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Jarek Nowinka, Ph.D., P.Eng.

Senior Consultant Well Integrity Co-Lead

In his 25+ year career in engineering research and technology development, Dr. Jarek Nowinka has become an industry expert on downhole tubular structures and materials for extreme-service wells, including thermal, high-pressure high-temperature, and sour wells.

As Senior Consultant and Co-Lead of Well Integrity Team at Noetic Engineering, and previously Senior Research Engineer with C-FER Technologies, Jarek has managed multi-phase projects to develop methodologies for evaluation and qualification of materials, connections and product families for enhanced oil recovery. Earlier in his career, as Engineering Manager with Boundary Equipment, Jarek managed design and quality assurance of several product lines of wear-resistant parts.

Dr. Nowinka is the Canadian representative to International Organization for Standardization Technical Committee 67 Sub Committee 5, and an active contributor to API/ISO work groups on casing, tubing, drill pipe and corrosion-resistant alloys. He also contributes to development of Alberta’s Industry Recommended Practices for the oil-and-gas industry.

Jarek co-authored a patent for a strain-absorption device; publishes journal papers; and delivers presentations as invited speaker at industry events. He served as Program Chair of SPE Edmonton. He holds a Ph.D. degree from University of Calgary (Canada) and M.Sc. degree from Technical University of Poznan (Poland), both in mechanical engineering.

Jarek enjoys running and soccer as his exercise activities. Being a dedicated community member, Jarek served as President of the Canadian Polish Congress (CPC) in Alberta between 1999 and 2003 and National Vice President of CPC from 2003 till 2009, and established partnerships with the Federal Ministry of Canadian Heritage and the Government of Alberta.