Local company donates to Fort Nelson oil and gas program


Photo:  Local sponsors were thanked recently for helping with the donation and delivery of a dehydrator/line heater to the Fort Nelson Campus. (L-R) Northern Lights College president Jean Valgardson, Rod Rombough from Skyways Technical Services and Access Manufacturing, Todd Osbourne from the Cat Rental Store, Milton Cooper from Cooper Barging Service, Board of Governors chair Wendy Normandeau, Fort Nelson campus administrator Sandy Sandvik and Trades and Apprenticeship chair Stacy Smith. – Submitted.

A Fort St. John company has made a significant donation to the Oil and Gas Field Operators program at the Northern Lights College campus in Fort Nelson.

Access Manufacturing donated a dehydration/line heater combination package to the College. The package includes a 20-inch Glycol Dehydrator, a 20-inch Separator, a Line Heater, and a 12 by 24 foot skid. The donation is valued at $140,000.

The donated equipment is the most used in the field.

A glycol dehydrator is used in the gas field to remove water from the natural gas stream. A line heater preheats the natural gas stream before it passes through various processes.

The facility was installed in mid-October.

Other companies helped with the delivery process, including Fort Nelson’s Cooper Barging Service, the Cat Rental Store, Gardiner Trucking, Skyways Technical Service, as well as Fort St. John’s Maverick Trucking and Albright Sandblasting and Steaming.

For more information on Trades and Apprenticeship programs offered at NLC, call 1-866-463-6652 or check the website at


Photo:  Several local businesses donated staff and equipment to deliver and set up equipment at the Fort Nelson Campus – Submitted.