Deborah Jaremko

Deborah leads oilsands editorial content for the DOB in addition to managing daily oil and gas news as editor of jwnenergy.com. She was the editor of Oilsands Review magazine from its founding in 2006 to its close in 2017. Deborah joined JWN in 2003 following graduation from the Bachelor of Applied Communications in Journalism program at Mount Royal College.

  • Nauticol CEO Happy To Advance Alberta Methanol Project ‘Under The Cover of Darkness’

    In 2016, Mark Tonner left “a pretty cool executive job” with GE to co-found Nauticol Energy and start advancing a proposed $2-billion methanol facility outside Grande Prairie. Market dynamics were “just screaming at us that natural gas was abundant” and the project made sense, says the former president of GE Energy’s investing business in Canada.

    June 14, 2019, 12 AM MDT

  • Firebag Turnaround Leads April Dip In Thermal Oilsands Production

    Planned maintenance at Suncor Energy Inc.’s Firebag SAGD project contributed to an overall decrease in thermal oilsands production in April despite easing of Alberta’s production curtailment.

    June 12, 2019, 6 AM MDT

  • MEG Approved To Extend eMVAPEX Pilot By Two Years

    MEG Energy Corp. has been granted approval to extend its experimental field test of eMVAPEX by two years, during which time the company says it will focus on solvent recovery and recycle.

    June 7, 2019, 10:29 AM MDT

  • Water Pilots Lead As COSIA Moving More Tech To The Field

    Canada’s Oil Sands Innovation Alliance (COSIA) is shifting its focus to take more technologies to field-testing, and its water portfolio is leading the way.

    June 6, 2019, 12 AM MDT

  • Suncor Approved For Downhole Heater SAGD Warm-Up Test

    Suncor Energy Inc. has received regulatory approval to test downhole electrical heating in a single well at its MacKay River SAGD project. The company intends to use the system to pre-heat the reservoir prior to steam injection and confirm potential to reduce pad-level steam usage, accelerate production ramp-up and improve peak oil rates.

    June 6, 2019, 11:07 AM MDT

  • Husky Expanding AI To Lloyd Thermal Oil

    This June, Husky Energy Inc. will begin using artificial intelligence at its Lloydminster thermal oil operations as it looks to get “even more juice” out of the prolific assets.

    May 30, 2019, 11:06 AM MDT

  • Tailings Fatality Research Finds Communication Breakdowns

    An unprecedented research effort conducted as a result of a fatality five years ago has found that communication breakdown about ground hazards is a key risk for workers around oilsands tailings. And according to investigators, to blame are “systemic cultural roots within an organization, not simply unsafe acts by workers.”

    May 28, 2019, 8:08 AM MDT

  • Husky CEO Sees ‘Glimmers Of Hope’ For Canadian Oil And Gas

    Husky Energy Inc. CEO Rob Peabody kicked off the company’s investor day in Toronto this morning going off-script with a message of cautious optimism about Canada’s oil and gas industry.

    May 28, 2019, 10:30 AM MDT

  • First Pipeline, Terminal To Connect ‘Sleeper’ Marten Hills Oil Play

    A long-overlooked oil play that is described as one of the most significant discoveries in Western Canada in recent years will soon be pipeline connected.

    May 23, 2019, 12 AM MDT

  • Imperial Approved To Install ConDex Unit At Kearl, Demo GHG Reduction

    Imperial Oil Limited has received regulatory approval for a demonstration of ConDex boiler flue gas and water recovery at its Kearl oilsands mine. The project is one of 11 to receive funding from Emissions Reduction Alberta earlier this year.

    May 23, 2019, 12 AM MDT

  • Imperial Planning New VAPEX Tech Pilot With Aspen Startup

    Imperial Oil Limited is proposing to start field-testing a new in situ oilsands technology along with the startup of its Aspen project in 2023.

    May 21, 2019, 11:05 AM MDT

  • Highwood Taking Obsidian Stake At Peace River For Less Than $100MM

    A partnership that nine years ago sold its 45 per cent minority stake for $817 million is now selling its 55 per cent majority position for less than $100 million.

    May 17, 2019, 4:45 AM MDT

  • China’s Largest LPG Importer Eager For Canadian Cargo

    Right now Canada’s first LPG export terminal is commencing operations and Chinese importers are more than ready to accept shipments, a representative of China’s biggest LPG importer said on Wednesday.

    May 16, 2019, 10:15 AM MDT

  • Marathon Coker Cancellation Shows ‘Real Risk To Canada’: Suncor EVP

    Marathon Petroleum Corporation’s decision last week to cancel a planned project increasing heavy oil processing capacity at one of the largest refineries in the U.S. worries Suncor Energy Inc. executive vice-president Steve Reynish.

    May 16, 2019, 10:24 AM MDT

  • In Situ Oilsands Production Increases Slightly In March

    Alberta’s total in situ bitumen production increased by approximately 11,500 bbls/d in March, likely in part due to easing of the province’s oil curtailment order. Primary production volumes led the gain, increasing approximately 8,200 bbls/d month-over-month.de

    May 14, 2019, 6 AM MDT

  • Canadian Natural Bringing On Kirby North SAGD Project Despite Curtailment

    Canadian Natural Resources Limited and Cenovus Energy Inc. both just completed major oilsands expansions, but the two companies are taking a different approach to bringing the new volumes online as Alberta continues to cap production.

    May 10, 2019, 6 AM MDT

  • Overcoming Your Apprehension About Collaborative Construction

    The collaborative approach to major project delivery has proven successful around the world as well as in Alberta’s commercial and institutional construction, but it has yet to be widely adopted in the province’s industrial space.

    May 6, 2019, 6:52 AM MDT

  • Suncor Hopes Alberta, B.C. Can Resolve Pipeline Dispute Without Turning Off The Taps

    The new CEO of Suncor Energy Inc. is hoping that the pipeline dispute between Alberta and British Columbia can be resolved without Premier Jason Kenney using his “turn-off-the-taps” legislation.

    May 3, 2019, 12 AM MDT

  • Suncor Entering ‘Cool Initiatives Phase’ As Mark Little Takes Over

    Mark Little says that Suncor Energy Inc. is entering a new phase as he takes over from Steve Williams as CEO, but it’s not because the two disagree on the path forward. He calls it “Suncor 4.0.”

    May 3, 2019, 12 AM MDT

  • Overcoming Your Apprehension About Collaborative Construction

    The collaborative approach to major project delivery has proven successful around the world as well as in Alberta’s commercial and institutional construction, but it has yet to be widely adopted in the province’s industrial space.

    May 3, 2019, 6 AM MDT

  • Suncor Shifts To More SCO In Q1 To Boost Results

    Suncor Energy Inc. reported record synthetic crude oil production in the first quarter as the company opted to reach for higher value of fewer bbls during Alberta’s ongoing curtailment order.

    May 2, 2019, 9:35 AM MDT

  • Overcoming Your Apprehension About Collaborative Construction

    The collaborative approach to major project delivery has proven successful around the world as well as in Alberta’s commercial and institutional construction, but it has yet to be widely adopted in the province’s industrial space.

    May 2, 2019, 6 AM MDT

  • Overcoming Your Apprehension About Collaborative Construction

    The collaborative approach to major project delivery has proven successful around the world as well as in Alberta’s commercial and institutional construction, but it has yet to be widely adopted in the province’s industrial space.

    May 1, 2019, 6 AM MDT

  • ‘Remarkable’ Oilsands Cost Reductions Not Fixing Investor Confidence: IHS

    The numbers are significant. A new study by IHS Markit says the breakeven WTI price for a SAGD expansion is now US$45/bbl, compared to US$65/bbl in 2014. For a mining project without an upgrader it’s US$65/bbl, down from $100/bbl in 2014. Both capital and operating costs have dropped dramatically, but investors are too uncertain about pipeline projects to proceed with significant new growth.

    May 1, 2019, 11:23 AM MDT

  • Inter Pipeline Prioritizing Alberta Suppliers In Petchem Build

    This year some of the largest vessels ever on Alberta roads have travelled from manufacturing and fabrication shops in Edmonton to Inter Pipeline Ltd.’s Heartland Petrochemical Complex construction site near Fort Saskatchewan.

    May 1, 2019, 10:16 AM MDT