Since 1986, Pinnacle Consulting Services Inc. has supported the energy industry with placement of a comprehensive range of over 400 professional consultants in land negotiations, mineral land administration, contract analysis, surface administration, joint venture administration, acquisitions and divestiture, and land systems.

Deb Degenstein, President & Landman

Deb Degenstein"
Deb started in the oil and gas industry as an accounts receivable clerk in 1974 and quickly moved into Land. During this time Deb worked both as an Independent Consultant on many projects. It became clear through her work that there was a definite need for someone to be able to quickly source qualified staff for Land Departments.

In 1986, Pinnacle was formed. Deb brought many years of Land experience to the company having worked in every aspect of a Land Department including Secretarial, Contract Administration, Mineral Administration, Joint Venture, Acquisition and Divestment, Surface Administration, as well as system testing a new Land System for major IT Company.

Pinnacle has survived and thrived during this time. They have served over 200 oil and gas companies and placed over 400 consultants and staff. They still have consultants working with them that began on day one. Many professionals in Land appreciate the start they got through Pinnacle and many more appreciate the new opportunities that came about through working with Deb.

Deb has been a volunteer for most of her career, being particularly interested in business-oriented programs for youth. She has volunteered with such groups as Junior Achievement of Southern Alberta, encouraging the development of entrepreneurial skills in teenagers, as well as Basic Management and The Economics of Staying in School programs, which taught life and work skills.

Deb is an active member of professional associations including:

  • The Canadian Association of Petroleum Land Administration (CAPLA)
  • Formed an Industry Round Table:
  • Surface Stakeholder Engagement Committee (SSEC) – Current
  • Surface Land Administration Advisory Committee (SLAAC) 2007 – 2012
  • Government Industry Standardization Documentation Surface Committee (GISDSC) Facilitator 2003-2007
  • Industry Relations Committee 2003
  • NEXUS publication – Communications Director 2001-2003
  • Prospect Exchange CAPLA Booth 2001
  • Mentor Committee 1999-2000
  • Golf Committee 1999
  • Volunteer on the CAPLA Convention 1998
  • The Canadian Association of Landman (CAPL)
  • Prospect Exchange Registration Volunteer 2003
  • CSEG/CAPL Prospect Exchange Volunteer Coordinator 2005
  • The American Association of Petroleum Landmen (AAPL)

Deb has been a volunteer for the following organizations:

  • Scouts Canada: Committee Volunteer, Chinook Council
  • The Calgary Military Family Resource Centre
    • Liquid Courage: Fundraising and Event Support 2006 – Present
  • Olds College
    • Land Administration Industry Advisory Member 2006-2009
  • Western Divestments
    • Prospect Exchange Booth Volunteer 2007
  • Communication Team Member “Prospects & Properties” Publication 2006-09
  • Developmental Disabilities Resource Center Calgary (DDRC)
    Volunteer and Support 2007
  • Dr. E. P. Scarlett Music Parents Association 2001 – 2002

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Member Organizations We Promote


CAPLAPinnacle Consulting Services Inc is proud to be a member of the Canadian Association of Petroleum Land Administration (CAPLA).

CAPLA is a great organization that provides ongoing training, networking and resources for people employed in Land Administration. Pinnacle Consulting Services Inc, recommends that all consultants, and full time employees keep their membership up to date.

The opportunities are endless if you stay connected!

CAPLA 2009 Leadership Summit

Pinnacle Consulting Service Inc. was honored to support the CAPLA 2009 Leadership Summit. The event was focused on providing a forum for leaders in land asset management to elevate the awareness of the function within the industry.

As per T. Cathy Miller, CAE Chief Executive Officer CAPLA:

Dear Debbie:
You made our event a huge success!
The Canadian Association of Petroleum Land Administration (CAPLA) would like to thank you for your generous support of the 2009 CAPLA Leadership Summit. Without your sponsorship, events such as these would not be possible.

2009 CAPL President’s Spring Ball

CAPLPinnacle Consulting Services Inc. is proud to announce it’s participation in the 2009 CAPL President’s Spring Ball. This year’s theme was “An Evening of Art for All the Senses”, supporting Calgary’s local artists.

As per Gloria Boogmans, Co-Chair and Sally Jackson, Co-Chair:

“We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your kind and generous support of the 2009 CAPL President’s Spring Ball which was held on Saturday, May 2nd at the Westin with approximately 275 guests in attendance. We are especially grateful for your support this year in light of the current economic recession.”

2009 CAPLA Leadership Summit

Debbie Degenstein and Pinnacle Consulting are proud to be sponsoring this year’s edition of the 2009 CAPLA Leadership Summit at the Delta Bow Valley Ballroom on May 25th.

The topic for this year’s summit is Reaching New Heights in Leading Asset Management and will touch upon many of the challenges facing Leaders in these difficult times.

If you would like to partake in this year’s edition of the leadership summit, registration for the even it available at the CAPLA Web Site.

Olds College

Land Administration Industry Advisory Committee

Olds CollegePinnacle Consulting Services Inc., is pleased to announce membership in the Olds College Land Administration Industry Advisory Committee.

The Land Administration committee was established to help Olds College assess a range of course and program improvements, explore training opportunities in the Calgary region, and provide guidance as Olds College takes significant steps toward a reformation of the Land Administration curriculum.
Pinnacle Consulting Services Inc., has been proud to participate with such a great committee.


Petroleum Acquisitions and Divestments Association (PADA)Pinnacle Consulting is proud to announce its membership with the Petroleum Acquisitions and Divestments Association (PADA).

PADA is an organization formed to meet the needs of its members by providing educational opportunities, networking and community building. Of Note: PADA provides a very popular program of breakfast meetings held approximately 8 times per year. These meeting provide members with a great opportunity to network and learn from an interesting line-up of speakers.

If you are looking for a new way to further your understanding of merger, acquisition and divestment activities, or you if you are looking to meet and interact with fellow professionals who are actively engaged in acquisition and divestments, we highly encourage you to join PADA.

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Charitable Organizations We Support

The Calgary Military Family Resource Centres

The Calgary Military Family Resource Centres The Calgary MFRC (CMFRC) is one of more than 40 MFRCs located in Canada and abroad. Like all MFRCs, it is a community-based organization with the sole responsibility of addressing the needs of the military family.

Whether you are a Canadian Forces Member, or a family member, loved one or friend of one, at some level you understand and appreciate the unique challenges that are inherent in serving Canada in such a selfless and all encompassing way. The required commitment, training, postings, promotion system, and potential dangers makes being a Canadian Armed Forces member very different from any other occupation found in Canada. At the Calgary MFRC, our job is to help you in any way we can, to lessen the impact these challenges pose.

The Calgary MFRC has been serving the CF member and their families and loved ones in Southern Alberta for over 20 years, working to provide programs and services that meet the changing needs of our clients. Currently, our programs and services fall into five main areas:

  • Deployment Services
  • Counseling and Intervention Services
  • Child and Youth Services
  • Transition and Relocation Services
  • Member and Event Services
Pinnacle Supports MFRC through Liquid Courage & Hearts of Courage

For the ninth year in a row, Pinnacle is a major contributor and volunteer for the Calgary Military Family Resource Centre’s “Hearts of Courage” party during the Calgary Stampede.

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Strategic Partners

We would like to introduce a few of our strategic partners.

Arvic Search Services

Arvic Search Services Arvic Search Services Inc. is a firm of Corporate Paralegals, domain name registrars, credit card processors and trademark agents. Arvic is proud to be the most recognized full service SEARCH HOUSE in Western Canada. Since 1983, our company has grown from a one-man operation to a full service e-commerce support team.

Armadillo Studios Inc.

Armadillo Studios Inc.Armadillo Studios Inc., is a Calgary-based web design studio specializing in creative design, comprehensive training, and strategic corporate blogging. We pride ourselves in unique and customized web sites for our clients which are built using Web Standards to develop a simple and accessible presence on the internet. We also specialize in corporate branding and business blogging.

Etcetera Promotional Products

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Tangible Results

CAPLATangible Results provides Personal and Business Coaching. When people have a clear idea of what they want to achieve it makes accomplishing their personal and business objectives happen much faster and easier. Using world class tools, we help you establish meaningful goals and then create a roadmap for achievement. Working with us, you get Tangible Results.

Western Divestments

CAPLAWestern Divestments is an Alberta owned and operated company that specializes in property divestment marketing strategies for the oil & gas industry. A pioneer in providing listings to the oil & gas industry, Western Divestments has paved the way when providing effective marketing strategies using the right mix of Internet technology and print media.

If there are other related services that you are looking for, or would like to discuss the possibility of a strategic alliance, please do not hesitate to contact us!

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