Tim Leshchyshyn, P. Eng. has a Chemical Engineering Degree majoring in Computer Process Control from the University of Alberta with 20 years' experience in the field of Petroleum Engineering. As president of FracKnowledge, the only independent fracturing engineering group in Canada, one of five in the world, he leads a group of 25 employees and consultants whose clients include 70 operators and service companies in 17 countries on five continents. The work on conventional and unconventional oil and gas wells has included reviewing past fracs for design or operational improvements, optimizing frac designs, and supervising the execution of fracs. Direct execution of the fracs ensures quality assurance and design changes minute by minute and stage by stage to maximize the goals of the frac. Often integration of petrophysical rock mechanics, injection tests calibrating models and frac simulators are commonly employed.
He has also released the largest online frac and completions database for Canada and the United States. This database is tied to production provided on a map and table interface. It contains scanned well files, daily operations reports, logs and various other documents, and used as a source for the details of the presentations he gives and courses he teaches.
In the past as an employee, he has worked for operators, national oil companies, service companies and research institutes. Experience includes teaching courses, optimizing horizontal multistage fractured, supervising fracturing operations and multi-client studies. Mr. Leshchyshyn is also the main inventor on 20 fracturing patents and is an expert in frac fluid chemistry, proppant, and business development. He is a member of APEGA, organizes courses, technical events and conferences. Tim has served as a SPE board of director, CSUR technical committee member and PTAC program volunteer.