Press Releases

Kelly Kan: New improved design

Kelly Kan: New improved design

NEWS RELEASE April 27, 2018 Katch Kan proudly announces improvements to its product, the Kelly Kan. The Kelly Kan is a mud bucket that controls and re-directs drilling fluid discharge through the rotary table.  The new design features a double latch to reinforce and secure closure. A variety of interchangeable seals allows the Kelly Kan […]

The vacuum-an industry game changer

The vacuum-an industry game changer

The Industrial Revolution brought about amazing technological advances, including a machine you might not think of – the vacuum. An industrial vacuum to be more precise.  The reason for such a machine became clear with the jump in pollution and large amounts of people living in close quarters. You see these conditions often resulted in sickness and disease. Fortunately […]

Quinn Holtby Honoured

Quinn Holtby Honoured

Long time entrepreneur, Katch Kan’s founder, president and CEO, is honoured to be a recipient of the Business in Edmonton publication’s Leader Awards. These prestigious awards honour the city’s visionary business leaders/entrepreneurs and Quinn Holtby is proud to be recognized among such an esteemed group of people. Over two decades ago, Holtby saw the opportunity to create […]

Katch Kan innovation on display at Global Petroleum Show

Katch Kan innovation on display at Global Petroleum Show

The Global Petroleum Show’s numbers were down, but Katch Kan continued its support of one of the largest such conventions in the world. About 15-hundred exhibitors displayed their wares at Calgary’s Stampede Park from June 7-9th. That is about 25% less than the best year ever – 2014. Katch Kan still had a large presence […]

Katch Kan steps up at safety conference

Katch Kan steps up at safety conference

Safety professionals from the petroleum industry converged for the 65th time on Banff, Alberta. Enform hosted another Petroleum Safety Conference at the Banff Centre. Katch Kan, a long time supporter of the event did something new this year. As well as being a sponsor, Katch Kan hosted a forum with three speakers titled “Transforming the Oil & […]

Petroleum industry survival depends on transformation

Petroleum industry survival depends on transformation

Join Katch Kan on May 3rd at the 65th annual Petroleum Safety Conference in Banff, for a forum entitled “Transforming the oil & gas industry to meet future challenges”. At a time when the petroleum industry in Canada is struggling to cope with a market downtown and a constant barrage of challenges from various environmental groups, […]

Katch Kan supports the Oil Respect Campaign

Katch Kan supports the Oil Respect Campaign

  NEWS RELEASE For immediate release: March 30, 2016 Katch Kan supports the Oil Respect campaign Katch Kan has officially endorsed the Oil Respect campaign launched by the Canadian Association of Oilwell Drilling Contractors on February 17, 2016. Katch Kan declared support today for the Oil Respect Campaign. “Nothing could be more important for our […]

Corporate Social Responsibility-more important today

Corporate Social Responsibility-more important today

Corporate social responsibility (CSR) is more than just a buzzword. These days it can be the difference between success and failure. According to Global Affairs Canada CSR is defined as “the voluntary activities undertaken by a company to operate in an economic, social and environmentally sustainable manner.” It’s not enough for a company to just say […]

Prevent costly mistakes

Prevent costly mistakes

Mistakes, accidents, gaffs, blunders – call them what you will, when they happen in the petroleum industry they can have catastrophic consequences.  Lives can be altered or lost. Equipment can be destroyed. Workplaces shutdown. Reputations ruined. The amount of mistakes and accidents on a worksite can be cutdown, but in order to do that it’s […]

Safety Culture – ensuring you have one

Safety Culture – ensuring you have one

The definition is simple: safety culture refers to the ways that safety issues are addressed in a workplace. It reflects attitudes, beliefs, and values employees share in relation to safety. A strong safety culture is key , especially today when so many companies in the oil industry are cutting jobs to hold the bottom line. With fewer people doing the work, there […]