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Drilling Featured Stories:

    • OFFSHORE NEWFOUNDLAND: JOINT REGULATION IS KEY

      by Tina Olivero

      With environmental legislative changes expected to be taken over by the federal government, NOIA (Newfoundland Oil Industries Association) is calling on the federal government to ensure safety and environmental considerations remain under the governing authority of the Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board (C-NLOPB).  Has history been considered? C-NLOPBstands for Canada-Newfoundland Offshore Petroleum Board and […]

    • THE OCEAN RANGER: A tragedy that led to hope

      by Tina Olivero

      “I vividly remember the blizzard the night the Ocean Ranger sank,” said Bevin LeDrew. “It was a blinding snowstorm with very high winds in the middle of February. I lived in Torbay, just outside the capital of St. John’s, and we had just come back from a weekend curling tournament. My friend and I and […]

    • STAMPED ENGINEERING: Alberta firm expanding and hiring

      by Tina Olivero

      The meaning of “stamped” takes many shapes and forms, but for the Engineers of Stamped Engineering Corporation, it means they have “approved” the ground of their particular territory and work” and have marked it with their highest seal of approval. For this team, Stamped is the act of making an impression and imprinting a seal […]

    • World’s Top 10 Largest Oil Companies

      by Tina Olivero

      Energy Intelligence has released its annual ranking of the world’s 100 largest oil and gas companies, the only ranking system that compares private sector firms with national oil companies. The Energy Intelligence Top 100 is an in-depth company analysis that ranks six key operational metrics together with 70 additional parameters of company performance. Here are […]

    • HIBERNIA: 20 years since first oil

      by Tina Olivero

      Six years before first oil was spudded from Hibernia, The OGM was born. Back then it was called The Oil and Gas Magazine. Then it was shortened to the acronym OGM – like many oil and gas terms. These days that acronym has changed its meaning and has spun out into other sectors and is […]

    • Is your oil well at peak performance? Ask Ambyint.

      by Tina Olivero

      The Internet of Things, big data, predictive analysis, machine learning, artificial intelligence – all phrases you might find on the whiteboard during a word mapping session by any forward-thinking business team in 2017. By now, these buzzwords have matriculated throughout just about every industry, bringing with them the promise of smarter solutions at a fraction […]

    • Spence Corrosion Canada: Expands into Newfoundland

      by Tina Olivero

      It’s great news when you hear about companies expanding and investing in Newfoundland and Labrador. Branching out of Nisku Alberta, Norm Spence, President of Spence Corrosion Services Ltd. has seen the potential for expansion in Newfoundland and Labrador.  With a new location in the city of St. John’s, Norm expects that his company will be hiring […]

    • 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 […]

    • Recycle Your Workwear: It’s The Right Thing To Do

      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. […]