Award recipients include (front row, left to right) Dennis Mainil and Jeff Cherlet of Jerry Mainil Ltd., Jon Hutt and Jonas Fenn of Matrix Solutions Inc., (back row) Ernie Balsky of Balysky Trenching & Excavating Ltd.m, Wade Kindlein of Kindlein Consulting, George Carlson of Lone Wolf Oilfield Consulting Ltd., Brad Scharnatta of Xsited Oilfield Consulting Services Ltd., Bill Pierce of Weatherford, and Mike Muir of Quality Wireline Service Ltd.

Cenovus Energy recognized eight companies on Monday for outstanding safety performance at the company’s Weyburn operations.

Balysky Trenching & Excavating Ltd., Kindlein Consulting, Lone Wolf Oilfield Consulting Ltd., Xsited Oilfield Consulting Services Ltd., Jerry Mainil Ltd., Matrix Solutions Inc., Quality Wireline Services Ltd., and Weatherford have all received the Cenovus Safety Stewardship Award for their leadership in health and safety and ethical business conduct.

“Working at Cenovus means working safely and the companies we’ve recognized have gone above and beyond,” said Darcy Cretin, Superintendent, Weyburn. “At Cenovus, safety is a core value and we operate according to a set of strong values promoting excellence in health and safety performance. We strive to find ways to get better, every day.”

Cenovus staff members nominate companies and winners are chosen by a selection committee appointed by the Cenovus Operations Health & Safety team. The selection committee looks for evidence that the contractor has demonstrated leadership by finding innovative ways to promote safety in the workplace, working collaboratively to integrate safety into the planning process, and placing a high personal value on safety.

“The Cenovus Safety Stewardship Award is just one way Cenovus shows our appreciation for a commitment to safety,” said Cretin. “Cenovus puts a lot of emphasis on ensuring the work we do is done in a safe and responsible way, and when we have the opportunity to work with companies that share the same values, we can achieve great things.”

Winners received a plaque and a donation to their charity of choice. Teddy Bears Anonymous, Hillcrest Community Program, Midale Cymri First Responders, Weyburn & Area Kidsport, Weyburn & District Hospital Foundation, Weyburn Humane Society and The Family Place will all be receiving a $5,000 donation from Cenovus as part of the award. Chosen twice, the Hospital Foundation recieved a total of $10,000.

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