About Us

Vision

“We believe the future of oil and gas depends on a new approach.”

Mission

“We design solutions that provide ultra-reliable, high-speed communication to drive customer value by building telemetry systems that are essential to downhole drilling operations.”

Core Values

Integrity – Teamwork – Responsiveness

Management Team

The Evolution Team is comprised of members with a variety of skill sets and rich history of Drilling experiences. In our company, we foster a culture of open dialog that leads to quick decisions for long-lasting value creation of all our stakeholders.

Our Managing Board is committed to serve the interests of the company and achieve sustainable growth.

Marcus Oesterberg

Marcus Oesterberg
President

Mr. Oesterberg has over 23 years of industry experience. He is an operations and product executive with the courage to drive change with exceptional intuition for the strategic and innovative needs of the markets, both present and future.

Mr. Oesterberg graduated from the University of Clausthal with a M.Sc. degree in Mechanical Engineering. Prior to his master degree he worked 5 years for the Institute of Petroleum Engineering at the University of Clausthal. In 1995 Mr. Oesterberg joined Baker Hughes in Celle, Germany and relocated to the US in 1997. During his career with Baker Hughes he worked in various roles in Technical Services, Deepwater Project Management, Global Marketing & Productline, Off- and Onshore Operations as well as Repair & Maintenance. Most recently he was the Global Product Management Executive for Directional Drilling where he managed a multi-generational productline portfolio yielding over $1.6B.

He is known for his progressive approach to the adoption of new technology which fits well with Evolution’s strategy to revolutionize the drilling industry with its patented, next generation Measurement While Drilling technologies.

Graham Reid

Graham Reid, CPA, CA
VP Finance and CFO

Mr. Reid has held the position of VP Finance and CFO of Evolution since December 2016. Previously, Mr. Reid was VP Finance and CFO of Tesla Exploration Ltd. and Norex Exploration Services Inc. both TSX listed seismic acquisition companies and Leader Energy Services Ltd. a TSX Venture listed oil and gas well completions and stimulation services company.

Mr. Reid has over 25 years of experience in private and public companies predominantly in oil and gas service and manufacturing industries. Mr. Reid holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree majoring in Accounting from the University of Calgary and is a Chartered Professional Accountant of Alberta.

Thomas Jaeger

Thomas Jaeger
Vice President, Engineering & Reliability

Mr. Jaeger joined Evolution in October of 2019; he presently leads the Engineering, Reliability and Intellectual Property teams at Evolution Engineering. Mr. Jaeger has 20+ years of experience in the industry. Mr. Jaeger joined from Baker Hughes where he started in 1997 in Engineering & Technical Support working on Baker Hughes leading rotary steerable system called ‘AutoTrak’.  Throughout his years at Baker Hughes he had increasing responsibilities as R&M Manager, Sustaining Engineering & Reliability for MWD & LWD in Houston, and as a Reliability & Technical Manager out of UK.  In his role as Global Director of Service Delivery & Reliability he led engineering teams of up to 215 employees in 40+ locations. Most of his career was spent with the Drilling Systems team except for a 2 year assignment with the Pressure Pumping Technology, as well as 4 years at corporate functional level of Baker Hughes. Most recently he was the Global Product Line Leader for Drilling motors. In that role he managed the Baker Hughes motor fleet as well as provided leadership and strategic guidance for the Engineering team in Germany. Mr. Jaeger has a very deep understanding of MWD and drilling tools and their downhole environment, and holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from University of Kassel.

Kelly Clapham

Kelly Clapham
Director of Human Resources CHRP, BA, BCOMM, RPR, CMP

Mrs. Clapham has held the position of Director of Human Resources of Evolution since September 2017. Previously, Mrs. Clapham has held senior HR and HSE roles with various companies such as Raytheon Canada Limited, Landmark Cinemas Canada, Jayman, Town of High River and Municipal District of Foothills No. 31 and Ziff Energy Group. Mrs. Clapham has over 20 years experience in Human Resources and Health and Safety. Mrs. Clapham holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree majoring in Human Resources and Organizational Dynamics as well as a Bachelor in Arts in Sociology, she is a Chartered Professional in Human Resources from the Human Resource Institute of Alberta, and a Human Resources Management Professional Designation from the HR Certification Institute. She also holds a Registered Professional Recruiting Designation and a Certified Professional Management Designation from the Institute of Professional Management.

Grant Harding
Director of Quality and Change Management

Mr. Harding initially joined Evolution in a part-time Consulting Role in Oct of 2012, officially joining the company in Jan of 2013 in the Role of Manufacturing Manager responsible for the development and implementation of the Manufacturing team and processes as the Evolution Product emerged from its development stage to commercialization. Mr. Harding has progressed through various positions within the Engineering and Supply Chain groups as the company has grown, and currently holds the position of Director of Quality and Change Management responsible for the development and oversight of the QMS System and application of Change Management practices touching on all groups within the organization.

Mr. Harding possesses General Management & Project Management skills obtained through his education in Business Administration and Project Management, further honed through experience in various industries from Residential Construction & Renovation, Real Estate Sales, & Television Broadcasting before beginning his career in Oil & Gas with Schlumberger through the acquisition of Extreme Engineering in June of 2008. With Schlumberger/Extreme Engineering, Mr. Harding advanced through several communication and project/personnel management roles, eventually becoming the Engineering and New Product Development Manager prior to his departure to join the Evolution Team in 2012.

Talgat Berdigozhin

Talgat Berdigozhin
Sales Director

Mr. Berdigozhin joined the Evolution team in September 2019 and presently leads the Sales and Marketing team with 20+ years of experience in the oil and gas industry. Mr. Berdigozhin graduated from Kazakh National Technical University after K. Satpayev and holds a Master of Science equivalent degree in Petroleum Engineering. Mr. Berdigozhin started his career with Baker Hughes in 2000 in a position of MWD/LWD Engineer and progressed through various technical and sales management roles within Drilling Services organization locally and internationally. During his HQ assignment he worked as LWD Solutions Advisor and as Global Product Manager for Gamma Ray and Resistivity products. In his recent roles Mr. Berdigozhin managed SGS OGC Well Testing department and OilTools Services LLP – largest private Directional Drilling Company in Kazakhstan.

Lorne Burrell
Supply Chain Manager North America

Mr. Burrell leads the US and Canadian Manufacturing and Supply Chain team for Evolution. He joined Evolution Engineering in April of 2013 as the Operations Manager for MWD operations moving into the Manufacturing and Supply Chain Manager role in August of 2014. Mr. Burrell brings with him 20+ years of progressive experience in Supply Chain and Manufacturing Management as well as project management within the electronics engineering and contract manufacturing industry. He started his career in the oil and gas drilling industry in 2005 as an MWD field technician with Weatherford-Dalen before accepting a position in 2008 as the Canadian MWD Coordinator with Extreme Engineering/Schlumberger in Calgary, Alberta. In 2010 Mr. Burrell accepted a new position with Extreme Engineering as the Operations Manager for North America based in Fort Worth, Texas before joining Evolution Engineering in 2013. Mr. Burrell holds a Diploma in Electronics Engineering Technology from RCC Electronics of Toronto, Canada.

Devin Tullis

Devin Tullis
Operations Manager

Mr. Tullis joined the Evolution team in 2015 and is currently leading our Service and Technical Support Teams. He started his career with Crescent Directional Drilling and worked his way up to MWD Shop Manager. At Crescent, Mr. Tullis gained extensive knowledge of GE style MWD products, inventory management, and asset management. He was essential in failure analysis, analyzing memory data, and field reporting on all field failures. Mr. Tullis has over 13 years of oil and gas industry experience, the last five years he has been with Evolution as our EVO Shop Manager, Asset Manager, and now Operations Manager.