Our Staff

 

 
  • PRESIDENT & GENERAL MANAGER:

  • RAY FREHLICK - Estevan, SK

    Industry Experience: since 1955
    Company Service: since 1976
    Training: 1955 Houston, Texas
    Ray is the President and General Manager of Prairie Mud Service. He remains “chief” troubleshooter and continues to oversee all aspects of our business from Prairie Mud’s main office in Estevan.

  • TECHNICAL SALES & OPERATIONS MANAGER:

     

    • CHUCK HAINES - Calgary, AB

      Industry Experience: since 1985
      Company Service: since 1990
      Training & Education: N.A.I.T. Petroleum Exploration Tech., Edmonton, AB. 2 Drilling Fluids School, Houston, Texas
      Job Description: Technical Sales Manager
      Area(s): Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Saskatchewan
      Mud Systems: Floc. Water, Gel-Chem, KCL, Gypsum, Salt Saturated, Invert, Distillate, Potassium Sulphate

  • ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES MANAGER:

  • DARWIN FREHLICK, BSc - Estevan, SK

    Industry Experience: since 1980
    Company Service: since 1992
    Training & Education: U of S, Saskatoon, SK., BSc, Geology, P.I.T.S – Saskatchewan Drilling Waste
    Area(s): Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Alberta



  • AREA MANAGER & DRILLING FLUIDS TECH:

  • GERALD SMITH - Estevan, SK

    Industry Experience: since 1994
    Company Service: since 2001
    Training: In-House
    Area(s): Saskatchewan, Manitoba, North Dakota
    Mud Systems: Floc. Water, Gel-Chem, KCL, Gypsum based, Salt Saturated, Invert, Various Polymer Systems   


TECHNICAL SALES & OPERATIONS:

 

  • JEFF LARSEN - Calgary, AB

    Industry Experience: since 1993
    Company Service: since 2010
    Training & Education: LCC, SAIT
    Job Description: Programmer/Drilling Fluids Technician
    Mud Systems: Invert , Silicate , Deep Horizontal Polymer, Monobores
    Area(s): Saskatchewan, Alberta, British Columbia

  • CATHIE HAINES - Calgary, AB

    Industry Experience: since 1988
    Company Service: since 1988
    Training & Education: In-House
    Job Description: Drilling Mud Programmer
    Mud Systems: Gel Chem, Gel Polymer, KCL Polymer, Salt Saturate, Synthetic Oil, Invert
    Area(s): Saskatchewan, Alberta, North Dakota, Montana

  • TYLER FLETCHER - Calgary, AB

    Industry Experience: since 2013
    Company Service: since 2013
    Training & Education: In-House
    Job Description: Technical Sales/Drilling Fluids Technician
    Area(s): Saskatchewan, Alberta, British Columbia

 

DRILLING FLUIDS TECHNICIANS:

 



  • IAN SCOTT - Oxbow, SK

    Industry Experience: since 1983
    Company Service: since 2004
    Training: In-House
    Area(s): Saskatchewan, Alberta, Manitoba
    Mud Systems: Floc. Water, Gel-Chem, KCL, Salt Saturated, Poly-Drill, Various Polymer Systems, Invert

  • DENNIS MILLER - Medicine Hat, AB

    Industry Experience: since 1994
    Company Service: since 2008
    Training & Education: SIAST Diploma, Alliance Mud School
    Area(s): Saskatchewan, Alberta, British Columbia
    Mud Systems: Floc. Water, Gel-Chem, Various Polymer Systems, Invert, Soltex Polymers Silicates, Glycol, Amine, Under Balanced Foam, Rapid Vis, Salt Gel

  • CHAD STEWART - Redvers, SK

    Industry Experience: since 2001
    Company Service: since 2008
    Education & Training: In-House
    Area(s): Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Alberta, North Dakota and Montana
    Mud Systems: Floc. Water, Gel-Chem, Various Polymer Systems, Invert, Amine, Salt Gel, Silicate, Produced Water, Salt Saturated, Potassium, Aphron Foam

  • DUANE TRELEAVEN – Milestone, SK

    Industry Experience : Since 1996
    Company Service : Since 2011
    Training and Education : In-House
    Area(s) : Saskatchewan
    Mud Systems : Floc. Water, Gel-Chem, Various Polymer Systems, Invert

  • KEVIN KEYES – Redvers, SK

    Industry experience : since 1992
    Company service: since 2011
    Training & Education: In-House
    Service Area(s): Saskatchewan, Manitoba and North Dakota
    Mud Systems: Floc. Water, Gel-Chem, Various Polymer Systems and Salt Gel

  • BROCK ALLAN - Shaunavon, SK

    Industry Experience: since 1999
    Company Service: since 2014
    Training & Education: In-House
    Area(s): Saskatchewan, Alberta, British Columbia
    Mud Systems: Floc. Water, Gel-Chem, KCL, Various Polymer Systems, Salt Saturated

  • ROD ROLLIER – Rocky Mountain House, AB

    Industry Experience : Since 1999
    Company Service : Since 2011
    Training and Education : In House
    Area(s) : Saskatchewan, Alberta, British Columbia
    Mud Systems : Floc. Water, Gel-Chem, Various Polymer Systems, Invert, Silicates

ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNOLOGISTS:

 



  • LORAN TOSCZAK AScT - Weyburn, SK

    Industry Experience: since 2006
    Company Service:  since 2007
    Training & Education: Environmental Engineering Technology, SIAST
    Area(s): Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Alberta

  • KYLE HADUBIAK BSc - Estevan, SK

    Industry Experience: since 2008
    Company Service: since 2010
    Training & Education: Bachelor of Applied Science: Environmental Management
    Area(s): Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Alberta   

  • RYLAN PODOVINNIKOFF - Estevan, SK

    Industry Experience: since 2003
    Company Service: since 2008
    Training & Education: Environmental Technology - SAIT
    Area(s): Saskatchewan, Manitoba

  • TREVOR NYGREN BSA - Estevan, SK

    Industry Experience: since 2017
    Company Service: since 2017
    Training & Education: Bachelor of Science in Agriculture: Environmental Science
    Area(s): Saskatchewan, Manitoba   

WAREHOUSE MANAGERS:

 



  • JAY BURBACK - Estevan, SK

    Industry Experience: since 2007
    Company Service:  since 2010

  • DARCY DAYDAY - Lacombe, AB

    Industry Experience: since 1994
    Company Service: since 2006

  • EVAN MYERS - Swift Current, SK

    Industry Experience: since 2003
    Company Service: since 2010

  • KEVIN CODD - Kindersley, SK

    Industry Experience: since
    Company Service: since 2017