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Social license a key component to success

Social license a key component to success

These days having a great product, best practices and financial backing are only part of the equation towards success, without a social license to operate you may be shut out of the market. Case in point, the number of pipeline projects that just can’t get a green light and the main thing missing is a social license. WHAT […]

Tragic safety warning for the oil and gas industry

Tragic safety warning for the oil and gas industry

Safety mantras. Most industries have them. In oil and gas it’s straightforward – “everyone gets home safely.” The vast majority of times that is accomplished as a result of hard work and efficient safety practices. Sometimes, something goes wrong. That’s what happened this month at Nexen Energy’s Long Lake plant, south of Fort McMurray. An explosion on the […]

Alberta teams up with Manitoba to fight climate change

Alberta teams up with Manitoba to fight climate change

  Climate Change The countries two New Democratic Party Premiers are joining forces. Rachel Notley from Alberta and Manitoba’s Greg Selinger met recently. The pair discussed, among other things, what they are calling realistic options when it comes to climate change initiatives. The provincial leaders ended their meeting by signing a memorandum of understanding on both […]

Katch Kan honoured with Alberta Export Award

Katch Kan honoured with Alberta Export Award

Katch Kan’s President and CEO, is honoured to be the recipient of  the Alberta Export Awards: Manufacturing category. These prestigious awards pay tribute to the success and innovative approaches of Alberta export companies and Quinn Holtby is proud to have Katch Kan Ltd. recognized among them. In receiving the honour Holtby thanked his team of committed employees around […]

Leaving the land the way you found it

Leaving the land the way you found it

Reclaiming land used for drilling operations can be a costly proposal. As a result some companies might try to get around that by temporarily deactivating a well in order to avoid the responsibility of cleaning up and returning land to its natural state. Other companies are abandoning their wells and turning them over the the […]

Tried and true or try something new

Tried and true or try something new

  The oil industry has been taking a beating in Alberta for months now and there is no end in site. The Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP) said back in September as many as 35,000 oil patch jobs had been lost and there have been more cuts since then. The economic downturn is forcing […]

Sustainability in a wasteful culture

Sustainability in a wasteful culture

When it comes to environmental performance only two countries (USA & Australia) ranked worse than Canada in a 2013 study by the Conference Board of Canada*. The study looked at 17 developed countries and while we performed better in the some areas (water quality, forest management & threatened species), for the most part Canada’s grade […]

Expose yourself – it’s good for business

Expose yourself – it’s good for business

Transparency is one of those key words the business community likes to throw around and has been doing so with great frequency the last few years. If you can master it, your reputation will be solid with your customers, which should help ensure your success. Now, if you don’t think it’s important to be transparent, […]

Social responsibility and why its important

Social responsibility and why its important

  We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” – Winston Churchill. Corporate social responsibility. If you are in the oil and gas industry you have likely heard these three words before. They pop up at most conferences. You see them in company literature. Opposition groups […]

Saving a few bucks, can prove expensive in the long run

Saving a few bucks, can prove expensive in the long run

There’s no doubt about it, there are times when being cheap makes sense. However in many cases it’s worth shelling out a little more. Kristen Cross of The Frugal Girl, told the Business Insider, “Buying quality items is one of my top ways to save money. Paying more upfront for an item that lasts longer makes […]