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EXPLORATION + P R O C E S S I N G Editorial Director John Krukowski jkrukowski@businessmediapublications.com Exploration + Processing Editor Brian Salgado Managing Editor Staci Davidson Web Editor Joanna Miller Senior Editor Fernie Tiflis Special Projects Editors Brooke Infusino, Chris Petersen Associate Editors Genevieve Diesing, Alan Dorich, Luke Gillespie, Libby John, Kathryn Jones, Kelly McCabe Contributing Writers Carol M. Burke, Jane Wallison Stein, Ray White Executive Vice President of Editorial Research Tim Kraemer Senior Vice President of Editorial Research Jason Quan Vice President of Editorial Research Mark Gazda Project Manager Walter Sledz Project Coordinators Jen Dudzienski, Toni Howard, Tom Newman, Jim Loughman Sales Directors Steven Campagna, Alaina Neiburger, Jerome Ryan Henderson Advertising Managers Christopher Cushman, Jai Smith, Dean Jones Senior Account Executive Lynn Barbus Account Executives Lutrell Kirk, Eddie Bonilla, Kate Hemingway, Greg Mycek, Rob Levinson, Brad Parks, Zach Potter, Kyle Borchardt, Peter Putnam Director of Web and Reprint Sales Brian Levinson blevinson@businessmediapublications.com Web Account Executives Stephanie Ness, Dash Blankenship, Nichelle Brigham Circulation Manager Geneine Van Someren gvansomeren@businessmediapublications.com Designer Beth Luncsford Advertisement Designers Brian Currie, Vida Soriano, Kelsey Stegner, Bethany Vogelsberg Production Director Victoria Nodal Production Coordinator Kathleen Anderl FROM THE EDITOR THE RECESSION MAY HAVE COMPANIES TWIDDLING THEIR THUMBS, BUT THERE’S STILL PLENTY TO DO. KEEPING BUSY winter 2010 epending on whom you ask, the recession is either in full swing with no end in sight or about to turn the corner toward recovery. No matter what your industry is experiencing, there is one universal truth: There is still plenty of work to be done. In this issue of Exploration + Processing, our cadre of experts share tips on how to tread water until financial and credit markets make it easier for consumers to spend again. John Sztykiel works in an industry that is definitely feeling the heat from the economy – automotive – but he has his staff at Spartan Motors making big plans for the future (page 6). Safety is a factor no matter what the state of the economy. E+P features a case study on emergency preparedness at the Qatargas liquefied natural gas facility (page 12). Additionally, Carol M. Burke and Jane Wallison Stein break down the ins and outs of the Department of Energy’s Financial Institution Partnership Program, which was created to help track down funding for renewable energy projects (page 8). They describe how to get the ball rolling to obtain some of the $8 billion earmarked for work in the renewable sector. While the phones are silent and the sales e-mail inboxes remain empty, executives may want to pick up one or more of the titles suggested in E+P’s new books/products/people page, as well (page 10). There’s no time like the present to get tips on how to better run a company, especially while there is plenty of time to spare. brian salgado — E + P editor bsalgado@businessmediapublications.com Business Media Publications 200 East Randolph St. 70th floor Chicago, IL 60601 312-447-5800 Please note: The opinions expressed by interviewees, contributors and advertisers within this publication do not necessarily coincide with those of the editor and publisher. Every reasonable effort is made to ensure that the information published is accurate, but no legal responsibility for loss occasioned by the use of such information can be accepted by the publisher. All rights reserved. The contents of the magazine are strictly copyright, the property of Exploration + Processing, and may not be copied, stored in a retrieval system, or reproduced without the prior written permission of the publisher. WINTER 2010 EXPLORATION-PROCESSING.COM | 1 http://www.exploration-processing.com

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Exploration & Processing - Winter 2010

Exploration & Processing - Winter 2009
Editor’s page
Preparing for an Economic Upturn
Renewable Funding
Emergency Preparedness Case Study
Slater Controls
quasar energy group
The Crossing Co.
Discovery Drilling Contractors
Mantra Venture Group
Alaska Clean Seas
Peregrine Diamonds
Platinum Group Metals Ltd.
TG Engineering Inc.
Abacus Mining & Exploration Corp.
Advanced Rig Services
Bell Industries Inc.
Canrig Drilling Technologies Ltd.
Cat Construction
Equipment Maintenance Services
Galloway Oilfield Construction Ltd.
Latex Construction Co.
PC Gold Inc.
Spearing Service
Processes Unlimited International Inc.
Global Industries Ltd.
ESG Solutions
Herman Oil Co.
Peat Resources
Innovative Fuels
Juhl Wind Inc.
Kane Instrumentation
MWD Services LLC
Nevada Geothermal Power Inc.
Oski Energy LLC
Paresources Inc.
Powertech Uranium Corp.
Avanti Mining Inc.
BlackBrush Oil & Gas – Texstar Midstream
The Coeur d’Alenes Co.
Vibration Technology Inc.
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Exploration & Processing - Winter 2010