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Who are we?

Essential is a team of outstanding professionals committed to working with leading exploration and production companies to achieve safe production.  Through our employees’ abilities, commitment and leadership, Essential provides our customers with best of breed expertise, ingenuity, equipment, safety practices and results.


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Why work for us?


  • Our people work in a safe environment with industry leading safety practices and results.
  • Everyone at Essential is committed to each and every employee returning home safely at the end of each shift.


  • We have a culture focused on safety, respect, high performance, teamwork, pride and passion for our business.
  • We focus on quality work and getting the job done right the first time.


  • Employees enjoy competitive wages, a comprehensive benefits package and a savings plan.


  • We focus on training and professional career development.


  • Essential’s fleet of innovative, leading edge equipment is supported and maintained to the highest industry standards.

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  • Employees drive our operations, our continuous improvement and our customer relations.
  • Our employees are continuously engaged to meet our customers’ evolving needs.
  • We value input and feedback from our employees.

Chris Rentas started in the field now he's a key member of the ECWS leadership team

See how far Essential Coil Well Service can take you

Chris Rentas General Manager, Sales, Engineering and Logistics
  • 2005


    Learn the skills to operate the equipment safely and effectively

  • 2006 – 2010


    Develop and train employees

  • 2010

    Lead Supervisor

    Represent Essential on location with our customers; coordinate with other service companies for safe and efficient operations

  • 2011

    Field Superintendent

    Oversee, guide and ensure the team delivers on customer requirements at high standards and in a cost effective manner

  • 2012 - 2014

    Operations Manager

    Manage and coordinate day-to-day field operations, capital programs, operational projects, service delivery costs and cultivate strong customer relationships

  • 2014 - 2017

    Technical Sales Representative

    Partner with existing and prospective customers to understand their requirements and build an operational plan to meet their objectives

  • 2014 - 2017

    Sales Manager

    Strategy oversight and guidance of the sales team to achieve revenue, customer diversification and engagement goals

  • 2017 - Present

    General Manager, Sales, Engineering and Logistics

    Since 2017, Chris has rotated through various General Manager roles overseeing each component of the Coiled Tubing business

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