment. Chris is a 23-year professional member of Technology Professionals Saskatchewan (Formerly SASTT). Chris is the manager of operations and will be happy to discuss any project you have in mind.

Jack Borreson, A.Sc.T., CCEP, Senior Technologist

Jack is a graduate of a certified technology program with over 30+ years of professional experience in the environmental consulting industry. Jack is also designated as Canadian Certified Environmental Practitioner (CCEP) by the Canadian Environmental Certification Approvals Board. His experience includes regional office management and supervision of southeast Saskatchewan environmental services. He has been involved in the upstream oil and gas industry offering such services as waste management, laboratory analysis, oil & saltwater spill containment and historic spill remediation. He has also completed various Phase I, II and III environmental assessments, environmental protection plans and site remediation in the downstream and commercial industries. Prior to entering the environmental field, he was owned and operated a grain farm and has extensive knowledge in the agriculture industry.Jack was a Technical Operator for a major natural gas transmission company in his younger years. Jack is semi-retired and consults for the business.

Ramsay Tremblay, B.App.Sc., Environmental Technician

Ramsay holds his Diploma in Environmental Protection Technology with distinction as well as a Bachelor of Applied Science in Environmental Management. He joined Epic in early 2008 and has learned skillful knowledge of planning and assessments in the upstream oil & gas industry. He has conducted countless Pre-Construction Disturbance Assessments in both private and sensitive crown lands, and is adept in soil assessment. He is experienced with water well assessments including water sampling programs and drawdown analysis. Ramsay has conducted hundreds of Electro-Magnetic (EM) surveys with multi frequency imaging sensors. Buried flare pit abandonments, salt water & oil spill assessments and remediation procedures, as well as many on-going monitoring projects. He is very mechanically inclined and has become the chief operator of Epic's mechanical soil sampler/ micro-drill rig. He is also a very talented report writer and keeps clients up to speed with updates and multi section ESA reports. Ramsay is an established site safety supervisor and can handle large projects with supervisory roles. Ramsay excels in large Phase III site assessments with soil sampling on-the-fly during “dig and dump” projects.Excavation design, cost effective soil disposal with site restoration is where Ramsay excels. Ramsay has extensive experience in planning and supervision of the applicationof soil amendments, paratilling and soil conditioning, bio-remediation and phytoremediation toremove produced salinity and hydrocarbon impacts. He is certified in First Aid, CPR, H2S Alive, WHMIS, TDG, Ground Disturbance, Incident Investigation and Risk Assessment.

Jessica Maffenbeier, WFC Dip.

Jessica joined Epic in the summer of 2008 after working with Ducks Unlimited as a wildlife and vegetation assessor. She has a Diploma in Wildlife and Fisheries Conservation from Lakeland College, Vermilion, AB. Jessica is working primarily in the planning department of Epic. She is very proficient in identifying soil classes, vegetation and wildlife, and has been involved in field assessing for species identified by the Saskatchewan Conservation Data Center (SCDC)and Species At Risk Legislation (SARA). She is a liaison between oil companies and government agencies, obtaining approvals for various environmental sensitive projects. Jessica has experience in environmental monitoring of construction and drilling projects for the oil and gas sector in sensitive native prairie lands. She is certified in First Aid, CPR, H2S Alive, WHMIS, TDG, and Ground Disturbance and has taken courses in chainsaw and boat operations and holds a Pesticide Applicators License.

Jared Phair, B.App.Sc., Environmental Technician

Jared joined the team in 2011 with his diploma in Land and Water Management and a Bachelor of Applied Science in Environmental Management. Jared has experience in waste management, soil and water sampling, and Pre-disturbance assessments, Phase I and II Site assessments, to name a few of the multiple services he completes on a day to day basis. Jared assists with planning of hundreds of active remediation plans and completes regulatory and client required reports. Jared holds current certificates for First Aid, CPR, H2S Alive, Confined Spaces, and Ground Disturbance.

Epic Environmental Technologies Inc.

#48 Carlton Street
Redvers, Saskatchewan
S0C 2H0
Phone: (306) 452-3200
Fax: (306) 452-3240
Email: chris.epic@sasktel.net

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