Barry Lappin

Senior Business Development Advisor at Petrospec Engineering

Barry Lappin is President of BKL Consulting in Calgary, Alberta providing consulting services in the heavy oil industry both in Canada and internationally. Barry is also Senior Business Development Advisor to Petrospec Engineering helping implement new technologies in the unconventional oil and gas industry. Barry graduated from the University of Alberta with a Bachelor of Commerce degree and is also a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Alberta. Barry worked in the Edmonton and London, England offices of Deloitte & Touche before joining Galaxy Oilfield Service Ltd. in 1998. In September of 2006, Galaxy was acquired by FMC Technologies where Barry worked as the Global Implementation Manager for FMC’s Heavy Oil wellhead product line. In 2012, Barry joined Aker Solutions as Vice President Business Development and Sales for Aker Solutions, Process Systems - Americas.Barry has worked in the heavy oil industry since 1998, beginning in the Canadian heavy oil market then various international projects including Mexico, Venezuela, Brazil, Colombia, Argentina, USA, Europe, Oman, Egypt, Albania, Russia, and China.Barry has been very involved in the heavy oil business community, including membership in the Canadian Heavy Oil Association (CHOA) since 1999. The CHOA is a strong industry association with over 2,000 members. In addition to serving on the CHOA Drilling and Completions technical subcommittee, Barry was on the CHOA Board of Directors for 8 years and served as CHOA President in 2010 - 2011. While serving on the CHOA Board of Directors, Barry was invited to speak at numerous industry events and technical conferences in Canada, the US, China, Europe, Venezuela, Colombia and Mexico.In addition to his industry involvement, Barry also has experience serving on a number of Boards for non-profit organizations