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Going further afield and offering rentals

Going further afield and offering rentals

Estevan – Turnbull Excavating of Estevan only has about one quarter of its business in the oilpatch, but it has still felt the downturn over the last year. As such, the company has done a few things to broaden its horizons.
Stampede has kept drilling

Stampede has kept drilling

Estevan – Southeast Saskatchewan’s newest drilling company, Stampede Drilling, has been fortunate over the past year, often having all three of its rigs at work at the same time.
Work-Sharing program limited layoffs

Work-Sharing program limited layoffs

Estevan – In dealing with the toughest downturn in the oilpatch in 30 years, Bert Baxter Transport of Estevan turned to a strategy it used back in the 1980s, work-sharing.

All Panther rigs are ready to work

Weyburn – Panther Drilling of Weyburn had half of its four-rig fleet working from June until the end of September, but the low rig count province-wide has come home to roost for them, with just one rig at work by mid-October.
Crusader Drilling rig appears in provincial promotional campaign

Crusader Drilling rig appears in provincial promotional campaign

Yorkton – It’s hard to miss a drilling rig painted John Deere green. If you opened up the National Post app on your smartphone in late September or early October, you might have seen a prominent story in the Financial Post section.
Trying to keep their staff working: Fast Trucking

Trying to keep their staff working: Fast Trucking

Carnduff – When the number of active drilling rigs drops by over half since January, those companies that are the closest to drilling feel it the most.
Estevan truck bypass to open shortly

Estevan truck bypass to open shortly

Estevan – Estevan’s new truck bypass, announced in 2008, is just about ready. Sonja Orban, communications consultant with the Ministry of Highways and Infrastructure, said completion is expected in early November.
A RM councillor, former police chief,  and landowner:

A RM councillor, former police chief, and landowner:

a unique perspective on the Estevan truck bypass
A stone’s throw away

A stone’s throw away

Estevan – The opening of the new truck bypass around Estevan will have a big impact for local oilfield trucking company Bert Baxter Transport. The company has relocated nearly all of its operations just off the northeast corner of the new bypass.

Estevan mayor welcomes new truck bypass

Estevan – Estevan Mayor Roy Ludwig is looking forward to the upcoming opening of the new truck bypass that will divert traffic around the Energy City.
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