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Vol. 15, No. 38 Week of September 19, 2010
Providing coverage of Alaska and northern Canada's oil and gas industry

Arctic Directory: Fairweather provides remote solutions, offering a diverse scope of premier services 

With a proven reputation, Fairweather exceeds expectations in a consistently evolving oil and gas industry

Q. What do you most want people to know about your company?

A. With over 30 years providing support for the natural resources industry, we operate with integrity, holding ourselves to the highest of industry standards. Our experienced personnel bring unsurpassed value to all levels of project development.

Q. Where is your company located?

A. 9525 King Street, Anchorage, Alaska 99515

Q. What year was the company founded and by whom?

A. The company was founded in 1976 by Sherron Perry, providing aviation weather support services, followed by expediting services. Today, Fairweather offers a multitude of diversified services, with a staff of approximately 140.

Q. What is the company’s primary business sector?

A. Oil, gas, and mining support. We provide a diverse scope of services, specializing in remote medical support, HSE professionals, meteorological and oceanographic expertise, aviation weather support and airport equipment, and expediting.

Q. Are there important projects the company is currently a part of or has done recently?

A. We recently deployed buoys in the Chukchi Sea that measure and store copious amounts of meteorological and oceanographic data. Before the deployment of these buoys, little to no meteorological or oceanographic information was available for this area. In addition to our meteorological and oceanographic advances, we look forward to participating in the continuous evolution of Alaska’s oil and gas industries, including future pipeline endeavors.

Q. What type of equipment might your company use?

A. Fairweather’s Medical Division maintains a robust logistic capability utilizing state-of-the-art emergency medical equipment. Our aviation weather support lighting and instrumentation sets are designed for extreme Arctic operations.

Q. Is your company expanding any of its operations or locations?

A. Fairweather has recently completed phase 1 of construction on the Deadhorse Aviation Center. We anticipate lease space to be available in 2011.

Q. Is the company changing any of its services?

A. We are not currently changing our services. We are, however, continually investing our time, energy and resources to maintain efficiency, meet growing operational demands and sustain our reputation as a proven industry provider.

Q. What is your company’s main strength or its edge over the competition?

A. Fairweather offers years of proven methodology with experienced personnel. Our organization’s focus remains service orientated, while prioritizing a health and safety culture. We hire and retain the highest caliber professionals in their specialized fields.

Q. What is the most challenging obstacle the company has faced? 

A. Fairweather’s history includes many challenging projects, from exploration to operations facing the most austere conditions Alaska has to offer.

Q. What do you see as your company’s biggest challenge in the next five years?

A. Heightened regulations for the oil, gas and mining industries and their impact on Alaska operations.

Q. Does your company have an anniversary or other landmark event coming up?

A. 2011 will mark our 35th year in business.

Q. What is your company’s safety record? What steps does the company take to ensure a safe work environment?

A. Fairweather maintains an excellent safety record through training, continuous quality improvement and participation in successful Behavior Based Safety Programs.

Q. Has your company been involved in any community projects or charities events?

A. We consistently contribute to local charities and support community based projects and events. Additionally, a portion of our medications, medical equipment and medical supplies are donated to charities that support medically disadvantaged areas worldwide.

Q. Does your company have a website?

A. www.fairweather.com



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