Lonnie Barkaskas has amassed solid technical and hands-on experience of over 40 years in Engineering, with key skills and competences in Mechanical Engineering, Project Management, Management Consultancy and Rig Surveys. He has spent over 18 years of his working life in the oil and gas sector and at various times held senior engineering positions in continental Geophysical Canada, Parker Drilling Company USA, Nabors Drilling Company USA and Lonestar Drilling Nigeria Limited, where he worked as a Mechanical Superintendent, prior to his appointment as a Project Manager of Lonestar Rigs 203 & 204 projects.
Lonnie has also at various times held senior operational management positions in Civil Engineering and Construction firms with involvement in major projects in Canada. As an Independent ModuSpec contractor, he has undertaken inspection, surveys and served as management consultant for commissioning of virtually all types of rigs around the world.
Lonnie, possesses a number of high profile licenses and certifications with Government of Alberta & Interprovincial, Northern Institute of Technology, (NAIT), Canada, Sothern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT) Canada, along with a wide range of USA Certificates in the engineering field that includes Integrated Power Systems, (IPS. SCR Systems), Canrig Technologies, Top drive Systems, International MODU Stability, etc. He is a member of the International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE) and the International Fire Fighters Association (IFFA). He has undergone various professional trainings and obtained professional certificates in key areas of mechanical, electrical and hoisting engineering.
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