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Spring OilDriller (2013) CAODC's Magazine, The OilDriller, explores the following feature items:

CAODC at Work: CAODC relies on networks of committees to dig into industry's challenges.  See how this coordinates with Association decision-making.

Rig Career Ads on CTV2: CAODC partnered with CTV2 to profile two occupations on a rig crew.

CAODC Safety Awards: The Tradition Continues: Mark Scholz, CAODC President, offers a good news story at the 2013 CAODC Safety Award banquet.

Subscribe to the online OilDriller and be notified when the Fall 2013 issue is available.


CAODC Safety Awards: CAODC Applauds Rig Supervisors for Safety Leadership on Today's Rigs!

Each spring, CAODC celebrates the safety successes of the busy winter drilling season.

Drillers and Rig Managers who lead their crew in incident-free operations for 200 consecutive days are nominated for a CAODC Safety Award.  CAODC is preparing to celebrate industry's 2012 Safety Achievements in Edmonton in April 2013.


CAODC's Winter OilDriller You can follow the CAODC community through The OilDriller. Watch for it at your rig site or access it online! Winter Features:

Market Forces Fleet Deeper: The drilling fleet is expanding to include rigs that have a greater reach.

Natural Gas in Canada: the Big Picture

Facts on Camps: A new CAODC bulletin outlines the responsibilities to meet regulations when providing employees with camp accommodations.



The Facts on Oil Sands – There’s an app for that!    
Are you looking for better ways to communicate facts, clear up misconceptions and discuss the benefits of Canada’s oil sands? The Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP) has a comprehensive and ever-current smartphone app just for that.

Downloading the app is easy. From your mobile device, search ‘oil sands’ in the Apple or BlackBerry app stores or click the links below. Downloading the app takes only a few minutes.





CAODC's Fall OilDriller You can follow the CAODC community through The OilDriller. Watch for it at your rig site or access it online! Fall Features:

Behind the Name Change: Why a Mud Tank is sometimes a Mud Pit

CAODC Forecast - Mid-Year Review

'Historical Tour': Rig Changes from a Crew's View


CAODC recommends Truthland Movie
Public concern over natural gas and hydraulic fracturing has become increasingly anxious, especially with so much attention focused on Josh Fox's Gasland. 

Shelly - a Pennsylvania teacher and farmer with wells planned on her land - needed to have the facts.  So she took a trip and talked to experts from industry, environmental groups and universities, as well as people who can light their tap on fire.  Nobody got paid - there were just asked to tell the truth.  The result of her fact-finding trip is Truthland Movie, a counterpoint to Gasland.

Watch the movie or, for a Canadian perspective on natural gas and hydraulic fracturing, see the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producer's Upstream Dialogue: The Facts on Natural Gas.

CAODC's Spring OilDriller
You can follow the CAODC community through The OilDriller. Watch for it at your rig site or access it online! 

Open Road Ahead: Saskatchewan Rolls Out a Service Rig MOU

TC44 Fits a Square Tank in a Round Hole

Adding up the Hourly Wage: The Rig Tech Premium



CAODC Launches Service Rig Website (Nov 2011) - News Release (pdf)


Alberta is Energy
Investment drives when, where, even if, a rig will work.

Alberta especially has recently seen volatile oil and gas investment. Markets go up and markets go down, and this roller coaster makes for a wild ride in the oil patch.

The Alberta government has taken note of the drop in oil and gas investment in recent years. And this province wants working rigs. Every rig at work generates 135 direct and indirect jobs. (Centre of Energy Research Institute's estimate)

There are changes in the works that will help Alberta return to a competitive investment climate.

Follow the developments on the critical role Alberta's leaders want for tomorrow's oil and gas industry at