THE CPTI-INTERNATIONAL TEAM

We have completed hundreds of training projects in over 70 countries, over 35 years; and one thing remains the same, our commitment to providing the highest quality training programs to our clients. With a vision to share Canada’s energy expertise with the world, we bring a wealth of training and development experience, relevant credentials, and extensive Canadian energy industry expertise to each project we undertake.

GEORGE SUTHERLAND M.SC. GEOLOGY

President and Chief Executive Officer

George has over forty years of experience in all facets of petroleum technology, project management, needs assessments and training, having worked extensively in Asia, South America, the Middle East, Africa and Canada. In addition to serving at the head of the Petroleum Technology Department at SAIT Polytechnic for eight years, he has conducted numerous workshops on all aspects of petroleum technology for participants from over 70 countries.


He has designed petroleum engineering curriculums for post-secondary institutions across Canada, and carried out Petroleum Engineering Needs Assessments for Universities and Governments in Bangladesh, Bolivia, China, Colombia, Nigeria, and Pakistan, and has managed numerous international training programs from Thailand, Turkey, China, Jordan, Peru, Ecuador, Malaysia, Qatar, Oman, Bolivia, Malta, England, and South Korea. George holds a Masters in Science (Geology) degree from the University of Alberta.

JACK ARCHER B.SC. GEOLOGY

Director of International Business Development

Jack is an experienced manager with over 40 years of petroleum Completions, production and workovers engineering experience.  He has extensive experience presenting Safety Programs such as H2S Alive. His work has been focused in South American having worked extensively with companies and governments in Peru, Bolivia, Argentina, Venezuela, Ecuador and Colombia.  Jackson is fluent in English, Spanish and Portuguese.

CORIN ZHANG B.SC. MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

Regional Director China and Southeast Asia Energy Projects

Corin is a Mechanical Engineer and Information Technology Specialist who is fluent in Mandarin. He has over 25 years of work experience providing business development, proposal preparationt and training program design and delivery for international clients

OUR INSTRUCTORS

Our instructors are professional in their fields, and they come to us with relevant credentials and extensive industry experience. We then train them as instructors for our programs. Their knowledge covers the entire breath of the energy industry to ensure that our programs are current, and specifically tailored to meet the needs of each of our clients. We are committed to obtaining the highest quality of expertise in terms of both curriculum development and program delivery. 
The following is a partial list of our instructors which show our overall capabilities:

Petroleum

TONY FORD

B.SC., B.COM.

Mr. Ford is a management and business professional in the petroleum industry currently working throughout Canada, Asia, Africa and South America. His business and training expertise ranges from project management to procurement, contracting and materials management services.

Petroleum

DENIS GAUDET

P.ENG.

Mr. Gaudet is a professional engineer with expertise in the upstream technology associated with both conventional and unconventional petroleum production. He has held senior management positions in the petroleum service industry and has taught worldwide.

Petroleum

JIM HALE

Mr. Hale is a pipeline design, operations and management specialist with extensive international consultation experience. He has delivered training programs on pipelines and on petroleum operations worldwide.

Petroleum

BOB KELLER

Mr. Keller is a regulatory affairs and measurement specialist with both industry and regulatory experience throughout Canada, Latin America and Asia. His strengths include production operations, engineering, management, and policy and regulation design.

Petroleum

DAVID MCCLEMENT

P.ENG.

Mr. McClement is a professional engineer with extensive project management, finance, strategic planning and pipeline experience. He has held senior management and engineering roles in the petroleum industry and currently teaches and consults throughout the Americas and Asia.

Pipelines

ALLAN MURRAY

P.ENG., PHD.

Dr. Murray is a professional engineer with technical and project expertise in all facets of the pipeline industry. In addition to industry experience, he has lectured at several universities and has delivered training programs throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia.

Petroleum, Clean Energy

GEORGE SUTHERLAND

M.SC.GEOL.

Mr. Sutherland in an internationally known petroleum industry and clean energy trainer having conducted training programs and needs assessments to clients in over 70 countries worldwide. Prior to training, he headed the petroleum technology department in a major Canadian technical institute.

Petroleum

MATT SWARTOUT

P.ENG.

Mr. Swartout is a professional engineer with extensive drilling management, design and development experience throughout North and South America, Asia and the Middle East. He has provided training programs worldwide on advanced technology in the petroleum industry.