Drilling Featured Stories:

    • Rob Strong: Grandfather of Newfoundland offshore oil industry

      by Tina Olivero

      Rob Strong was developing Newfoundland’s offshore before many of us were even born. He’s fondly known as the grandfather of our industry. He is knowledgeable, tenacious and a tell-it-like-he-sees-it kind of guy. Now offering his lifelong experience as a consultant to the industry, Rob Strong can be found with his fingers in just about every […]

    • Apparel Solutions Industrial Workwear: Recycling for good

      by Tina Olivero

      What does curling have to do with recycling? Well, nothing really. But the latest green-innovation for industrial workwear has just raised a game-changing flag.  It’s a new-age solution for industrial waste management that has captured the attention many including, World Champion and Olympic Gold Medalist Brad Gushue. Brad Gushue won the 2006 Winter Olympics gold […]

    • Progressly: Process, Operations Management Game Changer

      by Tina Olivero

      The process of business is no longer a process. It’s a progressive cloud solution. Increasing efficiencies and productivity are the name of the game in the oil patch these days. With the oil price drop and no major price increase in sight, companies have had to re-invent themselves and find thier ‘new normal’ for operations. […]

    • Port of Stephenville: World-class port of distinction

      by Tina Olivero

      This Stephenville Industrial Park has been showing growth and exciting opportunities for the whole area. With the recent, major expansion of the Northern Harvest Smolt hatchery and the purchase of the metal recycling yard by Newco Metals of St. John’s, the Port of Stephenville is looking forward to a prosperous future, one that will benefit […]

    • DOF Subsea lands 10-year contract with Husky Energy

      by Tina Olivero

      Earlier this summer the Skandi Vinland was welcomed into the St. John’s port as Husky Energy’s latest vessel to work offshore Newfoundland.  DOF Subsea Canada held a welcome ceremony to celebrate the arrival of the new build vessel Skandi Vinland. The vessel was designed and built at the Vard Langsten shipyard in Norway, and arrived […]

    • LiDAR Drones: The Exponential Efficiency Factor

      by Tina Olivero

      When you consider the sun, and its powerful ability to light up the world, it’s not that far of a stretch to imagine the world where we harness light to enhance our experiences in the world. We’ve harnessed light with the invention of the light bulb. We have advanced with light into laser technology. And […]

    • Is it really Morning in (America’s) Fossil-fuels Business?

      by Vejuna Aria Guzulaityte

      Most of us are already saturated with the media harping on Trump’s name appearing all over the television and tabloids. Headlines such as “The Oil and Gas Situation…”, “Trump Assumes Power, Changes on The way”, “Making sense of President Trump’s Energy Plan” and so on, have become a part of our daily life. Recently, I […]

    • Hebron Project: A Castle in the Sea

      by Tina Olivero

      Way back in 1980, an oilfield was discovered offshore Newfoundland. They called it Hebron. 37 years later, that discovery has materialised into a mammoth oil project that will not only support world oil demand, oil and gas operators, contractors and suppliers but brings incredible prosperity to the people of Newfoundland and Labrador.  If you think […]

    • Baker Hughes Rig Count

      by Tina Olivero

      Baker Hughes has issued the rotary rig counts as a service to the petroleum industry since 1944 when Hughes Tool Company began weekly counts of U.S. and Canadian drilling activity. Hughes initiated the monthly international rig count in 1975. The North American rig count is released weekly at noon central time on the last day of […]

    • Brand Finance: Worlds Top Oil and Gas Brands in 2017

      by Tina Olivero

      Every year, leading valuation and strategy consultancy Brand Finance values the brands of thousands of the world’s biggest companies. Brands are first evaluated to determine their power/strength (based on factors such as marketing investment, familiarity, loyalty, staff satisfaction and corporate reputation) and given a corresponding letter grade up to AAA+. Brand strength is used to […]

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