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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: The Douglas Report

• Campaign Against Diesel Has Driven Up CO2 Emissions

8: Money Matters

• Supporting Your Favourite Athlete

12: Global Petroleum Show

• Oilpatch’s 51st Annual Chautauqua Grows in Popularity

14: Offshore Ban

• Feds Legislate Marine Protected Areas & Banish Oil & Gas + Mining from Region
• Union + Green Party Lobby for Seismic Ban in Grand Banks and
St. Lawrence

20: Hot Play

• Duvernay Oil Shale Play Continues to Surprise as it Moves into Early Development Stages

24: Equipment Innovations

• NewTek Sensor Solutions Adds Capability to LVDT Products
• New Manifold Valve Design for Pressure Transmitter Improves Ergonomics & Reliability
• Upwing Energy Unveiled New Artificial Lift Technology at OTC

28: In Memorium

28: Jokes

29/30: Rig Count, Ad Index


Front Cover

Ludger Duvernay (1799 – 1852), was known for his fiery personality and is remembered as one of this country’s most important newspaper editors and revolutionaries. In 1827, he purchased La Minerve and turned it into one of the colony’s most powerful newspapers and the mouthpiece of the Patriote cause. He was also founder of the Société Saint Jean Baptiste (then called the Association Saint-Jean-Baptiste de Montreal).