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March 2021: Galatea Technologies Founder Chad Hayden

March 2021: Galatea Technologies Founder Chad Hayden

March 19, 2021

Break-up is upon us! Positive vibes all around the General Well Servicing CAODC Podcast as we head into spring with some nice industry tailwinds.

Year over year decreases on both the drilling and service rig side in February. For all the February data, check out the Industry Update brought to you by RiggerTalk (2:02).

We’re then joined by Galatea Technologies founder, and former Trailblazer Rig Hand, Chad Hayden, for an excellent conversation about how technology in the Canadian oil and gas industry makes us world leaders in ESG (8:54).

The best episode yet? You tell us! Please send any feedback or suggestions for guests you’d like to hear to communications@caodc.ca.

February 2021: Royal Helium Presiden and CEO Andrew Davidson

February 2021: Royal Helium Presiden and CEO Andrew Davidson

February 22, 2021

We’re back in business in February, with General Well Servicing signing on as title sponsors! Thanks to Dennis and Mike for getting on board for what is already shaping up to be an exciting year!

On the drilling side, in January we had 4,689 operating days compared with 6,834 in January of 2020 for a decrease of 31% year over year. On the service side, operating hours in January were down only 6% over 2020 totals. For all the details, check out the RiggerTalk Industry Update (4:10).

And then we are joined by Royal Helium Ltd. President and CEO, Andrew Davidson, for a journey into the world of helium exploration and production (11:30). Mr. Davidson explains how helium is formed, and how CAODC members fit into the equation of this fascinating commodity market.

It’s been a cold month, but the sun is finally coming out and the snow is melting! Open up the windows, let some fresh air in, kick back, and enjoy this month’s episode! If you have any feedback or suggestions for guests, please email us at communications@caodc.ca.

January 2021: Mark Scholz and Jerry Raduy

January 2021: Mark Scholz and Jerry Raduy

January 22, 2021

Here we go! 2021 is just underway and we are picking up speed already. After activity decreases of 34% and 36% on the drilling and service sides respectively, there are a lot of positive vibes in our industry to begin the '21 campaign. Hear all the numbers in the RiggerTalk Industry Update (3:56).

Next, review the year that was with CAODC CEO Mark A. Scholz, as he recalls the major Association milestones from 2020, and gives us a bit of look into the crystal ball (11:00).

And finally, the pièce de résistance, Clear Directional Drilling Solutions President Jerry Raduy joins us to discuss the first new CAODC division in 40 years: Directional Drilling (35:00)!

Want to ensure your year is one to remember? Start if off by downloading the CAODC podcast, and set your sights on 2021 being the best year yet!

December 2020: RigData Industry Update

December 2020: RigData Industry Update

December 21, 2020

First day of winter, last episode of the year!

November picked up slightly and we are finishing 2020 off with stronger activity levels. On the drilling side, we had 2,630 operating days, and on the service side 75,232 operating hours. For all the details, listen to the CAODC RigData Industry Update.

This one won’t keep you from enjoying your Christmas Cheer for too long. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, and all the best in 2021! If you like what you hear, please give us a like or share, and if you have any ideas for the show, please send a note to communications@caodc.ca.

November 2020: 2021 Drilling Forecast + RigData Industry Update

November 2020: 2021 Drilling Forecast + RigData Industry Update

November 24, 2020

November marks our annual State of the Industry event which was held virtually this year for the first time ever. Thank you to our sponsors, special guests, and all who attended!

Activity-wise, October saw steady increases month over month. On the drilling side, we had 2,392 operating days, and on the service side 74,183 op hours. For all the October details, listen to the CAODC RigData Industry Update (7:25).

It’s almost the Holiday Season! Grab an eggnog, stoke the fire, and enjoy our November CAODC Podcast. If you like what you hear, please give us a like or share, and if you have any ideas for the show, please send a note to communications@caodc.ca.

October 2020: CAODC RigData Industry Update

October 2020: CAODC RigData Industry Update

October 22, 2020

The end of Q3 saw a nice uptick in activity on both the drilling and service rig sides. This September we saw 1,702 drilling operating days compared with 3,654 in September of 2019 for a decrease of 53% year over year. For the full story, listen on...

Here’s to a great Q4! Happy Halloween, and we hope you enjoy a short and sweet October CAODC Podcast. If you like what you hear, please give us a like or share, and if you have any ideas for the show, please send a note to communications@caodc.ca.

September 2020: Industry Update

September 2020: Industry Update

September 30, 2020

This August we had 1,395 operating days compared with 4,111 in August of 2019 for a decrease of 66% year over year. For the entire story, check out the CAODC RigData Industry Update.

A special thanks to our first-year sponsor WeldCor Supplies for their support!

If you’re interested in sponsorship opportunities for the CAODC Podcast, or have any ideas for the show, please send a note to communications@caodc.ca.

August 2020: The Canadian Energy Centre’s Dr. Mark Milke

August 2020: The Canadian Energy Centre’s Dr. Mark Milke

August 20, 2020

Slow and steady describes the WeldCor Supplies CAODC Podcast for August 2020. As we reach our one year anniversary, both operating days (drilling rigs) and operating hours (service rigs) are up month over month. Check out the CAODC RigData Industry Update for all of July’s numbers (3:40).

Then we’re joined by Dr. Mark Milke, Executive Director of Research for the Canadian Energy Centre (9:45). Dr. Milke takes us through two of the Centre’s recent studies: Evaluating the Canadian Oil and Gas Sector’s GHG Emissions Intensity Record, and Big Oil is Mainly Small Oil in Canada: Energy Oil and Gas Firm Comparisons by Size and Country. This timely research provides great information to counter those sacred cows of opposition to Canadian oil and gas, "Dirty Oil" and "Big Oil".

It’s great to have air conditioning in this heat! Turn it up, thank a Canadian oil and gas worker near you, and enjoy August’s episode. If you like what you hear, please give us a like or share, and if you have any ideas for the show, please send a note to communications@caodc.ca.

July 2020: U of A Students Dan Baker/Skye Lybbert; Resource Works’ Stewart Muir

July 2020: U of A Students Dan Baker/Skye Lybbert; Resource Works’ Stewart Muir

July 21, 2020

Let’s hope June was the bottom, and we are headed for a much better second half of 2020 on the WeldCor Supplies CAODC Podcast! Only 437 operating days on the drilling side led to a 86% decrease in activity year over year. For all of the recent activity data, check out our CAODC RigData industry update (2:08).

While things may be bad, this industry is worth fighting for, and we are lucky to have two young academics who will help us carry the torch. Daniel Baker and Skye Lybbert join us to discuss their letter to Prime Minister Trudeau asking him to support the Canadian oil and gas sector. Get their perspective on why we should be proud of our oil and gas industry (8:22).

And finally, we are lucky to have the very well-spoken Executive Director of Resource Works, Stewart Muir, join us from Victoria, BC to discuss a new Task Force for Real Jobs, Real Recovery (33:48). Canadians are vulnerable right now, and as we recover from a health and economic crisis, we are going to need our resource industries more than ever.

So grab a cold one, head out to the patio, and enjoy the sun while listening to these great guests! If you like what you hear, please give us a like or share, and if you have any ideas for the show, please send a note to communications@caodc.ca.

June 2020: Ninepoint Partners’ Eric Nuttall and CAODC’s Mark Scholz

June 2020: Ninepoint Partners’ Eric Nuttall and CAODC’s Mark Scholz

June 22, 2020

We’re halfway through 2020 already, and June’s episode of the WeldCor Supplies CAODC Podcast gets you caught up on all things CAODC and Canadian oil and gas!

May saw another new record low for active drilling rigs with 21, but there is some hope on the horizon in the service rig division. Check out the CAODC RigData Industry Update (3:00) for all the operational stats.

The Canadian oil and gas industry is at a critical point in its history, and we need leadership now more than ever. CAODC President and CEO Mark A. Scholz joins us (8:15) to discuss his recently released President’s Message, and the importance of working together to protect and grow the energy services sector.

And finally, our special guest Ninepoint Partners’ Partner and Portfolio Manager, Eric Nuttall (23:15) makes a welcome appearance from Toronto. Mr. Nuttall shines some sun on our industry with an outlook for 2H 2020 that is sure to brighten your day!

We may be biased, but this is another great episode! If you like what you hear, please give us a like or a share, and if you have any requests for future shows, send us a note to communications@caodc.ca

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