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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 543, 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

May 2020: Alberta Energy Minister Sonya Savage

May 2020: Alberta Energy Minister Sonya Savage

May 20, 2020

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As the pandemic rolls on, CAODC hit an all-time low of 22 active rigs in April. Listen in to May’s WeldCor Supplies CAODC Podcast for some insight into how the industry has been impacted by COVID-19, as well as some more positive news about energy infrastructure projects that are moving forward and how oil and gas needs will continue to grow once we resume our normal everyday lives.

With spring break-up and the economy halted, April was another slow month with drilling operating days and service rig operating hours down year over year. Totals, percentages, and more on the industry update, brought to you by CAODC RigData, at 7:55. Check out the CAODC website to learn about Associate Plus membership which provides full access to CAODC RigData!

Finally, Alberta Minister of Energy, the Honourable Sonya Savage joins us (12:30) to discuss the Site Rehabilitation Program which has had 24,000 applications to date, her take on claims from green politicians that “oil is dead”, and how we need to move forward to create jobs for Canadians after the pandemic ends.

We hope you enjoy this month’s episode. Please give us a like or share, and if you have any suggestions for future episodes send us a note to communications@caodc.ca.

April 2020: David Yager and Dennis Day

April 2020: David Yager and Dennis Day

April 22, 2020

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WTI hits negative territory and CAODC hits an all-time low of 25 active rigs in April!? What does that mean for Canadian drilling and service rig activity? Listen in to April’s WeldCor Supplies CAODC Podcast for some insight!

March came in like a lion and went out like a lamb. Both drilling operating days and service rig operating hours were down year over year. Totals, percentages, and more on the industry update, brought to you by CAODC RigData, at 3:10.

Industry Analyst and author David Yager joins us (12:30) to discuss the demand shock and subsequent pricing shock facing the industry as we move into Q2. Check out David’s book From Miracle to Menace here.

And finally, a fantastic conversation with CAODC member Dennis Day (26:00), owner of Fast Trucking Service and General Well Servicing. Forced to let go long-time employees, most of whom he considers family, Dennis was compelled to spend $50,000 of his own money on grocery gift certificates to help soften the blow.

We hope you enjoy this month’s episode. Please give us a like or share, and if you have any suggestions for future episodes send us a note to communications@caodc.ca.

March 2020: COVID-19

March 2020: COVID-19

March 21, 2020

It’s an unexpected twist on the March edition of the WeldCor Supplies CAODC Podcast. After a quick download of some phone recording software, John speaks with CAODC President & CEO Mark Scholz about the impacts of COVID-19 and the role the Association is playing in helping members navigate their new environment.

February’s numbers were up again year-over-year on both the drilling and service side, with Saskatchewan picking up 3% of the active rig market share for the month. The Industry Update is brought to you by CAODC Rig Data, the most accurate and up-to-date data on the Canadian drilling and service rig industry. For access to more CAODC data, click here to become an Associate Plus Member.

Be sure to tune in to hear some of the initiatives happening for Service Rig members in Saskatchewan (20:20), as well as BREAKING NEWS on some of the steps Energy Safety Canada is taking to assist members in these challenging times (21:23).

Stay safe, and thank you to all of our front-line health care and supply chain workers who are making sure Canadians have access to groceries, medicine, and proper care.  

February 2020: Proton Technologies’ Grant Strem

February 2020: Proton Technologies’ Grant Strem

February 21, 2020

February's WeldCor Supplies CAODC Podcast is GOOD! As pipeline protests disrupt rail transport across the country, Canada continues to amaze the rest of the world by showing how difficult building routine infrastructure can be. Looks like 2020 may even exceed 2019 in the world of bizarre pipeline politics.

January’s numbers are in! Drilling operating hours are up, service rig operating days are down slightly, and contractors are looking to hire! Overall, we are off to a good start in 2020, so get caught up with the CAODC RigData Industry Update.

Then, sit back and enjoy a fantastic conversation about the future of oil and gas in Canada according to Proton Technologies’ Chairman and CEO, Grant Strem. Mr. Strem describes his exciting vision for the future of clean fossil fuel in the form of HYDROGEN.

We hope you enjoy February’s episode. If you like what you hear, please give us a comment, like, or share!

January 2020: Canadians for Democracy & Prosperity Founder, Prem Singh

January 2020: Canadians for Democracy & Prosperity Founder, Prem Singh

January 22, 2020

Our first WeldCor Supplies CAODC Podcast of 2020!

We kick things off with a 2019 Year in Review. CAODC President and CEO Mark Scholz joins John to discuss the political, infrastructure, drilling, and service rig activity through all four quarters! What our analysis lacks in substance we make up for in rambling banter!!

Then, we have a terrific conversation with our special guest, Prem Singh, Founder of Canadians for Democracy and Prosperity (59:25). Prem tells us about the reasons she started CDP, her emotional closing remarks at the recent Value of Alberta Conference, and gives us some insight into the political climate in Alberta and how politics have shaped our national energy conversation.

If you enjoy the show, please give us a like or a share, and if you have any suggestions for future guests, send us a note!

December 2019: United Way of Calgary’s CDO, Rhonda Roth

December 2019: United Way of Calgary’s CDO, Rhonda Roth

December 20, 2019

It’s the Christmas season, and on the WeldCor Supply CAODC Podcast and in the Canadian oil and gas sector, our thoughts turn to others. We celebrate with friends, family, and our community, and many of us look for ways of giving back.

Join us for an excellent conversation with United Way of Calgary’s Chief Development Officer Rhonda Roth (15:05)! Ms. Roth shares with us some of the ways the United Way works with organizations and people from all walks of life to be part of local solutions, and describes how the recent economic downturn has impacted charitable giving.

November’s drilling operating days are at 3,805 and service rig operating hours are at 84,007. Take a listen for the year-over-year comparisons and a provincial breakdown of the numbers on the Krux Analytics Industry Update (12:00).

If you enjoy the show, please give us a like and share. Merry Christmas, and see you in 2020!

November 2019: Rally4Resources Co-Founder Nicole Wapple

November 2019: Rally4Resources Co-Founder Nicole Wapple

November 22, 2019

A chock-a-block episode of the WeldCor Supply CAODC Podcast for November 2019!

CAODC President and CEO Mark Scholz drops by the “studio” to give us a re-cap of this month’s State of the Industry Luncheon (2:00) and an analysis of the 2020 drilling forecast (21:00).

Drilling operating hours are down year over year in October; for all the October numbers, listen to the Krux Analytics Industry Update (16:30).

And at the 29:15 mark, our guest of honour, Rally4Resources co-founder Nicole Wapple. Listen to this fantastic conversation recorded at the Predator Drilling offices in Red Deer, where Nicole talks about what inspired her and her husband Jeff to get into the grassroots advocacy space, and some of the many challenges and successes they have had over the past four years!

October 2019: Total Energy Services President & CEO Dan Halyk

October 2019: Total Energy Services President & CEO Dan Halyk

October 18, 2019

CAODC Podcast for October 2019.

September drilling operating days are down 29% year over year, and service rig operating hours are down just under 3%.

With an important election days away, Total Energy Services President & CEO Dan Halyk joins us for a great conversation on the future of Canadian oil and gas.

With insight from international boardrooms, Mr. Halyk shares his impressions on Canada’s reputation on the world stage, as well as his vision for our industry’s future!

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