Glynn Bates

General Manager, Operations


Mr. Bates joined Fraction Energy Services Ltd. in July 2016 bringing 13 years’ oilfield experience to his role as General Manager, Operations. He started his oil patch career on drilling rigs before going back to pursue post-secondary education. He has since held positions as a Completions Engineer at Quicksilver Resources and Water Management Coordinator at Progress Energy. Mr. Bates has graduated from both SAIT with a Diploma in Petroleum Engineering Technology as well as from the University of Regina where he obtained his Bachelor of Applied Science Degree in Petroleum Systems Engineering.

Amin Ladha



Mr. Ladha is a Chartered Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Simon Fraser University. He started his professional career at a Big 4 accounting firm and has over seven years’ experience of broad-based finance and accounting experience. Amin is also a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Alberta.

Chris Kestell

Area Manager


Mr. Kestell’s 4 years as IT manager and Business Analyst at Mullen Group Ltd. served him well when he joined Fraction Energy Services Ltd. in April 2013. Chris was solely responsible for IT services; building systems and processes and overseeing integration throughout Fraction’s operations. In December of 2015 he became more involved in field operations where he was tasked with coordinating and dispatching equipment and personnel for daily and long-term projects. This led to increased responsibility and subsequent promotions to Operations Manager in the Fluid Containment Division and to his current role overseeing all three of Fraction’s divisions as the Area General Manager in Fort St. John, British Columbia.

Craig Brooks

Fixed Operations Manager


Mr. Brooks joined Fraction in November 2013.  In his current role as Fixed Operations Manager he is responsible for asset and inventory management as well Fraction’s dedicated First Nations Liaison seeking out engagement with First Nations and Aboriginal groups within the areas and communities that Fraction operates.  Prior to Fraction, Craig was Manager at Patch Point Energy Services, part of the Big Country Energy Services Group of Companies.