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E M I CALFRAC WELL SERVICES FA L L / W I N T E R 2 0 1 2 Quality Flows, Efficiently To meet the demands of oil and gas clients in the United States, Calfrac Well Services looks at each project as if it’s the company’s only one. Calfrac leverages its extensive resources to develop exacting solutions for clients.. • Williston, N.D. “The employee attitude in all aspects of the operations – from the service and field office to the supply chain – that’s the No. 1 thing that sets us apart.” // JOHN GRISDALE, president of U.S. operations [ BY JAMIE MORGAN ] No matter what the formation – gas in Pennsylvania’s Marcellus shale or the oil-laden Bakken Shale – Calfrac Well Services has one goal: to deliver a pumping solution that safely and cost-effectively maximizes its client’s production. In the industrialized world, cost-effectiveness is sometimes synonymous with assembly line-style automation. When it comes to oil and gas well completions, PROFILE however, the only way Calfrac can achieve its goal is with an individualized approach. The company designs cementing and fracturing programs that meet the specific needs of each job. “Cementing is the first thing that happens as part of the well construction process, and a good cement job is critical to ensure proper wellbore security so the groundwater is protected and the zone that will be hydraulically fractured Calfrac Well Services. | Headquarters: Calgary | Specialty: Well completion is isolated,” explains John Grisdale, president of U.S. operations. “In fracturing design, it gets a lot more complicated. One of the critical components to fracturing design is to optimize the stimulated reservoir volume that we’re trying to achieve. When they drill horizontally or vertically, we want to make sure we’ve got as much of that formation that contains the oil or natural gas. We want to maximize the area that’s stimulated to assure we get the most efficient flow out of the formation.” Accomplishing this requires knowledge of a number of formation types and the best-matched drilling programs and chemicals for each well. Calfrac leverages its research and development, operational support and quality-control resources to develop and test exacting solutions along with providing the field employee training necessary to deliver those solutions. “We have technology centers in Canada and the United States that are working to develop new fluid technologies and cementing technologies and green chemistries,” Grisdale says. “We 190

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