Shankar Nandiwada, CGA, CMA (UK)
Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Shankar Nandiwada is a Professional Accountant and earned designations from Certified General Accountants’ of Alberta, Chartered Management Accountant from Chartered Institute of Management Accountants England and Chartered Accountant from Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.
Prior to joining the leadership at Ammonite and Cormetrics, Shankar served as the Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Secretary of Ceiba Energy Services Inc.
He has over 20 years of experience internationally with public and private companies in Canada, United States of America, England, Middle East and India.
By virtue of his diverse experience in Oil & Gas, Manufacturing and Service sectors, Shankar brings expertize in growth initiatives and strategic business planning along with a proven track record of business growth and turnaround. Shankar also has extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions, financing and building and growing professionally managed companies.
Brian Kielly, P.Eng
Mr. Kielly is the President of Ammonite Corrosion Engineering (a subsidiary of OEL Projects Ltd.) and the Vice President Engineering at OEL Projects Ltd.
As President of Ammonite Corrosion Engineering Inc., he manages a team of corrosion engineers and specialists focusing on creating cost effective programs and innovative client solutions for corrosion prevention and mitigation needs.
During his tenure with OEL, Brian has worked on the detailed design, construction management and start-up supervision of several sweet and sour gas processing facilities and pipeline systems, including sour and sweet oil and gas batteries, gas plants, compressor stations, pipeline facilities as well as coordinating the regulatory and environmental aspects of these projects. Brian is a graduate of the Memorial University of Newfoundland, with a B.Sc. Degree in Mechanical Engineering and a recognized professional Engineer in Alberta (APEGA), and New Brunswick (APEGNB).
Brian joined OEL Projects Ltd. as a Project Engineer in September 1997. In September 2000, Brian accepted a Facilities Engineer position with Central Alberta Midstream, where he provided engineering support for three (3) gas processing facilities and pipeline infrastructure in the Whitecourt-Fox Creek area of Alberta. In April of 2004, Brian returned to OEL Projects Ltd. to lead a group of engineering and support personnel. Through OEL, Brian has worked on the detailed design, construction management and start-up supervision of several sweet and sour gas processing facilities and pipeline systems, including sour and sweet oil and gas batteries, gas plants, compressor stations, pipeline facilities. In addition, he has coordinated the regulatory and environmental aspects of these projects.
Brian currently manages a group of engineering and support personnel.
Paul Cripps, P.Eng
Manager, Materials Corrosion Engineering
Mr. Cripps holds a Bachelor of Applied Science, Metallurgical Engineering from the University of British Columbia. He has over 38 years of experience in materials selection, corrosion control and welding engineering in the petroleum field. Paul’s vast project experience includes gas production and refining plants, mid-stream facilities, pipelines and sour oil and gas gathering systems, sour service metallurgy and corrosion control, stainless steel and nickel alloy corrosion and titanium for seawater and oil and gas fluids. He also has extensive experience in pipeline design, materials and corrosion control.
With his strong leadership skills and extensive supervisory and management experience he is currently managing a group of corrosion engineering specialists.
Laleh Barjasteh, P.Eng
Assistant Manager, Materials Corrosion Engineering
Mrs. Barjasteh is a graduate of the Sharif University of Technology in Iran, with a B.Sc. Degree in Metallurgical Engineering and a recognized professional Engineer in Alberta (APEGA). Laleh has over 26 years of experience in the oil and gas production, refining industries, power plant and other heavy industries. Throughout her career as assistant manager, technical lead, senior material and corrosion engineer, inspector, and quality auditor, she has worked on the design, construction, inspection and installation phases of major EPC/EPCM projects. Her expertise includes material selection, corrosion prevention/control/monitoring, design reviews, internal audits, inspections/quality control, and developing/reviewing piping and material specifications.
She is currently assistant manager in Ammonite Corrosion Engineering. In her current role, she supports Clients in the areas of materials selection, corrosion mitigation, and corrosion monitoring.