COVID-19 Information for Oilfield Services

Members may access additional Health and Safety Resources around COVID-19 policies and procedures for your company.  

Since mid-March 2020, PSAC has been providing both levels of government with key data and information about the impact of COVID-19 on the oilfield services sector. Our efforts have included roundtable discussions with Premier Jason Kenney, Energy Minister Sonya Savage, Finance Minister Travis Toews, and other key Alberta ministers.  

Early on in the pandemic, PSAC held a member roundtable with the federal government and then-Minister of Natural Resources, Seamus O’Regan, to update him on the situation for our sector and to recommend short and long-term measures that would assist the sector in surviving this crisis.  Additional discussions were held with Natural Resources Deputy Minister and other senior department staff for the same purpose. 

From these meetings and valuable input from PSAC members, PSAC submitted a list of more than 25 recommendations and support measures to address the impact of COVID-19 on the OFS sector, including specific recommendations pertaining to immediate relief measures, regulatory suggestions, cost measures, tax, financial and liquidity measures, personnel retention, supply & demand and longer-term recommendations. PSAC members can access this list of recommendations by contacting Gurpreet Lail at glail@psac.ca.

PSAC continues to advocate to government on behalf of its members to identify and recommend solutions to unintended gaps in government relief programs as they pertain to oilfield services operations. We welcome your feedback and recommendations.

PSAC has also been publishing frequent PSAC Alert! email notifications containing latest COVID-19 and government updates, webinars, funding announcements, labour and employment changes, latest news and resources that are relevant to oilfield services firms. Members can also access an archive of PSAC Alerts by visiting the Members Only Newsletters section of the website.

If you are not a PSAC member and would like to join and have your thoughts heard in addressing matters that affects the oilfield services sector and your company, please email info@psac.ca.

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