Canada Halliburton to suspend cementing operations in Alberta

01:10  04 december  2019
01:10  04 december  2019 Source:   calgaryherald.com

Alberta aiming to end 500 nursing jobs over 3 years; nurses call it 'betrayal'

  Alberta aiming to end 500 nursing jobs over 3 years; nurses call it 'betrayal' EDMONTON — Alberta's nurses union says the province's intention to eliminate 500 full-time nursing positions over the next three years has left them feeling betrayed. David Harrigan, a labour negotiator with the United Nurses of Alberta, says that means at least 750 nurses will be out of work once job-sharing is factored in. Harrigan notes Premier Jason Kenney ran on a platform of reducing spending but keeping front-line services intact. Harrigan says fewer nurses will translate into longer waits for care,  increased privatization and upfront costs to patients.

Halliburton , originated oilfield cementing , is the world's premiere oilwell well cementing company. Halliburton 's cementing services offer proven solutions for every Successful primary cementing operations result in a cement sheath to bond and support casing and provide zonal isolation.

Halliburton Company is an American multinational corporation. One of the world's largest oil field service companies, it has operations in more than 70 countries.

a large red sign with white letters: Halliburton has operated in Alberta since 1926.© Dean Bicknell Halliburton has operated in Alberta since 1926.

A multinational corporation that has operated cementing services in Alberta for close to a century plans to shut down that work in western Canada by the end of the month.

Halliburton, an oil field service company headquartered in Texas, says it is suspending its cementing product service line at the conclusion of 2019.

“We made this difficult decision because we do not foresee the ability for the product line to provide a sufficient rate of return. We will continue to provide specialty-cementing solutions, blends and chemical additives to our customers that require our proprietary products and processes,” the company said in an emailed statement.

Question period postponed after man shoots himself on steps of Alberta Legislature

  Question period postponed after man shoots himself on steps of Alberta Legislature An adjournment was called during question period Monday after a man shot himself outside the Alberta Legislature at around 3 p.m. A witness told Global News a man shot himself with a handgun on the front steps.Police officers were seen performing CPR on a body on the steps. Police taped off the area.MLA Dan Williams was speaking in favour of his private member's bill - Bill 207 - when discussion was halted and an adjournment was called due to a health and safety concern.The house was adjourned until 7:30 p.m.Edmonton police confirmed the incident is non-criminal.

Halliburton has designed SentinelCem™ cement specifically to cure losses and enable further drilling. Losses range from seepage to complete; the financial impact involves non-productive time, remedial operations expenses, and material-replacement costs.

Furthering the pursuit of delivering wellbore integrity, Halliburton invested two years and significant resources in developing the most advanced analytical tool in the industry, iCem® Service. iCem Service is operated by Halliburton -certified technical professionals globally, iCem service evaluates

“All of our other product lines that are currently working in Canada are still operating.”

Halliburton has operated its cementing division in Alberta since 1926, when founder Erle P. Halliburton sent his brothers George and Paul to Turner Valley to start the Oilwell Cementing Company, a spokesperson stated.

It currently operates its cementing service line in Calgary, Red Deer, Whitecourt and Grande Prairie.

The company said it was “not going into specific employee information,” when asked how many workers in Alberta could be laid off.

Halliburton’s cementing operations date back to 1919, specializing in oil, gas, geothermal, offshore and hydrate wells, the company states on its website .

It has more than 105 cement laboratories throughout the world.

Alberta loses beer battle in Appeal Court, but won't have to repay brewers

  Alberta loses beer battle in Appeal Court, but won't have to repay brewers EDMONTON — Alberta's top court has dismissed the province's appeal of a ruling that disallowed a program meant to promote local craft beers. But the Court of Appeal tossed out part of an earlier judgment that granted two out-of-province brewers more than $2 million in damages. In a unanimous decision, the court found that a 2015 policy by the previous NDP government to charge retailers a higher markup for beer brewed outside British Columbia, Alberta and Saskatchewan was a barrier to interprovincial trade, which violates the Constitution.

Another Halliburton cement test, carried out about a week before the blowout of the well on April 20, also found the mixture to be unstable, meaning it was unlikely to set properly in the well, but those findings were never sent to BP, Mr. Bartlit found after reviewing previously undisclosed documents.

Self-Healing Cement – Halliburton offers a class of expanding cement that works on the premise that the migrating fluids react with the cement , causing it to respond by Squeeze Cementing – An operation involving the injection of cement into a problematic section of the well at a desired location.

In a publication earlier this year celebrating its 100 anniversary, the company stated that it has about 1,500 employees in 30 offices across Canada.

“We’ve had to find a way to differentiate ourselves by reducing internal costs and improving efficiency. The only way we’re going to be able to win work is to be able to save our customers money,” Halliburton Canada vice-president John Gorman stated in the publication, which discusses the economic and political challenges that Halliburton faces today.

“If customers can’t reduce costs, they’re not working and neither are we. It’s been a forced new normal.”


Twitter: @SammyHudes

Alberta’s ‘Fair Deal Panel’ holds town hall in Calgary .
The Alberta Government's "Fair Deal Panel" stopped in Calgary Tuesday night. Thirty-nine people took the chance to share how they think Alberta could strengthen its stance at the federal level.The panel is made up of current and former politicians along with business, Indigenous and legal leaders.

—   Share news in the SOC. Networks

Topical videos:

usr: 31
This is interesting!