Larry Bergquist, A.Sc.T., Limited Licence APEGBC.

 Bachelor of Technology, Environmental Engineering

            British Columbia Institute of Technology, Burnaby, BC

            Research paper,   Standardized Inspections to Facilitate Equipment Upgrade and

                                          In-Situ Remediation at Existing Petroleum Facilities.

Diploma of Technology, Mechanical Engineering

            British Columbia Institute of Technology, Burnaby, BC

 Certificate of Building & Construction Technology 

            British Columbia Institute of Technology, Burnaby, BC

 Certificate of Management 

            British Columbia Institute of Technology, Burnaby, BC

 Certificate of API Oil Spill Control

            Texas A&M University, Galveston, Texas



 Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia:

          Licensed to practice Professional Engineering in the field of petroleum facilities.

 Applied Science Technologists and Technicians of British Columbia:

            Applied Science Technologist, Mechanical.



 PROJECT TECHNOLOGIST, 20 Years with ESSO’s Engineering Department 

·        Managed major projects for ESSO’s marketing facilities: distribution terminals, bulk plants, service stations, cardlocks, marinas, and aviation refueling systems.

·        Total project management including: inspections, budget planning, estimates, drawings, specifications, tendering, scheduling, contract administration, and supervision of construction.

·        Non-petroleum projects including wharf rebuilds, offices, warehouses, bay additions, car washes, canopies, convenience stores, and kiosks.

·        Petroleum projects involving tanks both above and in ground, floating pans in distribution tanks, piping, loading and unloading racks, meters, and pumps to 100 h.p. and pipeline projects. Familiar with all modes of petroleum delivery, truck, rail, marine, and pipeline.

·        Environmental protection projects, tank farm liners, catchment slabs at rail and truck unloading, pump slabs, and petroleum interceptors.

·        Member of ESSO’s national bulk plant design team, to establish design standards.


SHOP MANAGER, 6 years with McIntosh supply

·        Overall responsibility for estimates and design of specialty petroleum equipment, pump skids, aviation cabinets,

·        Supervised fabrication, installation, and servicing of petroleum equipment,

·        Supervised a crew of 10 consisting of welders, pipe fitters, and pump mechanics.  



Environmental rebuilds consisting of above ground tanks, piping, pumps, truck load racks, rail car and truck unloading, tank farm liners, catchment slabs and petroleum separators at:

·        Kamloops, Terrace, Sandspit, Skidegate, Quesnel, New Hazleton, Williams Lake, 100 Mile House,  Revelstoke, McBride, Valemount, Port Hardy, Abbotsford, Cloverdale, Castlegar

·        All were multi-tank facilities, with total storage of up to 1,000,000 liters and pumping speeds of 1,000 liters/min.


Designed and supervised construction of grass-roots (total) or major rebuilds at:

·        Campbell River, Discovery Harbour (Campbell River), Nanaimo, Victoria, Huron St. (Victoria), Ucluelet, False Creek (Vancouver), Mission, Fisherman’s Cove, Sewells, Gibsons, Lund Hotel, Rivers Inlet, Prince Rupert, Coal Harbour (Stanley Park, Van.),

·        12 dry-dock refits of 3 steel barges; Steveston, False Creek, and Coal Harbour


Designed and supervised construction of grass-roots (total) or major rebuild at the following Airports:

·        Victoria, Port Hardy, Kamloops, Kelowna, Penticton, Castlegar, Cranbrook, Fort Nelson, Dawson Creek, Prince George, Quesnel, Ft. St. John, Sandspit


Various projects at terminals in:

·        Victoria, Nanaimo, Campbell River, Burnaby, Prince Rupert, Prince George, Ashcroft, Armstrong, Castlegar. Projects consisted of pump installations (100 h.p.), floating pans in 50’ dia. tanks, pipeline pig catcher, terminal automation, environmental upgrades, piping replacement, and other modifications.


·        Project Manager, environmental investigation and remediation of sites at:

·         Distribution Terminals; Victoria, Nanaimo, and Home Oil Distributors North Vancouver

·        Bulk Plants; Port Renfrew, Nelson, Salmon Arm, Port Hardy, plus others

·        Service Stations; Burnside & Tillicum (Victoria), Prince Rupert, Nelson, Kingsway & Willingdon (Burnaby), plus others

·        Environmental risk assessments of ESSO’s Distribution Terminals (9), Bulk Plants (80), and Marinas (35)

·        Member of Compliance Auditing Team; for Environmental, Code Requirements, and Operating Standards of ESSO’s Distribution Terminals (9),      

·        Member of ESSO’s Pacific Oil Spill Team as Containment and Clean Up Supervisor.


Many major rebuilds to all components of a station: canopies, tank farms, piping, pumps, kiosks and buildings, hoists, plus thousands of minor projects, upgrades and repairs.


·        3 years as a plumber with Gene’s Plumbing, Vancouver BC

·        3 years as a millwright/machinist with Williams and White Machine Shop, Burnaby BC

·        1 year as a pump mechanic /pipe fitter with Home Oil Distributors, Vancouver BC

·        2 years as a working foreman; installation and maintenance of: pumps, piping, and tanks   with Home Oil Distributors, Vancouver BC


Hands on installation of 30 steel tanks as a tradesman. Designed and supervised 100 steel tank and 250 fiberglass tank installations as a project manager.


·        ZCL fiberglass tank  

·        Environ piping (flexible pipe)

·        Pisces piping (flexible pipe)

·        AO Smith fiberglass piping

·        APT Piping (flexible piping)

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