About Us

WHO WE ARE, WHAT WE DO, HOW WE DO IT

Black Iron sets the standard for engineered product sourcing, redeployment and divestment
About_us

We are not Brokers, rather, we are a unique technical service provider allowing Oil & Gas producers and EPC’s to get the most of their inventory capital investments. Black Iron is the prefect compliment to EPC organizations assisting procurement teams to deliver superior results.

Black Iron is different. We approach each engineered product and application subjectively. We have the tools, resources and industry knowledge to properly asses market value. Black Iron uses industry and engineering subject matter experts to understand the product and gain access to the right buyer/seller pools. We use proven engineering principles to validate the product for its possible application.

Our process adds value to perspective buyers and sellers alike, helping them quickly source or understand available inventories, determine market value and ensure the product they are considering is going to be a fit for application. Whether buying or selling, Black Iron’s technical team will develop qualified opportunities and leverage access to local and international markets.

BLACK IRON - TURBINE, COMPRESSION & POWER SOLUTIONS

Focused – Service Driven - Engineered Solutions

Black Iron Energy was formed in October of 2018 as an independent service provider for rotating equipment power generation and process solutions for Oil and Gas markets.
Our diverse team brings decades of experience and a passion for oil and gas. Our promise is a “can do” attitude. We pride ourselves at bringing complex, outside the box solutions to any situation.
Priority for customer service and prompt responsiveness is what you can expect working with Black Iron.
Our experts will find a unique and economical solution to your power, compression, or pump requirements. We have extensive inventories! Using global turbomachinery resources, we deliver quality rotating equipment. Our inventory of new, refurbished, or surplus equipment and generators can help lower capital costs, reduce schedule, and improve overall project economics. We provide warrantied solutions to a production need.
Black Iron uses a collaborative approach; working with your technical team to build the best approach and equipment solution for the application.
Black Iron has the right project team for the job.  Applications, Project Engineering, Design, Product Sourcing, installation, and more.
Our specialists include Solar Turbines and GE Turbines, Controls, and Overhaul/Parts solutions.
When you work with Black Iron, engineering is part of the purchase! Engineering services including controls, process, mechanical, electrical, integration & operations are part of our turn-key service.
The Black Iron “value add” approach ensures capital expenditure savings faster deliveries and the best solution for application.

THE BLACK IRON ADVANTAGE

Black Iron has Engineering experts.

  • Our equipment supply includes Engineering and Design at no extra cost.
  • We use a collaborative process, harnessing your own technical team, and needs to build the best approach and equipment solution for the application.
  • We’ll give you a fixed price quote for turn-key solutions.

Our solutions save you time and money.

  • Reduced lead times
  • Competitive and discounted pricing with extra services compared to the big box suppliers
  • Much higher level of service
  • Engineering and Design services included
  • Elimination of EPCM
  • New Surplus and Overhauled equipment get you a lower capital expenditure with the same production.

OUR TEAM

Scott French

Scott is co-founder of Black Iron and CEO. Scott is a Journeyman Millwright with 20 years of rotating and process equipment experience with a variety of major oil and gas companies. During his experience in the field, Scott was involved with facility construction, consulting and a variety of positions overseeing major oil and gas projects. Scott most recently managed a successful parts and service business who, under Scott’s management, revenue doubled annually. It was during this time Scott was exposed to the surplus equipment market where he saw a new opportunity. Scott’s industry experience and entrepreneurial spirit lead him to co-found Black Iron and raise the bar on equipment and service delivery to our great industry.

Steve Zerr

Steve, is co-founder and COO of Black Iron. Steve is an Engineering Technologist and Project Management professional who brings progressive experience within rotating equipment packaging, retrofit and field services fields. Through his career, he has held positions with Enerflex, Brahma, NGC and Bidell where he gained extensive experience in applications engineering, manufacturing/field project design, management. Career highlights include development of a retrofit and field construction program in 2014 which grew to a 20MM/year revenue business. While managing the retrofit and field activities, Steve realized the opportunity for a new type of equipment and service provider. Steve’s keen business sense and vision for a customer focused full service equipment and services provider led him to co-found his own company, Black Iron Energy.

Kimberley Zerr

Kimberley Zerr is our Manager of Operations/HSE. She brings with her over 15 years’ experience in business management activities and human resources oversight, including all aspects of the human resources functions. Kimberley was employed at a large EPC company as a Senior Recruiter where she was responsible for domestic and international full cycle recruiting. Most recently she was the HR Manager for a small oilfield supply company with headquarters in the United States. There, she was responsible for all aspects of Human Resources including operations management. Kimberley’s broad business experience allowed her to successfully manage several roles including Health and Safety program development, implementation and management, recruiting, terminations, contracts, benefit management, employee relations, and US/Canadian labor laws. At Black Iron, Kimberley is involved in many areas of the business such as finance/accounting, marketing and sales leads, customer service, transportation, planning, as well as strategies and goals for the upcoming fiscal quarter/year.

Adrian Dodds, P.Eng

Adrian is a Chemical Engineer with 20+ years of experience in SAGD and conventional operations, production, power projects, and consulting. Starting on the first commercial SAGD facility and as operations manager of a smaller operation, he has overseen all aspects of the operations. While consulting he has implemented numerous facility and well modifications with surplus equipment, significantly improving schedule and cost metrics. With his knowledge of production/operations his focus on OP cost reduction has yielded annual savings of over $10MM/yr and improved facility reliability. This operating understanding combined with a cost-effective approach involves Adrian within Black Iron’s Business Development, implementation, and value add proposition.

TESTIMONIALS

Scott and Black Iron Energy did a great job overall. Kudos to the employees and management that they performed the work in a safe and efficient manner over the scope of the project. Also witnessed great efforts in verifying and validating equipment was free of fluids / liquids prior to demo. I have done various visits / walk troughs and am satisfied with the work performed. Equipment was demolished and or moved in a safe manor by third party contractors with Black Iron Management supervision.

testimonail Brad Alexander, BIRCHCLIFF ENERGY

Black Iron Energy has performed multiple site clean up and reclamation jobs for me in NE B.C. Fort St John area and North. They have worked closely with our group operations and the Oil Gas Commission. Scott and his team have proven time and time again their excellence in safety and communication. There crew hands and third-party contractors demonstrate solid workmanship to all tasks assigned.
I would recommend their services to anyone for small to large scale projects.

testimonail Terry Gaulin, Pavilion Energy

Having transacted with Black Iron Energy in North Eastern B.C. I was thoroughly satisfied with the job execution. They facilitated the scope of work in accordance with the agreed upon technical and safety standards, the sites were left in an acceptable/agreed upon condition and all the necessary communications were conducted in an efficient manner with the operations and corporate staff.
From my experience, I would personally recommend Black Iron Energy as a quality organization to transact with.

testimonail James T. Wong, Shell Canada

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