Incorporated in 2008, Explore was founded as a professional land surveying firm with specialization in the oil and gas sector.
Our scope of practice grew in 2009, when at the request of our clients, we began to offer depth of cover inspection services on pipeline water crossings. Since inception, we have expanded our services to become a multidisciplinary firm with expertise spanning the energy, construction, mining and land development sectors.
As we continue to grow throughout Western Canada, we are excited for the opportunity to collaborate with new and existing clients; improving our procedures and introducing new technology to address the ever-changing market and needs of our clientele.
Explore strives to exceed our primary objective of TRUST through providing industry best quality customer service, reliable partnerships and clear communication.
Explore believes trust represents:
We appreciate that, in your business, time is invaluable. So, your time is the guide for the urgency for our actions
Respecting your challenges and goals is the underpinning for our level of service. It is your level of importance that counts. We give you our trust and realize that mutual trust is built over time, so we do not waiver from the reason we offer the level of service that we do.
Our knowledge and skill and expertise is only of value if we carefully listen to you. In that way, we can correctly apply what we know to your situation.
We do not dabble. We have a very specialized range of expertise and our knowledge is both in-depth and pertinent. We are confident that it is invaluable.
Whether you interact with our principals or our team in the field, there is an entire team making your experience and your service come to life. Explore is a team. Together we are dedicated to making sure you will get impeccable service so you will give us you undoubted trust.
ENVIRONMENTAL, SOCIAL & GOVERNANCE (ESG) STATEMENT
Explore Inc. is committed to building environmental sustainability, social responsibility and effective corporate governance into all aspects of our operations. This ESG statement reflects our commitment to improving how our business decisions and policies address opportunities for sustainability. We will continue to be transparent and remain focused on expanding our sustainability efforts.
All Explore employees are committed to conducting business in an environmentally responsible manner to reduce our footprint on climate change, conserve natural resources and operate in compliance with provincial and federal environmental regulations.
We are committed to being a socially responsible employer by fostering an environment of diversity and inclusion while operating ethically and supporting our local communities throughout the Western Provinces.
Explore executives are committed to building a culture dedicated to ethical business behavior and responsible corporate activity. We believe strong corporate governance is the foundation to delivering on our commitments. Explore maintains an open-door policy with all employees, ensuring that the needs of our employees are understood and met.
EXPLORE’S CORPORATE LEADERSHIP TEAM
Our seasoned leaders invest in developing and nurturing our team’s knowledge and skills to ensure we consistently deliver and support all parts of your project. Our collaborative mentality is backed by our committed to build and maintain strong relationships with our employees, clients and community.
People are the core of Explore – both our clients who have entrusted us with their projects and our highly dedicated and skilled team who are turning their vision into a reality. Everyone at Explore, from our leadership through to our field personnel act in unison with our culture, values and fundamental principles as a way of thinking and working.
As a visionary leader whose business philosophy is centered around development, growth and client satisfaction, Corey joined Explore in 2014 and helped build it into the multi-disciplinary company it is today. He expertly assembles dedicated teams of industry leading professionals who embody Explore’s core values while also providing economic and operational leadership. With over 2 decades of industry experience, he has a reputation built around his knack for strategically developing and implementing cutting-edge service programs.
Utilizing his GPO Level 1 diploma, Corey is responsible evolving and managing various pipeline integrity, risk management and asset management programs for upstream Oil and Gas producers throughout Western Canada. He has fostered relationships with NACE, Government regulation agencies (AER, NEB, OGC, and MER), industry leaders and stakeholders to enable progressive improvements in programs, regulatory adherence and safety.
Managing Director, Operations
Combining his diverse technical expertise with his 22+ years of direct experience in the surveying industry, Darren is a results-oriented, project delivery specialist. Beginning his career in the field where he moved from trainer to chief in record time, he brings a unique perspective and personal approach to the management team. With a reputation build around his ornate ability to simultaneously manage multiple projects and crews, he successfully acquires buy-in from clients, contractors and colleagues alike.
Working with Explore since our inception, Darren’s in-depth understanding of our full-service offering enables him to successfully lead our people and our projects. As someone who strives off change, he treats every job as a new learning experience, finding agile and efficient solutions for problems as they arise.
Vice President Business Development
Brandy Hunter has held successively senior roles in both for profit and non-profit organizations with a focus on technology, healthcare, and the energy sectors. In each of these roles, she has brought an innovative and entrepreneurial mindset to improve business outcomes, as well as deeper relationships with internal and external stakeholders. Brandy sets a high standard and is passionately committed to her company’s success, team’s performance and their individual development goals while positively impacting the communities in which we live.
Vice President, Finance
As the Vice President, Finance, Patrick is responsible for the accounting, treasury, human resources, risk management and administration functions of Explore. Drawing upon experience gained over a multi-decade finance career with both public and private companies, Patrick also oversees the creation of annual budgets, forecasting and long-term strategic planning for Explore.
In addition to associate and masters degrees in business, Patrick is a proven finance professional having facilitated in excess of $1 billion of real estate, public market and debt transactions.
Manager, Land Surveying
A dedicated Professional Land Surveyor and Engineer, Tyler brings hands-on experience in a variety of environments including municipal, utility, construction and natural resource extraction and transport. Tyler’s diverse background and skill sets ensure that Explore’s clientele receive industry leading service and deliverables. An experienced leader, Tyler oversees the company’s land surveying activities and directs a team of land surveyors, project managers, drafting technicians and geomatics professionals.
Tyler holds Alberta Land Surveyor (ALS) and Professional Engineer (P.Eng) designations and has sat on multiple committees of the Alberta Land Surveyors Association, including the Registration Committee, which he currently chairs.
Bob Prieston, P. Eng
MANAGER - ASSET INTEGRITY
Bob Prieston is a registered Professional Engineer in both Alberta and Saskatchewan, and is also a NACE certified Senior Internal Corrosion Technologist. Bob worked for 11 years for an upstream oil and gas producer in west central Saskatchewan in a field based position. In this role as a Pipeline Integrity Coordinator, Bob worked with Operations in initially developing a pipeline integrity program and then managing it day to day to support Operations. In his later years with the Upstream producer, he moved into a senior role to provide guidance to all of the company’s field based pipeline integrity coordinators in the four Western Canadian provinces, working with requirements of integrity management programs under four provincial regulatory bodies, as well as a small number of pipelines regulated by the Canadian Energy Regulator (CER). In that position, Bob also managed the companies overall Pipeline Integrity Management Program (IMP) in working to ensure its compliance with both CSA Z662 and the applicable regulatory bodies where the company operated pipelines.
Explore is proud to be a member of/or in partnership with the below organizations:
Explore is proud to be an active member in our local economy
At Explore, our brand ideals are built around eliciting joy, enabling connection, inspiring exploration, evoking pride and impacting society. To us, this means being actively involved and supporting the local communities in which we work and engage with. We are committed to supporting local initiatives and putting trust into action by donating our time and providing financial assistance to various charitable causes.
If you wish to request sponsorship, please contact our team and we would love to lend a hand!
Sturgeon Hockey Club
Explore is proud to support the Sturgeon Hockey Club!...
Morinville Soccer Sponsorship
Sponsor of the Morinville Minor Soccer 2020 Outdoor Soccer Season...
Dine & Dance Silent Auction
Dine & Dance Silent Auction supporters!...
St. Paul Legion’s Poppy Campaign
Proud of supporters of St. Paul Legion's Poppy Campaign...
St. Paul’s Christmas Events
Supporting County of St. Paul's Christmas Events...
Elk Lodge charity
Supported the local Elk Lodge charity organization with a free Real Property Report to auction...
Glencross Invitational Charity Roughstock
Proud to support the Glencross Invitational Charity Roughstock Event...
Luseland’s New Pool
Explore is proud to help with donations towards the construction of the new Luseland Swimming...
Humboldt Bronco’s Donation
Explore's deepest condolences go out in support of the Humboldt Broncos....
Walk Now For Autism 2008
Explore Surveys has participated in and donated to Walk Now for Autism Edmonton since 2008,...
Explore surveyed in piles for their new camp expansion so more kids could go to the camp....
The Jack Davis Hope Foundation
Explore donated for the Christmas Miracle family to get them a new handicap equipped van. As...
Over the years (2008-2015) Explore has Surveyed in new locations for camp cabins at the...
Living Flag 2
Our St. Paul office helped stake out the Canadian flag in a football field as part of a...
Living Flag 1
Our St. Paul office helped stake out the Canadian flag in a football field as part of a...
St. Paul and District Hospital
Explore is proud to support the St. Paul & District Hospital Foundation....
St. Paul & District Minor Hockey
Explore is a proud sponsor of the St. Paul & District Minor Hockey Association...
Manning Regional Victim Services
Explore has been proud to help donate to the Manning Regional Victim Services....
Explore has contributed to various community Hockey, Lacrosse and Soccer teams between 2009-2015...
Land SurveyingOur skilled field crews and experienced project managers allow us to deliver on our primary goal of exceptional customer service.
Industry leading pipeline water crossing management services.
Asset IntegrityProfessional risk management and asset integrity specialists, dedicated to implementing effective integrity management strategies.
The Explore team have been working with pipeline regulations for the past 15 years and have...