Husky Energy announces new office building in Lloydminster.
__________________________________________________________________"The heady excitement of the early finds often deteriorated as quickly as the oil production. Wells sanded in or watered out. It took awhile before we realized we had a special type of oil; a black, thick, smelly, highly viscous crude - now called heavy oil. For more than 60 years we’ve been responding to its challenges. It’s generated more work than conventional oil, prompted more inventive technologies, and fostered a greater spirit of innovation. Now, in the 21st Century, our expertise and innovations are sought after throughout the world. Our heavy oil community has contributed to a significant expansion of the recoverable energy reserves of planet Earth. Not bad, eh!"
From Bordering on Greatness: A History of Lloydminster's First Century
It didn't happen often around here but sometimes we did get a gusher. Unfortunately this one caught afire, May 2, 1937
Negative courtesy of the Doug Aston Collection
For more about the history of Oil and Gas in the
Lloydminster area, visit
See especially the "Oil People" link which features a growing list of "Oilfield Veterans" and their stories.