Barry Bulmer has a thriving business in the heart of British Columbia’s Energetic City – Fort St. John.
As President of Bartek Wireline Services Ltd., Bulmer operates a wire slickline service which provides professional, safe expertise for the natural gas industry in northern B.C.
A slickline is a single stand of wire which is used to lower heavy tools down a wellbore so maintenance work can be done. It’s a tough, demanding job.
Bartek has been in business for 15 years, and Bulmer himself has 27 years of experience in the field. Bartek currently has a nine-man team of skilled, trained and certified professionals working with six fully-equipped wire line units.
Business is picking up and Bartek Wireline Services is busy maintaining the integrity of natural gas wells in the area. Fort St. John has seen a boost in drilling recently, largely as a result the growing prospects of a liquefied natural gas (LNG) in the province.
“We are definitely busy and the activity is very much the result of LNG,” confirms Bulmer.
As the natural gas industry continues to grow, Bulmer and his team are expecting business to flourish for a very long time. For companies like Bartek Wireline Services, British Columbia’s LNG prospects are creating demands for service sector expertise and supporting the local economy.