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Minerals Featured Stories:

    • Adventure Lights: Illuminating the way

      by Tina Olivero

      Little did he know at the time, that his love of sports and adventure would lead to his destiny as the President of one of Canada’s most innovative up-and-coming companies, Adventure Lights. There’s something about Tim Ford. He’s got ‘that thing’. You know what I’m talking about. That thing that hits you in your belly […]

    • Nalco Champion In Newfoundland

      by Tina Olivero

      “I am from Lawn, Newfoundland and I have worked in the oil and gas service industry for the past 18 years. In May 2011, while working in Angola I met Ryan Olson, who is currently Canadian Regional Manager of Oil Sands and Heavy Oil for Nalco Champion. During our conversation, I asked him, “Why isn’t […]

    • Spotlight On: Dave Billard & Aker Solutions Canada

      by Tina Olivero

      AKER SOLUTIONS CANADA Dave Billard is a local Newfoundlander with a world of experience in the offshore. He formerly worked with TCO, Chevron and was also the Director of Engineering for the mega-Hebron project that is currently operating offshore Newfoundland. With the foundation of his career in senior engineering roles in the oil and gas […]

    • EnviroMed Detection Services

      by Tina Olivero

      Fire safety just got even safer with advances in technology that are saving lives. EnviroMed Detection Services CEO, Lee Parmiter, of St. John’s, Newfoundland, is excited about the world of safety for those working in the industrial sector. Lee says, “Technology is now working where it matters most, with safety. With new devices that offer […]

    • Digitization Can Decrease Production Cost

      by Tina Olivero

      Energy producers expected to do more with less while focusing on the environment. After a prolonged period of oversupply and low prices, Canadian oil and gas producers are turning to technology to reduce production costs by 10% to 20%, according to PwC Canada’s new report Energy Visions: Decade of disruption, launched today in Calgary at the […]

    • Simmons Edeco Wins £multi-million Wellhead Contract

      by Tina Olivero

      SIMMONS EDECO, a leading supplier of wellhead and valve maintenance, asset integrity solutions and onshore drilling services to the global oil and gas industry, announced that it has been awarded a multi-million-pound contract by a major North Sea oil and gas operator. As a result of this two-year contract, SIMMONS EDECO will provide wellhead and valve maintenance […]

    • Awarded: ClimateWise Sustainability Leadership

      by Tina Olivero

      Alectra Utilities has been awarded the ClimateWise Sustainability Leadership Award for the development of a comprehensive greenhouse gas (GHG) baseline across all nine facilities in the GTHA. Caroline Karvonen, Alectra’s Manager of Sustainability, received the award on behalf of the company at a recognition event held Thursday evening at the GM Canada, Technical Research Centre. […]

    • SmartVac – The Future of Hydrovac Technology

      by Braydon Dowler-Coltman

      Is bigger really better? The consensus in Alberta for a number of years, mainly in the oil and gas industry is this; bigger is better. Large tanks allow for a truck to sit at a job for a long period of time before having to go to a dump site, and larger trucks typically have a higher capacity […]

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