The oilsands industry has been waiting for years for someone to commercialize solvent-assisted SAGD and prove its efficiency benefits. The time might be right for this to happen, but not necessarily in the way it was expected.
October 17, 2018, 6:31 AM MDT
Canadian Natural Resources Limited’s recent purchase of the Joslyn oilsands asset appears to be not just about additional mining prospects.
October 11, 2018, 3:26 AM MDT
Alberta’s combined bitumen and synthetic crude oil production has achieved the milestone of three million bbls/d, according to new data from the Alberta Energy Regulator.
October 3, 2018, 9:20 AM MDT
The regulatory process is underway for a large new in situ oilsands project operated by Devon Canada Corporation.
October 3, 2018, 9:54 AM MDT
A small oilfield turnkey company has significantly increased its staff and its capabilities with the acquisition of an established fabrication shop.
October 1, 2018, 10:48 AM MDT
One of Canada’s leading energy researchers says that the climate narrative doesn’t have to be so negative. Oil and gas both can be and needs to be seen as part of the solution, ARC Energy Institute executive director Peter Tertzakian said on Thursday.
September 28, 2018, 10:16 AM MDT
Alberta’s concerns with the Trudeau government’s plan to overhaul the regulatory process for major energy projects must be addressed with changes to the legislation itself and not just intentions of how it is implemented, Alberta Environment Minister Shannon Phillips said on Wednesday.
September 27, 2018, 3:46 AM MDT
An ambitious First Nations plan to export Canadian oil and gas via tidewater could end up using a U.S. port as its outlet.
September 26, 2018, 7:10 AM MDT
A cold heavy oil play has moved from emerging to commercial in the southwest corner of the Athabasca oilsands region, and now Canada’s largest heavy oil producer is in on the action.
September 24, 2018, 7:49 AM MDT
Athabasca Oil Corporation says that it needs more time to work with the results of a field test using electrical heating in bitumen carbonates.
September 20, 2018, 9:41 AM MDT
The remaining producers in the oilsands industry are expected to benefit from the relatively close proximity of their projects.
September 14, 2018, 10:56 AM MDT
Fort McMurray — Deep in the forest north of Fort McMurray is the oilsands industry’s newest — maybe last — greenfield mine, and it’s going gangbusters.
September 11, 2018, 9:25 AM MDT
While it remains critical for Ottawa to appeal the recent court ruling overturning approval of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion, that action is not priority one in order to get construction rolling again, according to Premier Rachel Notley.
September 11, 2018, 3:26 AM MDT
Non-upgraded bitumen volumes in Alberta surged to a new record high in July, according to new data from the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER).
September 10, 2018, 7:02 AM MDT
Leaders in Alberta’s major projects space promote the application of best practices such as Integrated Project Delivery as a way to reduce costs and draw investment back to the province. It might not be enough
September 10, 2018, 7:16 AM MDT
Suncor Energy Inc. CEO Steve Williams is no longer frustrated that his Syncrude joint venture partners lack a sense of urgency to fix the project’s reliability issues.
September 7, 2018, 12 AM MDT
MEG Energy Inc.’s Christina Lake oilsands project isn’t just running at record high rates of bitumen production. It’s also running at record low rates of non-saline water use.
September 6, 2018, 7:54 AM MDT
Suncor Energy Inc.’s next development decision on its portfolio of 350,000 bbls/d of new in situ oilsands projects could come as early as the end of next year, but as it stands now, it’ll be a no.
September 5, 2018, 10:20 AM MDT
The Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) is changing its approach to oilsands exploration wells as part of its work to streamline processes.
September 5, 2018, 7:26 AM MDT
Total SA, together with its partners, has agreed to sell the Joslyn oilsands project to Canadian Natural Resources Limited (CNRL) for an overall consideration of C$225 million.
August 31, 2018, 10:47 AM MDT
The outlook for oilsands construction is nowhere near where it once was, with analysts expecting that growth spending will average just $3 billion per year for the next four years. Growth capital has been on a downward trend since peaking in 2014 at approximately $24 billion and is unlikely to ever spike that high again, according to Peters & Co.
August 30, 2018, 7:31 AM MDT
Imperial Oil Limited is ready to “spend real money” on its proposed Aspen oilsands project once regulatory approval is in hand, CEO Rich Kruger said on Tuesday.
August 29, 2018, 3:30 AM MDT
Imperial Oil Limited says it will reduce the GHG emissions intensity of its oilsands operations by 10 per cent over the next five years.
August 29, 2018, 3:37 AM MDT
BlackPearl Resources Inc. has received regulatory approval to add a third well pair to its long-running BlackRod SAGD pilot in an effort to test adjusted technology approaches.
August 29, 2018, 10:41 AM MDT
Husky Energy Inc.’s work to increase production at the Sunrise SAGD project is getting a boost following successful testing of an adjusted approach to steam generation.
August 22, 2018, 10:52 AM MDT