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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

Welcome to Global Cooling and the (Future) Renaissance of Fossil Fuels

8: Money Matters

Technology Meets John Gaunt

10: Association Corner

PSAC -- Joining A Trade Association Has Never Been More Important

12: Briefs

  • BC’s Assessment of Tight Resources

  • SAAB Seaeye Predicts an All-Electric Future

  • DNV GL Awards Industry’s 1st Technology Qualification Certificate for Fiscal Metering to Emerson’s Ultrasonic Flow Meters

  • Versatile Crane Systems Comply with International Regulations + Standards

  • University of Toronto Offers 1st-in-Canada Certificate in Forensic Engineering

  • PrairieSky Closes Royalty Acquisition

  • Zargon Oil & Gas Proposed to Amend its Convertible Unsecured Subordinated Debentures

14: Features

  • Powerhouse Pacific NorthWest LNG Project Approved

  • Trans Mountain Clears B.C. Environmental Hurdles: More Barriers Ahead

  • Wireless Connections Solve Challenge of Using Various Sensors in Remote Monitoring and Control Applications

  • EIA Projects U.S. as Net Energy Exporter

  • BC LNG Recap: Companies Want Piece of Lucrative Asian Market

  • NEB Tightens Disclosure Rules for Pipeline Incidents and Emergency Exercises

28: Jokes

30: Ad Index, most active rig Operators & Rig Count

Front Cover

Roughneck August 2015

Last fall, the federal government approved the $11.4 billion Pacific NorthWest LNG mega-project, a key part of the $36 billion investment by Petronas, Malaysia’s state-owned global energy company, to build a pipeline, terminal, and natural gas extraction network in western Canada.