OUR GREAT MINDS

Tyler Theberge

VP, Avenger Oil Tools Ltd.

Tyler was born in Calgary, moved to the Edmonton area at 1 and returned to the Calgary area in time to complete high school. He was very active in sports; playing hockey, baseball, football and soccer. Tyler was fortunate enough to see most of Western Canada playing Midget and then Junior Hockey, and following a year of college hockey, finally settled at the University Lethbridge where he completed his degree and participated as a member and playing coach of its CIS golf team.

At that point Tyler headed back to Calgary to pursue a career as a golf professional. It was on the course that he caught a lucky break, he ended up playing a round of golf with an executive at a multinational oilfield service company and eventually decided to pursue a career in the oilfield. Kevin and Tyler instantly struck up a friendship and 3 months later he was moved into Drayton Valley, Alberta where he worked hands on in the field and gained a great respect and appreciation for the people from whom he learned. He has spent the last number of years in business development roles within the completions services sector and has never looked back.

As a husband and father of two lovely daughters he elected to take a big leap of faith and six years ago and along with trustful and respectful partners they founded Avenger Oil Tools. They have enjoyed a successful relationship,building a strong private business together and are looking to expand to a 5th location soon.

We asked Tyler:

The OGM. What does sustainability mean to you?

Continuing to responsibly develop energy at current levels fueled by non-renewable resources, while exploring alternative resources and systems to compliment fossil fuel development.

The OGM. Have you had a mentor?

YES, Kevin Trahan

The OGM. What does success mean to you?

Providing a great life for your family – balance between professional and personal life – and I’m still working on that. It’s something that continually challenges me.

The OGM. If you were to describe your career in three words what would they be?

Sacrifice, persistent, integrity

The OGM. What advice would you give to someone looking for a career in the Energy Industry?

90% perspiration and 10% inspiration. Hard work pays off. Honesty and Integrity lead to successful relationships, partnerships, and an honorable reputation which will serve you all of your life

The OGM. Describe a milestone in your career?

Avenger Oil Tools – forming a partnership with people I admire and respect; along with signing our first contractual agreement as a private company with a multinational public company

The OGM. Describe a challenge you faced in your career?

Learning to hold back; be patient until I have enough information to proceed on a path to success. It’s not easy – finding balance between my personal and professional life

The OGM. What impact does Technology have on your career?

With the focus of Avenger Oil Tools technology changes daily, creating new, innovative techniques and equipment. The industry is recognizing that it needs to take a leading role in developing technology that will produce the resources we seek, with adaptations to protect the environment and sustain resource acquisition

The OGM. What do the next 5 years look like in your career?

Growth and expansion of our down-hole tool company; continue to develop business relationships and opportunities that continue to fulfill my goals and dreams. It means seeking more balance in my life with maintaining our corporate success.

The OGM. Were you always interested in a career in Energy?

No – In my youth, I thought I was destined to be a professional athlete. My aspirations shifted to university and golf. Golf was the key because that is where I met and development a friendship and professional relationship with my mentor, Kevin. Kevin introduced me to the energy industry.

The OGM. What interests you to sustain a career in the Energy industry?

Ultimately, it’s what I enjoy. I love it. It’s fun. It’s hard to imagine my developing personal and professional relationships in another field. At the end of the day, the world relies on oil and gas to sustain life as we know it. Petroleum is the base product in pretty much everything. If it’s synthetic, it almost certainly originated from petroleum.

The OGM. Do you have a role model you look up to?

Yes. I have more than one – in fact two are my competitors.

The OGM. What does Energy mean to you?

It’s the core of industry. Energy is everywhere – the lights in our houses, the heat, the computers, It runs our appliances, tools, toys, ….. medical equipment.

The OGM. What is your favorite APP on your phone?

Dragon dictation.

The OGM. What impact will the Millennial Generation have on the Energy industry?

They will continue to extract and consume energy, and with improved technology becomes good stewards of the land.

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