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A mountain of growth in Alberta

Canada has the third largest oil reserves in the world. 97% of these reserves are in the oil sands. The country has 173 billion barrels of oil that can be recovered economically with today’s technology. Of that number, 168 billion barrels are located in the oil sands. New oil sands development is expected to contribute over $2.1 trillion to the Canadian economy over the next 25 years – around $84 billion per year. No surprise then that ASCO has been gearing up for the new Canadian oil sands revolution that is starting to take effect.

2012 was a watershed year in the development of ASCO Canada’s operations. The acquisition of new businesses and the doubling of the number of people working with ASCO signalled the move into another gear for the 260 people now working with ASCO’s operations in Alberta.

Three new companies were welcomed into the ASCO family – EJR Trucking, Docktor Oilfield Transport Corporation, both oilfield logistics companies, and Manatokan – a specialist oilfield waste management company.

Fabian Walsh, ASCO Canada Country Director said, “Through the addition of the new teams we now have a much greater capacity to serve the growing Albertan market. Our newly expanded team can offer more services to more clients in more locations within Alberta than we could before.

“Through the addition of Manatokan, we now offer specialist waste management services, diversifying our service offering whilst complementing the services we already provide. With the integration of EJR and Docktor into our MOKO brand, we’ve also got much greater capacity to support drilling and production logistics and infield services across a number of locations.

“What is key here is the size of Alberta. It’s a huge region, about the same size as Texas and three times the size of Great Britain. The oil companies require service companies to be on-call and ready to support them at any time of the day or night and often with minimum notice. We now offer a wide geographic spread with these recent acquisitions vastly increasing our footprint in Alberta and providing many more opportunities for all involved.”

Our specialist brands in Alberta:


MOKO

MOKO is a community-focused business with roots in Bonnyville, Lac La Biche, Drayton Valley and Edson. The MOKO business grew in 2012 with the acquisition of EJR Trucking and Docktor Oilfield Transportation, which now operate under the MOKO name.

Services provided include:

  • Service Rig Moving and Skids
  • Drill Rig Moving
  • Completion Packages
  • Production Equipment
  • Pipe Moving
  • Picker Services
  • Multi-Use Storage Yards
  • Pipe Yard Management
  • Pipe Inventory Control

MOKO operates from four bases, each with its own shop facilities so that trucks are maintained regularly in-house. MOKO has an extensive fleet of trucks that give us the flexibility to haul in all weather conditions and on any terrain, whether it’s thick mud or the paved highway.

Fleet:

  • 30 – 45 Ton Pickers
  • Man baskets
  • Spreader bars
  • Winch Tractors
  • Bed Trucks – 285” – 440”
  • Multi-wheel configurations up to 48 wheels
  • High Boy Trailers
  • Low Boy Trailers
  • Hydraulic Tank Cradles
  • Wheel Loaders
  • Pilot Trucks

MANATOKAN

Manatokan became part of ASCO Group in 2012, increasing the range of services ASCO offers to energy companies in Alberta. It services the Cold Lake and Lac La Biche areas, offering tank cleaning, spill clean-ups and fluid haulage services amongst others. 

Manatokan runs a 24 hour operation, providing energy companies with the following services: 

  • Well head servicing 
  • Pressure testing
  • Tank cleaning
  • Steaming and washing of oilfield equipment 
  • Long distance fluid haulage 
  • Drill mud & slop fluids haulage 
  • De-sanding of production tanks
  • H2S scrubbing & neutralising
  • Spill cleans and non-destructive excavating of buried pipes 
  • Lines and other structures

Manatokan is based in Iron River, Lac La Biche, Drayton Valley and Edson. 

Fleet:

  • tri-axel trailer vacs
  • hydro vacs
  • body job vacs
  • combination units
  • hydro pressure trucks
  • flushbys
  • fluid haulers