While still remaining independent from one another, the Explorers and Producers Association of Canada (EPAC) and Canadian Association of Energy Contractors (CAOEC) are working together in an increasingly collaborative way — producing a stronger voice and better results for members of both organizations.
May 3, 2023, 9:02 AM MDT
Hammerhead Energy Inc.’s journey to becoming a publicly-traded company was a natural progression in which various options were considered, but ultimately it was a $1.39 billion business combination with Decarbonization Plus Acquisition Corporation IV that made the most sense, says Scott Sobie, president and chief executive officer.
April 17, 2023, 6 AM MDT
The U.S. Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) presents an opportunity for emissions-reductions technologies developed for Canada’s energy sector to find deployment south of the 49th Parallel, says Ian Gates, Chemical and Petroleum Engineering professor, University of Calgary, because it presents an attractive market that can accelerate projects.
April 12, 2023, 12 AM MDT
Entropy Inc. is working on projects in multiple jurisdictions across the United States, as highlighted with its recently-announced move into the California market, says Michael Belenkie, president and chief executive officer.
April 10, 2023, 12 AM MDT
Staffing is an ongoing issue in the Canadian pressure pumping segment, where companies need workers with commercial driver’s licences and are therefore competing with other industries where those drivers could find work, says Waqar Syed, managing director, energy technology and services, head of research, ATB Capital Markets.
March 24, 2023, 6 AM MDT
The “big prize” for Canadian pressure pumping activity is the Montney, says Steve Glanville, president and chief executive officer, STEP Energy Services Ltd., and with the agreement between the B.C. government and Blueberry River First Nations (BRFN) hopefully resolved, and permits being issued, the jobs could become more plentiful soon.
March 23, 2023, 12 AM MDT
Trican Well Service Ltd. is forecasting increasing activity in 2023 versus 2022, albeit single-digit increases on a percentage basis, says Brad Fedora, president and chief executive officer.
March 22, 2023, 12 AM MDT
Moment Energy Inc. works directly with the automakers to repurpose electric-vehicle batteries that are no longer viable in the EV market, but that can still have a ‘second life’ as clean, affordable and reliable energy storage.
March 22, 2023, 12 AM MDT
For Chana Martineau, who has direct Treaty 6 territory heritage and a career in banking, her current job as chief executive officer of the Alberta Indigenous Opportunities Corporation (AIOC) is a “dream come true.” With some 30 years of financial services experience, the Frog Lake First Nation member sees herself as a “perfect fit” for the role.
February 27, 2023, 6 AM MST
Corvus Energy Ltd. provides marine energy storage solutions that can help offshore oil and gas operations lower emissions and reduce costs, while also increasing safety on the rigs and support vessels.
February 22, 2023, 12 AM MST
Low-carbon hydrogen will be an important part of the Maritimes — and Nova Scotia specifically — transitioning to net-zero emissions, says Jordan MacNeil, manager of business development at Eastward Energy.
February 1, 2023, 10:38 AM MST
While Nova Scotia offshore carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS) development is still in its early stages, recent mapping, past production and the drilling history lends itself to a greater opportunity of understanding the potential, says Adam MacDonald, director of Subsurface Energy Development in the Department of Natural Resources and Renewables.
January 31, 2023, 12 AM MST
Nova Scotia’s rich hydrocarbon potential includes an estimated 120 tcf of natural gas and about eight billion bbls of oil, with an attractive shallow water depth for producers, according to the province’s Play Fairway Analysis.
January 30, 2023, 6 AM MST
Water is not only essential for life, but it is a key component of Aduro Clean Technologies Inc.’s novel approach to partially upgrading bitumen, possibly helping producers in niche applications save money and improve ESG scores.
January 30, 2023, 6 AM MST
The royalty business acts as something of a hedge against inflation, avoiding certain pressures traditional oil and gas companies face when their access to capital becomes tighter, says Marty Staples, president and chief executive officer at Topaz Energy Corp.
January 3, 2023, 6 AM MST
Enbridge Inc. remains “keenly interested” in applying solar technologies on both the utilities scale and distributed generation, supporting both the conventional midstream and renewables sectors for the low-carbon energy future, says David Watkins, director of self-power and joint-venture partnerships.
November 24, 2022, 12 AM MST
Blueberry River Resources Ltd. was developed to ensure Blueberry River First Nations can focus on aspects of reconciliation and land restoration, says the new entity’s chief executive officer Lori Ackerman.
November 15, 2022, 12 AM MST
One problem with making clean hydrogen through electrolysis in Alberta is the current carbon intensity of the province’s electrical grid, says Mark Lea-Wilson, Hydrogen Hub lead at the Transition Accelerator.
October 25, 2022, 10:51 AM MDT
Dual-energy heating is complementary to other lower emissions heating solutions, such as blending hydrogen into natural gas, and it represents an important opportunity — at least for Québec, says an Énergir spokeswoman.
October 11, 2022, 12 AM MDT
Alberta might have an extensive pipeline network along with access to high-quality pipeline engineers, says Kirk Hamilton senior engineering advisor, business development, C-FER Technologies, but hydrogen is a “completely different animal” compared with natural gas, and the current system, as is, might not suffice for a hydrogen uptick.
September 16, 2022, 7:25 AM MDT
An economically-viable economy relies on economically-viable value chains, which means a hydrogen industry must be viable for all participants, whether they be hydrogen producers, movers or users, says Mark Lea-Wilson, Hydrogen Hub lead at the Transition Accelerator.
August 31, 2022, 9:39 AM MDT
Strathcona Resources Ltd.’s Bonnyville/Cold Lake-area assets, uniquely positioned near a geological formation ideal for carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS), allow the company to avoid long and costly transportation routes associated with its carbon capture efforts, says Tim Waters, vice-president of development.
August 17, 2022, 12 AM MDT
Canadian industries — including oilfield services — certainly are considering the prospects for a more regional sourcing of materials in response to supply-chain challenges, says Edy Wong, an associate dean at the University of Alberta (who studies international business). However, doing so is not easy.
August 9, 2022, 6 AM MDT
CWC Energy Services Corp. historically was never too concerned about its supply-chain in terms of securing what it needed for operations, says Duncan Au, president and chief executive officer, but that has since changed.
August 3, 2022, 8:08 AM MDT
The fact is: In 2022, companies must have “exceptionally-solid relationships” with those Indigenous communities in whose backyards they are proposing major energy projects, says Tony Fogarassy, newly-appointed vice-president of business development and Indigenous affairs, Petrel Robertson Consulting Ltd.
July 8, 2022, 12 AM MDT