Posts By : Terence Leung

Sonar Survey & Cavern MIT Workshop

November 16, 2017

On behalf of BGES and SOCON, thank you to everyone who attended our joint workshops, which were held on Nov. 13, 2017 in Regina and on Nov. 15, 2017 in Calgary.  This informational and educational program covered sonar survey interpretation techniques using SOCON’s technology, and BGES’ most recent development in cavern MITs and salt geomechanical testing.


We’re Moving!

As BGES continues to evolve and advance, it has come to the time to consolidate our office and geotechnical lab spaces.  Effective May 1, we are relocated to:

#21, 3030 Sunridge Way NE, Calgary, Alberta  T1Y 7K4

Our main phone and fax numbers will remain the same at

p: (403) 294-1444   |   f: (403) 206-6196

Please accept our apologies for any inconveniences you may experience while we are undergoing this major relocation and renovation.

The New BGES

Big Guns Energy Services Inc. (BGES) has split into two distinct and independent service companies. BGES will remain focused on current markets as well as penetrating new markets in the Geoscience & Engineering division and will be marketed as BGES moving forward. The southern district, which includes the Medicine Hat and Swift Current offices, will branch off to become their own independent organization.

International Collaboration

Our President, Duncan McPhedran, was invited to participate in a “Mission” hosted by Nexen Energy and China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC) in Beijing, China. It was BGES’s honour to be one of 33 Canadian businesses attending this noteworthy international event.

The purpose of this “Mission” was to bring Canadian and Chinese companies together to explore opportunities for future collaboration. Canada has an enviable reputation worldwide as a superior supplier of oil and gas equipment, technologies and services. China’s remarkable growth is driving the global demand for natural resources and is redefining the Canada-China energy relationship. In the series of meetings, Duncan had the opportunity to present the idea of bringing a project-style approach encompassing wireline, engineering and geosciences services to the Chinese oilfield development, in particular, to Coal Bed Methane projects. This visit was truly a remarkable experience for BGES.