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E M I C O LT E R E N E R G Y S E R V I C E S I N C . CAN ADA FA L L / W I N T E R 2 0 1 2 Safety First Colter Energy Services Inc. continues to grow in the Bakken Shale and elsewhere through its emphasis on safe well production methods. • Okotoks, Alberta Colter Energy Services says safety drives everything the company does.. “A lot of people have taken to us because we do our jobs as safely as possible.” // ED HA, vice president of operations [ BY JIM HARRIS ] Colter Energy Services Inc.’s commitment to safety goes beyond inspections and meetings to permeate every aspect of the company and its operations. In fact, that commitment has driven the company since its founding. Company President Clay Bradley and PROFILE Colter Energy Services Inc.. | HQ: Okotoks, Alberta Employees: 160 | Specialty: Production services Vice President of Operations Ed Ha established the company in 2008, taking the experience they had gained from a company they operated from 2002 to 2006. Initially, the company solely rented a safety platform it invented and patented after observing a need among crews working on wellheads. “We saw the use of rigless well completions becoming more and more popular, so we saw there was a market out there on the safety side of things,” Ha says. The safety platform – dubbed the wellhead access safety platform, or WASP – features a hydraulic floor that can be lifted up to 12-and-a-half feet high and accommodate eight people. The WASP is a single-piece platform that is easier to set up and operate than scaffolding or other platforms. In 2010, the company won a workplace health and safety innovation award from the Occupational Health and Safety Council recognizing its work on the platform. Colter’s offerings have greatly expanded beyond equipment rental to in- 132

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Energy & Mining International - Fall/Winter 2012

Energy & Mining International - Fall/Winter 2012
Guiding Voice
Worldwide Presence
Digging South of the Border
Honoring the Best
The Williston Basin
Whiting Petroleum Corp.
Breitling Oil and Gas
HDC Development Cos.
Aspen Air U.S. Corp.
Synergy Resources Corp.
Advanced Engineering and Environmental Services Inc.
Enviro Shield Products Inc.
Savage Services
T&R Transport
Boyd and Sons Construction
Roers Construction Inc. – Roers West LLC
J. Koski Co.
Pat’s Offroad Inc.
Tollberg Homes
Wildcat Minerals
Environmental Materials Inc. and Warren Transport Inc.
Borsheim Crane Service Inc.
Central Machining and Pump Repair
Hive Built Homes – Hive Modular
Jericho Services
Kuntz Builders Inc.
MT Rigmat LLC
Steffes Corporation
Wells Concrete
Annabelle Homes - Bakken Shale
Oil Pipeline Blues
Canada Focus
Orbite Aluminae Inc.
New Millennium Corp.
Dynacorp Fabricators Inc.
PCL Contractors
Colter Energy Services Inc.
Zargon Oil and Gas Ltd.
Prodigy Gold Inc.
Rambler Metals and Mining PLC
Innovator Industrial Services
TWD Technologies
Veresen Inc.
Columbus Castings
Comstock Mining Inc.
MS Energy Services
White Star Pump Co.
Golden Queen Mining Co. Ltd.
Pershing Gold
Summit Casing Equipment
Black Hawk Energy Services
Timberline Drilling Inc.
Butch’s Rat Hole and Anchor Service Inc.
Calfrac Well Services
Geoprobe Systems®
Pacific Energy Development
Crocodile Gold Corp.
Gold Standard Ventures Corp.
GreenHunter Water LLC
Preferred Sands
Romarco Minerals Inc.
The Final Shot

Energy & Mining International - Fall/Winter 2012