Who We Are

Established in 1982 as Barlon Engineering Group Ltd. (Barlon) operated as an external expert to the energy sector in drilling, completions, well optimization, well design and abandonment for almost 40 years.  Over the past 5 years, the Barlon team has continued to evolve the abandonment and decommissioning arms of the business to provide single source asset retirement solutions.  Staying true to our core value of client value creation, Barlon has evolved from Barlon Engineering Group to Barlon Asset Management (BAM), creating a vehicle for streamlined site closure and management options outside of our E&P clients entities, providing:

  • Immediate liability adjustment
  • Cost savings in the form of G&A reduction
  • Cost certainty including cost overrun responsibility
  • A focused incented approach to site closure

BAM is a new era for Barlon, combining our years of expertise with a dedication and focus to doing things different.

Our Core Values

Operating in a manner that is consistent with the highest honest, ethical, and fair standards.
Consistently challenging the status quo and redefining the standard of excellence.
Committed to maintaining and procuring sustainable growth and development.
Client Value Creation
Share and deliver on sound quality solutions and create long-term partnerships with our clients.

Meet our Leaders

Gabriel Kobel, CET


Gabriel Kobel has been working in the oil and gas industry since 1995. He has worked in field operations as a wellsite supervisor, managing operations as a drilling and completions superintendent and in an engineering capacity for oil and gas operators both directly and as a consultant. Mr. Kobel has represented clients at regulatory hearings and has provided and continues to provide programming, engineering analysis, and operational expertise at the planning, execution, and post execution phases of projects throughout Western Canada and Europe. Mr. Kobel is a Certified Engineering Technologist in Petroleum Engineering Technology. Mr. Kobel also holds several technical training certificates, has completed various industry-related courses and seminars on casing string design, drilling optimization, and incident command systems/structures, and is a member of the Association of Science and Engineering Technology Professionals of Alberta (ASET), and the Canadian Association of Drilling Engineers.

Paul Blenkhorn, P.Eng.

Vice President, Environment

Paul has worked in the Engineering sector since 2002 and the resource industry since 2005.  Mr. Blenkhorn, is responsible for the corporate risk management of the BAM assets under management and the development of Environmental systems and procedures to streamline full cycle site reclamation and closure.   Mr. Blenkhorn is a member of APEGA and APEGS and continues to evolve simple and effective procedures to reduce both timelines and costs associated with site closure.

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