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Introducing the newest members of the Ecoventure Team!


May 25, 2017


Ecoventure is committed to quality and unparalleled customer service in all aspects of our business.  We have a team of dedicated, positive and successful people and with excitement, we welcome three strong new members. We are convinced that they will add another layer of success to our already vibrant group.


Jim Burke, P.Ag.

Mr. Jim Burke is a Professional Agrologist with over twenty-five years of experience in the environmental arena.  He joins Ecoventure as a Senior Soil Scientist/Senior Program Manager. He possesses diverse field and office management skills. His work experience includes working on and managing multi-disciplinary teams of subject specialists to reclaim large Oil and Gas industry disturbances. His most recent experience was with Cenovus Energy Inc. where he was a Senior Environmental Advisor for the conventional Oil and Gas operations area of grasslands (Brooks to Drumheller area) and previously as the Senior On-Site Environmental Compliance Advisor for the Christina Lake SAGD facility and associated projects, responsible for spill clean-up, field evaluation, field auditing and government compliance with governmental AEPEA environmental regulations. Prior to Cenovus, Jim has extensive experience both as a consultant and working within the industry, managing contaminated sites cleanup, reclamation, pre-disturbance assessments for well sites, oil and gas facilities which included large upstream and midstream projects.

403-265-2498 ext. 214

Lisa Popek, P.Ag. 

Ms. Lisa Popek is a Professional Agrologist with over ten years of experience as a groundwater and air analyst in the Oil and Gas industry. Lisa joins Ecoventure as a Senior Professional Agrologist and Regulatory and Approvals Coordinator. At her previous employment, over time her role grew from environmental reporting to the overall stewardship of the company’s environmental program.  Lisa’s job responsibilities have included management of the groundwater and remediation program, Alberta Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act and Water Act approval requirements, National Pollutant Release Inventory reporting and Fugitive Emissions, pipeline release response, and Phase I Environmental Site Assessment report and Reclamation Certificate Application preparation.  The role required effective communication of results, and coordination of efforts across numerous internal and external bodies (Drilling, Operations, External Consultants, and Government Regulators to name a few).

403-265-2498 ext. 212

Wayne Reti, P.Eng.

Mr. Wayne Reti is a Senior Professional Engineer with fifteen years direct environmental consulting experience in the Oil and Gas, Agricultural and Commercial Liability Management sectors, and with twenty years managing projects.  Wayne joins Ecoventure’s Assessment and Remediation Team as a Senior Technical Lead and Program Manager. Wayne has diverse practical skills combined with a solid understanding of project management within the multi-disciplinary functions of the environmental industry, and an acumen for client service and team coordination/leadership.  He has had the opportunity to work with and lead multi-disciplinary environmental teams, and manage and lead field activities on multiple projects with the Oil and Gas/Environmental, Agricultural, Forestry, and Construction industries from British Columbia to Manitoba.

403-265-2498 ext. 217


Feel free to contact Jim, Lisa, Wayne or any other Team members who are all willing to provide you with excellent quality service and professional level expertise. We look forward to being your Environmental Management resource.


“Environmental Management Starts Here”



Ecoventure Inc. recipient of NRC-IRAP grant for research to treat soils contaminated with salts related to produced water releases.

Industrial Research Assistance Program awards $50,000 for environmental remediation research.

Edmonton AB, September 17, 2016

The National Research Council-Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC-IRAP) has awarded a $50,000 grant to Ecoventure Inc. for research into treatment of salt impacted soil.

“Thanks to this NRC grant, we will look at more effective and efficient methods than are being used in the industry,” said Brett Nichols, President at Ecoventure Inc.  “We hope to develop a method and technology scalable for widespread application and commercialization.”

The general objective of this project will be implementing new technology that will treat salt impacted soil on site through bench and pilot scale testing and field trials.  The research project expects to contribute to a reduction in contaminated soil going into landfills and further Ecoventure’s commitment to sustainable remediation processes and technology.

About NRC Industrial Research Assistance Program:

The National Research Council-Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC-IRAP) is Canada's premier innovation assistance program for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). It is a vital component of the NRC, a cornerstone in Canada's innovation system, regarded worldwide as one of the best programs of its kind

SOURCE National Research Council Canada

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