Executive Management


Kent Devlin, P.Eng., MBA, President

Mr. Devlin was appointed President of Enseco in July 2012.  Previously he served as its Vice President of Operations since May 2006. He is a professional engineer with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Manitoba and an MBA from the University of Calgary and is also a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE).  Amongst many roles in both Canada and the U.S.,  Mr. Devlin was a key part of the management team that built the directional drilling business of Computalog/Precision Drilling into the market leader which was eventually sold to Weatherford.

Blair Layton, CA, Vice President Finance _ CFO

After receiving his Chartered Accountant designation, Mr. Layton entered the oil and gas service industry as Controller of Whipstock Systems Inc. The sale of this company led him to explore the fast paced Venture Capital world of Merchant banking during which he was involved in numerous start–up companies, subsidiaries, and reverse takeovers. Mr. Layton returned to the oil industry as co-founder and CFO of Radius Directional Services and joined the Enseco Energy Services team in 2009 after contributing significantly to the successes of Focus Directional Services as its CFO.

Kim Jespersen, Vice President Operations

Mr. Jespersen holds the overall responsibility of the Operational, Environmental, Health and Safety and Human Resource processes. He has been with the company since inception and has more than 30 years of extensive experience in exploration, production, operational, and municipal emergency medical service management. Mr. Jespersen holds a professional designation with the Board of Canadian Registered Safety Professionals, and had a 25-year career with Petro-Canada starting in 1980.

Dean Yuill, Vice President Sales, Marketing _ Business Development

Mr. Yuill joined Enseco in his current role in December 2009 and is responsible for Enseco’s sales, marketing, and business development company wide. Previously Mr. Yuill was the President and one of the founding partners of Focus Directional Services which was acquired by Enseco in December 2009. Mr. Yuill has over 15 years experience in the directional services industry and over 30 years experience in the oil and gas industry.