Who We Are

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

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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.


Reid Warriner

Chief Executive Officer

Reid Warriner

Reid is a professional engineer with over 25 years of global executive leadership in drilling. A graduate from the University of Calgary, Reid joined Schlumberger as a field engineer working overseas building an international career spanning field operation, supply chain, human resources, operations and executive management. In 2012, Reid joined the privately owned, OilSERV as the President of the Drilling Group where he was responsible for building the Directional Drilling; Surface Logging; Managed Pressure Drilling and Drilling and Completion Fluids business lines. In 2019, he joined Seadrill, a publicly traded offshore drilling company, where he was previously the Chief Operating Officer, before joining Cougar Drilling Solutions as our CEO in January 2022.

Kent Wilkinson

Vice President of Manufacturing and Operations Support

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.

Robert Hemminger

Vice President Sales and Commercial

Robert Hemminger

Robert graduated from the University of Manitoba with a degree in Geological Engineering. He brings rich experience in upstream oil and gas having spend 25+ years in the industry working across product lines (including Wireline, Testing, and Intervention). Rob started his career with Reeves Wireline Services as a Field Engineer and acquired broad exposure through multiple international and domestic moves. He then moved, via acquisition, to Precision Energy Services and subsequently to Weatherford International, broadening his experiences across operations management, sales and marketing, human resources, research and development, manufacturing, and executive management. In 2017, Rob was appointed Vice President of Wireline Services in his last role at Weatherford, before joining Cougar Drilling Solutions as Vice President Sales and Commercial in November 2022.

Dan Marson

Vice President of Engineering and Technology

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.

Marko Tauriainen

Global Director - QHSE

Marko Tauriainen

Marko is a professional engineer with over 20 years of experience in the oil and gas industry. After graduating from the University of British Columbia, Marko joined Schlumberger in 2000 as a Field Engineer and during 22 years of his service he held positions in Operations Management, HR, and QHSE. In 2013, Marko completed a joint MBA program with Queen’s and Cornell Universities, and in the summer of 2022 joined as our Global QHSE Director.

Mohammad Asim

Country Director - Pakistan

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.

Burak Varol

Country Director - Turkey

Burak Varol

Burak began his career in Oil and Gas industry as a Drilling Engineer in State Oil Company in Turkey after completing Bachelor of Science Degree in Petroleum & Natural Gas Engineering from Istanbul Technical University in 2006 and since then he has held progressively more senior roles within the organization different locations in the world. Burak joined Cougar Drilling Solutions as a Regional Sales Manager in 2011 and he is currently the Country Manager of Turkey.

Contact Us.


+1 877 439 3376
7319 - 17th Street
Edmonton, Alberta, T6P-1P1


+90 312 220 1096
Maliköy Başkent Organize Sanayi Bölgesi 1, Başkent Bulvari, No: 74, Maliköy, Temelli, Ankara

Saudi Arabia

+966 13 328 8033
Dhahran 4088-34455, Building: 15
Eastern Province, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia


+92 51 846 6314
Plot # 196, Street # 1,
Sector I - 10/3, Islamabad

United States

+1 877 439 3376
1200 OIDC Drive
Odessa, Texas 79766

United Arab Emirates

+966 58 037 0774
Office No. 2101, HDS Tower, Cluster F,
Jumeirah Lakes Tower, P.O. Box 643900, Dubai

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