Welcome to New Members

In The Press

  • CAODC back Alberta’s move to cut off energy exports to British Columbia
    Estevan Mercury, April 20, 2018. Story here.

New Events / Items

  • Saskatchewan Membership Town Hall (June 13, 2018 in Estevan, SK)
    Drilling members are invited to meet with Mark Scholz from 9am – 11:30am and Service members are invited to meet with him from 12:30 pm to 3:00pm. Lunch will be served from 11:30am to 12:30pm. Both Drilling and Service Rig members are encouraged to attend as Mark will be making mutually relevant announcements over the lunch break. Please RSVP to [email protected].
  • 2018 Overlay Stickers
    Are you missing a 2018 year overlay sticker for your CAODC membership plaque? Please contact [email protected] and we will send you one in the mail at no charge.
  • 2018 CAODC Speaker Series #2 (May 22, 2018)
    The CAODC/CAPP Master Daywork and Master Well Services Contracts are the most equitable split between risk and liability that can be provided in a drilling or service rig contract. Brian Davison, Q.C. was one of the principal architects of the Contracts and for more than 16 years has advised CAODC on matters relating to them. In this second presentation of the 2018 CAODC Speaker Series, Brian will discuss the nuances of the CAODC/CAPP Master Daywork and Master Well Services Contracts and their specific legal precedents. Who should attend? Senior Executives, Sales Managers, Contracts Managers. Tickets: $78.75/each (GST included). Registration link can be found on the CAODC website homepage.
  • CAODC Website/Member Portal
    The Association has launched a new website and Member Portal. The new site is easier to use and offers more features to our members, giving them greater control over their membership information. We wanted to create a website that is responsive across all platforms, from mobile to desktop. The new site can be found here, site FAQs and a full site map can be found here, and tutorial videos on new content and processes can be found here.


  • New H2S Alive® Certificate
    Energy Safety Canada will be issuing new H2S Alive® certificates starting May 28, 2018 as a result of the merger between Enform and OSSA. An information Bulletin and poster (with an image of the new certificate) will be distributed to worksites later this month to ensure that the new certificate is recognized alongside older (but still valid) Enform and OSSA certificates. For more information on this new certificate, please contact Carol Howes at 403-516-8112.
  • Abnormal/Accelerated Wear – Tubular Equipment (DR/SR)
    This bulletin reiterates the wear rate characteristics of tubular equipment. Click here to download a copy of the T-18-03 bulletin.
  • Safety Alert – Worker Fall from Same Level
    Click here to download/view this Energy Safety Canada alert.
  • Safety Alert – Worker Struck by Pipe Wrench
    Click here to download/view this Energy Safety Canada alert.
  • White Paper – Preparing for the Transition: Five Broad Areas of Alberta Bill 30
    Energy Safety Canada has released this white paper resource to assist industry with understanding impacts. They have further developed safety bulletins outlining these ten worksite parties’ responsibilities: Employers, Supervisors, Workers, Contractors, Owners, Prime Contractors, Service Providers, Self-Employed Persons, and Temporary Staffing Agencies. For more information, click <here>.
  • Potential Serious Incidents (PSI): A Program Development Guide now available for industry review
    The document (click here to review) was developed in response to Alberta Bill 30 and the requirement to report PSI to the Alberta Government. It is open for review from April 28, 2018, to June 10, 2018. To provide feedback or comments on the draft guide, email [email protected].
  • Flame Resistant Workwear (FRW): A Program Development Guide is now available for industry review
    The document (click here) will be open for review from April 13, 2018, to May 28, 2018. To provide any feedback or comments on the proposed changes to the FRW document, email [email protected].

Conferences / Meetings / Workshops

  • Fire and Explosion ESC Workshop (Fort St. John on May 28 from 11:00 to 2:00)
    To register please email [email protected] or phone 250-794-0104. Limited to 20 participants and registration closes on May 25, 2018.
  • Energy Safety Canada Advisory Committee meeting (Thursday, May 31, 2018)
    To be held at the Calgary Energy Safety Canada office. For more information, contact [email protected].
  • Workshop: Environmental Awareness for Field Personnel (Drayton Valley on Tuesday, June 12, 2018 8:30 to 4:30)
    This is a one-day workshop designed to introduce a variety field personnel to the prevention of the many impacts affecting the environment today. For more information, contact Sean Allen at [email protected] or to register, click here.

Oil Respect

  •  Support the Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion Project 
    Protesters and some government policymakers continue to delay construction on the vital Trans Mountain expansion project. Oil respect is asking you to support the project by sending a letter or email message to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Minister of Natural Resources, Jim Carr. We encourage all supporters to use this letter or write a letter of their own, and send it by Canada Post or email to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau ([email protected]) and the Honourable Jim Carr ([email protected]). We also ask that you circulate the letter widely among your colleagues and social circles and have them do the same. More information can be found here.
  • Here’s what other advocacy groups are doing to support Canadian O&G:
    Aaron Gunn made a video on The Truth About Gas Prices and a short video on the Centennial Flame in Ottawa.
    BC Proud – Three Facts About David Suzuki Every Canadian Should Know
    Canada’s Energy Citizens also has a petition on the Centennial Flame.
    Canadian Gas Association recently sent a letter to the Prime Minister.
    Coalition of Concerned Manufacturers and Businesses of Ontario (Jocelyn Bamford) penned an article that appeared in the Toronto Sun.
    The Confidence in Canada coalition is fighting to ensure the Trans Mountain pipeline proceeds without delay.  The coalition made up of more than a 100 business, labour and community organizations, who have signed an open letter to Prime Minister Trudeau, calling upon the BC, AB and Canadian governments to bring this project to fruition.  To review this open letter and add your voice please click here.
    Dale Swampy has updates on First Nations supporting oil and gas as a means to fight against on-reserve poverty. Please contact Dale at dswam[email protected] to receive his updates.
    Danny Hozack, chair of the Economic Education Association of Alberta, is producing a film documentary on the benefits of fossil fuels. We would invite your comments AND your support for the documentary project which is described here. If you have questions or comments, please reach out to Danny at [email protected] or at 1-780-808-0271.
    Debunk on Facebook
    The Fraser Institute has released a study: The Cost of Pipeline Constraints in Canada. The study’s main finding that a shortage of pipeline capacity is driving down the price of Canadian oil and will cost the country’s energy sector $16 billion this year was covered in the Globe and Mail and in the Canadian Press.
    Friends of Science has a blog on TMX and has a page on upcoming events.
    FSJ for LNG is working on synchronising rallies on May 26th. If you are interested in participating please contact Alan at [email protected]
    Generation Screwed Montreal Forum, May 12: http://www.gsmtl.ca
    John Robson’s National Post article on carbon taxes.
    Luc de la Sablonnière’s Facebook page, A Plein Gaz
    Ontario Proud video has over 3.6M views and 56K shares
    Rally4Resources had a Yes! To Trans Mountain rally in Kamloops.
    Resource Works Tanker Safety Guide.
    Resource Works researcher, Margareta Dovgal, delivering the closing remarks at the May 7th Victoria Rally for Resources on the steps of the BC Legislature.
    Support Line 3 has a video shot at their counter-rally; and another video here.
    Young GPS: The Future of Energy has a whole day planned out for youth wanting to attend the GPS show in June. Click here for more information.


  • The Summer issue of The Hitch is in production and will be distributed mid-June!
  • Pick up The Hitch: In addition to member copies that get mailed out, you can pick up copies of The Hitch at the Leduc #1 Energy Discovery Centre, Wellsite Masters Ltd., MAS-Pro Supply (Red Deer and Grande Prairie), or here at the CAODC office.
  • Back issues of The Hitch: Click here for access to full issues going back to 2008.
  • Advertise: Please consider running an ad in The Hitch, the Hitch blog, or our upcoming Rig Inventory & Directory to be published in December 2018. We also encourage members to consider running an advertorial or sponsoring a Hitch Report product review for The Hitch. Advertising revenue helps support Association activities throughout the year. Please contact Nancie Prive, marketing coordinator at Media Edge at mailto:[email protected], for more information.
  • Online logo enhancement option for our new Online Directory For $150, you can get your company’s logo placed above your member listing information on our new website…PLUS you’ll get a free logo enhancement for the print edition of our 2019 Rig Directory at the end of the year! Contact [email protected] for more information on this two-for-one offer.
  • We Need You! We at The Hitch are always looking for story ideas and photos. Consider submitting yours to mailto:[email protected].
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