â€œFor the companies that we work for, they understand firstÂhand the benefits of genuine, experienced, smart, hardÂworking people working on their projects,â€ said Gabrielson.
Gabrielson started his career in the 1990â€™sÂ in oil town Drayton Valley, Alberta. Over that period, he worked with several oilfield vendors including well servicing rigs and drilling rigs.Â In 2001, Gabrielson supplemented his field experience by enrolling in college. He studied geological engineering technology and graduated in 2006 with a Petroleum Engineering Technology Diploma. Throughout school, he worked on service rigs and alongside wellsite supervisors over the weekends and holidays.
Moving to Calgary in 2006, Gabrielson worked for an integrated oil and gas engineering firm and was responsible for undertaking both engineer and superintendent roles, while managing conÂventional, unconventional, and SAGD projects across Canada.
In 2009, Gabrielson left his employer and started KaÂBlam Consulting Inc. as an independent consulting company.
Amber Sommer, Gabrielsonâ€™s fiancÃ©e, started working fullÂtime for KaÂBlam in 2013, andthe business transitioned to an oil and gas engineering and consulting firm. â€œAmber has the perfect experience for a company like this,â€ he said. â€œIn the past, she worked for oilfield vendors in human resources and accounting roles for Canada and U.S. She knows human behaviorÂ and knows the oil patch, so coupled with my technical experience, we can match up office and field consultants to meet and exceed the clientâ€™s expectations.â€ Sommer manages the officeÂ and is responsible for coordinating KaÂBlamâ€™s consultants for oil and gas clients and maintains the HSE program policies and procedures. Gabrielson continues to be a consultant for oilÂ and gas clients, and both he and Sommer work together to select and supply consultants to existing and new clients.
Gabrielson and KaÂBlamâ€™s consultants have superior safety performances and have workedÂ on over 2,000 oil and gas wells of all types across Canada. They also have provided services on international projects, in areas like Bulgaria and South America. It varies year to year, but on average, the clientsâ€™ total budgets managed to exceed 50 MM per year. Since then, Grabrielson has been acknowledged for Operations and Business Excellence and is an active member of the Canadian Heavy Oil Association (CHOA) Drilling and Completions SubÂCommittee.