A relocated Labradorian living in Edmonton, Alberta, Lorne Sooley is a Geomatics Technologist who started work in the oil exploration/construction field after graduating in 1998. He first dove into the industry as a navigator on an offshore seismic exploration vessel. After four years he came back to land and started surveying in Northern Alberta. In 2010, he switched gears and started Workface Planning for Graham Construction on the Syncrude site. After four successful years of planning, scheduling and project controls, he joined the Insight-AWP team.
Lorne’s first position with Insight-AWP was to support the development of Construction Work Packages for Shell on their Carmon Creek Project in Peace River, Alberta. He then went on to the Northwest Refinery in Redwater, AB, where he was a member of the team conducting Time on Tools studies and WFP audits across the various contractors on site. His subsequent assignment as the Project Management’s WFP Coordinator in Unit 40 helped the project get across the finish line by overseeing the contractor’s execution of Workface Planning. Lorne’s role now is to manage the Time on Tools remote database and to conduct Time on Tools surveys on the various Insight-awp projects.
Lorne is the loving father of a teenage son and a pre-teen daughter, whom he and his better half of over 16 years of marriage bliss, have become taxi drivers for. In his spare time, Lorne loves to play, coach and promote his favorite sport, lacrosse. When the lacrosse season is over, he can usually be found spending time with his family and their Labradoodle, Coco.