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The Roughneck

The Roughneck LogoThe 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.

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6: The Douglas Report

Putin Sells Stake in Crown Jewel Rosneft to Mystery Buyer(s)

8: Money Matters

Retiring with vitality

10: Opinion

• The Best Thing About Saskatchewan- Our People!
• Russia Applauds Rex Tillerson Appoinment

16: Feature

• AER Fines Lexin Resources Directors for Unsafe Operations
• Principles to Sentence Directors & Officers*
• Who Dares Reinvent the Upstream Energy Producer?

20: Supplier Profile

•Scientific Drilling: High-tech Equipment + Highly Trained Workforce = Top-Rated Results

24: Focus on Sasketchewan

• PSAC Predicts Saskatchewan Will Be Top Driller in 2017
• Williston Basin Attracts Producers + Investors
• Saskatchewan’s Top Oil Play Opportunities

28: Jokes

29: Ad Index & Rig Count

30: Most active Rig Operators


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Roughneck August 2015

In November, 2016 Scientific Drilling Inc. set a Bakken shale well record at Stoughton, SK. The client challenged SDI to horizontally drill a 3,176 metre well in less than five days. Employees analyzed the data from a previous well and determined the operating parameters and wellbore placement. They recommended using the high speed mud pulse Falcon MWD to take full advantage of the reduced survey times that top drive rigs provide.

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