A second incident in less than a month involving a fire after crude-by-rail tanker cars derailed in northern Ontario is raising questions about whether changes in tank-car design can ensure the safety of crude-by-rail.
An investigation into a leak from a transfer line at the Seal oil field in north-central Alberta has determined that potentially up to 17,000 bbls of condensate may have been released over an extended period of time, says Murphy Oil Company Ltd.
Total E&P Canada Ltd. has withdrawn its regulatory applications to amend the approvals it was granted in 2011 for the Joslyn North Mine, citing “significant changes to global energy market conditions,” but says it is open to restarting the oilsands project when its economics improve.
Raging River Exploration Inc. boosted its production, year-over-year, by 90 per cent in 2014, due to a successful drilling program in 2013 and 2014, combined with about 800 boe per day attributed to a Dodsland-area property acquisition that closed late in 2013 (DOB, Nov. 21, 2013).
Chicago-based Convergint Technologies LLC and Calgary-based Osprey Informatics are partnering to bring the oil and gas industry innovative visual monitoring solutions designed for infrastructure security and operational efficiency.
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