Service Rig Membership
Being a member of the CAODC has many advantages for both large and small contractors. In most cases, the cost of membership is returned several times over in the form of access to cost saving permits, MOAs, and various government relations initiatives. Click here to apply.
Below are a few examples of how contractors can take full advantage of a CAODC membership.
CAODC/CAPP Master Well Service Contract
Negotiated with CAPP, the Master Well Service Contract is only available to CAODC Service Rig Members. The Master Well Service Contract provides the most equitable split between risk and liability for our members and eliminates a large portion of required legal counsel for repetitive services, permitting both parties to make minor adjustments. As such, risks are discussed ahead of any potential challenges resulting in better communication and customer relations between all parties.
Memorandum of Agreements
The CAODC has established a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with both Alberta Transportation and Saskatchewan Government Insurance (SGI). This MOA allows service rig members to apply for a permit called the Oil and Gas Well Service Rig Permit . Under strict circumstances, this Permit provides legislative and regulatory provisions that allow for conditional exemptions respecting driver licence requirements and annual commercial vehicle inspection requirements.
Our Operational committees are the lifeblood of the Association. These committees are comprised of hardworking volunteers from our member companies who help us share and assess valuable information that informs the work we do, and help us move forward as a competitive and healthy industry.
CAODC helps members effectively work with governments by providing one point of contact. Important technical and industry information is gathered from committee experts and then communicated through the Association to decision makers so they may make informed decisions on policy that impacts member companies. Understanding member perspectives helps ensure regulatory bodies are not imposing unfair, costly, or technically inaccurate processes or policies.
CAODC is a public advocate for the Canadian drilling and well servicing industry. Currently, the Oil Respect campaign is the Association's advocacy focus. Since February 2016, Oil Respect has been standing up for the Canadian oil and gas industry from coast to coast to coast. Speaking with provincial and federal governments and regular Canadians, Oil Respect addresses the misinformation and half-truths about the industry, giving oil workers and their families a voice, and letting our country know about the value our oil and gas industry brings to Canada.
CAODC publishes a monthly e-newsletter, as well as a quarterly magazine called "The Hitch." Members have access to advertising and sponsorship opportunities, and can stay up to date on industry news and technology.
CAODC Recommended Practices
CAODC Recommended Practices foster more efficient and effective operations by standardizing and documenting industry best practices for the benefit of all members.
From training and competency manuals to log books, members have access to many different CAODC publications. These publications are purpose-built for Canada’s regulatory environment, and have been drafted, vetted and approved by CAODC members.
Training & Development
The Service Rig Competency Program (SRCP) helps service rig members provide a consistent, transferable training standard across the industry and increases the pool of skilled employees across the service rig industry. Training manuals consist of the Floorhand, Derrickman and Driller.
The Service Rig Driver Training Program was developed in accordance with the MOAs established with both Alberta Transportation and Saskatchewan Government Insurance, this program outlines a training progression that assists workers in acquiring the knowledge and skill necessary to operate safely in a convoy and become competent drivers.
Typically awarded annually each Spring, the CAODC Safety Awards provide an opportunity for individual rig hands to be recognized by their peers for their safety achievements.
Annual General Meeting
Allows members to network, celebrate successes and welcome the new Board of Directors.
Speaker Series events provide an opportunity each quarter for members to better understand specific industry topics such as the Master Service Agreements, worksite drug and alcohol policies and regulations, and the WCB legislation.
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