Calgary, AB – STEP Energy Services teamed up with NAIT for the first time as they put on their 9th annual Industry Day on Wednesday, April 9th for the Petroleum Engineering Technology program. Students got a chance to explore oilfield equipment and talk to representatives from various service companies allowing them to get hands-on learning, adding to their educational experience.
STEP’s COMMAND CENTER was onsite representing one of three pieces of the company’s ultra-capacity spread. The full spread, which is an industry first, was built to improve operational efficiencies for clients employing multi-well pad drilling techniques with challenging horizontal well programs in Western Canada. In addition to the COMMAND CENTER, this revolutionary spread includes the ultra-capacity reel trailer and the STEP-ARM (Articulating Rotational Mast) which has been designed to increase pad efficiencies and surpass the on-site capabilities of a traditional crane.
On Thursday, April 10th, STEP’s engineering team lead, Lem Edillon, took part in a noon hour presentation for the Bachelor of Applied Petroleum Engineering Technology students at the SAIT campus. Lem’s presentation aimed to educate students on the evolution of coiled tubing and the advances STEP has made in the industry to overcome horizontal well challenges.
The company is excited to increase their involvement with post-secondary institutions and hopes to build on those relationships in the years to come. “I am very proud of the active role STEP is playing in the post-secondary community this year,” says David Johnson, vice president of human resources. “We are a rapidly growing oilfield services company with a culture that encourages continuous learning amongst our professionals, so it only makes sense to support the institutions where our employees and potential employees pursue their educational goals.”