About Us

At Element, we pride ourselves on our people. We consider our seasoned, innovative, hand-picked team to be the best in the business. We are committed to creating and providing reliable, customer specific, value added services and solutions to create efficiencies and maximize production and profitability for our clients. Led by an ambitious, innovative management team and experienced board of directors, we are committed to providing both customers and our internal team with a safe, effective workplace focused on results and respect.

Management Team

Jason Nikish, P. Eng. President

Mr. Nikish is a professional Petroleum Engineer specialized in fracturing services. Within this niche area, his experience and expertise is wide ranging and diverse, delving into everything from strategic logistical planning, technical roles, field operations, equipment procurement and development to team management.

Ryan Birnie VP Frac Operations

Mr. Birnie has specialized in well fracturing operations for over 15 years. Prior to founding Element, he was a well fracturing supervisor with a major industry player and additionally played a key role leading a successful well site frac supervision consultancy company.

Ben Nowell VP Coil Operations

Mr. Nowell has extensive experience in the Coil Tubing completions and the well service segment of the industry, holding various positions in publicly traded and private service companies. Prior to joining Element in 2016, he was responsible for the sales, operations, safety, and equipment design for several large scale multi-well pad completion projects in Canada and the US.

Brendan Nelson, CA Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Nelson has 15 years of experience in oil and gas financial management. As a former auditor with Deloitte & Touche, he worked with numerous oilfield services clients before holding positions with international start-up companies including CFO of BCH Energy Services, In-Country Director (Brazil) of Canacol Energy Inc. and Controller of BrazAlta Resources Corp. Mr. Nelson joined Element during its inception phase, helping to facilitate its rapid growth and allowing him to design and oversee its innovative IT platform from the ground up.