Farid Shirkavand

Farid started his career working on offshore drilling projects as a drilling engineer. Prior to joining Kiwetinohk, he worked with a major International and Canadian oil and gas producer. Farid’s main achievement as Director of Drilling Engineering with Seven Generations Energy was developing and adapting technologies to reduce drilling time by 65%. This reduction in drill days eliminated carbon footprint by half. Over his 8 years at Seven Generations, Farid had technical oversight of drilling for more than 400 wells with an estimated total lateral length exceeding 1,000 kilometres. 

Key achievements included establishing a real-time operation center to provide remote steering for more than 10 drilling rigs. This center reduced field personnel requirements and reduced consumption of goods and services making a major contribution to GHG reduction. Farid holds a Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering, a Master of Engineering in Well Construction and a PhD in Drilling Engineering from the University of Calgary. He is a member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA). 

Farid served Kiwetinohk as VP Drilling from 2018 to November 2021. Farid is currently on a career development / operations effectiveness assignment, applying his project management skill in the Power division and providing upstream expertise to ensure effective vertical integration.