When it comes to the environmental benefits of using domestic crude in central and eastern Canadian refineries, a new report might suggest this country has a decision to make: Does it choose a path that reduces global emissions but increases domestic ones, or does it only worry about meeting Canada’s quota on greenhouse gases?
January 25, 2018, 6 AM MST
Non-oilsands drilling activity in the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin was up significantly in 2017, with 6,200 wells spud last year compared 3,900 during the year prior.
January 24, 2018, 6 AM MST
Canadian National Railway Company de-emphasized its crude-by-rail in Q4 2017 to save network capacity for Canadian grain, but since year-end western Canadian crude prices have improved to the point it creates a favourable pricing environment for crude-by-rail in the months ahead.
January 24, 2018, 6 AM MST
Cautious optimism remains the Canadian Pacific Railway Limited approach on crude-by-rail, even as demand for this service accelerates.
January 19, 2018, 9:13 AM MST
Wisdom may come with age, but so too does a tendency towards slower injury recovery rates. With an increasing percentage of the energy sector’s workforce nearing retirement, Murray Elliott says employers should be aware of this aging demographic, identifying common risks and managing the potential hazards accordingly.
January 16, 2018, 8:59 AM MST
January 8, 2018, 8:27 AM MST
Due to increased seasonal demand, higher oil prices, and more Indigenous participation in the consultation process, requests for assessment and consultation summaries have increased at Alberta’s Aboriginal Consultation Office (ACO).
January 4, 2018, 6 AM MST
Since the election of President Donald Trump, at least on American campuses, students who were active in fossil fuel divestment have largely transferred their energies to other “social justice” issues, according to Rachelle Peterson.
December 29, 2017, 6 AM MST
An oil and gas industry advocate wants the industry to take a leaf from the proverbial book of consumer advertising in order to win approval with a key demographic — the “conditional supporters” in places such as suburban Toronto, Montréal and the Lower Mainland of British Columbia.
December 28, 2017, 7:54 AM MST
Responsible development of unconventional resources is an important Canadian issue, and will be increasingly so, which is why 30 students from universities in Alberta and Ontario are participating in a new collaborative training program — Responsible Development of Low Permeability Hydrocarbon Resources (ReDeveLoP).
December 11, 2017, 8:34 AM MST
What controls the maximum magnitude that might be expected for an injection-induced earthquake?
December 8, 2017, 7:44 AM MST
Even if induced seismicity as a public concern has yet to impact industry’s ability to develop those resources in Western Canada, Chris Montgomery says there is an unknown public tolerance threshold, whether it is around frequency, magnitude or property damage and emerging critical infrastructure concerns.
December 7, 2017, 9:24 AM MST
Moving forward without her assets and cash flow is indeed a setback, but Suzanne West also believes she retains the best parts of Imaginea Energy Corp. — its vision, brand, relationships, partnerships and intellectual capital — which she intends to take, along with the company, into a “clean hydrocarbon” future.
November 30, 2017, 6 AM MST
Alberta’s labour market continues to recover, largely as workers return to jobs lost during the downturn — notably in the non-renewable resource industry, says the finance minister.
November 29, 2017, 6:50 AM MST
Confidentiality clauses between companies and Indigenous communities regarding negotiated natural resource development agreements may be a mistake for all parties involved, at least as far as Brian McGuigan is concerned.
November 24, 2017, 8:55 AM MST
Moving his family to Fort McMurray offered stable employment for Alicia Dubois’s Algonquin father. Positive as it was, however, she also recalls the internal struggle he expressed as an Indigenous Canadian working in the oilsands.
November 23, 2017, 10:33 AM MST
In Northern Québec, according to Qarjuit Youth Council vice-president Olivia Ikey, resource development simply is not a priority given the region’s more pressing issues for young Indigenous Canadians — issues that often deter youth from attaining education and careers.
November 22, 2017, 3:53 AM MST
Next year, Seven Generations Energy Ltd. will run what it calls a “tech pad” in which the company applies microseismic, microdeformation, fibre optics and pressure gauges to three lateral wells.
November 21, 2017, 4:46 AM MST
Seven Generations Energy Ltd.’s underestimation of the required Pembina Kakwa River natural gas processing plant downtime in 2017 is largely why the company will now take a more conservative outlook regarding third party-related infrastructure downtime for next year — likely to be around 30 to 45 days for the 12-month period.
November 17, 2017, 10:37 AM MST
Upstream oilsands development is partially to blame for the International Union on the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) classifying Wood Buffalo National Park (WBNP) as having the worst conservation outlook in Canada and the second worst in all of North America, according to Kecia Kerr.
November 17, 2017, 8:46 AM MST
Cona Resources Ltd. intends to spend about $61.5 million in 2018, directing $42 million towards enhanced oil recovery (EOR) and infill drilling of 29 wells, as well as $16 million on other drilling towards 25 wells, maintaining production guidance of 17,400 boe/d for next year, which is on par with this year’s guidance.
November 14, 2017, 10:41 AM MST
Source Energy Services Ltd. is currently working with Canadian National Railway Company to minimize the potential for future service interruptions following a series of rail delays in the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin during the third quarter.
November 13, 2017, 9:48 AM MST
Peyto Exploration & Development Corp. is not waiting for provincial directives on reducing methane emissions by 45 per cent by 2025. The company is already well underway with its own plan.
November 10, 2017, 6 AM MST
Energy security becomes a vastly more important issue for Canada assuming carbon policies increase reliance on the electricity grid in accordance with reduced fossil fuel consumption and the emergence of such technologies as the electric car, heard a recent University of Ottawa panel discussion regarding the nation’s climate change response.
November 9, 2017, 6 AM MST
As many Deep Basin players look to smaller activity and less spending, Peyto Exploration & Development Corp. is looking to future land expiries as potential acquisition targets for 2018, says top brass.
November 9, 2017, 11:19 AM MST