Energy Services in Alberta and BC

As many of you already know, Alberta is Canada’s top province when it comes to energy services and the oil industry. However it is worth noting that with the re-election of a Liberal agenda in Canada, 2020 could prove testy for both Alberta and British Columbia. Most Canadians have seen the recent decent-ion of Western Canada over the re-election of Trudeau and Alberta’s oil workers are amongst the most concerned.

On a more positive note: after 4 out of 5 years of energy sector losses in Canada, 2020 is expected to rise an additional $2 billion in oil and gas. But with projects like the Teck mine on the ropes with government approval, there is hope that Premier Kenney will pull a rabbit from a hat and get approval. This would substantially change the 2020 forecast. The one most active in helping Alberta’s improved economic environment is largely due to provincial government policies which include slashing corporate tax rates and easing of oil production curtailment levels.

But back on track with the subject of this blog post, let us talk about energy services industry in these two immensely important provinces. What is an ESCO? By definition, ESCO is an acronym for Energy Service Company. This is a company that provides services such as fuel flare venting, meter proving, commissioning and startup, sampling and analysis and electrical and instrumentation to name a few.

There’s also no shortage of companies to chose from when consider energy services but none more reliable and renowned as Harvest Oilfield Services. Why? Let us explain…

Harvest Oilfield Service Inc. began in 2005 with a single high pressure wash and steam truck and was based in Central Alberta. Today, the company boasts 12-14 full time employees with over a dozen mobile boiler trucks and is growing at a phenomenal rate. As demands by regular everyday Canadians rises within the energy sector, Harvest understands the importance of matching the pace of this trend.

Fox Creek shutdowns and turnarounds

Harvest Oilfield Service Inc. has satellite locations including providing Fox Creek shutdowns and turnarounds service via this highly reliable company.

The Fox Creek office also boasts coverage for chemical plant shutdowns, refinery turnarounds, and rail car and yard cleaning with steam. Harvest has remote offices also in Manning, Peace River, Bonnyville, Whitecourt, Fort St. John and Drayton Valley.

Additionally Harvest also has principal offices in Sherwood Park and Calgary. Services from those include providing Edmonton facility maintenance turnarounds, Edmonton chemical cleaning, and facility modifications.

It is important to note also that Harvest Oilfield Services offers a vast scope of mobile boiler services and other energy services.

Oil and Gas Field Sampling

When it comes to oil and gas field sampling and analysis, safety standards should be first priority.

Finding industry professionals who are committed to safety, and quality sampling that is completed by a field service team with experience and understanding of measurement, process flow and production is key to efficiency and accuracy.

Intricate is committed to providing quality sampling and analytical services. Sampling that can be customized to meet your needs and include safety. Selecting the best possible sample point, and maintaining sample integrity to avoid re-sampling, will ensure accurate results and reduce costs.

Intricate offers scheduling programs that keep track of scheduled frequencies and ensure you always remain compliant and your company needs are met. Intricate is knowledgeable in all AER directives and work to maintain compliance while reducing sampling where applicable.

If the oil and gas industries biggest concern is minimizing the amount of waste while maximizing efficiency, trust in a company who is experienced and reputable for support and delivery of accurate results.

For more information about Intricate Energy Services, visit or call (844)-818-1612.

3 challenges in transporting oil and natural gas

3 challenges in transporting oil and natural gas

Transportation of oil and natural gas is not only difficult but risky as well. There have been many incidents of oil spills or explosions in pipelines. These are the major challenges of transporting these products to long distances.

Production has increased

The oil and gas production has increased due to the high demand for these products. Canada is producing lots of oil and gas. Due to the latest oil system reform, the oil production in Mexico has also increased. There is lack of infrastructure to transport these oil and gas.

Has to travel long distance

Oil and gas are now being extracted from remote locations. So, unlike the easily accessible locations, it takes a lot of time and improved management system to transport these products from the remote locations. A number of extra interstate pipelines are necessary to transport gas to long distances.

Possibility of more accidents

As the transportation system needs to be expanded due to the increased production of oil and gas, there is more possibility of accidents like oil spills and explosions.

Due to more availability of these products, the consumer demand will also increase more in turn. So, the oil companies have to look for new locations to extract oil and gas. Transporting these products will become a major problem again. Companies must find out ways to meet these challenges and improve the infrastructure to easily transport these products to destinations.

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4 major challenges of Arctic drilling

4 major challenges of Arctic drilling

The oil companies are no longer getting good oil production from the accessible energy sources. Due to the demand for gas and oil and the increased competition, these companies are moving towards remote locations to search for oil and gas. The Arctic region is thought to be a very prospective place for digging oil. According to a US Geological Survey, it is estimated that the Arctic has about 90 billion barrels of oil. This is equivalent to 13% of the undiscovered oil reserves of the world. Thousands of trillion cubic feet of natural gas is also present. However, there are lots of challenges for drilling in this region.

1. Weather

The weather can go below 200C in summer. The wind is very strong and it can be very difficult to work in this harsh weather condition. In winter, it is almost impossible to work.

2. Difficulty in extracting oil

The summer lasts for a short time. During the winter you get very little daylight time to work. So, it is best to complete the drilling process before the summer ends. This can become impossible most of the times. So, the oil lies beneath the ice in frozen form. Oil companies have to wait till the next summer to dig it up.

3. Cleaning up is complicated

Due to lack of infrastructure in the remote locations, it can be very difficult to clean up everything before summer. So, the residues and emissions can get trapped under the ice which might cause devastating results to the ecosystem.

4. Getting permission is difficult

It is very difficult to get the license for drilling projects in the Arctic region. There are very strict regulations and lots of capital is required. So, many companies cannot afford to gather up this large sum of capital to invest.

The oil companies must find out ways to overcome these challenges. Better equipment must be invented so that drilling operations can be done faster on ice. Great opportunities lie out there and the oil companies must extract oil and gas from those places before the place becomes too crowded due to competitors.

3 marketing tips for the oil industry

3 marketing tips for the oil industry

Like other companies, the oil companies also need to have a solid marketing plan and a budget. The competition is increasing and they need to come up with innovative strategies to keep up with the competition. Here are some marketing tips for the oil industry.


Networking is very important in this business. You should attend annual exhibitions and conferences and try to form a relationship with other companies. These are the places where you will get good leads. So, there is a high chance that you will be able to make lots of deals after attending these events.

Consistency in promotional materials

You should try to create a permanent image of your brand in the minds of the consumers. Your logo must be displayed on every kind of promotional material you use, like a business card, website, employee uniform, advertisements, etc. There should be consistency throughout.

Use integrated approach

An integrated approach to marketing is very effective in this sector. You should use both traditional and digital marketing strategies. You can use a press release to let people know about your brand or about a project you are involved in. The key is to promote your brand.

These marketing tips will increase your ROI and customer base. You must have a written marketing plan and revise it from time to time. These tips will help you to stay ahead of the competition.