A revolutionary new method for reservoir characterization


Waiting on test results is expensive, and inefficient.

At Interface, we understand that value is created in oil and gas through execution excellence.

We turn around large, accurate, data-sets so fast that we know it is going to change the way that you work.


Get results up to 10 times faster

Iterate on reservoir processes in a low-cost environment

Assess the validity of new ideas before implementing in the field

Optimize the concentration of chemical steam additives


Microfluidic reservoir models provide customizable porous networks

Reservoir fluid visualization at the micro-scale

Tests operate at reservoir temperature and pressure

Client’s oil samples provide reservoir-specific results

Our Team

Stuart Kinnear - CEO

Stuart has worked in the oil and gas industry in Calgary for the past 5 years where he has developed a passion for information and data. 

In previous roles he managed the contracts for the worlds single largest fleet of service rigs before moving on to lead the Business Intelligence team within Supply Management at Canadian Natural Resources

Stuart holds a Masters of Business Administration with a specialization in International Business from the University of Victoria, as well as a Bachelor of Music Performance on the Tuba from UVic.

He is also a life-long skier, hiker, woodworker, and photographer with a passion for Canada's Rocky Mountains.


Tom de Haas - CoO

Tom de Haas leads operations at the Interface Fluidics Laboratory in Edmonton and is one of the co-founders. He brings experience in the Subsurface Operational Technology Team at Suncor Energy, developing technology advances for steam extraction processes, as well as experience in piping and pressure vessel design to Interface Fluidics.

Tom has his Masters of Applied Science specializing in microfluidics for energy applications from University of Toronto and a Bachelor Degree in Mechanical Engineering from University of Victoria.

Tom is also on the Board of Directors for the Alberta Speleological Society and is an active back country skier and photographer.



David Sinton - CTO

David Sinton is a Professor, the Canada Research Chair (Tier 1) in Microfluidics and Energy, and the Associate Chair of Research in the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at the University of Toronto. 

He was the 2012-2015 Director of the Institute for Sustainable Energy. Prior to joining the University of Toronto, Dr. Sinton was an Associate Professor and Canada Research Chair (Tier 2) at the University of Victoria, and a Visiting Associate Professor at Cornell University. He received a BASc from University of Toronto, MEng from McGill University and PhD from University of Toronto.

Dr. Sinton's research interests are in fluidics and energy. This research involves the study and application of small scale fluid mechanics (microfluidics, nanofluidics, and optofluidics) for use in energy systems and analysis. He received the 2006 Canadian Society of Mechanical Engineering I. W. Smith Award, the 2006 Douglas R. Colton Award from CMC Microsystems, the 2007 Award for Teaching Excellence from the University of Victoria Faculty of Engineering, and the 2008 Early Career Achievement Award from the U of T Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering. He became a Fellow of the Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineering in 2012, a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers in 2013, a Fellow of the Engineering Institute of Canada in 2015, the University of Toronto McLean Senior Fellow in 2013, and an NSERC E.W.R. Steacie Memorial Fellow in 2016.

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Interface Fluidics in the Press

Interface was chosen as one of the top 10 startups at the Startup Calgary Launch Party on November 18.  Get your tickets now to attend the showcase on November 17, 2016.  


Interface is pleased to announce that it was awarded a travel grant from the Canadian Digital Media Network.  This grant is allowing us to pursue international sales opportunities that we would not have been able to take advantage of previously.  We are grateful for the opportunity!

Interface wins pitch competition at "The Doghouse" pitch competition at the 2016 Global Petroleum Show.

Interface Fluidics has been invited to present at the Global Petroleum Show.  Come down to booth 1737 on Wednesday June 8th at 2:00pm to learn more about our technology and our capabilities.


Our CEO Stuart Kinnear was featured on AM770's feature what it's like to quit his job to start a company in Calgary during tough times for the oil and gas industry.


Interface was the featured Startup of the Week in the Calgary Herald

Interface took Third Place in the Energy New Venture Competition hosted by the University of Calgary.