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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: Money Matters

• Invest Like an Institution

8: The Douglas Report

• Federal Cabinet Suffers Buyer’s Remorse from Trans Mountain Deal

12: Opinions

• Baloney Meter: Are Liberals to Blame for Cancelled Energy Projects?
• Indigenous Groups have Specific, Measurable Requests to Save TMX

18: Contract Disputes

• GuildOne’s Thunderbird Consensus Blockchain Network Prevents Contract Disputes with Indigenous Peoples

20: Activist Investors

• Case Study: Activist Investor Cation Capital Transforms Crescent Point’s Board & Management

24: Insolvencies

• North American E&P Bankruptcies 2015-2018

26: Perforating Guns

• Engineered Perforating — Optimize Guns + Charges

28: Jokes

30: Rig Count, Ad Index

Front Cover

Picture the scene in Ottawa in the hallowed chambers of the federal Liberal party’s first cabinet meeting post Federal Court of Appeals decision on the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion handed down August 31, 2018. After all, it was the day after the feds realized the error of their ways.