Message from the President – Enseco Makes Huge Strides

Our company continues to make huge strides in delivering premium service and equipment. Enseco’s competitive advantage lies in our ability to provide our services at higher level than our competitors. We are achieving this by investments in equipment, improvements in technology and a commitment to safety, people and processes. In short we have come a long way as a relatively young company but we have many areas that need further work and opportunities to grow.

We recently were approved by Enform for our COR audit renewal. Our COR audit standing and our yearly Safety stats recently published show our commitment to our EH&S culture and Zero Harm philosophy. This commitment is paramount and integral to our strategy of delivering service excellence. We will not differentiate ourselves without this steadfast commitment to zero harm and zero incidents. Quality service and quality service delivery go hand in hand with Safety. With this in mind and with unpredictable weather causing increased driving risks, please take extra time and caution when needed traveling to and from locations.

Hopefully the Spring-like weather of recent will hold off for the time being and we will get a full Winter Season in this year.

Thank you to all of our staff who are continuing to go that extra mile, delivering service excellence, and raising Enseco above the competition.

Kent Devlin, President

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Enseco Teams up to Deliver Top 1% Performance in 2012

Operator: Wexpro Company
Rig: SST 17
Location: Green River Basin – Sweetwater County, WY

  • Enseco Energy Services has provided the directional services on SST 17, operating for Wexpro, a Questar Company, in Sweetwater County, WY since 2010.
  • In 2012 this rig was ranked #44 of 4,855 rigs reporting in the USA for footage drilled and average days per well.
  • Average well depth: 7,357′ MD
  • Total footage for 2012: 345,786′ MD
  • Average days per well 2012: 4.1 Days (including directionally drilled surface, running casing and drill out to TD).
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Enseco Energy Services Offers Advice on Decluttering this Spring

The days are getting warmer and warmer as we approach spring. As a new season begins there is a re-awakening toward internal development and behavioural change. This leads to a desire to get yourself and your surroundings in order and ready for the season ahead. Spring is the perfect time of year to de-clutter not only your home or work space but your body and mind.

Spring cleaning is something we are all familiar with in terms of cleaning your house and yard but it is also a great time to put your focus on cleaning out and organizing your work environment.  A cluttered office causes stress and distraction and you will save yourself valuable time searching through all of those piles of paper on your desk once you’ve done a little tidying up. A good place to start is clearing your desk of all papers and files. After this you can begin a more proactive routine of putting away documents immediately after they are put on your desk. You can take this a step further and look through your electronic documents and emails saved on your computer and ensure they are all filed away in the appropriate folders in order to find them as quickly and easily as possible. One Spring cleaning project we have taken upon ourselves here in the Enseco office is carefully looking through our commonly used documents and ensuring all of our information, numbers and dates are up to date. Updating your internal documents can be easily overlooked each year so set aside some time during your spring cleaning to get this done as well.

Not only will a more streamlined space help you feel more in control of your day-to-day life, it could also make you fitter. Researchers have found that the owners of tidy homes are more likely to be physically fit than those who live in messy environments. Plus, a little elbow grease can torch serious calories. According to Everyday Health’s My Calorie Counter, a 150-pound person can burn 133 calories in 30 minutes of vigorous cleaning. Why not further that calorie loss and get outside for a run? Enjoy the warm days while they are here. Studies have shown that exercising outside is better for your mental and physical wellbeing. So get active this season!  The most important part of achieving a healthy body is what you fuel it. During the warmer months your body will naturally crave less heavy food so take advantage of this. Fruits, vegetables and lean meat are a perfect spring diet. Peas, asparagus, kale, radicchio, and rhubarb are just a few of the fresh foods that reach their peak during spring. So stay close to home this spring and experiment with some well-rounded homemade meals.

Arguably, the most important reason to unclutter your space is so you can unclutter your mind. When your environment is cluttered, the chaos restricts your ability to focus. The clutter also limits your brain’s ability to process information. A messy house or office can distract you and keep you from processing information as well as you do in an uncluttered, organized, and serene environment. Another way our minds get cluttered is with overwhelming ideas, things to do, and inane questions. Keeping track of all the stuff in our lives can be exhausting so how can we release the mind chatter and focus on the present? Stop worrying about things you cannot control; replace your negative thoughts with positive and your worries of what could go wrong with hopes of what could go right. Write everything down; making lists for your plans, goals and events will create a feeling of organization and simplicity. Meditation works wonders for bringing peace; do this by clearing your mind, focusing on your breath, how your body feels and by connecting to the energy around you. Most importantly do what makes you happy; express yourself in whatever creative manner helps you live in the now and simply feel good.

Karissa Hansen, Corporate Office Administrator


Spring Salad – Submitted by Karissa Hansen

The sun is starting to shine, the warm weather just around the corner and taste buds are feeling the seasons change. When I went to my cutting board the other day what I came up with reflected that in a light and refreshing spring salad.

All you need to do to recreate this healthy meal is combine the following ingredients:

  • Mixed salad greens
  • Strips of chicken seasoned with lemon and garlic
  • Boiled egg(s) thinly sliced into quarters
  • Avocado
  • Candied Pecans
  • Goat Cheese, cubed
  • Cherry tomatoes cut in halves
  • Strawberries cut in halves
  • Cooked Cous Cous

Top it off with a Creamy Poppyseed Dressing and enjoy!

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Enseco Provides Extended Health & Dental Benefits to Canadian Employees

After receiving feedback from our employees during our breakup meetings last spring Enseco Energy Services Canada has worked with SunLife benefits to provide an extended health and dental benefit program for all of our eligible Canadian employees.

Enseco will continue to offer the basic benefit plan, eligible employees will have the option to choose the Enhanced Health and Dental plan extended benefits, these extended benefits are paid 100% by the employee. Keep in mind that these costs are eligible for tax credit when you file your income taxes. The current monthly rates for the Enhanced plan are:

Single $26.83 Family $77.98

To help control plan costs, there are participation rules for the new Enhanced Health and Dental plan:
1) Permanent employees are eligible to opt into the enhanced plan after six months of continuous employment.
2) Once an employee has opted into the enhanced plan, he or she will be locked in for a period of two years
3) If you have a major life event such as marriage, divorce, or birth of a child, you will have the ability to change back to the Basic plan before the end of the 2 year lock in period.
4) The Enhanced plan is a package, and you may not select Enhanced Dental and Base Health or vice versa.
5) Rates will be reviewed by Sun Life every year. Rates can increase or decrease based on the claims experience of the plan. Employees in the Enhanced program will experience at least one rate change (depending on when the employee moves into the Enhanced plan) during the course of their lock-in period.

The Enhanced plan provides the following improvements over the Basic/Current Health and Dental plan:

1. Increased coinsurance for drug coverage from 80% to 100%
2. Increased paramedical practitioner maximum (massage therapy, chiropractic treatment, etc.) from $500 per person per practitioner per calendar year to $750 per person per practitioner per calendar year

1. Increased coinsurance for basic services (cleanings, fillings, scaling) from 80% to 100%
2. Increased combined calendar year maximum for major and basic services from $1,500 per calendar year to $2,500 per calendar year
3. Increased lifetime maximum on Orthodontics from $1,500 to $3,000. This benefit remains available to children under age 18.

John Gallichan, HR/Payroll Manager

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USA Directional Drilling Continues to Open Doors – AADE Provides Exposure

Since the addition of Colby Baxter and Bryan Farley in our Denver Sales office, we continue to open far more doors and opportunities for both increased exposure and the growth of far more relationships with operators in the United States than ever before.

We continue to get our logo out there with upcoming sponsorships and our regular flurry of calls and meetings with possible future clients.

Although the drilling activity levels look to be static for the first half of 2013, we find many operators are looking outside their usual relationships to see how they themselves can improve on their current well costs and performance.

We are anticipating an upswing of activity starting June of this year, as many operators have pushed some of their scheduled project starts into May / June due to a somewhat “bearish” sentiment but also to alleviate land owner concerns, costs of well site construction and increased costs in our focus areas and weather delays as many winter systems continue to come and go throughout the Rockies, Mid-West and Williston Basin Regions. Gas prices are also still delaying some projects we are waiting to fire up.

All in all we continue to add contacts to our ever growing list of relationships.

Travis Ehman
Business Development Manager

AADE Technical Conference and Exhibition

On February 26th & 27th of 2013, Enseco Energy Services attended The AADE Technical Conference and Exhibition in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

AADE (American Association of Drilling Engineers) is a non-profit (IRS 501-6C), volunteer organization founded in New Orleans in 1978 and is made up of an affiliation of independent chapters licensed and governed by a National Board. Its mission is to provide the forum for the dissemination of practical drilling technology to those employed or interested in the drilling industry. This conference covered subjects considered to be improvements and innovations in drilling operations. This year’s theme is Horizontal Drilling and Beyond reviewing BHA/Bit Design, Drilling Fluids, Emerging Technology, ERD/Horizontal Drilling, Hydraulics/Rheology, Loss Circulation Solutions, Managed Pressure Drilling, Operator Case Studies and Wellbore Stability. It is held in Oklahoma City at the Cox Convention center featuring an exhibition area with booths, technical paper presentations and numerous speakers.

As a gold sponsor, Enseco Energy received the largest Exhibit booth space, four full registrations, prominent on site signage display, conference program recognition and recognition on the Sponsor Page.

Enseco attendees included Travis Ehman; Business Development Manager, Dean Yuill; Vice President & VP of Marketing & Sales, Colby Baxter; Technical Sales USA and Bryan Farley; Executive Sales USA.

Message from Business Development Manager, Travis Ehman:

“2013 AADE Drilling Conference had its best attendance since inception, including a large number of engineering students from numerous schools from Montana Tech to Colorado School of mines to University of New Orleans, and many in between. It was the Mid-continent Chapter’s most successful conference to date in regards to sponsorship and attendance. They originally booked for 600 people, but ended up expanding their rental space and had over 1,100 attendees. It surpassed our expectations for exposure of our branding. We were able to meet both new and seasoned drilling engineers that we would not been able to meet via cold calling as well as adding a number of new contacts to our lists of relationships.

All in all, it was much better than most trade shows I’ve attended over the years for actual conversations with engineers calling work.”

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Enseco Energy Services Observes Huge Increases with Online Traffic

2013 has already proven to be successful with marketing initiatives throughout Enseco Energy Services.

The newly designed website, with a fresh look and enriched content, was one of our larger marketing accomplishments. A critical upgrade considering that a website is the most persistent communication vehicle with customers and prospects.

The new site which is accessible, engaging and informative ensures that visitors leave with a better sense of who we are and what we offer. It is also equipped with website analytics that allow us to observe not only the number of visits each page receives but demographics, behaviour, technology, and traffic sources. In the past three months for example, over 3,000 visitors spent time exploring our pages; 70% of which found the site organically. The top three leading pages were About Enseco, Contact Us, and the Investors section, with 2,018 visits came specifically from mobile devices (58% from iPhones).

Our social platforms – Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn have also made significant progress in the last quarter as followers increased 67% on Facebook; 45% on Twitter and 59% on LinkedIn.

With one person joining LinkedIn every second throughout 2012, and 93% of marketers utilizing social media, Enseco will continue to put high emphasis on engagement in the social media realm. As the social media revolution states, “We don’t have a choice on whether we do social media, the question is how well we do it.”

The next quarter will also bring a number of exciting external initiatives, including the implementation of social media webinars, the planning of various spring events and the ongoing improvement of existing communication initiatives.

Sheryl Winczura
Marketing Manager

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Enseco Energy Services Emphasizes Goal of Zero Harm

Safety Stand down 2013 was an opportunity for management and EHS to deliver the message Zero Harm. How does a company reach Zero Harm to its workers, equipment, material and environment? Can Safety help a company reach Zero Harm? Stop and think about what safety actually means to you. The definition of safety is the prevention of incident loss. That means preventing loss of life, loss of equipment, material and environmental damage.

I would like to invite everyone to look at safety a little differently. Think about it as a system – a Health and Safety Management System. This system is made up of many elements requiring commitment from management, supervisors and employees in order to prevent incident loss. The elements in Enesco’s HSMS include:

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As you can see there are a number of contributing factors in this system. In order to prevent incident loss in the future, I would like to focus specifically on two particular elements, Hazard Identification and Hazard Control.

The majority of our incidents last year had a break-down in the identification and control of hazards. Why is that? We have hazard IDs, JSA’s, journey management cards and safety meetings to identify hazards in the workplace. If you look closely at the system, all the administration tools like hazard ID’s and safety meetings fall under a separate category then hazard identification and hazard control. It is important not to confuse the administration tool with observing and controlling the hazards in real time. The workplace mentality needs to shift towards acknowledging that hazards are present, and understanding the consequences and potentials for loss before work begins, not after. The administration tools prompt workers to see hazards and control them.

A well written safety meeting and hazard ID means nothing if no action is taken to prevent the hazard from occurring. What are some types of control measures we can utilize when trying to prevent an incident? Eliminate the task or hazard all together; engineer out the potential for an incident with some kind of guard; place warning signs to help others identify the potential hazards; or wear appropriate personal perfective equipment when required.

As we move into 2013 Enseco’s goal is to have Zero Harm and it is the responsibility of all personnel to contribute to this system.

Kristy McGale
HS&E Advisor

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Canadian Directional Drilling Division Uncovers New Opportunities with Expansion of Sales Team

It seems the winter drilling season in Western Canada just began and yet break up is right around the corner. During the first quarter of 2013 we were able to keep our men and equipment at a reasonably high level which seemed to be consistent with industry levels in general. With the expansion of our sales team we have been able to uncover new opportunities which we are confident, will transition into new business with new clients in the third and fourth quarters.

As of December we are now servicing both National and Yellow Arrow mud motors, making up the majority of our current fleet. The motor facility has been very busy as Enseco’s technicians continue to provide a superior product to our client, contributing to the company’s overall success.

On the MWD side, during the first quarter we had 10 Enseco Edge PP MWD kits in the field. With the recent sale of some of our MWD systems, we are able to refocus operations around the Enseco Edge PP and EM MWD platforms. We continue to improve the training of our personnel and procedures both in the field and office and are seeing a reduction in the number of incidents do to this. Cross training of our MWD personnel on all our platforms has been successful.

Our Technical Support Team in Calgary will be very busy in the upcoming months preparing project summaries for clients as well as planning a large volume of wells for projects that will restart after spring breakup. The quick turnaround time and the quality of work that they produce is greatly appreciated by all of our existing clients.

Wayne Bernier
Directional Drilling Sales Manager

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