The Team

KEITH McCANDLISH - P. Geo.l., P.Geo., FGC, FEC (Hon)

Managing Director
Keith McCandlish has thirty-five years of geological and engineering experience in minerals, oil sands/heavy oil, precious stones, coal and industrial minerals. In 2006, he took over as the Vice President and General Manager of a newly formed company, Associated Geosciences Ltd. (AGL), focusing on corporate finance, technical audits, mineral project evaluation and mining fraud investigations. In 2008, AGL was purchased by DMT GmbH & Co. KG and Mr. McCandlish was appointed Managing Director. In February 2011, Mr. McCandlish was appointed to the Board of DMT Consulting Limited of the UK as a non-Executive Director. AGL was renamed DMT Geosciences Ltd. in October 2012. Mr. McCandlish has extensive experience in the securities regulatory framework and corporate governance, acting as an independent mining and oil & gas analyst for the TSX and TSX-Venture Exchange (and its predecessors the ASE and CDNX). In addition, he is involved with the Canadian Securities Administrators as an advisor on petroleum-related issues.

Mr. McCandlish is a long-term member of the Discipline Committee of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA). He is also registered as a P.Geo. in British Columbia and the Nunavut and Northwest Territories.


Director, Geophysics & Consulting
Jim Henderson has in excess of 35 years of project management and consulting experience in geophysics. Following graduation from the University of Toronto, he joined Northern Engineering as a project geophysicist managing field programs which involved the use of state-of-the-art geophysical applications to map permafrost distribution in remote areas. Dr. Henderson has played a pivotal role in pioneering the application of geophysics for surface mineable and in-situ oil sands exploration and development.

He joined Hardy Associates in 1977 as an engineering geophysicist where he was responsible for the project management of a wide range of geophysical applications. In 1979 he participated in the formation of Geo-Physi-Con Co. Ltd. and was Vice-President, later promoted to President. His responsibilities included technical direction as well as marketing and administration. In 1993 he joined AMCL as the Manager of Geophysical Services with the special responsibility of establishing a geophysical group to service the resource sector. While at AMCL/DMT he successfully completed his M.E. Des. and PhD. He is currently Vice President, Geophysical Services of DMT.


Director, Geophysics
Doug McConnell joined DMT Geosciences Ltd. in 2010. Prior to this Doug served as the General Manager for the Fugro Airborne Surveys office in Calgary from 2003 to 2010.

Doug has over 25 years of geophysics experience ranging from data acquisition, interpretation, project management and senior management at geophysical service companies. Doug has been involved in geophysics for mining, oil & gas and water exploration, and specializes in environmental and engineering applications. His activities have involved exposure to projects in many countries and different geological domains worldwide, but since 2003 he has been focused on the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin, and unconventional oil & gas development and water projects in particular. Doug earned a B.Sc. Engineering Geology from Queen's University in 1984, and an M.B.A., from York University in 1994.


Director, Engineering & Consulting
Peter Cain, Ph.D., P.Eng. has nearly 35 years post-graduate experience in government, industry and consulting as a Mining Engineer. His post-graduate specialty is rock mechanics and strata control in surface and underground soft rock mines, but he has experience in both hard rock and evaporate deposits. Currently, most of his consulting work is the technical due diligence assessment of mining properties for mining companies and investment houses, but he is also active in design engineering and reporting for securities compliance.


Senior Geophysicist
Robert Perrin graduated from the University of Calgary in 2004 and has since been working with a variety of geophysical methods including seismic refraction, seismic reflection, marine seismic, ground penetrating radar, electrical resistivity imaging, and EM methods. His experience includes designing, conducting, and interpreting geophysical programs. He also has experience specializing in processing seismic reflection data, specializing in multi-component seismic imaging.

Projects on which he has been involved include oil & gas exploration, fracture mapping and seismic anisotropy analysis, diamond exploration, gold/copper exploration, mapping depth to bedrock and rip ability of bedrock for pipelines and facility locations, stratigraphy mapping for horizontal directional drilling, grounding design investigations, environmental investigations for facility decommissioning.


Senior Geophysicist
Jane has extensive experience processing and interpreting many types of geophysical data. She has been involved with a wide variety of projects, including identifying and mapping aquifer facies with GPR, designing and building a borehole probe for measuring magnetic susceptibility, inverting and interpreting airborne EM data, and processing and interpreting marine seismic surveys. Recently she has been working on multi-survey interpretations and in the inversion of airborne and ground TEM data using the UBC GIF inversion code. Jane has a BSc (Engineering Physics) and MSc (Engineering) from Queen’s University, and a PhD in Geophysics from the University of British Columbia.


Adam completed his BSc. in Geophysics from the University of Calgary in 2008. Adam brought significant work experience with seismic geophysical software to DMT Geosciences Ltd. when he joined in 2010. Now his expertise also includes acquisition, processing and interpretation of Electrical Resistivity Imaging (ERI), capacitively coupled resistivity (OhmMapper), fixed frequency electromagnetic methods (e.g. EM31), seismic methods and Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) among others. He has applied these methods in remediation and reclamation environmental applications, permafrost mapping, bedrock characterization, groundwater detection, and near surface gravel/sand resource identification.

Adam also enjoys leading a healthy lifestyle including activities such as snowboarding, hiking, golfing, and physical exercise.


Drew obtained a B.Sc. in Geophysics from the University of Calgary in 2010. Since joining DMT Drew has been undertaking seismic refraction and time domain electromagnetic soundings for mapping stratigraphy as part of risk management investigations at oil sands mine sites. He is also familiar with data acquisition, processing and interpretation of fixed frequency electromagnetic (EM31 & EM61), magnetics, capacitively-coupled resistivity and electrical resistivity (ERI) as part of environmental geophysical surveys.

A cool fact about Drew is that he enjoys archery and snowboarding.


Patrick has a BSc. in Geophysics from the University of Calgary (2010). Patrick is an expert in conducting borehole geophysics surveys for a variety of engineering, hydrogeology, and geology projects. Since joining DMT he has also been active in undertaking seismic refraction and time domain electromagnetic soundings for mapping stratigraphy as part of risk management investigations at oil sand mine sites. He is also familiar with data acquisition, processing and interpretation of fixed frequency electromagnetic (EM31) and electrical resistivity (ERI) as part of environmental geophysical surveys.

Patrick is an avid gearhead and enjoys tinkering with anything on wheels. He has a special affinity for motorcycles.


Maria has experience in collecting, processing and interpreting a variety of geophysical data, including seismic refraction and ground penetrating radar. Maria’s organizational skills and diligence played a central role in the processing and interpretation of the largest ground penetrating radar survey DMT has ever conducted over 1000 kilometres during the winter of 2012 in the Athabasca oil sands region. Maria holds a BSc. Honours in Earth Sciences and Oceanography from Dalhousie University. Maria’s field experience has taken her many interesting places, from Northern Alberta to the Mackenzie Mountains of the Yukon to Sable Island, Nova Scotia.


Geophysical Technician
Dave Coulson is a geophysical technician with DMT Geosciences who has over 20 years of field experience involved in geophysical data acquisition and field project management. Dave has travelled around the world having worked in the U.S, Mali, Iceland and every province and territory within Canada. He has extensive experience in geophysical data acquisition of all methods including time domain electromagnetics, seismic refraction, seismic reflection, ground penetrating radar, electrical resistivity imaging (ERT) and capacitively coupled resistivity. Dave supervises large scale field crews and is relied on for his skill at handling the complex logistics necessary for successful multi-method surveys in remote locations.