Alberta is oil country and not just because of the Edmonton Oilers. It truly is amazing how many websites for oilfield-related issues in Alberta are available. There are websites that offer information about the industry, provide equipment and personnel, give financial aid, and help families cope with the trade-related ups and down to family life. A short list of companies addressing these concerns appears here. An internet search can offer a plethora of other sites.
The Alberta Canada website has a section entitled ‘Oil and gas quarterly’ that provides information about projects and activities in Alberta’s gas and oil sector. Impressive figures and facts, new technologies, labour issues, and government associated initiatives are presented.
The Alberta Oil magazine joined senior writer, Jesse Snyder in discussions about the energy industry’s need for more women, Shell’s Arctic gamble, and Alberta’s advisory panel on climate change.
The Oil Sands Discovery website promotes public knowledge and awareness about oil sands. The centre offers technology, science, and history.
Rental Equipment and Labor Suppliers
Alberta Oilfield Rentals provides needed equipment for the drilling industry. D.L.M. Oilfield Enterprises Ltd. also provides teams of labour and well-maintained heavy equipment to meet the needs of the industry.
An exceptionally useful website is Wrangler Rentals. This modern, user-friendly website is a reliable source for renting heavy-duty equipment and finding highly skilled oilfield workers.
Alberta Oilfield Factoring provides working capital to companies in America’s front line sector who cannot obtain the needed financing from their banking institution.
Real Oilfield Wives is a website that provides a supportive community for women whose husbands work in the oilfield industry. Besides support, women receive advice, make friends, and perhaps get tips about good online sales. The website also has a lively Facebook page that allows women to converse about issues that are of concern to them.
Other Conversation Websites
TigerTel, a Stericycle Communications Solutions website supports the energy, gas, and oil field industry in Alberta. They offer work alone services for company employees that work in isolation who have an increased risk of violence, confrontation, or serious injury. A simple employee check in solution improves safety and reduces liability on an around the clock basis. The company also provides an emergency response and dispatch service for employees. Oilfield workers often fit the clientele they serve. A live chat feature allows interested individuals to get real time information.
Not all websites are created equal though. The Oilfield Anything Incorporated website advertises a live chat on the search engine description. Once on the site, clicking on the Live Chat link produces a message stating the account is no longer active. Many other links do not work either. There is even a section titled ‘Daily Babe’ that produced a photo of a beautiful blonde in a skimpy white bikini. The date on the picture was January 1, 2010.
Common Characteristics of Oil & Gas Websites
All oilfield websites have an ‘About Us’ page that tells the purpose of the site. Reports about industry related activities are standard information provided. News items, programs, special events, jobs, and services are, frequently, part of the material presented. Nearly all websites have information about the technology involved in the oil and gas industry today. Discussion on energy initiatives often appears. All have contact information.
Things that Alberta oilfield websites need to keep in mind include; the Oil and Gas financial sector’s cycles. Web sites that cannot present timely information or make credible forecasts are unreliable. The current low oil prices are presenting challenges for the global gas and oil industry. Non-OPEC countries like the U.S., whose supplies are growing, cause a slower rate of increase for global demands. Saudi Arabia’s discontinuance as the swing producer has also had an effect on the industry. Those things have a rippling effect on workers, their families, equipment use, technology, and business strategies.
Well-Known Companies with Websites
Shell is a group of global petrochemicals and energy companies. They have a presence in over 70 countries and have in excess of 90,000 employees. The goal of Shell is to meet the growing energy demand in ways that are socially, environmentally, and economically responsible. Changes in the industry have a widespread effect on the Shell Corporation. The main areas of their website deal with environment and society, the future of energy, and the products and services they provide.
Another drilling company is Patterson-UTI. The company and its subsidiary operations are primarily in natural gas and oil producing regions of northern and western Canada, Alaska, and the continental United States. They provide comprehensive drilling solutions for independent and major gas and oil companies. The website they sponsor discusses the company’s values, technology, services and career opportunities. News releases are also part of the information they provide.
There are websites that offer various camp accommodations for oilfield workers. Champion Commercial Structures is one company that uses a website to promote this service. They have the ability to feed, house, and entertain employees in the most remote areas of the world. The company supplies large gas and oil industry companies with dining facilities, dorms and recreation halls.
Civeo is a global workforce accommodation specialist that helps oil and gas workers maintain healthy, productive lives while living and working away from home. Their unique approach focuses on guest well-being, operational efficiency, community building and a property development mindset.
If you know of any other useful website resources related the Alberta Oil and Gas industry, let me know about them and I’ll add them here.