who we are

Benchmark Engineering Inc. prides itself on its relatable, home-grown approach to every aspect of its Engineering, Project Management, and Field Supervision ventures.

Based out of Calgary since 2004, Benchmark has continuously built industry relationships while maintaining a grounded small-town perspective.

By providing quality services and personnel for construction, drilling and completions operations while meeting industry safety and regulatory requirements, Benchmark strives to move into the future capitalizing on its strongest attribute – outstanding service.

01. experienced

With over 150 years of combined industry experience, the Engineering teams at Benchmark offer Worldwide technical support in all aspects of Downhole Operations and Project Management.

02. technical

Being exposed to all aspects of the industry, Benchmark has gained tremendous knowledge in the Global Energy Sector. Continually delivering projects to their clients in a safe, efficient and cost effect manner.

03. innovative

Benchmark doesn’t believe in a one size fits all solution. Thinking outside the box and delivering new technology to the client is critical.

a team of professionals

Benchmark Leadership

wade johnston

wade johnston

President, Director

Wade is the founder and current majority owner of Benchmark Engineering which was established in 2004. Earlier in his career, Wade worked on drilling rigs throughout Western Canada and the Gulf of Mexico. He finished at Marathon Canada as a Drilling and Completions Engineer before starting Benchmark. Since then, Wade’s extensive background in drilling and completions has been offering Clients a complete and diversified service.

Contact: wade@benchmarkeng.ca

nels eckland

nels eckland

Vice President, Director

Nels joined Benchmark in December 2007 and has over 20 years of direct managerial experience, most of which was in the Hockey Industry. He is co-owner of Benchmark and responsible for Managing Wellsite and In-house Consultants while maintaining client relations and managing Business Development.

Contact: nels@benchmarkeng.ca

adel henniche

adel henniche

CEO, Benchmark Energy International

Adel joined forces with Benchmark in 2018 as President of Benchmark Energy International Operations after an international career of 24 years managing upstream Oil and Gas Exploration and Production projects, working for large international oil companies, both onshore and offshore.

Adel leads a large, highly capable team of international E&P professional, he works jointly with technology partners, and with international clients helping them create real value in a fit-for-purpose manner. He and the team he leads bring a wealth of international experience spent working for clients in over 40 countries, these clients comprised Supermajors, Majors, National Oil Companies (NOC’s) and small through large Oil and Gas companies.

Adel is currently responsible of all international projects applying a hands-on approach, supporting clients manage their E&P value creation process through optimization of PSA’s, sub-surface management, wells construction and engineering, drilling, completion, E&P training,  supply chain management, tenders & contracts, facilities operations, wells & process equipment integrity, Well Control management, profitable production growth, capital projects, field operations & HSSE management, risk evaluation and mitigation management, well development economics, service companies management, joint venture management and stakeholder relation with both IOC’s and NOC’s. Adel is able to conduct business in English, French, and Arabic.

Adel most recent accomplishment was leading a highly capable multi-national E&P team in France, working with client’s E&P experts, achieving resounding success delivering 15 times greater production rate than previous wells, with no safety incidents, and while working in a highly sensitive rural area in Eastern Paris.

Contact: ahenniche@bmenergyinternational.com

steve katulka

steve katulka

COO, Benchmark Energy International

Steve joined Benchmark Energy International in 2020 and has over 40 years of experience covering the entire upstream oilfield services scope across the Americas, North Africa, and Europe, handling onshore and offshore Exploration and Production activities.

Steve co-leads a large, highly capable team of international E&P professional, he works jointly with technology partners, and with our international clients helping them create real value in a fit-for-purpose manner. He provides strategic management of the operations delivery and execution, technology, supporting functions and facility management.  He is also responsible of optimization of customer satisfaction/loyalty through improved operations.

Steve brings a wealth of international experience with implementation of productivity/quality metrics and of incentive programs designed to minimize costs and enhance efficiency. He leads the effective planning and layout of workflow, equipment, and operational procedures. He Oversees and direct HR in recruiting, hiring, coaching, developing and retaining contract staff.

Steve is responsible of contract negotiation, budget planning, OHS, regulatory compliance, improvement of quality by researching best practices and identifying new/needed skills, processes, or methods while maintaining international client relations and directing the international Business Development team.

Contact: skatulka@bmenergyinternational.com


What We Can Do For You

At Benchmark we aim to provide personable service and exceed client expectations by staying true to our small-town roots.

We have provided Wellsite Supervision, Engineering support, and Project Management Services both domestically and internationally since 2003, building our company and reputation along the way.

By planning logistically before beginning a project, we ensure the most cost effective, safe, and timely results possible while keeping client and vendor relationships in mind.

drilling and completions

Engineering, regulatory, program design and project management.

mining operations

Well outfitting, exploration drilling, slickline and brine circulation wells.


On-site consultant Supervision for all aspects of the energy sector.

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Suite 810, 396 11th ave sw

Calgary ab, t2r 0c5
403 266 5757