Sales Manager


Account Manager


Operations Manager

BGWS History

Big Guns Wireline Services is a 100% privately owned Canadian company owned and operated by its shareholders. BGWS shareholders have been providing services to the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin since 1978. BGWS has over 200 years of combined wireline service experience to help customers meet or exceed their goals. Please feel free to contact any one of our experienced team members to help you plan your next well intervention strategy.

BGWS Presently

Big Guns Wireline Services is committed to continuing to provide quality wireline services to its customers while providing a safe work environment for it's employees.

Big Guns Wireline Services is focused on providing horizontal wireline services to a rapidly changing industry. We believe that all vertical wireline services can be ran in horizontal well completions and work overs.

Big Guns Wireline Services plans to continue to grow their business as industry requires by adding more service locations along with quality personnel.

BGWS Future

Big Guns Wireline Services future will see more service districts in strategic locations to help deliver safe, efficient, quality wireline services to its horizontal and vertical wireline and E-Coil customers.

Executive Summary

Gary Eirich - CEO
Gary has over 40 years wireline experience. He has an extensive background relating to open hole logging. He is also well versed in Acoustic Sonic Logging, including Cased Hole Radial Cement Bond Logging. Gary has personally operated a wireline truck for 20 years for some of the more major companies like Weatherford, Halliburton, and Baker. Gary has also worked for some smaller companies like Sunburst Perforating, Plains Perforating, and Heartland Perforating. He has strong log interpretation abilities, ranging from open hole to cased hole and production logging. Gary is the senior log analysist for BGWS. Gary currently holds the position of CEO and is a member of the board of directors.

Chris Eirich - President
Chris has worked in the wireline/perforating industry for over 28 years. During this time, he held the position of Cased Hole Completions Supervisor for Heartland Perforating, Baker Wireline, Excell Wireline, Weatherford Canada, and Big Guns Perforating. Over the past 15 years, he has progressed from Completion Supervisor to Station Manager, while being employed at Big Guns Energy. Since the start of Big Guns Wireline Services in 2014, he achieved the Operations Manager title. Chris is responsible for BGWS HR department and holds the position of Radiation Safety Officer. In 2022, Chris was appointed President of BGWS, where he looks forward to the new responsibilities and challenges. Chris also is a member of the board of directors.

Keith Wittke - Sales Manager
Keith has over 27 years experience in the wireline/perforating industry. During Keith’s career, he has held positions as Wireline Supervisor with Computalog, Reliance, Advanced, and FoothilIs Wireline. Keith also worked for IPS in the Horn River where he gained experience as a Pump Down Wireline Specialist. Keith has also held the position of Station Manager for Owen Oil Tools in Red Deer for 4 years. In 2014, with Keith’s broad experience, he became a member of the Big Guns Wireline Services team where he currently fills the position of Sales Manager/Field Sales working between Swift Current, Medicine Hat and Calgary.

Steve Burke - Account Manager
Steve has over 28 years of experience in the wireline/perforating industry. During his career, he has had exposure to positions including Wireline Supervisor for some major service companies, such as Baker Atlas and Weatherford. Steve has also held Wireline Supervisor positions at Heartland Kingfisher, Integrated Production Services and Welltech Wireline Services. He has held positions as Station Manager and corporate Sales in Calgary with Hunting Titan, XL Perforating Partnership, and LRI Perforating Systems Inc. In 2020, with his broad experience, Steve became a member of the Big Guns Wireline Services team filling the position of Account Manager/City Sales in Calgary. He also provides log analysis for BGWS. Steve looks forward to helping with all customer requirements in Calgary.

Scott Selk - Operations Manager
Scott has over 25 years of wireline and associated oilfield experience. During his career, he has had experience as a flush-by operator with Cardinal Well Services along with being a Wireline Completions Supervisor for Big Guns Energy Services, Tucker Wireline Services, and Titanium Energy Services. In 2015, Scott became a member of the Big Guns Wireline Services team filling the position of Completions Supervisor. In 2017, he became Medicine Hat District Manager. In 2022, Scott was appointed Operations Manager. He provides technical support for our ever-evolving wireline operations. Scott is looking forward to all the new responsibilities and challenges of his new position.


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