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Well Construction Journal - Jan/Feb 2014

Well Construction Journal - Jan/Feb 2014

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The official publication of the Canadian Association of Drilling Engineers
JANUARY / FEBRUARY • 2014
PM#40020055
West-central Alberta shale play gives southerly deposits a run for their money
Big Business
Trinidad prepares to bring its latest mammoth rig to the Liard Basin
PLUS
Drilling for Data
The oil and gas industry gets technical as demand for well specifics grows
 
If you have products or services that demand the attention of the drilling industry and want to reach this key market, Well Construction Journal provides a unique forum to access almost 100% of the drilling industry’s key decision makers. For the first time, Well Construction Journal is accepting external advertising – a new development that offers suppliers unprecedented access to this target market.
To receive a media kit or to book your advertising, contact:
Kathy Kelley, Venture Publishing Telephone:
780.990.0819 (265)
Email:
 kkelley@venturepublishing.ca
Connect with Canada’s Drilling Industry
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Cathedral Energy Services operates in some of the toughest and most challenging environments. Our relentless focus on innovative technology and industry leading service ensures we provide our clients with unmatched performance.
Drilling+Completions 
CathedralEnergyServices.com
 Alberta’s original oilfield rental company.
Since 1953
Drill pipe, H.W.D.P, BOPs, pipe tubs, accumulators, and more.
 
www.cadecanada.com
JANUARY 
/
FEBRUARY 
 
2014
3
 
The official publication of the Canadian Association of Drilling Engineers
DEPARTMENTS
4
 
PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE
6
 
THE DRAWING BOARD
 
Editor’s note, member’s corner, news and notes, technical luncheons
10
 
STUDENT PROFILES
17
 
MEMBER PROFILE
24 
BY THE NUMBERS
26 
DRILLING DEEPER
FEATURES
12
 
WORLD CLASS SHALE
Alberta’s colossal Duvernay deposits are poised to rival the prolific plays south of the border
18
 
SIZE MATTERS
Trinidad leads the pack with its latest big rig, destined for drilling natural gas in B.C.’s Liard Basin
20
 
DATA DRIVEN
Oil and gas industry increasingly on the hunt for technical well site details before dropping a drill bit
The mandate of the Canadian Association of Drilling Engineers is to provide high-quality technical meetings and to promote awareness on behalf of the drilling and well servicing industry. With more than 500 members from more than 300 companies, CADE represents a broad spectrum of experience in all areas of operations and technologies. Through CADE, members and the public can learn about the tech-nical challenges and the in-depth experience of our members that continue to drive the industry forward. For drilling and completions specialists, CADE currently offers one of the best networking and knowledge sharing opportunities in the Canadian petroleum industry.
 
CANADIAN ASSOCIATION OF DRILLING ENGINEERS
1100, 540 - 5 Avenue SWCalgary, AB T2P 0M2Phone: 403-532-0220Fax: 403-263-2722www.cadecanada.com
PRESIDENT:
 Jeff Arvidson
PAST PRESIDENT:
 Robert Jackson
WELL CONSTRUCTION JOURNAL EDITOR:
 Christian Gillis
WELL CONSTRUCTION JOURNAL IS PUBLISHED FOR
CADE
 BY VENTURE PUBLISHING INC.
10259 105 StreetEdmonton, AB T5J 1E3Phone: 780-990-0839Fax: 780-425-4921Toll Free: 1-866-227-4276circulation@venturepublishing.ca
PUBLISHER:
Ruth Kelly
ASSOCIATE PUBLISHER:
 Joyce Byrne
DIRECTOR OF CONTRACT PUBLISHING:
 Mifi Purvis
MANAGING EDITOR:
 Shelley Williamson
ART DIRECTOR:
 Charles Burke
ASSOCIATE ART DIRECTOR:
 Andrea deBoer
ASSOCIATE ART DIRECTOR:
Colin Spence
PRODUCTION MANAGER:
Betty Feniak Smith
PRODUCTION TECHNICIANS:
 Brent Felzien, Brandon Hoover
CIRCULATION COORDINATOR:
 Karen Reilly
ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE:
Anita McGillis
CONTRIBUTING WRITERS:
Justin Bell, Graham Chandler Jacqueline Louie
JANUARY/FEBRUARY • 2014
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PRINTED IN CANADA BY ION PRINT SOLUTIONS. RETURN UNDELIVERABLE MAIL TO 10259 105 ST. EDMONTON AB, T5J 1E3 CIRCULATION@VENTUREPUBLISHING.CA PUBLICATION MAIL AGREEMENT #40020055 CONTENTS © 2013 CADE. NOT TO BE REPRINTED OR REPRODUCED WITHOUT PERMISSION.
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