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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.

Exclusive partnership with SOCON in Canada

We are excited to announce our new exclusive partnership with SOCON Sonar Well Services to perform top-quality cavern sonar surveys across Canada.  SOCON is a world-renowned sonar survey tool and equipment manufacturer.  The company was established in 1991 in Germany and has remained as a specialist in high-quality sonar surveillance of underground caverns since.

Additionally, salt cavern testing for CSA Z341 is now available at BGES’ Geotechnical Laboratory.

BGES honored with Consultancy of the Year Award!

The Oil & Gas Awards announced this year’s Inaugural Canada Oil & Gas Awards recipients in recognition of those companies who excel in the key areas of Health & Safety, Operational Excellence, Innovation, Corporate Social Responsibility and Environmental Stewardship.

For Immediate Release / June 25th, 2015 /News Release/Big Guns Energy Services (BGES) attended the Canada Oil & Gas Awards and received the Consultancy of the Year on Wednesday, June 24th, 2015. The annual Canada Oil & Gas Awards gala ceremony was held at the The Westin Calgary, 320 4th Avenue SW, Calgary, Alberta, where hundreds of oil and gas executives gathered together to celebrate Health and Safety, Operational Excellence, Innovation, Corporate Social Responsibility and Environmental Stewardship.

The Consultancy of the Year Award recognizes third party business consultancy services provided to E&P or midstream companies within the energy industry. The strongest entries demonstrate an impressive record of delivering innovative, original and consistent third party advice on strategy, project delivery and execution or to commodity value fore-casting, M&A advice, strategy, tax planning and corporate compliance. Big Guns Energy Services (BGES) scored highest in the category with such remarks from the judges as:

“Big Guns development of processes to achieve geo-containment is a major accomplishment given the expectation that in-situ projects such as SAGD’s and CSC’s will continue to grow in number. Prevention of caprock failures is integral to the success of these projects and involves a significant amount of detailed engineering and geological input. Caprock containment is not only critical for the economic success of these projects but also ensures safety and environmental protection. The Big Guns process has been proven to work and has received international recognition. Their process is considered to be a critical factor in the future success of in-situ recovery projects.

“Big Guns has demonstrated an innovative quality that saw them branch out into a new business line that leveraged their existing skills yet filled a new niche for its clients. Big Guns has redesigned itself as the needs of the industry has changed as is exemplified by its geocontainment business. Understanding the movement and preventing unwanted migration of injected fluid into reservoirs helps reduce negative environmental impacts and safety concerns.

Product and Consultancy of the Year

Oil & Gas Awards Sponsored Content 07 16 2015

BGES achieves finalist status in 2015 Canada Oil & Gas Awards!

About the Oil & Gas Awards

The Oil & Gas Awards recognize the outstanding achievements made within the upstream and midstream sectors of the North American oil and gas industry. The Awards are a platform for the industry to demonstrate and celebrate the advances made in the key areas of environment, efficiency, innovation, corporate social responsibility and health and safety. The Awards show the industry’s motivation to develop by recognizing and rewarding the efforts of corporations and individuals. For more information about the Oil & Gas Awards visit the website at

BGES in the News

Our CEO, Dickson Lee, spoke on the philosophy of GeoContainment and the company’s growth plan in an interview. The article is featured in the October issues of Business Review Canada and Exploration World.

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