who we are

Cougar Drilling solutions has been designing, manufacturing, and deploying downhole drilling tools and directional services since 1969. We pride ourselves in being the leader in downhole technology, while staying true to our purpose:

Creatively reducing the cost of drilling wells.

Cougar Drilling Solutions


Our company is built on three pillars

Cougar Downhole

Reliable. Capable. Consistent.

Quality, Health, Safety &

At Cougar, our purpose is simple. In everything we do, our aim is to help you and your team find creative ways of reducing the cost of drilling wells.

Cougar Drilling Solutions is committed to manage business by meeting or exceeding all applicable health, safety and environmental rules and regulations. We believe that accidents are preventable and every employee is responsible and accountable to implement the company core values, in order to have a safer workplace.

We will instill a culture that will promote the highest standards for health, safety and environment, available for all managers, supervisors, employees and contractors.

To that end, Cougar not only promotes and supports a strong safety culture, we involve our employees through internal advocacy programs, and focus on a series of leading indicators to measure engagement.


Greg Mittelsteadt

Chief Executive Officer

Greg Mittelsteadt

Greg is a chartered accountant who articled at PriceWaterhouseCoopers after obtaining his Commerce Degree from the University of Alberta. He is a highly engaged executive with experience that spans a wide range of industries, including oil and gas, information technology, waste management, distribution and construction. Greg has over 13 years in senior management roles for various public and mid-sized private companies and has served as a board member for non-profit enterprises.

Kent Wilkinson

Vice President - Operations

Kent Wilkinson

Kent began his career with the Canadian Military, completing a degree in Mechanical Engineering at the Royal Military College of Canada. Kent has been involved in industrial construction, maintenance, and manufacturing. This experience has been primarily based in the Oil and Gas industry, but also in petrochemical, power, waste management, and other industrial applications. Kent has spent the last ten years in senior leadership roles focusing on Operations.

Bryan Guzak

Director Of Sales - Western Hemisphere

Bryan Guzak

Bryan began his career with Cougar Drilling Solutions in 2004 as a part of the Information Systems team. After spending 5 years at the company, Bryan completed a transition to operations. Since this transition, Bryan has held the roles of District Manager, Director of USA, and most recently Director of Sales, Western Hemisphere. Bryan is a Computing Science graduate from the University of Alberta and is also a graduate of the Executive Education program from the Smith School of Business.

Dan Marson

Director - Engineering

Dan Marson

Dan began his career in the Oil and Gas industry as an undergraduate Engineer in the United Kingdom. He graduated with a First-Class Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering, from the University of Leicester in England, and since then he has held progressively more senior roles within the industry. Dan has spent the last ten years in Engineering leadership roles in several locations worldwide and has been responsible for the design and commercialization of many successful downhole systems.

Mohammad Asim

Vice President - Southeast Asia

Mohammad Asim

Asim is a Petroleum Geologist with over 25 years of international experience in the oil and gas industry. He has a strong background in field operations, drilling, production & completion, project development and HSE. He has been involved in securing valuable business opportunities for leading companies and in successfully setting up new business units for a variety of markets. He has a Bachelor of Science degree and Master’s degree in Geology from the University of Peshawar.


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United Arab Emirates



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