Energized Fluids to Natural Gas Fuels

The Energy & Minerals Group

Meet the Team

The Vision for Fuel of Today

Ferus NGF is part of the Ferus Group of Companies which has built and operated a full-service cryogenics business starting with carbon dioxide and nitrogen in 2001, and in 2011 grew to include LNG and CNG in Canada and the US.

FERUS NGF BUILT & OPERATES CANADA'S FIRST MERCHANT LNG PLANT:

The facility, which became commercially operational in May 2014, has positioned Ferus as a leader in the North American domestic natural gas fueling market. It is strategically located in Elmworth, AB in the heart of oil and gas activity. It produces high-quality LNG fuel for drilling and completions operations, remote power generation, mining operations and pipeline and facility outages.

 

With growing demand, we are tripling the size of our facility and have future development plans in the Fort Nelson, B.C. area, which will enhance the LNG supply chain in the north.

Our Trailblazing Journey from Energized Fluids to Natural Gas Fuels

2001-2004

Ferus founder Dick Brown decided to build his own CO2 plant when he could not get enough of the gas for his well completions operations. Demand increased so quickly that within 18 months he raised the money and assembled a team to simultaneously build five CO2 and N2 plants in Alberta.

Along with its production plants, Ferus built specialized equipment and logistics systems to move complicated cryogenic (very cold) products  on tough and remote terrain becoming the premier North American provider of off-road cryogenic, energized fluids – 100% dedicated to the oil and gas industry.

2004-2010

2010

With the abundance of natural gas due to technology development, the price of gas dropped making it cost competitive to diesel. Ferus leveraged its cryogenic expertise to create a domestic LNG business.

Ferus announces the successful completion of what is believed to be the first ever hydraulic fracturing operation utilizing liquefied natural gas (LNG) as engine fuel in North America.

2013

2014

Ferus NGF solidifies its leadership position in natural gas fueling by building and commissioning Canada’s first merchant LNG plant in Elmworth, AB

As LNG demand grows, Ferus builds the supply chain in western and northern Canada supplying fuel to the oil and gas industry and for pipeline outages, and trucking loads up north to the Yukon and Northwest Territories for remote power generation. 

2014 – 2020

 

Our Ownership

Ferus NGF's majority shareholder is The Energy & Minerals Group (EMG), the management company for a series of specialized private equity funds. EMG focuses on investing across various facets of the global natural resource industry including the upstream and midstream segments of the energy complex. EMG has approximately $16 billion of regulatory assets under management and approximately $11 billion in commitments have been allocated across the energy sector since inception.

 

Our Leadership

President and Chief Executive Officer, Ferus Group of Companies. 
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Travis Balaski

President

Travis is responsible for the P&L of Ferus NGF, maximizing utilization and efficiencies of Ferus NGF’s LNG assets and developing the company’s offering across Canada. Travis joined the engineering department at Ferus in 2006 and developed broad experience supporting operations, designing equipment, and managing key capital projects. In 2011, Travis moved into Ferus NGF as Senior Manager of Market Development where he helped launch some of the first LNG fueling jobs in North America and executed on strategic joint venture partnership and was promoted to his current role in 2015. 

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Blaire Lancaster

Vice President, Business Development & External Affairs

Blaire is responsible for the Business Development, Sales, Corporate Communications, and Government, Stakeholder and First Nations Relations functions at Ferus NGF. Blaire joined Ferus in 2011 as Director of Government & Regulatory Affairs for the company's new LNG division, and in 2014 was promoted to Vice President, Communications & Government Relations for the Ferus Group of Companies. She assumed her current role on the Ferus Natural Gas Fuels team in April, 2018. Previously, Blaire spent 10 years in business development and client service roles at the Canadian Consulate General in Boston, Calgary Economic Development and Rainmaker Global Business Development.

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Robert Walker 

Director, Corporate Development

Robert leads the Corporate Development team, which supports internal and external opportunities for improving the utilization of and expanding Ferus NGF’s LNG assets. Robert joined the Ferus Group in 2013 as a Sales Analyst and moved to the Natural Gas Fuels team in 2014 as the primary Corporate Development Analyst supporting all growth projects ranging from market development in Northern Canada and financial modeling of commercial projects to budgeting and commercial proposal development. Robert is a graduate of the CPA, CMA Strategic Leadership Program and was nominated for the 2014-2015 Bobby Dosanj Memorial Leadership Award.

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Shawn Green

Director, Operations

Shawn is responsible for transportation, logistics, equipment new-builds, field services, policies and procedures, HSE, and new ventures and projects. He works closely with business development and sales to ensure customer needs are met and exceeded and that first-class safety standards are upheld. Shawn has been with the Ferus Group since 2006 and has hands-on and leadership experience in all areas of operations including as a Driver, Field Supervisor, Manager of Field Supervisors, Base Manager and Logistics Manager. He also spent two years in sales as an Account Manager for Ferus. Prior to Ferus, Shawn worked in heavy equipment hauling for ten years and owned an equipment hauling company in Prince George, British Columbia for five years.

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Darnell Juzwishyn

Controller

Darnell serves as the Controller of Ferus NGF and leads the company's financial reporting, accounting and treasury functions. Darnell joined the Ferus Group of Companies in October 2014 as a senior accountant, supporting the IFRS and US GAAP financial reporting for all Ferus entities. In March 2016, Darnell moved to the Ferus NGF team, while providing additional accounting support for all of Ferus' natural gas entities across North America. Darnell has served as Controller for Ferus NGF since September 2017. Prior to joining Ferus, Darnell worked at Deloitte, serving as a senior lead on several audit engagements, reporting under both Canadian GAAS and PCAOB standards. Darnell received his Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Calgary in 2010. He is a graduate of the CA School of Business, and was a National Honour Roll and ICAA Dzurko Honour Roll Member on the 2013 UFE.

 

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