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Efficiency gains fail to boost bottom line for oil and gas drillers: report

A new report from GMP FirstEnergy suggests western Canadian oil and gas drillers are their own worst enemies because they have greatly increased drilling efficiency while revenues have fallen. The research represents more bad news for the industry because it suggests fewer rigs will be needed in the future, translating into fewer jobs and more rig retirements.

Results of the twelfth Québec-California carbon market auction

The results of the August 15 greenhouse gas (GHG) emission units auction held jointly with California are now available.

B.C. seeks intervener status in court cases against Trans Mountain pipeline

The British Columbia government has applied for intervener status in court challenges against the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion

Public comments invited – Ajax Mine Project

The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency is conducting a federal environmental assessment of the proposed Ajax Mine Project, located near the City of Kamloops in British Columbia.

Public comments invited – Hardrock Gold Mine Project

The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency is conducting a federal environmental assessment of the proposed Hardrock Gold Mine Project, located in Ontario.

Conference of Metallurgists hosting World Gold and Nickel - Cobalt

COM2017 is also marked by two special symposia on innovation: one that recognizes leading Canadian female engineers, and the other is aimed at identifying ways to enable innovation in the mining and metallurgical industries

First Energy Metals receives drilling permit

First Energy Metals Limited announced it has received a Mines Act Permit from the British Columbia Ministry of Energy and Mines

Calibration and metrology compensation survey shows salaries across industries

Fluke Calibration has released the results of their first annual Calibration and Metrology Compensation Survey

How much value do you get from your CMMS?

Maintenance Connection has released the 2017 State of CMMS Report, an analysis of how maintenance software delivers value and benefits operations across industries that conduct maintenance on a daily basis. The report uses proprietary data from Maintenance Connection’s CMMS Score survey, which collected data from 1,000 maintenance professionals about how they rate their maintenance programs and to what extent they have utilized a CMMS. » Read full article

Analyzer safe for hazardous “grassy” areas

The SKF Microlog Analyzer CMXA 51 meets MSHA standards, which means that it is a “permissible” and “intrinsically safe” device for areas where potentially explosive firedamp (a flammable gas, usually methane) is commonly found. The device is a rugged, handheld instrument for collecting vibration, process and dynamic data from machinery. » Read full article

High-pressure multi-stage pumps

KSB’s Multitec series of high-pressure multi-stage pumps has been expanded with the new Multitec 200 and 250 models. These pumps are designed for water supply applications where high pressures are needed to move water. » Read full article

Upgrade to Type E sealing system

Timken Type E Tapered Roller Bearing Housed Unit Secondary Sealing System is specially designed for rugged service. These units offer a robust multi-point sealing system – users reported significantly increased uptime in severely contaminated and wet environments. Available in a full range from 13/16" to 5" and 35 mm to 100 mm » Read full article

MEMO 2017

Date: September 24 – 26, 2017
Location: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
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MainTrain 2017

Date: September 25 - 28, 2017
Location: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
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Xplor – The Annual Mining Event in Quebec

Date: October 18 - 19, 2017
Location: Montreal, Quebec
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