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President & CEO

Ron Hutzal is a seasoned professional with over 35 years in drilling, completions and operational experience. Ron utilizes a strong analytical and systematic approach together with practical operations experience to solve problems and make decisions consistent with corporate objectives. He has been a principal in Noyes Engineering for over 20 years. His rich experience has been invaluable in assisting clients to achieve success in their endeavors. 


   Some Accomplishments:
  • Managed, engineered or supervised some 1500 vertical and directional wells and 35 to 40 horizontal wells throughout Western Canada,
  • Selected to be a committee member of CAPP’s Drilling and Completion Committee for wellsite supervisor competency which led to the development of IRP#7.
  • Selected to be a member of PSAC’s committee on competency for wellsite supervisors. Assessment strategy and development of competency assessment.
  •  Introduced advanced cementing technology for Numac Energy Inc./Westcoast Petroleum Ltd. for improved cement integrity particularly in Southern Alberta.  Technology included centralizer spacing, preflushes, displacement velocities, and technology relative to cement squeezes.
  • Introduced procedures such as balanced cement plugs & diesel gel plugs to overcome severe loss circulation and partial loss circulation, particularly in B.C.
  •  Introduced practical drilling fluids technology to overcome hole stability problems that has resulted in pacesetter wells.
  • Engineered and drilled pacesetter wells in Central, Northwestern Alberta and BC.
  • Engineered  or managed numerous completion, work over and abandonment projects