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January 30, 2017
Canada and the United States oilfield companies are ramping up their personnel efforts to equip drilling rigs to meet the upcoming demands of the industry. Once again after a long 2 ½ year slowdown and the industry seeing 100’s of thousands of their employees around the world being laid off with a large number never... Read More
January 30, 2017
C & J Energy services contacted Maritime Drilling Schools Limited talking to Reg MacDonald President CEO looking to hire his students for their Canadian Division.  Russ King stated they are now looking for experienced Rig Floorhands & Derrickhands.  Local work in Red Deer, Drayton Valley, Brooks... Read More
June 9, 2016
There could be a growing shortage of skilled workers in the oil industry. That may seem counterintuitive in an industry that has been rapidly shedding workers, with more than 350,000 people laid off in the oil and gas industry worldwide. Texas is one place feeling the pain. Around 99,000 direct and indirect jobs in... Read More
April 9, 2016
Roughneck and Roustabout, in particular, they are the official name of semi-skilled role on an oil rig. Some consider the terms interchangeable. In oilfields, roughneck and roustabout are two of several roles in the hierarchy on an oil rig. Roughneck and roustabout are entry-level jobs on an oil rig. It may sound... Read More
January 18, 2016
Students from the United States are able to take advantage of currency exchange rates.  The cost of the 20 Day Pre Employment Program CDN $4200.00 Canadian currency and in American currency as of today is US $2885.00 with a savings of US $1315.00 to the student. Accommodations cost CDN 800.00 or US 550.... Read More
February 23, 2015
These are hard times for a lot of oilfield personnel as the price of oil has tumbled to an all-time low since 2008 and employers either have a labour freeze or are laying off personnel to maintain a cash flow as they ("weather the storm"). Employees who live pay cheque to pay cheque will suffer most as they... Read More
July 22, 2014
The work will be focused in the Flemish Pass Basin, about 500 kilometres northeast of St. John’s. Statoil has three oil finds in the basin — at the Bay du Nord, Harpoon and Mizzen sites. In 2013, Bay du Nord was revealed as the company’s biggest oil discovery outside Norway and the world’s largest conventional oil... Read More
May 28, 2014
Karen Bowman-Senior Editor for Rigzone writes story on Maritime Drilling Schools Limited based on the ongoing need for drilling personnel in the Oil & Gas Industry.  Based on interviews with Reg MacDonald CEO Maritime Drilling Schools Limited, Adam Sieminski, the administrator for the U.S. Energy... Read More
May 27, 2014
Maritime Drilling Schools Limited had the highest number of most read articles on Rigzone for the year 2012 giving it #1 of the top 5 articles selected. As a training school we were very excited to hear the news. Reg MacDonald President and CEO said this shows the desire these individuals have looking for... Read More
May 26, 2014
Shell , Conaco Phillips and Suncor join forces to explore Canada's East Coast which is part of billions of exploration dollars slated for Eastern Canada.  Along with this project (BP) British petroleum is seriously looking at their options in the area as well.  Statoil has an interest off Newfoundland... Read More