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W.G. Tomko Inc.

Bill Tomko and his wife, Martha, likely did not imagine just how much the plumbing business they founded in their Hazelwood, Penn., home in 1954 would grow. For their first 10 years in business, Bill...
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Water Rescue Services

Many firms engage in green practices, but very few make the environment the center of their business. But Water Rescue Services does that through its unique services, President Wes Williams says. Based...
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Viking Projects Ltd.

Rob Wilson spent many years out in the field building pipelines for the oil and gas industry, and he was confident that those pipelines and other facilities could be built better. That’s why he and...
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Victoria Gold Corp.

The fluctuating price of gold has a psychological effect on investors, and fortunately, the current price is near the one Victoria Gold Corp. used to calculate the profitability of its Eagle Gold Project,...
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Trinidad Offshore Fabricators Unlimited

As the only builder of offshore platforms based in Trinidad, Trinidad Offshore Fabricators Unlimited (TOFCO) brings something unique to the oil and gas market in the Caribbean. As General Manager Glenn...
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Spence/Banks Oil Inc.

For Spence/Banks Oil Inc., being a small company does not mean being behind the times. “We know we have to stay in front of the tsunami of technology in order to not be drowned,” says Jim Owen, president...
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Shell Canada

Wringing bitumen out of Alberta’s oil sands is a large-scale mining operation that requires processing or upgrading of the mined bitumen to convert it into a synthetic oil. A refinery then turns the...
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Sacaton Inc.

One of the leading frac sand-hauling companies in the Williston Basin, Sacaton Inc. has grown from one truck to more than 60 in just a few short years. Over time and job after job, Sacaton reinvests...
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Nova Services

Nova Services’ commitment to superior service and competitive pricing has helped it to become a prominent drilling fluids company since it was founded in 1989. By strategically focusing on customer...
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Mistras Group

Mistras Group, a leading one-source global provider of technology-enabled asset protection solutions, recently positioned itself to break into the offshore market of the oil, gas and petrochemical industry...
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Columns

Oil & Gas Awards

After a successful 2014 that saw awards handed out to the outstanding oil and gas companies of the Southwest, Midcontinent and West Coast regions, The Oil & Gas Awards is looking forward to 2015...
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Oil Exports

In late June, in a story that was first reported by The Wall Street Journal, it was announced that the U.S. Department of Commerce, through its Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), had issued a private...
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Mobility

Natural gas is a superior energy source – it is the cleanest of fossil fuels, highly efficient and, furthermore, it is readily available here on U.S. soil. Those factors alone make natural gas a very...
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Industry Trends

Quite a bit has happened since my last EMI column just a short few months ago. The citizens in Denton, Texas, voted to ban fracking while voters in one California city voted to go full speed ahead. The...
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Asset Protection

The industrial Internet has arrived for the energy sector with great potential to deliver significant impacts through productivity and asset health. With the advances in technology and infrastructure,...
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Bradleys Inc.

Bradleys Inc. is a leader in the electric motor repair, rewinding and testing industry, and employs more than 100 professionals in south Texas. Located in Gregory, Texas, the company’s 110,000-square-foot...
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Motor Repairs

Reliability, mean time between failures (MTBF), downtime, costs, safety, efficiency and standardization have pushed documented motor repair specifications and internal motor repair facilities’ repair...
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Rich in Renewables

Chile, Brazil and Mexico are countries rich in renewable resources, and are leaders in the Latin American region due to their governments’ position on renewable energy generation with adoption of innovative...
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Turn to the Euro

Europe’s shale gas reserves won’t create an American-style boom, and aren’t enough to make any kind of global dent over the long-term, yet many are calling for the development of Europe’s shale...
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Drilling Down

Inspired by the American energy renaissance, the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region is increasingly exploring the potential to turn its own unconventional reserves into the biggest boom in the...
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Special Focus

Some people throw out the mayonnaise jar when they can’t scoop any more out of it. Other people will take a knife and painstakingly scrape the jar’s sides and get enough mayonnaise for at least another sandwich, maybe more. But they need time and different tools to do the job. Read more...
Veresen Inc. closed a deal in February 2012 on a low-risk asset with high-growth potential. The company’s $920 million acquisition of the Hythe/Steeprock Complex, formerly owned by Encana Corp., has ushered it into Canada’s booming Montney Shale Play, the prolific natural gas resources located in British Columbia and Alberta. Read more...
TWD Technologies began its evolution into construction management approximately four years ago as a way to ensure that its engineering designs were executed flawlessly. “I think the top reason is to have more control,” co-founder and Principal Scott Wilson maintains. “The traditional way of doing things is, we do the engineering and then a contractor builds it. Read more...
Rambler Metals and Mining struck gold at its Ming Mine in Baie Verte, Newfoundland in 2004 when it began its exploration campaign searching for base and precious metals.  The Ming Mine is an underground volcanic massive sulfide style copper deposit with anomalously high gold grades, allowing the small company to become a mid-size mine developer in a short period of time. Copper and gold pricing fluctuate with economic trends. Read more...
Colter Energy Services Inc.’s commitment to safety goes beyond inspections and meetings to permeate every aspect of the company and its operations. In fact, that commitment has driven the company since its founding. Read more...
A once-dormant copper-gold-silver development in British Columbia is seeing new life. Vancouver-based Yellowhead Mining Inc. in March 2012 completed a feasibility study on the Harper Creek project, which was initially explored in the late 1960s/early 1970s. Read more...
After nearly a quarter of a century, The Rig Shop Ltd. has stayed successful by maintaining strong values in its approach to work, Head Engineer Fred Jolivet says. “[Our senior managers] are straight-up, honest businessmen,” he says. “I enjoy working for them.” Read more...
For the province of Alberta, 1962 was an important year. The Alberta Conservation Board had approved the Great Canadian Oil Sands Project and the Alberta-California pipeline was completed. Seeing the need for Canadian-made products that were suited to Canadian conditions, Duncan McNeill launched Stream-Flo Industries Ltd. and the Crown Energy product line in 1962. In its first year of operation, Stream-Flo manufactured the first Canadian swing check valve used in the oil industry. The company’s global expertise and industry dominance have continued to grow, making it a leader in the energy market. Read more...
The rise in oil and natural gas prices beginning in the late 1990s encouraged the use of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) to access large areas rich in oil and gas deposits that had been, until then, too expensive to extract. While oil and gas companies focused on opening wells at a rate of 1,800 wells per year just in North Dakota’s Bakken area, others wanted to minimize the environmental effects of fracking. Ridgeline Energy Services Inc. created solutions to recycle and re-use water used for fracking, along with recycling contaminated soil to use on green landfills. Read more...
At Pilot Gold, no decision is based on a hunch – either the science is there, or it’s not. It may sound restricting, but in its essence it’s liberating. By practicing its philosophy – “the Science of Discovery” – Pilot Gold has looked beyond traditional mining regions and opened new areas of exploration. Read more...
Brian Impey started his company in 1985 when he purchased a used 1-ton oilfield maintenance truck. More than 25 years later, the Gazelle’s Group of companies is a multimillion-dollar company with three divisions: Insulation Snakes®, Canline Pipeline Solutions and Gazelle’s Oilfield Service Ltd. Read more...
Subtract the inherent risks present in operating gold companies and add more potential benefits than a gold ETF and you get Franco-Nevada Corp. A gold-focused royalty and stream company, Franco-Nevada’s business model limits exposure to operating and capital cost inflation while allowing to it take advantage of rising commodity prices and new discoveries. Read more...
When people usually think of mine shafts, they tend to picture workers starting at the surface and moving downward to the resources that lie below. But Arkbro Industries has found success by offering mining clients the products that allow them to create mine shafts – “raises” in mining terms – from the bottom up. Read more...
Ventana Gold Corp. barely has entered its fifth year in Colombia’s mining industry, but already President and CEO Stephen Orr believes the company has discovered a project that could position it as Colombia’s leading precious metals producer. Read more...
Sometimes, all that’s necessary for a company to break through and reach the next level of success is a new perspective. That’s exactly what Vancouver-based Zincore Metals gained in 2009 when its new management team took over. Manager of Investor Relations Adam Ho says the company has a new outlook on life, from big-picture optimism all the way down to how it approaches its assets in the field. Read more...
ROCK Construction and Mining Inc. was founded by Peter Walker in 2002 after a career in excavation and mining. The company philosophy is to provide safe, efficient and guaranteed service, always knowing project parameters before a bid and always meeting client expectations. ROCK specializes in drilling and blasting for hydroelectric development, quarry and mine production, road and highway construction, infrastructure foundations and specialty drilling. Read more...

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