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Nov 18 2015 Filed Under:Articles - State of The Industry: 2015 Review and 2016 Forecast

CAODC released its State of The Industry Report: 2015 Review and 2016 Forecast at the Associate Member Breakfast held on November 18, 2016.

Oct 19 2014 Filed Under:Articles - Why a Global Standard for Chemical Hazards? At the United Nations, a team of hazard communications experts has been hard at work on a new international standard. It may seem unlikely that a United Nations group will impact Canadian rigs, but in fact, Canadian rig...
Sep 12 2014 Filed Under:Articles - CAODC and 2014's Social Media Phenomena, the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge The "ALS Ice Bucket Challenge" caught the attention of employees of Canada's drilling and service rig companies, and CAODC President, Mark Scholz, was challenged on two different occasions by CAODC members to add to "...
Jul 1 2014 Filed Under:Articles - Interview with Preston Reum, Chairman of the CAODC Service Rig Division "The service rig fleet is in a stable period right now, with an increase in activity expected to come. Horizontal drilling has opened all kinds of opportunities for service rigs."
Apr 29 2014 Filed Under:Articles - CAODC Fits a Square Tank in a Round Hole The rig industry is in the middle of a big transition. The transition involves systematically removing all of the fuel tanks that had been in the fleet in 2007. By 2033, all of the fleet’s fuel tanks - an inventory that...
Mar 29 2014 Filed Under:Articles - The CAODC Annual Luncheon, 65th Anniversary Event On March 7, CAODC followed the Association’s Annual General Meeting with a luncheon, as per tradition in Canada’s rig industry. The Luncheon had a full program and included: introduction of the CAODC 2014/15 Board of...
Mar 29 2014 Filed Under:Articles - CAODC Safety Awards: Tradition with Impact CAODC Safety Awards banquets aren’t an ongoing tradition merely because CAODC has been throwing these parties every April for a good long time. There is something critically important in the way CAODC members gather as...
Jan 27 2014 Filed Under:Articles - Technical Leap When a driller moves from a brakehandle to a joystick, there's a sharp difference in how he senses control of the equipment.
Nov 30 2013 Filed Under:Articles - Service Rigs and the Long Reach Well The service rig industry is feeling optimistic, and this confident outlook has everything to do with the recent dominance of long-reach horizontal wells in Canada.
Sep 16 2013 Filed Under:Articles - 2 Decades, 2 Stories about Rig Safety In 2011, industry was firing up to get back to work after the recession. It was the kind of upswing that – back in the 90s – set nerves on edge in safety departments.
Aug 20 2013 Filed Under:Articles - Q & A with CAODC Service Rig Division Chairman, Preston Reum "Producers have been favouring heavy oil wells for a few years now. That’s another reason for optimism in the sector. That kind of drilling program will keep service rigs busy in the future. Overall, 2013 looks like...
Aug 20 2013 Filed Under:Articles - Year 3 for the CAODC Fall Conference [Published in The Roughneck] Each fall, CAODC members are all asking the same questions about recent changes to regulation. And finding answers to those questions is some extra help CAODC can provide.

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