Finding agreement between federal and provincial levels of government on an energy policy is perhaps difficult, but it is also important when it comes to attracting foreign investment into Canada and transitioning to a low-carbon country and planet, heard this week’s Generation Energy Forum.
October 13, 2017, 10:52 AM MDT
For local residents questioning the amount of industry-related traffic moving through their area, they should realize the tremendous amount of material required — the equivalent of 700 dump trucks of sand per well — for central Kaybob Duvernay completions, says Brian Hamm, executive vice-president at McDaniel & Associates.
October 11, 2017, 6 AM MDT
While the Duvernay could be a world-class, highly-profitable resource play, development is simply too early on to really know for sure, says Michael Muirhead, and the potential could be a lot smaller than many might hope.
October 10, 2017, 9:15 AM MDT
For now, it is “business as usual” for certified training companies who offered accreditation under either Enform Canada or the Oil Sands Safety Association (OSSA).
October 5, 2017, 7:50 AM MDT
Significant disruptions are underway in the global energy sector, says Matt Rogers, and contemporary business leaders are trying to make investment choices in a technological environment with unprecedented rate of change — a challenge and opportunity for economies such as Alberta’s.
October 2, 2017, 9:38 AM MDT
The term “alternative energy” is no longer appropriate considering capital volumes flowing into new renewables currently outpaces what is going into building new fossil fuel projects globally, suggests Ethan Zindler.
September 29, 2017, 9:08 AM MDT
Drillers have made significant strides improving efficiency and reducing costs since the oil price collapse, and not just for hydraulic fracturing. Wins on the drill bit are a big deal in the oilsands too.
September 27, 2017, 6 AM MDT
Crude-by-rail is expected to see an increase as a combination of pipeline capacity limits and increased oilsands production take their toll.
September 26, 2017, 6 AM MDT
Ancient Hindu scripture and the modern energy sector may rarely coalesce, but Kevin Krausert believes there are valuable teachings from the Bhagavad Gita that help address challenges facing oil and gas drillers.
September 26, 2017, 8:20 AM MDT
Maintaining the dispute settlement mechanism is a priority for Canada’s energy sector in the current renegotiations of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), said speakers at a School of Public Policy panel discussion.
September 21, 2017, 10:48 AM MDT
Encana Corporation is actually thinking inside the box with its innovative multi-well technique called ‘the cube,’ which maximizes efficiency, reduces cycle time and delivers lower drilling costs.
September 20, 2017, 6 AM MDT
Fibre optic sensors represent an important tool not only for actually detecting and preventing pipeline leaks, but also potentially for promoting the superior and safe quality of modern pipelines for a province that needs to get its oil and gas resources to new markets.
September 20, 2017, 9:34 AM MDT
A new semester is underway at post-secondary institutions across Alberta, and for some programs related to the oil and gas sector, a trend is continuing from last year — fewer applicants for available seats.
September 19, 2017, 6 AM MDT
British Columbia producers are improving wells so much so that the B.C. Oil and Gas Commission (OGC) is working on changing its revenue model, as the number of wells required to meet the energy demand is dropping every year.
September 18, 2017, 10:14 AM MDT
There really is no real constraint on the supply of natural gas for British Columbia, says Jihad Traya. The constraint for producers comes from the demand.
September 15, 2017, 11:01 AM MDT
Saskatchewan may be aggressively opposing the federal government on the notion of a carbon tax, says Laurie Pushor, but the province and its energy sector are still taking action on climate change.
September 14, 2017, 12 AM MDT
Basically adding reserves for around $3 per bbl is the ultimate goal of Spartan Energy Corp.’s waterflooding aspirations in Saskatchewan.
September 14, 2017, 3:46 AM MDT
Early on in the industry downturn, many in the oil and gas business were optimistic things would turn around, says Richard Maloney, and many did not really anticipate just how hard things would slide.
September 13, 2017, 6 AM MDT
Assuming it works as researchers at the University of Calgary have demonstrated in the laboratory, Ian Gates’s self-sealing bitumen balls represent a potential breakthrough for Alberta’s energy sector as it struggles to get product to market and compete for investment dollars.
September 8, 2017, 12 AM MDT
Alberta oilsands producers need to take action sooner rather than later to minimize the potential for shut-in production before new global limits on the sulphur content of ship fuel take effect in 2020, says a veteran energy consultant.
September 6, 2017, 11:25 AM MDT
Any revisions to Alberta’s health and safety legislation should avoid prescribing specific technologies, a major oil and gas industry safety advocacy organization is advising the government.
September 5, 2017, 9:23 AM MDT
The Pan-Canadian Framework (PCF) on Clean Growth and Climate Change may symbolize the emergence of a new, collaborative climate policy era in Canada, meaning the equivalency instrument takes on increasing significance requiring greater elaboration and public scrutiny, says the co-author of a newly-released report.
September 1, 2017, 7:59 AM MDT
In a move that may dishearten industry as it emboldens environmentalists, the National Energy Board (NEB) plans to consider upstream and downstream greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions when deciding whether the Energy East and Eastern Mainline projects are in the public interest.
August 24, 2017, 11:30 AM MDT
Canada must act sooner than later if it wants to capitalize on India’s growing energy demands before that economic potential is lost to other producers, suggests industry advocate Tim McMillan.
August 22, 2017, 12 AM MDT
For regulator Mark Taylor the main challenge in developing methane regulations for the upstream oil and gas sector is that while policies, statements and outcomes can be clear and concise, baseline emissions are largely estimates.
August 18, 2017, 10:42 AM MDT