Waterline Resources Inc.

Calgary, AB: 1-888-542-5611 | Nanaimo, BC: 1-844-585-0802 | Vancouver, BC: 1-844-585-0800 | Prince George, BC.: 250-613-8550

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Team

Waterline is an employee-owned, environmental and groundwater consulting company that was formed in 2000. The five Principals of Waterline have over a century of combined environmental consulting and hydrogeological experience. Waterline employs over 50 staff, including over 20 principal and senior staff with experience ranging from 10 to 50 years in the fields of environmental consulting and hydrogeology.

Jamie Wills, M.Sc., P.Geol., P.Geo.

President and Principal Hydrogeologist

Mr. Wills has a graduate degree in hydrogeology and over 25 years of related experience. He has developed and managed numerous water resource and contaminant hydrogeology projects in Western Canada, and has worked as the hydrogeology discipline lead for the preparation of baseline and environmental impact assessments (EIAs), including completing all aspects of field data collection (design of overall hydrogeology programs for EIA, due diligence, monitoring and water souce well design, installation and testing, injectivity testing for Directive 051 disposal wells, numerical modelling, etc.). Mr. Wills has chaired, prepared and presented at numerous technical and lay conferences over the last two decades, and has provided expert witness testimony at regulatory hearings. Mr. Wills is a Past-President of the Canadian chapter of the International Association of Hydrogeologists. Mr. Wills currently chairs the Hydrogeology Division of the Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists.

Steven Foley, M.Sc., M.Sc., P.Geol., P.Geo.

VP Alberta Operations and Principal Hydrogeologist

Mr. Foley is a hydrogeologist with over 25 years experience in the groundwater sciences and petroleum exploration. Steve specializes in water resource management, and has been responsible for the exploration and development of numerous groundwater supplies for oil pool injection in Canada. Mr. Foley has extensive experienced in basin-scale hydrogeology assessments, many of which were completed for oil and gas and mining industries projects as well as industrial and municipal developments. Mr. Foley is experienced with a wide variety of drilling technologies, and has been involved in large scale hydraulic fracturing programs designed to enhance production from water-source wells. Mr. Foley served as a senior technical resource on the hydrogeological component of the baseline and EIA for several large-scale oil sand and mining projects. As a principal of Waterline, Mr. Foley is responsible for all aspects of environmental hydrogeology, including basin studies, site characterization and contaminant assessment and cleanup, industrial water supplies, construction and mine dewatering, numerical analysis, project management and technical review.

Jamie Wills, M.Sc., P.Geol., P.Geo.

President and Principal Hydrogeologist

Mr. Wills has a graduate degree in hydrogeology and over 25 years of related experience. He has developed and managed numerous water resource and contaminant hydrogeology projects in Western Canada, and has worked as the hydrogeology discipline lead for the preparation of baseline and environmental impact assessments (EIAs), including completing all aspects of field data collection (design of overall hydrogeology programs for EIA, due diligence, monitoring and water souce well design, installation and testing, injectivity testing for Directive 051 disposal wells, numerical modelling, etc.). Mr. Wills has chaired, prepared and presented at numerous technical and lay conferences over the last two decades, and has provided expert witness testimony at regulatory hearings. Mr. Wills is a Past-President of the Canadian chapter of the International Association of Hydrogeologists. Mr. Wills currently chairs the Hydrogeology Division of the Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists.

Steven Foley, M.Sc., M.Sc., P.Geol., P.Geo.

VP Alberta Operations and Principal Hydrogeologist

Mr. Foley is a hydrogeologist with over 25 years experience in the groundwater sciences and petroleum exploration. Steve specializes in water resource management, and has been responsible for the exploration and development of numerous groundwater supplies for oil pool injection in Canada. Mr. Foley has extensive experienced in basin-scale hydrogeology assessments, many of which were completed for oil and gas and mining industries projects as well as industrial and municipal developments. Mr. Foley is experienced with a wide variety of drilling technologies, and has been involved in large scale hydraulic fracturing programs designed to enhance production from water-source wells. Mr. Foley served as a senior technical resource on the hydrogeological component of the baseline and EIA for several large-scale oil sand and mining projects. As a principal of Waterline, Mr. Foley is responsible for all aspects of environmental hydrogeology, including basin studies, site characterization and contaminant assessment and cleanup, industrial water supplies, construction and mine dewatering, numerical analysis, project management and technical review.

Andrzej Slawinski, Ph.D., P.Geol., P.Geo.

Chief Technical Officer and Principal Hydrogeologist

Dr. Slawinski has been involved in numerous hydrogeological studies in Canada, overseas, and earlier in his native Poland. Dr. Slawinski brings over 50 years of hydrogeological expertise to Waterline and his projects/clients. Over the last 20 years, Dr. Slawinski has worked on various hydrogeological aspects of a number of established projects/clients, including CNRL, Husky, Suncor, Syncrude, Petro-Canada, Esso OSLO, Husky, Deer Creek, Albian Sands, etc. Dr. Slawinski’s responsibilities have included preparation of environmental impact studies, investigating the long-term effects of oil and gas development in regards to local and regional hydrogeological regimes, preparation of baseline studies to evaluate and/or mitigate the environmental impacts; and managing the regulatory compliance groundwater aspect of water and soil quality monitoring. Dr. Slawinski has been involved in planning dewatering strategies, aquifer testing, water well design, installation of various types of piezometers, monitoring dewatering progress, investigation of groundwater chemistry, and cost estimating for budgetary purposes.

Darren David, M.Sc., P.Geol., P.Geo.

VP BC Operations and Principal Hydrogeologist

Mr. David has been involved with groundwater exploration and aquifer evaluation studies in Canada, United States, Mexico, and South America for over 27 years. He has been responsible for managing projects and supervising field operations relating to testing and evaluating domestic and industrial wells used for municipal water supply, power generating stations, recreational facilities, enhanced oil recovery projects, construction dewatering, and mine dewatering at metal and coal mines in both Canada and the United States. Mr. David has been involved in a number of groundwater and soil remediation projects relating to organic and inorganic compounds. His remediation experience is primarily associated with conventional excavation and disposal operations, pump and treat, vapour extraction, cut-off trenches and effluent collection and treatment, and waste cover technologies. His responsibilities involved evaluation and selection of remedial/mitigation strategies, risk assessment, and various aspects of fieldwork associated with investigation, implementation, and project management.

Eric Pringle, M.A.Sc., P.Eng.

VP Environmental Consulting and Principal Hydrogeological Engineer

Eric Pringle has B.A.Sc., and M.A.Sc. degrees from the University of Waterloo, and over 23 years of environmental and hydrogeology consulting experience. His project experience includes: environmental site assessment, environmental impact assessment, routine compliance or diligence based monitoring programs, contaminant fate and transport modelling, natural attenuation assessments, landfill siting, landfill operation and design, remedial design and remedial implementation. Physical hydrogeology projects that Eric has contributed include: aquifer testing and evaluation, well performance testing, municipal well head protection, well capture delineation, as well as analytical and numeric modelling of groundwater flow. Eric has contributed to projects dealing with a wide variety of contaminants or contaminant sources, such as: upstream petrochemical products and wastes, pulp and paper mill wastes, municipal waste, gasoline, diesel, heavy fuels, pesticides, herbicides, aromatic organics, chlorinated organic solvents, ketones, and phthalate esters. Remediation and control projects that Eric has been involved with include: containment well testing and optimisation at landfills and industrial sites, horizontal groundwater collector trenches, soil vapour extraction, air sparging, bio-sparging, multiphase extraction, groundwater depression and LNAPL skimming, as well as soil excavation and treatment or disposal.

Earth and Environmental Team

Eric Pringle, M.A.Sc., P.Eng.: Vice President – Earth and Environmental

Waterline's earth and environmental team leads have between 10 to more than 25 years experience:

  • Michelle Taylor, M.Sc., P.Eng.: Associate Engineer, Liability Specialist (Phase I, II and IIIs and SSLAs)

  • Jan Michaelian, B.Sc., P.Geol.: Compliance and Regulatory, Soil Monitoring

  • Brent Lennox, M.Sc., P.Geol.: Contaminant Hydrogeology, Remediation, Aggregate Permitting

  • Bonnie Derksen, M.Sc., P.Geol.: Groundwater Monitoring and Assessment; Facility Approval Renewal

  • Marie-Claude Reid, M.Eng., P.Eng., PMP: Downstream and Urban Contaminated Sites

Water Resources Team

Steve Foley, M.Sc., M.Sc., P.Geo., P.Geol.: Vice President – Water Resources

Jamie Wills, M.Sc., P.Geol.: President – Oilsands Director and Groundwater Modeling

Darren David, M.Sc., P.Geo., P.Geol. – VP BC Operations and Business Development

Andrzej Slawinski, Ph.D., P.Geol.: Chief Technical Officer

Waterline's team leads in the Water Resources team are predominately professional geologists and engineers with over 10 years of experience:

  • Joel Defoe, B.Sc., P.Geo.: Landowner Complaints and Water Well Testing

  • Scott Green, B.Sc., P.Eng.: Mining Hydrogeology (BC)

  • Blake Hiebert, B.Sc., P.Geol.: Groundwater Monitoring and Testing Services (AB, SK)

  • Brent Morin, B.Sc., P.Geol: Domestic/Commercial Water Supply

  • Dalton Pajak, B.Sc., P.Geo.: Water Resource Exploration and Groundwater Monitoring (BC)

  • Maury Scott: BC Water Sustainability Act Coordinator

  • Steve Sturrock, B.Sc., M.Sc., P.Geol.: Water Resource Exploration and Development

  • Michelle Taylor, M.Sc., P.Eng.: Regulatory Compilance

  • Eric Westberg, M.Sc., P.Geo.: Groundwater Modelling

Information Services Team
  • Jeff Anderson, B.A.: Information Services Manager

Equipment Services
 
Waterline Principals

Jamie Wills, M.Sc., P.Geol., P.Geo.

President and Principal Hydrogeologist

Mr. Wills has a graduate degree in hydrogeology and over 30 years of related experience. He has developed and managed numerous water resource and contaminant hydrogeology projects in Western Canada, and he has worked in the US and internationally. He has worked as the hydrogeology discipline lead for the preparation of baseline and environmental impact assessments (EIAs), including completing all aspects of field data collection (design of overall hydrogeology programs for EIA, due diligence, monitoring and water source well design, installation and testing, injectivity testing for Directive 051 disposal wells, numerical modelling, etc.). Mr. Wills has presented at numerous technical and lay conferences over the last three decades, and has provided expert witness testimony at regulatory hearings. Mr. Wills is a Past-President of the Canadian chapter of the International Association of Hydrogeologists. Mr. Wills is a former chair of the Hydrogeology Division of the Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists.

The following staff manage Waterline's equipment services, including pumping test and dewatering equipment, downhole cameras, downhole geophysics for water wells and geothermal applications, etc.::

  • Blake Hiebert, B.Sc., P.Geol.: Alberta and Saskatchewan Equipment Services Lead

  • Dalton Pajak, B.Sc., P.Geo.: BC Equipment Services Lead

Steven Foley, M.Sc., M.Sc., P.Geol., P.Geo.

VP Alberta Operations and Principal Hydrogeologist

Mr. Foley is a hydrogeologist with over 25 years experience in the groundwater sciences and petroleum exploration. Steve specializes in water resource management, and has been responsible for the exploration and development of numerous groundwater supplies for oil pool injection in Canada. Mr. Foley has extensive experienced in basin-scale hydrogeology assessments, many of which were completed for oil and gas and mining industries projects as well as industrial and municipal developments. Mr. Foley is experienced with a wide variety of drilling technologies, and has been involved in large scale hydraulic fracturing programs designed to enhance production from water-source wells. Mr. Foley served as a senior technical resource on the hydrogeological component of the baseline and EIA for several large-scale oil sand and mining projects. As a principal of Waterline, Mr. Foley is responsible for all aspects of environmental hydrogeology, including basin studies, site characterization and contaminant assessment and cleanup, industrial water supplies, construction and mine dewatering, numerical analysis, project management and technical review.

Andrzej Slawinski, Ph.D., P.Geol., P.Geo.

Chief Technical Officer and Principal Hydrogeologist

Dr. Slawinski has been involved in numerous hydrogeological studies in Canada, overseas, and earlier in his native Poland. Dr. Slawinski brings over 50 years of hydrogeological expertise to Waterline and his projects/clients. Over the last 20 years, Dr. Slawinski has worked on various hydrogeological aspects of a number of established projects/clients, including CNRL, Husky, Suncor, Syncrude, Petro-Canada, Esso OSLO, Husky, Deer Creek, Albian Sands, etc. Dr. Slawinski’s responsibilities have included preparation of environmental impact studies, investigating the long-term effects of oil and gas development in regards to local and regional hydrogeological regimes, preparation of baseline studies to evaluate and/or mitigate the environmental impacts; and managing the regulatory compliance groundwater aspect of water and soil quality monitoring. Dr. Slawinski has been involved in planning dewatering strategies, aquifer testing, water well design, installation of various types of piezometers, monitoring dewatering progress, investigation of groundwater chemistry, and cost estimating for budgetary purposes.

Darren David, M.Sc., P.Geol., P.Geo.

VP BC Operations and Principal Hydrogeologist

Mr. David has been involved with groundwater exploration and aquifer evaluation studies in Canada, United States, Mexico, and South America for over 27 years. He has been responsible for managing projects and supervising field operations relating to testing and evaluating domestic and industrial wells used for municipal water supply, power generating stations, recreational facilities, enhanced oil recovery projects, construction dewatering, and mine dewatering at metal and coal mines in both Canada and the United States. Mr. David has been involved in a number of groundwater and soil remediation projects relating to organic and inorganic compounds. His remediation experience is primarily associated with conventional excavation and disposal operations, pump and treat, vapour extraction, cut-off trenches and effluent collection and treatment, and waste cover technologies. His responsibilities involved evaluation and selection of remedial/mitigation strategies, risk assessment, and various aspects of fieldwork associated with investigation, implementation, and project management.

Eric Pringle, M.A.Sc., P.Eng.

VP Environmental Consulting and Principal Hydrogeological Engineer

Eric Pringle has B.A.Sc., and M.A.Sc. degrees from the University of Waterloo, and over 25 years of environmental and hydrogeology consulting experience. His project experience includes: environmental site assessment, environmental impact assessment, routine compliance or diligence based monitoring programs, contaminant fate and transport modelling, natural attenuation assessments, landfill siting, landfill operation and design, remedial design and liability assessment and management. Physical hydrogeology projects that Eric has contributed include: aquifer testing and evaluation, well performance testing, municipal well head protection, well capture delineation, as well as analytical and numeric modelling of groundwater flow. Eric has contributed to projects dealing with a wide variety of contaminants or contaminant sources, such as: upstream petrochemical products and wastes, pulp and paper mill wastes, municipal waste, gasoline, diesel, heavy fuels, sulfolane, pesticides, herbicides, aromatic organics, chlorinated organic solvents, ketones, and phthalate esters. Remediation and control projects that Eric has been involved with include: containment well testing and optimisation at landfills and industrial sites, horizontal groundwater collector trenches, soil vapour extraction, air sparging, bio-sparging, multiphase extraction, groundwater depression and LNAPL skimming, as well as soil excavation and treatment or disposal.