The Petroleum Services Association of Canada (PSAC) is the national trade association representing the service, supply and manufacturing sectors within the upstream petroleum industry. PSAC represents a diverse range of over 250 companies, employing more than 70,000 people and contracting almost exclusively to oil and gas exploration and production companies.

Employing 70,000 People

Vision, Mission

To be the voice of Canada’s upstream petroleum services, supply and manufacturing sectors.

To champion the interests of its members and the industry


We value:

  • Safety in everything we do;
  • Integrity in all our relationships and actions;
  • Continuous improvement and innovation;
  • Contribution of our volunteers;
  • Free enterprise; and
  • Communities where we live and work.
A Message From PSAC Leadership

This past year has been one of solid economic growth coupled with the challenge to member companies to reduce costs, compete on a global scale, increase our workforce and secure public support.

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left to right:

(Top)Mark Salkeld,
President and CEO, PSAC

(bottom)John Gorman,
Chair, PSAC Board of Directors

Consistent drilling levels have promoted business stability. Yet our E&P customers are seeking to reduce costs, which in turn requires PSAC member companies to streamline operations. Global competition drive PSAC members to operate efficiently and economically, while still maintaining the environmental protection and worker safety to which Canada is committed.

As always, the ongoing challenges for our sector are a secure supply of skilled and trained labour and the battle for hearts and minds. PSAC members continue to strive to convince the public that through technology and leadership we can develop petroleum resources without compromising the environment. With anti-oil activism becoming more vocal, it’s essential that PSAC delivers the message that our industry provides jobs, social programs, pension funding and economic security, and that – contrary to what many would have us believe – do so in an environmentally conscientious manner.

PSAC members are experts in their respective fields. The Association uses this knowledge to champion our sector by engaging and educating Canadians on the contributions the petroleum industry makes to the national economy and underscoring our mandate to be the trailblazer in environmental protection.

In 2014 PSAC made major strides in government advocacy, championing our sector to provincial and federal and governments. The Association also represented our members on the international stage, as was evidenced with PSAC’s inclusion in Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s trade mission to the Ukraine. We have succeeded in establishing PSAC as the respective, definitive voice of the petroleum service, supply and manufacturing sector.

Canadians are pioneers in technological innovation and many PSAC members invest in research and development projects aimed at increasing operational efficiency and environmental protection. The Association supports R&D by providing guidance on securing government incentives, taxation and technology promotion.

Protection of our workers has always been a priority for PSAC and this is reflected by our standing Health and Safety Committee. As the leaders in the petroleum services, supply and manufacturing sector, it is incumbent upon us to do all we can to protect workers and the environment.

Association surveys have identified several issues that affect the health of safety of our employees and we are currently working to address these issues through such initiatives as a provincial harmonization of occupational health and safety regulations and reporting processes.

For some time PSAC members have been dealing with the labour shortage that is negatively impacting growth and strategic planning. The Association has considered several strategies including mobilization of the aboriginal workforce and government lobbying to population-based ease restrictions of foreign workers.

PSAC is also fostering a long-term investment in education through its PSAC Education Fund, which grants scholarships and raises awareness of career paths in our industry. In 2014 more than $50,000 was raised for this fund.

And PSAC’s commitment to communities was also strengthened through our public outreach programs that strive to increase energy literacy, community engagement and environmental responsibility. The Association’s Working Energy Commitment saw the launch of the Hydraulic Fracturing Code of Conduct, which has now been endorsed by all Canadian fracking companies. PSAC’s outreach programs – such as Community Partners and the new educational website – address energy literacy and community relations.

In 2014 our community fund-raising legacy, the STARS & Spurs Gala to fund air ambulance service, raised a staggering $1.1 million.

It has been quite a year, with much success but we know there is much more on the horizon that will require our collective voice and efforts.

Thank you to the continued support, and we look forward to continuing our work on your behalf.


Mark Salkeld's Signature

Mark Salkeld,
President and CEO

John Gorman's Signature

John Gorman,
PSAC Board of Directors

PSAC 2014 Year In Review

Fuelling a Healthy Future

Accelerating Industry Growth

Over 650 Attendees
  • Spring Conference
  • Drilling Activity Forecast
  • Industry Insights
  • Canada’s Energy Technology Blueprint
  • and more!

Our Conversation with Canadians

Our Commitment to Communities

Community Partners now has more than 40 Participating Companies

Our STARS and Spurs Gala raised $1.1 million dollars!

The PSAC Education Fund Golf Classic raised $50,000 supporting scholarships to deserving students!

Our Growing Presence


Helping to Steer the Issues

Meetings by Government Jurisdiction and Key Issues Addressed

Slight Uptick in Drilling Forecast; Horizontal Wells Heighten Skills Demand

Edmonton Journal, April 2014

Gala Raises $1.1 Million to Keep STARS Flying

Daily Oil Bulletin, January 2014

Fracking Gets New Code of Conduct

Alaska Highway News, November 2013

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Member Companies

Board of Directors

Board Committees

  • Audit
  • Governance
  • Compensation
  • Nominations
  • Public Relations


Sectorial Committees

  • Drilling Fluids
  • Oilwell Perforators
  • Snubbing Services
  • Well Testing
  • Manufacturing

Standing Committees

  • Corporate Finance
  • Education Fund
  • Health and Safety
  • Human Resources
  • Special Events (Golf Classic)
  • Transportation Issues

External Representation

  • Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP)
  • Enform
  • Drilling and Completions Committee (DACC)
  • BC Natural Gas Workforce Strategy Committee
  • SkillSource (formerly BC Resource Trade Organization)
  • Petroleum Safety Conference

External Affiliation

  • Alberta Coalition for Action on Labour Shortages (ACALS)
  • Canadian Chamber of Commerce
  • Business Council of British Columbia (BCBC)
  • Canadian Manufacturing Coalition (CMC)
  • Petroleum Technology Alliance of Canada (PTAC)

PSAC Membership Sectors

  • Cathodic protection
  • Cementing and stimulation services
  • Drilling and completion services
  • Drilling fluids and chemical suppliers
  • Equipment and processing manufacturers
  • Energy environmental services
  • Pipe and drill bit manufacturers
  • Pipe coating and inspection
  • Pipeline and oilfield construction
  • Production testing
  • Rathole conductor contractors
  • Safety services
  • Snubbing services
  • Specialized trucking services
  • Supply and rental stores
  • Supply servicing and fabrication of coring, BOPs and tongs
  • Wireline and perforating services
  • Wellsite consultants
Board of Directors

John Gorman, Chair
Vice President Canada, Haillburton

Ray Mills, First Vice-Chair
CEO and Founder, KUDU Industries Inc. (formerly)

Wally Dumont, Second Vice-Chair
Senior Vice President Industrial Service Technology, Clean Harbors Energy & Industry Services

Trevor Haynes, Third Vice-Chair
President and CEO, Black Diamond Group Ltd.

Lucas Mezzano, Past Chair
Regional Sales Director, Coiled Tubes Canada, Tenaris Global Services (Canada) Inc.

Mark Salkeld, Secretary
President and CEO, Petroleum Services Association of Canada


Duncan Au, Director
President & CEO, CWC Energy Services Corp.

Andy Brooks, Director
Chief Financial Officer, URS Flint

Deborah Close, Director
President, Production Services, Tervita Corporation

Brad Fedora, Director
President and CEO, Canyon Technical Services Ltd.

Chris Gall, Director
Vice President, Global Supply Chain, Calfrac Well Services Ltd.

Donna Garbutt, Director
President, Schlumberger Canada Limited

Scott Hauck, Director
President, DistributionNOW, a Division of DNOW Canada ULC.

Ron MacKinnon, Director
Vice President, Business Development, Strike Energy Services Inc.

Doug McNeill, Director
Executive Vice President Business Development, Stream-Flo Industries Ltd.

John Taskinen, Director
Vice-President, Snubco Pressure Control Ltd.

Scott Van Vliet, Director
President, Environmental Refuelling Systems Inc.