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The Roughneck

The Roughneck
The Roughneck 
was founded in 1952 as the voice of the Canadian oil community. The magazine reports on the people and events of that community - both past and present - that have made the oilpatch in Canada what it is today.

The Roughneck analyzes political events that affect the industry and profiles people and businesses that are a part of it. The magazine covers the news that others miss because it is a part of the industry about which it writes. Opinions expressed herein are those of the staff writers and may not reflect those of the magazine's readers or advertisers.

 


4: LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

8: THE DOUGLAS REPORT

• The Oil Price Plunge Humbled Leaders Plagued by Self Admiration

12: OPINION

• Politicos- Why Do They Keep Messing With the Heritage Savings Trust Fund?
• Trump EOs Puts Energy Industry + Environmental Groups at Odds
• Former Obama Advisor Hates Trump’s U-Turn

14: MONEY MATTERS

• A balanced approach

20: NEW PRODUCTS + IDEAS

• Miniaturization of Rupture Discs Forces Industry Back to Drawing Board
• A Monolithic Approach to Primary and Secondary Containment

26: PROFILE

• 50 years of Canadian Oil and Gas Services Expansion

28: JOKES

29: RIG COUNT, AD INDEX

30: MOST ACTIVE RIG OPERATORS


Front Cover

As Canada’s 150th birthday approaches on July 1, the growth of the oil and gas services (OGS) industry in the past 50 years is noteworthy. While oil companies get the attention, OGS does the work, supplies all the equipment and most of the people.

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