About Variperm

Management Team

Variperm Canada Limited has assembled a management team with the experience and vision to take the company successfully into the future. The following professionals are responsible for managing the day-to-day operations that allow us to respond quickly and adapt to the ever-changing needs of the oil & gas industry.

Darryl Gosse, P. Eng — Director of Manufacturing

Darryl has been with Variperm for over 20 years and has led numerous initiatives including designing and patenting proprietary tools along with designing in-house manufacturing equipment.  Darryl’s in-depth knowledge of manufacturing processes and designs help deliver the optimal products for our customers.  Darryl currently looks after the manufacturing operations and its personnel.  He works collaboratively with the leadership team to optimize manufacturing flow and processes, including the sourcing of raw materials while keeping within the scope of the company’s ISO implementation.


Matthew Hughes — Product Development Manager

Matthew started his career in oil & gas in the field where he rapidly went from being a floor hand to a rig operator.  He continued his success when he joined Variperm in their Swift Current office diagnosing down-hole situations and proposing solutions.  Matthew moved to Variperm’s Calgary office to advise and provide design proposals to existing and potential customers.  His technical knowledge allows him to quickly assess a customer’s needs in order to provide them with the optimal solution.  His current role has him providing technical support for existing products and embarking on new design strategies to optimize returns for customers.


Michael Ma — Sand Control Manager

Michael brings 17 years of global experience in Sand Control and Completions in the oil & gas sector to Variperm.  He currently manages sand control projects and sales and is the lead on marketing and technical support in these areas as well as ICD’s, our flow control device technology.  Michael’s education in China and experience with large service organizations across the globe has led him to lead, support and instruct all levels of engineering backgrounds in Completions Training and Sand Control Tools.


Lorne Atkinson — Manufacturing Manager

Lorne began his career as a welding apprentice within various oil & gas facilities. Lorne joined Variperm in 2002 as a Journeyman Welder where he was on the front-line welding SAGD liners and fabrication of various equipment, including wire wrapped screen assemblies. Lorne quickly became a lead welder and shop foreman working with engineering on R&D projects on how to improve welding and production capabilities. As time progressed, Lorne implemented numerous Quality Control Procedures while handling all the personnel details within the shop including hiring, training, performance reviews, promotions, etc. Currently, Lorne finds himself in the role of Manufacturing Manager handling many of the above responsibilities while coordinating with the Corporate office to plan and forecast production schedules.


Geordie White — Operations Manager

Geordie has over 20 years of experience in the well servicing business. Since then, he has quickly progressed from working in the Provost district office to managing the Swift Current field location office to becoming Operations Manager in 2012. Geordie is responsible for ensuring all business activities and operations are working efficiently across Variperm’s four field location offices.


Jesse Stevenson, P. Eng — Flow Control Development Consultant

Jesse has intimate knowledge of thermal well designs and a history of developing flow control strategies since the inception of SAGD flow control. Jesse’s pragmatic approach to R&D and ability to align this with our client needs is critical to our ability to rapidly modify our designs to meet client needs. His experience in both fireflood and SAGD well design and operations is critical to lead, select and focus our offerings in the market.


Aubrey Tuttle, BSc — Flow Control Design Specialist

Aubrey Tuttle holds a BSC in Engineering from University of Calgary and is an experienced data analyst with a demonstrated history of working in the oil & gas industry.  He currently has extensive experience in computer simulation design and data analysis, testing/designing aerial LiDAR and IFSAR instrumentation for surface mapping of seismic jobs, work which took him around the world.   Since 2014 his focus has been data analytics working on analyzing FBG, seismic and other data sets to better analyze well inflow profiles of SAGD wells.  Aubrey leads our testing and modelling of flow control devices, with a focus on providing useful and accurate estimations of the performance of our flow control suite using analytical methods and CFD simulations.