2017 Oil Sand Lease Maps Now Available

February 2017

Terracon’s annual “Oil Sand Lease Map and Safety Schedule” has been released and can be found on the Company tab of our website under the heading “Links.”  Each year Terracon Geotechnique publishes an up to date lease map in an effort to keep both our employees and clients apprised of the changes in our industry.

In addition to the map, we include a calendar of our safety meetings. Each client employee is committed to attending a detailed safety meeting each month and our clients are also given the same opportunity. If you have any questions or would like to learn more, please email us at terracon@terracon.ca.

Click to view the Lease Map.

Welcome Dr. Patnayak!

January 2017 – Calgary AB.

Terracon is pleased to announce Dr. Siba Patnayak Ph.D., P.Eng is has joined Terracon as our new Vice President or Engineering and Geosciences. Dr. Patnayak is a senior mining, tailings and geotechnical engineer and has over 20 years of extensive experience in mining & tailings operations, engineering, consulting and project management services in the oil sands, coal and various other mining industries in Canada and Australia.

Siba received his Ph.D. in Mining Engineering from the University of Alberta and held various mine and tailings engineering roles at resource and consulting companies including Syncrude Canada Ltd., Suncor Energy (formerly Petro Canada), BHP Billiton Ltd (Australia), Golder Associates and WorleyParsons. Prior to joining Terracon in 2017, Siba served as the Director of Tailings and Mine Geosciences services for WorleyParsons North American business.

Siba has a proven track record of providing innovative and cost effective solutions to operators in both technical and operating environments. He is currently responsible for business development, client relationship and managing Terracon’s technical services groups.

Anant Prasad (1936 – 2016)

Anant Prasad

We are saddened to announce the passing of a friend and former Terracon colleague, Anant Prasad, on July 6, 2016 at the age of 80.

Anant worked with Terracon for 14 years and retired in July 2015 as the Vice President HSE & HR, a Director and a Shareholder.  He played an instrumental role in shaping Terracon’s values, and, alongside all our employees, is one of the main reasons Terracon has earned a reputation for its unwavering commitment to safety and quality.  He was a man of wisdom, integrity, professionalism and loyalty, and he inspired a generation of employees who understand that these traits are fundamental to a long and rewarding career.

Anant’s career spanned over 50 years holding senior technical and management roles in both industry and government at organizations which included Imperial Oil, Kaiser Resources, and the Iron Ore Company of Canada.  Prior to joining Terracon, Anant was the Director and Chief Inspector of Mines for the province of Alberta where his primary responsibility was to oversee health and safety in the mining industry and to enforce the Occupational Health and Safety Act and Regulations.  During his career at Terracon, Anant was instrumental in developing, implementing and maintaining Terracon’s HS&E program while being a key member of the Company’s Board of Directors and Senior Management Team.

Anant will be missed by all of us, but we will always remember him and all that he did for his profession, and for his family, friends and colleagues.

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Terracon’s Fort McMurray Office is
Open for Business!

We don’t think anyone will soon forget the Fort McMurray wildfires that caused so much devastation to many of our friends, family and colleagues.  We are encouraged by the determination of the many strong and capable men and women of our Ft. McMurray community who have the firm resolve to rebuild their home and community.  We are proud to work beside them and share this resolve.  We would like to thank all our employees, clients, vendors and colleagues for their patience and support as we continue ramp back up our business and services to our clients.

Terracon’s office and lab facilities have been cleaned and are open for business!  We are happy to report that our employees and their families are returning back to Fort McMurray and are eager to get back to work.  We intend to share this good fortune as we actively seek opportunities to contribute to the restoration and reconstruction of our community.

Let’s all work together to rebuild this great city we all call HOME!

Fort McMurray Strong!

Fort McMurray – May 2016

After a difficult and challenging week, Terracon can happily report that all of our 115 local employees and their families are safe and have successfully evacuated the Wood Buffalo region. Throughout this disaster, our primary goal has always been the safety and health of our employees and their families. Despite the devastation our region has experienced, it’s heartwarming to see the support that fellow Albertans and Canadians have provided to us in a time of need. It’s a reminder of the generosity and kindness that exists in today’s world. We would also like to recognize the absolutely heroic efforts of the men and woman who have been fighting this fire since day one. It is due to those efforts that every single battle to protect particular areas and infrastructure was successful. The bridge that connects the north to the south of town, the hospital, water treatment plant, airport and many more, are all still standing because of those people. We would also like to take a moment to applaud and thank the various industry accommodations, travel coordinators, families, friends and fellow employees who have aided in the successful evacuation and subsequent safety housing of our Terracon family.

On a positive note, according to local authorities the RMWB’s initial damage assessment shows that the majority of our community’s infrastructure is still intact and functioning. From these reports we can surmise that Terracon’s regional office in Fort McMurray is still standing and will be operational once the authorities allow us to enter the city. At this point and until further notice, all operations will be run out of our Calgary office. We are still able to provide all services and look forward to continuing to support our clients both within the Oil Sand community and across Western Canada.

We look forward to returning home and continuing to support and rebuild the community that we have been a part of for the last 33 years. During this difficult time, we encourage that each of you focus your time on your family, friends, and loved ones. In the meantime, please contact our Calgary office if there is anything that we can do to help.

Terracon Calgary Office
400, 800 5th Ave. SW
Calgary AB. T2P 3T6

Terracon Management