- TangentFlow Inc.
Corbin Coyes is an entrepreneur and professional engineer born and raised in Calgary, Alberta, where he continues to live with his wife and three teenage children. Corbin’s previous experience as a partner in Marquis Alliance, an Executive at Secure Energy and the Technical Director of the Canadian Heavy Oil Association (CHOA) have demonstrated a history of accomplishments, provided a wide scope of knowledge in the industry and have created a solid network of professional connections. He is the inventor of Tangentflow, an innovative universal valve that is found in oil wells across the world. Providing a win for both the industry and the environment, Tangentflow significantly increases oil production while decreasing overall carbon footprint.
Corbin spent six months of experimentation in a flow-run laboratory with his father back in 2006. It was a ‘eureka’ moment when the inventor discovered 3.141598 was the serendipitous number that converged all of his findings, leading to the creation of Tangentflow. Corbin pursued a patent to protect his invention and moved forward with a local farmer who was willing to try the valve in a shallow oil well. Timing worked in Corbin’s favour, as he was a partner in another oil service company that sold, giving him the financial resources and time to focus and promote Tangentflow.
Corbin was determined to share his discovery with the world. It was not easy to convince the oil industry to adopt his new technology, as the standard technology had not been challenged for over 50 years. Corbin knew it would take time to prove Tangentflow’s longevity and efficiencies and the only way to promote his technology was to show people, face to face, how it worked. As the CEO of Tangentflow, Corbin hit the road with a portable flow run device in the back of his jeep. 10,000 km road trips visiting pump shops and attending oil shows across North America became a regular occurrence.