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John M. Wiseman P.Eng.


Cell: 403-815-9264


Professional Profile:

John is an Electrical Engineer with 30 years experience related to the oil and gas industry.  He is specialized in the areas of Controls, Instrumentation, Electrical Design and Field Commissioning of Oil & Gas Facilities, Electrical Power Generation and Distribution.

Professional Associations



Education & Professional Development


  •     B. Eng. (Electrical Engineering), 1988

  •     LakeheadUniversity, Thunder Bay, Ontario

  •     Diploma of Technology (Instrumentation/Process Control), 1985

  •     Marine Institute, St. John’s, Newfoundland

  •     Courses in PLC, HMI Programming

  •     Understanding Quality

  •     Courses in Project Management and Project Control    

  •     Courses in Power Systems Protection

  •     H2S, First Aid, WHMIS, TDG

  •     Power Generation & Co-Generation Design

  •     Volunteering for Community and Professional Organizations

Employment History
  •     -2004 to present; Wiseway WWPD.- Owner/Contractor

  •     Electrical/Controls/Instrumentation Design for Oil & Gas Facilities

  •     (Genivar, GRB Engineering, SIGIT Automation, Stantec, Genus Engineering, TG Engineering, Caber Engineering, Scovan Engineering, Grantech ,Tundra Engineering, Barber Engineering, Ultrafab Industries)

  •     1988 to 2004; Cimarron Engineering Ltd., Calgary, Alberta

  •     Manager, Electrical/Controls, Electrical Engineering Supervisor, Electrical/Controls

  •     Design & Commissioning Engineer

  •     1986 to 1988; ABITIBI Price Inc. Provincial Paper Division

  •     Thunder Bay, Ontario

Project Manager for the following Projects:
  •     Eastern Shore Natural Gas – Daleville Comp. Stn.

  •     Korea Gas Co. – Keyrong Comp. Stn.

  •     North Carolina Natural Gas – Clayton Comp. Stn.

  •     Eastern Shore Natural Gas – Delaware City Comp. Stn.

  •     Terasen Pipelines –  Flow Capacity Upgrade Project

  •     Crimtech - RTU programming for various projects

  •     Multiple upstream type Oil & Gas facilities

  •     Coal Bed Methane facilities

  •     Imperial Oil - Sherwood Park Controls Re-Configuration

Lead Electrical/Controls/Instrumentation Engineer for the following Projects:
  •     Crew Energy – Septimus Gas Plant

  •     Celtic Exploration – Kaybob Gas Plant

  •     Athabasca Oilsands – Leduc Carbonate Heavy Oil Downhole Electrical Test Facility

  •     Apache – Consort Rex-Y Oil Battery

  •     Enbridge – Upgrades to Petrolama, Alida and Steelman Field Terminals

  •     Husky Oil – Hussar Gas Plant Electrical Upgrades

  •     Husky Oil – CO2 Injection Pilot Project

  •     Arc Resources – Multiple Oil Battery Upgrades

  •     PennWest – Dodsland Oil Battery

  •     Newalta – Brooks Frac Water Treatment Upgrade

  •     Genalta Power – GallowayPower Generation Facility

  •     Harvest – Multiple Wellsites and Gathering System

  •     Terra Energy -  Multiple Upstream Gas Facilities and Gathering System

  •     Terra Energy – Tower Compressor Station

  •     Murphy Oil – Tupper DevelopmentVarious Wellpads and Gathering System

  •     CalValley Petroleum – Nexen Block 51 Yemen TOF Facility

  •     Cenovus – Pelican Lake SAGD Pilot

  •     Cenovus – Osprey CSS Pilot

  •     Orleans Energy – Waskahigan Sour Oil Gathering System

  •     Connacher – Great Divide SAGD Facility Modifications

  •     CanBriam Energy – Farrell Creek Production Facility

  •     CanBriam Energy – Altares Sour Gas Facility

  •     Cenovus – Countess Satellite 5 Sour Skud Facility

  •     Stone Mountain Resources – Tattoo Gas Plant and Gathering System

  •     Interpipeline – Bow River Pipeline Segregation Facility Modifications

  •     Provident Energy – Haro 5 Oil Battery

  •     Forest Oil – Jupiter Gas Plant

  •     Bronco Energy – Bigstone Heavy Oil Battery and Gathering System

  •     Quicksilver Energy – Multiple Coal Bed Methane Compressor Stations

  •     Rockyview Energy – Multiple Coal Bed Methane 4160V Electric Driven Compressor Stations

  •     Pioneer Resources- Atikamik Gas Plant

  •     Western Biodiesel Inc – Aldersyde Biodiesel Plant

  •     Rife Resources – Hayter SKUD Facility 4160V Water Injection

  •     Terasen Pipelines – Capacity Upgrade Project
    Electrical/Controls/Instrumentation design associated with the installation of 11 2000hp 4160 VAC motors, switchgear, power distribution transformers, VFD's, autotransformers, valving and instrumentation at seven locations on the TranMountain Pipeline system.

  •     NPDC – Oredo Flow Station
    Electrical/Controls/Instrumentation design associated with the relocation of a 5,000 BPD black oil facility and addition of a 5,000 BPD condensate stabilization/blending facility complete with pumps, LACT metering, tankage and collection/compression of solution gas for sales gas export.

  •     Encana – Various Projects
    Supervised design and procurement of electrical/controls/instrumentation systems at various compressor stations and wellsite facilities.

  •     Iroquois Gas – Eastchester Compressor Stations Expansion Project
    Supervised design and procurement of electrical/controls/instrumentation systems at 5 compressor stations and 1 custody transfer metering/letdown station.

  •     BC Gas – Southern Crossing Project
    Detailed engineering, design and procurement of electrical/controls systems for 3 compressor stations including 2 Solar Centaur units and 1 electric driven, VFD controlled, 5,000 HP compressor set.

  •     Federated Pipelines – North Pipeline Expansion Project
    Lead Electrical/Controls/Instrumentation Engineer on the detailed design of 5 electric, VFD pump stations (2,200 HP) and 1 electric fixed speed pump station (2,200 HP). Project scope of work incuded metering, tankage, loading/unloading (truck) terminals at the various sites and 13 pipeline block valve sites.

  •     Sonatrach Hassi R’Mel Compression, Algeria
    Front end engineering and design for 3 compressor stations totalling 700,000 HP.  Conceptual development of P&ID’s, single line diagrams, yard and building layouts, and control system philosophy.

  •     TransCanada PipeLines at Crowsnest, B.C.
    Designed detailed engineering and preparation of material specifications for the electrical/controls and instrumentation systems for a Nuovo Pignone LM25000+ (35,000 HP) compressor set addition.

  •     Foothills Pipe Lines Ltd. – 1998 Eastern Leg Compressor Stations Expansion Project
    Supervised design and procurement for Cooper-Rolls RB211 (DLE) compressor set (37,000 HP), aftercoolers, custody transfer metering, and valve manifolding additions.

  •     Simmons Group Inc. Leismer Compressor Stn.
    Relocation of existing Solar Saturn compressor, auxiliary systems and Datek control system.

  •     TransGas Rosetown and Pennant Comp. Stns.
    Supervised design and specifications for 2 – 7,000 HP Solar Taurus Compressor Stations.

  •     Westcoast Energy Inc. Sour Gas Booster Stn. 19
    Lead the electrical/controls engineering design team that included designs for 2 Solar Taurus booster compressors, 2 - 1 MW prime power units, amine sweetening system, condensate/liquids handling system and tankage.

  •     B.C. Gas Utility Ltd. Near Midway & Kitchener
    Supervised design and specifications for 2 Solar Saturn Compressor Stations (1,400 HP & 2,800 HP).

Electrical/Controls Design Engineer for the following Projects:

  •     Union Gas Ltd. Bright Plant ‘B’ Compressor Station Addition Project
    37,000 HP Cooper Rolls RB211 unit.

  •     TransCanada PipeLines
    PLC (GE 90-70) and Factorylink-MM1 programming on 7 – 15,000 HP Solar Mars Compressor Stations.

  •     ICG Utilities (Ontario) – Oil Springs East Compressor & Measurement Stn.
    Assisted in installation of 2 – 1200 HP reciprocating  compressor units (AB PLC-5/25, Advisor PC).

  •     Mark Resources Inc.
    600 HP reciprocating compressor unit addition.

  •     Mark Resources Inc.
    Assisted in the controls design for Minton Oil Battery.

  •     Trans Mountain Pipe Line Co. Ltd. – Westpac Metering Station Kamloops Pump Stn.

  •     BP Resources West Sukunka Tie-Ins

  •     AEC Pipelines – Alberta Oil Sands Pipeline Expansion Capacity Addition Project

Commissioning/Field Engineer for the following Projects:

  •     BC Gas – Southern Crossing Project

  •     Simmons Group Inc. Leismer Compressor Stn.

  •     BC Gas – Kitchener & Midway Compressor Stns.

  •     Alberta Natural Gas Co. Ltd. Pipeline Expansion Compressor Stn. Modifications

  •     TransCanada PipeLines Solar Mars Stns.

  •     ICG Utilities (Ontario) Oil Springs East Compressor & Measurement Stn.

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