Main Topics Discussed
- The ongoing energy transition
- Innovation in Canadian oil and gas companies
- Government’s role in energy sector innovation
- Blue Spark’s WASP technology
- The path to commercialization
- Exporting Canadian oil and gas technology
Todd Parker began Blue Spark Energy in 2011 and continues to serve as the CEO and President. Prior to that, he was the Canadian Vice President for Weatherford International – an oilfield service company whose products and services span the lifetime of an oil or gas well. Beginning his career in 1991, Todd has since lived and worked across Canada, the USA, Latin America and the Caribbean. With a keen interest in technology and challenging the status quo, he continues to find ways to innovate, create and communicate.
Blue Spark Energy is a private oil and gas services company that specializes in enhanced oil recovery techniques using proprietary high pulse power technology. Since the company was established in 2011, its internationally patented WASP® technology has a greener footprint than other commonly used oil recovery techniques, and has been used in over 400 oil wells by more than 25 companies around the world. Thanks to equipment that is very mobile, the company is able to operate not only across Canada, but globally with only 25 staff. In Canada, Blue Spark has worked in the provinces of Newfoundland, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, and British Columbia. The company has also operated in the United States, Romania, Norway, Denmark and Kuwait. It has received numerous prestigious safety and technology awards.