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Prior to election night, pundits bravely moved away from the genius
of hindsight to forecast an election result of historic proportions. And I don’t want to
commit the same error of trying to predict future events, but here I go.
I am asked frequently what I think the future of Canada’s energy industry looks like.
Low gas pricing, a widening differential, world economic slowdown, limited access to
new markets and global attention on Canada’s development of the oilsands together
cast a negative view of the future. To the extent election polls are nothing more than
public opinion polls, our industry similarly tracks “favourability” ratings by polling the
broader public to unveil perspectives on the industry – about what we do and just how
we do it. I’ll sum up some of those polls simply by saying that we have some work to do.
It’s worth noting that we do things differently here in Canada’s oilpatch and it’s
important that we turn outward to the broader national and international stages to tell
our story which is one of service, supply, innovation, and strong environmental and
safety performance. Our industry has much to boast about and many reasons to be optimistic about the road
ahead. So what does that mean for the future of our industry? Well, in short, I predict that Canada will become
the world’s energy powerhouse.
Why can I be so confident? Unlike pundits and pollsters of late, I am basing my prediction on a couple of
certainties. Canada’s services sector is a leader in the innovation and technological development of the industry
which is allowing for more efficient, productive and advanced drilling. This results in access to plays once
thought unreachable and others that were previously economically unviable to develop. Innovation is also driving
marked improvements in the footprint of our operations, decreasing surface footprint and the materials required,
while vastly expanding below surface reach. Our services sector is also a world leader in advancing health and
safety standards, and initiatives that typify the operations of PSAC members. We have come to understand that
stringent safety management systems are imperative and actually pay off in positive returns to the bottom line.
The second quarter update to PSAC’s 2012 Canadian Drilling Activity Forecast which trimmed forecasted activity
still projects increased activity as compared to last year, and our sector is very active in recruitment efforts
so we can meet the needs of our customers. Industry is working hard and is engaged in ongoing discussions
with policy-makers about ways to further enhance access to domestic labour pools as well as making foreign
worker programs more flexible to local labour needs. With recent announcements about improvements in the
regulatory review of projects and current proposals to increase access to new markets, demand side pressures we
face may soon find some resolve. These are all good signs of things to come.
My involvement with the PSAC Board of Directors further strengthens my confidence of hanging my hat on a
prediction of a bright future for Canada’s oil and gas industry, and the services sector specifically. PSAC is working
hard on a number of fronts including labour, health and safety, and public communication and dialogue that will
contribute directly both now and down the road to the future success of the sector and the industry more broadly.
The PSAC Board will continue to provide support and strategic direction ensuring that member’s needs are heard.
So how long until I see my prediction coming true? How long until Canada can confidently claim powerhouse
status? I won’t go so far as to peg a date, but I will say that we are close. For all of the reasons I have set out, I
believe we already have one foot squarely planted in the position of leadership. The continued work by PSAC and
other industry groups to coordinate efforts across industry and government has set the other foot in motion to a
position where Canada will stand proudly as the energy leader on the world stage.
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Association of Canada (PSAC) released
its mid-year update to the 2012
Canadian Drilling Activity Forecast,
predicting a slight increase in Canadian
drilling activity levels from the previous year.
The revised forecast for 2012 is a total of 13,150
wells drilled (rig released) across Canada,
representing a two per cent increase in total
wells drilled over 2011. The final tally for 2011
was 12,850 total wells drilled.
The 2012 revised forecast represents only
a slight decrease of 200 wells from PSAC’s
January update which pegged activity for the
year at 13,350 wells drilled. The second quarter
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said, productivity so far this year is high and
activity is still on the uptick.”
The overall decrease to the forecast since
November is attributable to declining gas
prices, labour shortages, balmy weather at
the outset of the year and world economic
conditions including the European debt
crisis. PSAC is basing its updated 2012
forecast on average natural gas prices of
CDN$1.90/mcf (AECO) and crude oil prices
of US$100/barrel (WTI).
“We have to bear in mind that the days of
20,000 plus wells are likely not to return any
time soon, and that’s largely due to the fact
that we are drilling longer and more complex
wells now that are accessing plays once thought
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“The first quarter of 2012 saw average well
depth reach beyond 2,000 meters and is a
sure sign that our industry now operates very
differently than even just five years ago when
vertical wells were still the prominent well type
and technology. We are forecasting horizontal
wells to make up over half of all well types
this year which is a marked increase from the
horizontal well count of 2007 which leveled out
at only 13 per cent of total wells.”
When used in conjunction with the PSAC
Well Cost Study, the Canadian Drilling Activity
Forecast can be used to determine potential
market sizes for drilling and completion
products and services, as well as pricing and
activity direction. For more information
about how to subscribe to the Drilling Activity
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entire industry, which is why Canada’s oil and gas industry
is at the forefront in adopting cross-industry initiatives that
have reduced injuries substantially over the years. Many
companies have taken a leadership role by moving beyond
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operates 27 businesses, with 18 in the oilfield
services sector. There are more than 5,500
employees working for the company and
with a good portion of the businesses in
transportation, company safety extends far
into the field with individual drivers, trucks
and load securement. “You can’t just speak
about safety, you have to emphasize it. The
manner in which you do business cannot
compromise safety,” Lockwood says. “You have
to continuously endorse the concept of quality
and have it running through the company. If
you want to have a quality company, in our
case, its total customer satisfaction and they
expect a contractor to provide an exemplary
safety environment.”
At Mullen, part of the company’s training
program emphasizes problem solving,
teaching employees – from supervisors to
people working at facilities – the safest way
to do a job and hazard assessment. “This
business is always evolving and you need
complete engagement of people to the point
where they can identify hazards and are
looking for hazards, to make the workplace
safer for everybody,” Lockwood says.
Coaching and developing the right attitudes
and values does require work and patience.
So, rather than being seen as a constraint on business, safety
has become a competitive advantage for Canada’s operators and
service companies alike. Roy McKnight, manager of Industry
Initiatives for Enform, says all players on a worksite – operators,
drillers, trucking companies and service companies – contribute
to the overall picture that shows productivity and injury rates
going in opposite directions. “Companies are implementing proper
health and safety management systems, taking corrective and
preventive action. We’re asking really good questions before things
go wrong,” McKnight says. “Everyone recognizes that it’s a shared
responsibility, and without collaboration, things break down.”
“If an incident happens in this industry, people are lucky not to
lose a limb or their life,” says Ron Harris, quality HSE manager
with Firemaster Oilfield Services Inc. Firemaster has been
providing safety equipment, services, emergency response and
training to the services sector since 1980. There have been many
changes to safety regulations over the years, but the industry’s
drive to get to zero injuries is internally driven. “People are
starting to see that safety doesn’t have to compete with business
priorities,” Harris says. “When safety is integrated as a core value
and you operate that way, you can still meet deadlines, stay on
budget and work safely.”
So employees know they are supported by the management
team, Firemaster schedules regular field visits from executives
and the Red Deer-based company has also reordered all its
meetings so that safety is discussed before operations – a clear
message that safety comes first. Another way to gain support for
safety initiatives is including the personal values of employees.
“Most people come with the value of wanting to go to work, earn
a good day’s pay and go home at the end of the day with all their
fingers and toes,” says Harris. “It’s on us to nurture that value and
help bring it to the forefront and make sure people are thinking
about it and working that way.”
Firemaster has built a “no blame” incident reporting system,
which encourages employees to report incidents and near misses.
Regularly taking a heavy-handed approach to change employee
behaviour may discourage employees from being open and removes
the opportunity to identify and improve on problematic systems.
“Our system doesn’t try to assign culpability of an employee. We
try to find system failures, explain the facts around what happened
and identify steps that the company will take to make sure it doesn’t
happen again,” Harris explains. “We find we get much better results
with our workforce when we champion and reinforce the good
things they do. They then want to do more of that.”
Implementing sound processes, procedures, and health and
safety management systems, helps ensure companies meet
legal requirements and align with industry best practices. A
key to enhancing commitment to those systems is nurturing a
company’s safety values and it starts at the top. Strong leadership
support is essential to building a safety culture and carrying
that culture from the corporate office out into the field. “You
have to ensure that at the top of the leadership chain safety is of
paramount importance,” says Stephen Lockwood, president and
co-CEO of Mullen Group Ltd.
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delegates on April 17 and 18 in Red Deer, Alberta. With
the services sector facing an increasing labour shortage, the focus of the
conference was to provide the skills and information oilfield services
workers need for success in their careers and to equip employers with
tools to recruit and retain employees. These issues were addressed
in three education streams: human capital mangement, professional
development and transportation management.
Mark Salkeld, PSAC’s president and CEO, said the labour shortage
continues to be an issue as activity continues at a healthy pace. “Land sales
are on the increase which is a prime indicator of future activity,” he says. “So
with this in mind, PSAC’s Transportation Issues Committee and Human
Resources Committee created a program for this year’s conference that
placed a strong emphasis on engaging and retaining current employees.”
Delegates heard from experts, including
Cheryl Knight, executive director and CEO
of the Petroleum Human Resources Council
of Canada. Knight shared several findings of
a study commissioned by PSAC to assess the
skill transferability of workers across Canada.
“There are opportunities to transfer workers
from other provinces and other sectors within
Canada,” said Knight during the session. She
advised recruiters to scan the news to see where
job losses are happening in other areas of the
country such as a closure at a mill.
Pierre Thiffault with Transport Canada
delivered proactive and well-received messages
regarding the importance of improving
driver behaviour. A well-known speaker in
the transportation field, Thiffault provided
attendees with tips on how to change employee
attitudes and reduce driver distraction. An
additional highlight from the transportation
stream included a presentation by Randall
Howe and Fred Andersky from Bendix
Commercial Vehicle Systems, which aimed to
improve workers’ understanding of stability
technology for commercial vehicles. This topic
generated a lot of discussion about the new
technology and how it applies to both tractor-
trailer and straight truck applications.
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a presentation by Jim Tittemore, president
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of Bottom Line Impact, to a full house on
the importance of building a performance
management tool kit to building a strong
team. Tittemore drew upon sports analogies
to demonstrate to delegates the importance of
coaching, providing immediate feedback and
identifying motivators, which he pointed out
isn’t usually just a pay cheque. He noted, “quite
simply, people have to like coming to work.”
Bill Isley, manager of organizational learning
and effectiveness with the University of
Alberta, gave two presentations on strategies
to deal with a muilti-generational workforce,
an important issue many companies are now
grappling with head-on. Isley noted that
for the first time in history four generations
are working together, each of which has
been molded by a completely different set of
experiences, which translates into completely
different approaches to work. He noted,
however, that regardless of how wide the gaps
are between the generations, everyone wants
to do meaningful work and to be treated with
respect in the workplace.
At the conference’s delegate dinner, Sylvia
Yaeger kept the audience in stitches with her
keynote address about the impacts of stress
and how to manage stress better. Yaeger’s
engaging presentation highlighted how stress
affects the health and performance of workers,
including increasing the likelihood of making
mistakes, taking more time away from work and increasing the risk
for serious illness. She recommended using a few simple techniques
including breathing and getting more exercise to help keep stress at
bay.
PSAC’s Spring Conference remains the only event designed specifically
for oilfield workers and managers. Next year’s PSAC Spring Conference
will be held in Red Deer, Alberta, on April 16 and 17, 2013.
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Services Association of Canada (PSAC), to join a
delegation representing the Alberta oil and gas industry
in China, the answer was a resounding “yes.” The result was a mid-March
whirlwind tour in and around Beijing, as well as the opportunity to
represent PSAC member companies at the China International Petroleum
and Petrochemical Technology and Equipment Exhibition (CIPPE). The
exhibition is the largest of its kind in the world with more than 50,000
international delegates attending.
Salkeld travelled with association peers Mike Dawson, president
of the Canadian Society of Unconventional Resources (CSUR), and
Mark Scholz, president of the Canadian Association of Oilwell Drilling
Contractors (CAODC), as well as Wade McGowan, president and CEO of
Ironhand Drilling.
At CIPPE, Salkeld introduced PSAC to more than 250 attendees and
provided an overview of the Canadian petroleum services sector. During
the exhibition, Salkeld and his colleagues hosted the Alberta booth in the
International Pavilion and met many representatives from companies
around the world interested in doing business in Canada. “We spoke to a
variety of delegates including a China-based equipment supply company
currently operating in Syria looking to leave there and set up shop in
Canada, and a proppant manufacturing company which dropped off
samples of their product,” Salkeld says.
PSAC member companies were well represented throughout the
exhibition. “Of the hundreds of company displays, there were divisions
of PSAC members including Schlumberger, Baker Hughes and National
Oilwell Varco (NOV),” notes Salkeld. “In short, numerous PSAC member
companies are operating in China and their influence on the health and
operational culture is growing in that market.”
Prior to attending the CIPPE conference, the delegation was hosted
by the Great Wall Drilling Company (GWDC) and given a tour of
the company’s operations in Pan Jin and the Liaohe oilfield, as well as
GWDC’s bit manufacturing, directional drilling and hydraulic fracturing
branches. GWDC expressed an interest in expanding operations into
Canada and are looking to become members of PSAC.
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peers in Beijing where they were given a high level overview of the
embassy’s responsibilities in relation to oil and gas initiatives. While
at the embassy, they were joined by representatives of the Alberta
government who spoke to the processes that are in place to protect
intellectual property and patents of Canadian companies. “Once again
we were well hosted and have established some great relationships,”
Salkeld says. “We are planning follow up meetings with their
representatives when they visit Alberta.”
Salkeld and his colleagues also met with representatives from the
Chinese National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) and the Alberta
Petroleum Training Centre (APTC), a service organization jointly
invested in and operated by CNPC and the Government of Alberta. The
CNPC-APTC has been playing an active role in strengthening technical
exchanges in the petroleum sector between China and Canada, and
promoting China-Canada economic and trade relationships in the
petroleum industry since 1989.
Salkeld says, “The tour offered us the chance to create awareness of
PSAC, Canadian oilfield activity, our safety and unique work culture here
in Canada, and to explore many new potential business opportunities in
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in recent years. Although the federal government passed
the Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act in 1998, which made it illegal
for Canadian firms to pay for business advantages from overseas
officials, enforcement of the law lacked until recently. In 2007, the
RCMP established its international anti-corruption unit and since then
prosecution of foreign misconduct has grown from 23 investigations in
2010 to 34 in 2011 alone, according to Milos Barutciski, co-chair for the
International Trade and Investment Group at Bennett Jones LLP.
Barutciski draws on years of experience in international trade and anti-
corruption law, including stints providing council to several Fortune 500
companies and The World Bank. He thinks avoiding bribery charges is
usually more difficult than just closing your eyes and thinking pious thoughts.
“You’ve invested a huge amount of money getting into a country, and then all
of a sudden, boom, down comes the shakedown,” he says. “Several years, and
tens of millions of investment later, you are suddenly put in jeopardy because
of some greedy official in a country on the other side of the planet.”
Giving into this kind of pressure can tempt firms, but yielding to
temptation can net a hefty fine, such as the $9.5 million fine that was
handed down to a Calgary-based company just last year. Fines at this level
could even mean closing the doors of a company. So, it pays to know what
to do when approached for the wrong sort of business transaction while
working abroad.
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Requests for bribes are seldom explicit. Barutciski says long delays
in getting business done can be a sign that someone is waiting for an
incentive to get a project started. Then, you have to figure out how to
nudge things along without paying. “You have to have some experience,
and you have to invest the time and the energy,” he says. “Learn a little
bit, speak with your council, speak with other companies about some of
the strategies you can use. It’s lots of things; not just calling your lawyer at
every turn.”
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do so without the blessing of their higher-ups. In such cases, it can help to
talk to their boss, or their boss’s boss. Barutciski says high-level officials
are often as anxious to start producing projects – and royalty payments –
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proof of their intentions, says Barutciski, so it
would be hard to make it stick anyway. Instead,
he advises using strategic language with the
higher-ups, such as “administrative bottlenecks”
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start can be agonizing, Barutciski says that
steeling your nerve can work wonders. First,
this gives you more time to think. “Slow things
right down, buy yourself some time and start
developing some strategies to ward off these
demands and get where you need to get without
paying the bribe,” he says. “It’s not always
straightforward how you get there.” The second
reason simple waiting works is that would-be
bribe recipients might not be patient. “At some
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them,” says Barutciski. “There are easier marks
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official will be different than figuring out how
to stop the criminal desires of a minister of
security – a situation which Barutciski says
he’s dealt with personally. So even before the
situation arises, figure out how to deal with it
and talk with as many people as possible when
creating a plan. “You have to be cautious, you
have to be skeptical, not take things at face value
and you have to take your time,” says Barutciski.
When playing a game with such high stakes
and variable conditions, it might be the biggest
single favour you can do for yourself.
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(403) 691-8426
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senior officials from government to discuss initiatives that will help
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PSAC met with James Rajotte, M.P. for Edmonton-Leduc and Chair of
the Federal Finance Committee, to discuss the economic contributions
of the petroleum services sector to the Canadian economy, skilled labour
shortage issues and potential labour pilot projects aimed at alleviating
the ongoing labour crunch.
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PSAC met with senior policy officials from B.C.’s Ministry of Advanced
Education to introduce PSAC, the petroleum services sector and its issues
related to skilled labour shortages.
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Before the Alberta election, PSAC travelled to Ottawa with Alberta
Deputy Premier Doug Horner and Assistant Deputy Minister of Human
Services, Immigration Maryann Everett to support the province in its
advocacy efforts on labour solutions for Alberta. PSAC participated in
a number of meetings including one held with members of the federal
government’s Alberta caucus to discuss the labour shortages and
potential federal government responses that might ease the situation.
The Alberta delegation also met with the Honourable Diane Finley,
Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development, to discuss labour
issues including the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) and
time delays in accessing foreign labour pools because of the months it
can take to obtain a Labour Market Opinion (LMO). PSAC highlighted
challenges with worker eligibility arising from the specific National
Occupation Classification (NOC) codes. Minister Finley committed
her department to work with PSAC and key officials from the Alberta
government on recommendations to deal with the issue.
A meeting was also held with the Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of
Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism, with whom PSAC has met
previously on labour issues, to discuss options to alleviate labour shortages.
Minister Kenney has authorized a task force with his Chief of Staff, the
Province of Alberta and PSAC to address the difficulties with the NOC codes.
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Before the provincial election, PSAC met with officials from the Alberta
government including Deputy Premier Doug Horner, Deputy Minister
of Advanced Education and Technology Annette Trimbee and Assistant
Deputy Minister of Treasury Board and Enterprise Justin Reimer to discuss
the results of a survey conducted by the Alberta Industrial Alliance (AIA).
The AIA is a collaboration of 14 associations, including PSAC, to improve
the competitive landscape in the province. The survey results identified
priority issues regarding workforce, regulatory compliance and taxation.
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Prudential Energy Services Ltd.’s sales and marketing
coordinator Max Rossiter figured there must be a way of
storing fluids on site that didn’t require spending up to two days building a
berm. Rossiter consulted various oilfield companies and assisted industry
veteran Mike Hopp, who designed a solution that was safe and cost
effective. The end result of the 18-month process is a patent-pending trailer
system with a dual-wall containment system for invert drilling fluid.
Each unit looks similar to a trailer waiting to be hitched to the back of
a semi-truck and can store up to 116 cubic metres of fluid. The storage
tanks remain inside the self-contained trailer, which also includes a
hydraulic system to pump fluids in and out of the tank. To maintain the
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companies to store both light-weight and heavy
drilling fluids in a single tank. The master
unit controls operations on a site, while more
units can be added for extra capacity. “They
are also equipped with digital monitors, so
that the engineer on a lease can monitor his
fluid levels in the tank and how much fluid he
has or doesn’t have,” says Steve Ferguson, field
manager with Prudential in Grande Prairie.
The trailer system was designed to store
drilling fluids, but Prudential says the tanks can
also be used to store other fluids needed on site,
such as diesel or hydraulic fracturing fluids. A
full trailer can weigh almost 120 tonnes but it
travels empty to a site, so Prudential says they
comply with transportation regulations and
no special permits or pilot trucks are required
when travelling on the highways.
Rossiter says the trailers can be moved from
one site to another in a single day. Once on a
lease, the trailer is lowered to the ground using
two levers. The tank system can be set up with
two employees in less than 10 minutes, which
eliminates a couple days of work and a full crew
constructing a berm. “If you take people out
of the situation, you greatly reduce your safety
factor,” Rossiter says. “This was very important
to the energy companies. The other thing just
as important was the environmental impact.
We now have a double-wall tanker that is self-
contained.” Fluid storage tanks are a marked
environmental improvement from the days of
drilling pits and companies such as Prudential
are finding ways to make implementing these
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manner.
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tenderloin, baked potato, chocolate mousse, Opus (red wine), port and a
cigar to finish.
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