What does PSAC do?

For 34 years, PSAC has provided a unified voice for petroleum services industry members. Today, our focus remains on the four key functions that benefit our members most: advocacy, knowledge, communications and leadership. We act as industry advocates in critical regulatory changes. We foster the sharing of pertinent and timely knowledge. We facilitate communication among members, industry. For more detail, read the latest issue of PSAC’s quarterly magazine Petroleum Services News.

What are the origins of PSAC?

To protest the National Energy Program (NEP), instituted in October 1980, scores of petroleum services industry representatives traveled to Ottawa. This lobbying trip helped lead to the incorporation of PSAC as an association to support the petroleum industry’s battle to change the NEP. PSAC incorporated as an association on November 20, 1981 with 143 founding member companies.

In 1985, PSAC members celebrated the end of the NEP. Members agreed PSAC should continue as the voice of the petroleum services industry. The same year, PSAC merged with the Canadian Oilfield Manufacturers Association.

Since 1981, PSAC has achieved an impressive list of accomplishments on behalf of the Canadian petroleum service, supply and manufacturing industry.

Who does PSAC represent?

As the voice of Canada’s petroleum service, supply and manufacturing sector, PSAC advocates for its members to enable the continued innovation, technological advancement and in-the-field experience they supply to Canada’s energy explorers and producers, helping to increase efficiency, improve safety and protect the environment. Our members range from independent contractors to large multi-national service companies with locations in Western Canada and around the world.

The products and services provided by PSAC members include cementing, drilling, drilling fluids, environmental services, equipment rentals, industry supplies, manufacturing, perforating, pipelines, production testing, safety equipment and services, snubbing, trucking, well servicing, wireline and more. PSAC members are listed in the Membership Directory.

How does PSAC operate?

PSAC effectively lobbies producers, governments and the public on behalf of members and the petroleum services industry through an active network of standing and sectorial committees, each supported by a PSAC staff member.

What benefits does PSAC membership offer?

PSAC membership increases petroleum services, supply and manufacturing companies’ efficiency, knowledge, safety and corporate profile, while reducing their effort and expenses. To learn more about the benefits of a PSAC membership, click here.