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Saskatchewan Oil and Gas Show coming June 3-4

Saskatchewan Oil and Gas Show coming June 3-4

Weyburn – The Saskatchewan Oil and Gas Show, commonly referred to as the Weyburn Oil Show, will take place this year on June 3-4. June 2 will include the exhibitors’ golf tournament as well as steak and lobster supper.
Pongo improved its frac water facilities in 2014

Pongo improved its frac water facilities in 2014

Estevan – In the summer of 2014 Pongo Holdings of Estevan made some improvements to its frac water facility south of Estevan, electrifying the pumping system and building a new manifold.
Working hard for his boy

Working hard for his boy

Cromer, Man. – There’s a picture on Facebook that keeps floating around. In it, a stick figure in a toque asks himself why he lives in a place where the air stings his face.
Fracking since 2010

Fracking since 2010

Cromer, Man. – Jaie Zorzos, 24, has been fracking since 2010. Now he’s running one of the most prominent pieces of equipment on the frac spread, the coil tubing unit.
One rig came home for Panther Drilling due to the slowdown

One rig came home for Panther Drilling due to the slowdown

Weyburn – Panther Drilling of Weyburn was still going strong through much of January as rigs were being racked across the Western Canada Sedimentary Basin.
Busy now, but who knows about later?

Busy now, but who knows about later?

Estevan – The start of the year has been good, but as for later this year, that’s another story.
WBPC in Regina is already 85 per cent sold out for booths

WBPC in Regina is already 85 per cent sold out for booths

Regina – The Regina edition of the Williston Basin Petroleum Conference seems to have all the luck. The annual conference, which alternates between Regina and Bismarck, N.D.

Wish we had more good news...

Last month saw a lot of doom and gloom in the oilpatch, this month it was amplified. We saw oil drop to the $45 range in January. It seemed that level, below $50, is when things started “getting real,” so to speak.
Lloyd soldiers on during price dip

Lloyd soldiers on during price dip

Lloydminster – The boom and bust of heavy oil prices is old hat to the city of Lloydminster that continues to plan ahead based on an average population growth rate of 2.5 per cent. The city’s new 2015 capital budget of $52.
Upheaval in fracking industry throughout 2014

Upheaval in fracking industry throughout 2014

Estevan – If there was one word to describe the hydraulic fracturing business in Saskatchewan in 2014, that word would be “upheaval.” The changes are most pronounced in southeast Saskatchewan.