21 June 2016
In February this year, Export Development Canada (EDC), the State-owned export credit agency provided C$750 million ($553 million) in emergency loans to small and medium-sized oil and gas companies in a bid to help the industry survive the current downturn. Continue Reading
13 June 2016
In its CEO Insights series, Export Development Canada (EDC) talks to United Safety’s CEO Lee Whittaker to find out how the company started exporting services to the oil and gas industry and the lessons they learned along the way.
EDC is bringing the spotlight to Canadian oil and gas companies, which have demonstrated value by bringing value-added services to international markets. Continue Reading
26 May 2016
On its first issue this year, Oil Review Africa magazine published an article describing United Safety’s successful operations in Angola and Congo (Brazzaville). The two countries are among the top five oil producers in Sub-Saharan Africa. In both countries, oil production comes almost entirely from offshore oil fields.
United Safety faced numerous challenges during the start up of operations in these countries, including equipment mobilization, the set up of a supply chain that complied with local content requirements, and the training and transition of local manpower into world-class HSE professionals. Continue Reading
06 March 2016
On March 2016 The Roughneck magazine published an interview with Shayne McCallum, Vice President Canada at United Safety.
The interview covers United Safety’s origins and the reasons why it was founded: the oil and gas industry was in need of a comprehensive solution, from wellhead to retail, and positioned its service offerings to include gas explorers, producers and process operators, thus providing a single standard of safety for all personnel on a given site. Shayne also discussed how United Safety has been growing for the past 29 years, and the areas we currently operate in now, he said “With an eye on market growth and the careful consideration of the particularities and cultural differences in each country, we were able to achieve sustainable growth.” Continue Reading
21 February 2016
The United Safety USA team attended the opening ceremony for the 2016 29th Safety Excellence Awards, on the 5th of February, in Pasadena, Texas. Organized by the Houston Area Safety Council and the Houston Business Roundtable, the Annual Safety Excellence Awards will honor contractors in the Houston/Gulf Coast area that have had an outstanding record of safety performance in 2015. Continue Reading
02 February 2016
TeQ Shield™ featured in leading industry magazines and columns
Since its launch at the Global Petroleum Show in June last year, the TeQ Shield™ has invaded industry publications and columns on safety. HSE Now, SPE’s new web- and app-based publication featured the TeQ Shield™ in October and again this month, as an innovative technology designed to do confined space monitoring. Continue Reading
31 January 2016
HSE Now, the safety e-magazine from SPE reports on our Updated Safety Trends Report highlighting the shifting upstream environment. Without a doubt, the unprecedented decline in oil prices has had a major effect on the safety issues and concerns of the upstream industry. The updated Upstream Safety Trends report dives deeply into safety issues, outlining the scope of the various challenges and, where possible or required, suggesting relevant solutions. Continue Reading
17 January 2016
The Kuwait Oil Company Contractor Safety Day, which took place last week on the 15th of January in Kuwait City, was a success.
The seminar was an excellent platform to discuss best practices and new technologies that improve worksite safety. It provided the ideal meeting point for contractors, KOC oil and gas employees and safety professionals to exchange experiences and network with one another. Mike Gilbert, United Safety’s VP for Middle East, discussed how innovations can help solve H2S challenges. Continue Reading
29 November 2015
Oilfield Technology recently featured United Safety’s launch of a new product that aims to integrate fragmented turnaround management systems into one at ADIPEC 2015.
“Across the globe, United Safety has served 789 turnarounds. We know from experience that it is a pain for plant managers and owners to deal with the time-consuming task of permitting, access validation and document management,” says Dr. Elie Daher, Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of United Safety. Continue Reading
29 November 2015
United Safety’s Mike Gilbert, Vice-President for the Middle East is featured in the October 2015 issue of World Pipelines magazine.
The Oil and Gas industry has always been operating in challenging geographic conditions. These challenges often come with limited infrastructure, pressing timelines and the lack of skilled personnel. This article examines how experience and innovation are key to future efficiency and safety in extreme environments. Continue Reading