Welcome to New Members

  • CDI Professional Services Ltd. – Associate Member
    Visit their website here.
  • East Daley Capital – Associate Member
    Visit their website here.
  • Full Tilt Holdings – Associate Member
    Visit their website here.
  • Hoisting Ltd. – Associate Member
    Visit their website here.
  • WeldCor Supplies Inc. – Associate Member
    Visit their website here.

In the Press

  • Residents learn about oil, gas industries
    Ryan Forbes. Kenora Online. September 21, 2017. Story here.
  • Oil Respect Campaign Visits Kenora
    Acadia Broadcasting. CJRL, Kenora. September 20, 2017. Story here.
  • Regional Tour to Promote Energy East Pipeline
    Acadia Broadcasting. CKDR, Dryden. September 25, 2017. Story here.
  • Oil Respect wants to present ‘all the facts’ on industry
    Kathleen Charlebois. Kenora Daily Miner and News, Kenora. September 26, 2017. Story here.

New Events / Items

  • Honorary Membership Nominations
    Do you know an individual who should be recognized for services rendered toward the progress and development of the petroleum industry, or by their accomplishments in national or international affairs? Consider nominating them for an honorary CAODC membership to be bestowed at our Annual Luncheon in March 2018. For more information on the nomination criteria, submission instructions, and a full list of past recipients, please click here. Deadline for nominations is November 15, 2017.
  • 2017 Associate Member Breakfast 
    Our Associate Member Breakfast will be held on November 21, 2017 at the Calgary Petroleum Club from 7:30–9am. It will coincide with our annual State of the Industry Report and 2019 Industry Forecast announcements and will feature another four-person panel discussion on the state of the industry. For ticket information or sponsorship opportunities, please click here.
  • Annual Drilling Contractor General Meeting
    Will be held in the CAODC Board Room on October 24, 2017 from 2–3:30pm. To register, please RSVP to [email protected].
  • Annual Service Rig General Meeting
    Will be held at the Sheraton Red Deer Hotel on December 8, 2017 from Noon–2pm. To register, please RSVP to [email protected]
  • Speaker Series Presentation: Workplace Cannabis
    A presentation by Bennett Jones LLP on workplace cannabis will be held at the Calgary Petroleum Club on Thursday, December 14, 2017 from 7:30–9am. More information to follow.
  • 2018 Rig Inventory & Directory updates
    We have started our annual fleet listings and contact info updates for our 2018 Rig Directory, so please keep an eye out for a proof of your member info over the next few weeks.
  • 2018 Rig Inventory & Directory advertising
    Advertising opportunities are now available in our annual fleet listing and member directory. Whether it’s a cover, tab, display ad, or a simple logo enhancement, the 2018 Directory is where your message needs to be seen! Contact [email protected] for more information.
  • Potential Speaker Series topic
    Would you like to see a session on using social media for recruiting? Please let us know at [email protected].


  • Merger Announcement (ENFORM & OSSA)
    Enform Canada (Enform) and Oil Sands Safety Association (OSSA) announced they have completed the merger between the two safety associations. The new organization is called AnchorEnergy Safety Canada. The full press release can be read here.
  • Endorsement Announcement (ENFORM)
    How to Get Started With Process Safety, Volume 3. Read the entire bulletin here.
  • Industry Review: DACC IRP 5 – Minimum Wellhead Requirements
    This document has undergone a full scope review and has been released for a 90 day industry review period. To access a copy of this draft IRP click here (note that the file is a download. If after clicking the hyperlink it does not open automatically, please check your Download Folder) or visit the IRP landing page here. Please submit feedback to [email protected]. When providing feedback, please include the corresponding section and page number. Feedback deadline is December 31, 2017.

Conferences/Job Fairs

  • Sask WCB 2018 Annual Rate Setting Information Sessions (Regina & Saskatoon)
    These Rate Setting sessions will include information on:
    · The rate setting process, and a review of the enhanced rate model and transition. (Learn more)
    · The Experience Rating Program,
    · Key factors that influence premium rates, and
    · The WCB’s preliminary premium rates for 2018.
    The Regina session will be held on October 17 and the Saskatoon session on October 18. Click here to register.
  • Leading the Way: Injury Trends & Prevention Conference
    Enform will be hosting a one day conference focused on leading injury causes and safe work practices on Thursday, October 19, 2017 in Lloydminster. For more information or to register, click here.
  • 2017 Maskwacis Employment Center Job Fair
    Looking to hire? Consider registering for either a booth. Looking for work? Bring your resume! The Maskwacis Fall Job Fair will take place at the Howard Buffalo Memorial Center in Maskwacis, AB on October 26, 2017 from 10am–3pm. For more information, contact Lana Johnson by email or call 780-585-4450. Click here for their website.
  • WorkSafeBC Update: Pre-drilling season session
    You are invited to a pre-drilling season presentation on November 29, 2017 in Fort St John, BC. Prevention Field Services Manager, Budd Phillips, will be presenting on topics including: Simultaneous / Concurrent Operations, Tank Fires and Explosions, Pipeline Construction, Occupational Exposures and Risk Assessments. The session will be held at the Northern Grand Hotel from Noon–2:30pm (lunch provided). Please register for this session by sending an email with your name and company to [email protected] by November 13, 2017. Limited space is available so please register early.

Oil Respect

  • Energy East Tour (Kapuskasing, ON)
    John Bayko presented at the Super 8 Kapuskasing on October 11, 2017
  • Energy East Tour (Timmins, ON)
    John Bayko presented at the Senator Hotel & Conference Centre on October 12, 2017
  • Energy East Tour (North Bay, ON)
    John Bayko presented at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites North Bay on October 13, 2017
  • Quebec Oil & Gas Association (Montreal, PQ)
    John Bayko will be presenting at their annual conference in Montreal on October 29, 2017
  • SAIT (Calgary, AB)
    Oil Respect will present at the Student Petroleum Society on Friday, November 3, 2017
  • Want to host an Oil Respect meet-up at your company?
    Please email [email protected] to set up an Oil Respect Town Hall for your company!


  • Our Winter (Dec) issue is in production and will be available in early December 2017.
  • Pick up The HitchIn addition to member copies that get mailed out, you can pick up copies of The Hitch at the Leduc #1 Energy Discovery CentreWellsite Masters Ltd.MAS-Pro Supply (Red Deer and Grande Prairie), or here at the CAODC office.
  • Back issues of The HitchClick here for access to full issues going back to 2008.
  • Please consider running an ad in The Hitch, the Hitch Online blog, or our annual Rig Inventory & Directory that is published in November. 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 [email protected] for more information.
  • We Need You! We at The Hitch are always looking for story ideas and photos. Consider submitting yours to [email protected].
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