Jim Bentein

  • Canadian Energy Exec Group Welcomes FW de Klerk On Thursday

    When Celine Gerson moved from Houston to Calgary this past January to become president of Schlumberger Canada Limited, which has 3,500 employees in this country, one of her first steps was to become involved in an organization called the Canadian Energy Executive Association (CEEA).

    June 11, 2018, 10:54 AM MDT

  • ‘Industry 4.0’ Could Be Game-Changer For Oil & Gas Sector

    June 6, 2018, 6 AM MDT

  • New Digital Technologies Being Adopted By Several Majors

    Even Joy Romero sounds a bit surprised about how much of what are being called “fourth industrial revolution” technologies are being deployed by the company she works for, which is one of North America’s largest oil and gas producers.

    June 6, 2018, 10:33 AM MDT

  • Gran Tierra Registers For Mexico Auction

    Calgary-based Gran Tierra Energy Inc. is one of 13 companies that have registered to bid on unconventional oil and gas blocks in Mexico, during an auction that will be held on Sept. 27.

    June 6, 2018, 8:36 AM MDT

  • Mexican Rig Count Increases To End Of April

    There was a 158 per cent increase in the rig count in Mexico in the first four months of 2018, with 62 wells drilled, compared to only 24 in the same period last year, according to Pulse Energy.

    June 6, 2018, 8:12 AM MDT

  • Muskrat Falls Medical Marijuana Ruling “Very Significant Decision,” Says Lawyer

    June 4, 2018, 11:34 AM MDT

  • Analysts Divided On Future Of Canadian Natural Gas

    To Bill Gwozd, the immediate future for most Canadian natural gas producers looks bleak — and it’s not going to get any better.

    June 1, 2018, 9:52 AM MDT

  • Mexican Regulator Approves Hokchi Energy Offshore Development Plan

    May 29, 2018, 6 AM MDT

  • Petro-Lithium Production Represents Diversification Of Alberta’s Energy Economy

    Although Chris Doornbos heads a start-up that wants to prove its technology can commercially recover highly-valued lithium from old Alberta oil and gas wells, he’s already dreaming of a day when the province will become a centre of new-tech battery development.

    May 17, 2018, 10:52 AM MDT

  • Farm-Out May Help Renaissance Accelerate Growth

    Renaissance Oil Corp., which has become the largest private sector oil and gas producer in Mexico’s land-based fields, is planning to become much bigger, says a company spokesperson.

    May 16, 2018, 4:02 AM MDT

  • Oil Production Commences At Tecolutla With Successful Workover Of Legacy Well, Says IFR

    Calgary-based International Frontier Resources Corporation (IFR) has become the second Canadian-based oil and gas company to be producing oil and gas in Mexico, following the positive results from drilling of a workover wells on its Tecolutla block in central Mexico.

    May 16, 2018, 10:33 AM MDT

  • AER Green Lights Amendments To Heartland Upgrader Project

    The Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) has approved plans for the construction of the multibillion-dollar Heartland Upgrader project, planned by Value Creation Inc. (VCI), which had sought approval for an amended design for the massive project.

    May 10, 2018, 7:16 AM MDT

  • Focus On Crude Storage, Pipelines Paying Off, Says Gibson

    Calgary-based midstream company Gibson Energy Inc. is beginning to see the benefits of its shift from a diversified trucking and environmental and seismic services company to a domestic pipeline and storage-focused operator.

    May 9, 2018, 11:18 AM MDT

  • International Frontier Drills First Evaluation Well Onshore Tecolutla, Mexico

    Calgary-based junior International Frontier Resources Corporation (IFR) has successfully drilled its first evaluation well on its onshore Tecolutla block.

    May 7, 2018, 9:20 AM MDT

  • Murphy Planning Exploration In Mexican Deepwater Gulf Of Mexico

    Murphy Oil Company will begin to explore later this year in the contractual deepwater Gulf of Mexico in a block that it won in the last Mexican oilfields auction with the first results expected at the end of first quarter of 2019.

    May 7, 2018, 11:03 AM MDT

  • Record Results For Source, Despite Rail Disruptions

    Source Energy Services Ltd., Canada’s largest frac sand supplier, recorded record financial results for the first quarter of 2018, despite rail service disruptions that brought some sand shipments to a virtual halt.

    May 3, 2018, 10:04 AM MDT

  • Mexican Gasoline Market Connection In Andeavor Acquisition

    One of the major reasons for the US$23.3-billion purchase of U.S. refiner Andeavor by competitor Marathon Petroleum Corporation was to better supply the fast growing Mexican gasoline market, Marathon executives said Monday.

    May 1, 2018, 9:55 AM MDT

  • ConocoPhillips Positive About Growing Montney Position

    After delivering what analysts described as “outstanding” first quarter results, executives with ConocoPhillips made it clear in a conference call Thursday what they thought of last year’s sale of US$13.3 billion in Canadian oilsands and conventional Canadian gas assets, as well as its new, increased position in the Montney.

    April 27, 2018, 9:37 AM MDT

  • Tanker And Pipeline Safety Awareness Session Held On Parliament Hill

    About 25 Members of Parliament and Senators showed up Tuesday night for what was billed as a “Tanker and Pipeline Safety Awareness Session,” which was held on Parliament Hill and was organized by six senators, led by a former natural resources minister for British Columbia who is becoming increasingly frustrated by delays in the Trans Mountain expansion project.

    April 25, 2018, 10:05 AM MDT

  • Sempra Subsidiary Adding Fuel Storage In Mexico

    The rush by private sector investor to expand fuel storage in Mexico continues, with the news that a Sempra Energy subsidiary is expanding the capacity of a liquid fuels storage facility it is developing in the Gulf of Mexico port of Veracruz.

    April 25, 2018, 10:23 AM MDT

  • B.C. Montney Oil Credit Appears To Be On The Backburner

    In the U.S., Mexico or most other oil and gas producing countries, an area with a potential for the recovery of billions of bbls of oil wouldn’t be ignored for long, but in Canada, particularly British Columbia, that is exactly what is occurring in the Montney play, which straddles the Alberta/B.C. border.

    April 20, 2018, 6 AM MDT

  • Mexico Gas Demand A Relief Valve

    With U.S. shale natural gas production reaching an estimated record of 66.1 bcf/d this month, Mexico’s growing demand for gas has been a welcome safety valve that a new report says will continue to be a growing market.

    April 18, 2018, 6 AM MDT

  • Mexico Environmental Group Concerned With Planned Changes To Regulatory Agency

    While environmental groups on Canada’s West Coast are jeopardizing the go ahead for a pipeline seen to be in the national interest by many, the creation of a new agency in Mexico which may fast track energy development is being pushed through without consultation beforehand with green groups.

    April 18, 2018, 8:33 AM MDT

  • No Significant Evidence Dillbit Spill More Of Threat Than Light Crude: CAPP

    There is no significant evidence that a spill of diluted bitumen (dilbit) off of Canada’s West Coast would pose any more of a potential environmental threat than a spill of light crude or refined products, according to a senior official with the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP).

    April 16, 2018, 6 AM MDT

  • Demand Growing For Canadian Oil On Gulf Coast, But TMX Still Essential

    Canadian oilsands heavy crude producers can look forward to growing demand for their oil on the U.S. Gulf Coast, with demand rising to 1.2 million bbls/d by 2020, from an estimated 800,000 bbls/d now, but the authors of a new report predicting that growth say the stalled Trans Mountain pipeline expansion is still essential.

    April 11, 2018, 5:34 AM MDT

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