The leader of Canada’s Conservative Party insists his party would meet the Paris climate accord targets, but would not speculate on how it would do so. While Andrew Scheer is committed to dumping the federal carbon tax, he was mum on how his unfinished climate plan could impact on the oil and gas industry, one of Canada’s major greenhouse gas emitters.
May 7, 2018, 11:49 AM MDT
Petroleum Technology Alliance Canada (PTAC) is advancing the technologies needed to allow the oil and gas industry to meet stringent new methane emissions reduction targets while preparing the industry for the coming digital transformation, PTAC president Soheil Asgarpour told the annual general meeting this week.
May 4, 2018, 10:20 AM MDT
Precision Drilling Corporation’s drive to automate drilling processes is gaining momentum as it sets the company’s wide-scale technology deployment initiative as one of three priorities for 2018, the others being debt reduction and enhanced financial performance.
April 27, 2018, 11:43 AM MDT
The lack of a meaningful process to deal with unresolved issues around aboriginal rights, climate change and cumulative impacts of energy projects is impacting on the effectiveness of individual project reviews such as that for the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion, an Ottawa conference heard this week.
April 26, 2018, 7:21 AM MDT
Ottawa isn’t backing down on its nation-wide carbon tax as it is at risk of losing one of its strongest provincial backers in Rachel Notley’s Alberta if a bitumen export pipeline through B.C. is not built.
March 16, 2018, 11:39 AM MDT
U.S. defense contractor and information technology giant Harris Corporation believes it has ironed out early production problems with its combined radiofrequency and solvent bitumen extraction process with commercial production expected to start soon.
March 8, 2018, 6 AM MST
There are some five million sensors collecting data on industrial equipment across Canada, with exponential growth in numbers expected as the Industrial Internet of Things takes hold.
February 26, 2018, 6 AM MST
GuildOne Inc. has marked what it believes is a world first in the execution of a royalty smart contract using the company’s new Royalty Ledger blockchain application.
February 20, 2018, 6 AM MST
As Canada, and many other countries in often inhospitable northerly climates, move to grow wind power generation on an industrial scale, a new problem has emerged: wintertime icing of windmill blades is sapping a considerable level of output—while causing a safety hazard.
February 7, 2018, 8:44 AM MST
When Seven Generations Energy Ltd. performed analytics on some of its security data a few years ago, a disturbing pattern emerged.
February 6, 2018, 8:35 AM MST
Physicist and self-described converted skeptic on climate change Richard Muller says the shale gas revolution has arrived just in time to offer a solution to the climate crisis.
February 1, 2018, 7:10 AM MST
Calgary-based Iron Bridge Resources Inc. has launched a wholly-owned cryptocurrency mining and hosting subsidiary, called Iron Chain Technology Corp. (ICT), that will own and operate cryptocurrency mining datacentres at its oil and gas field sites.
January 23, 2018, 3:18 AM MST
Legendary Calgary oilman Jim Gray neatly set out the challenge ahead for Canada’s oil capital, still struggling through the biggest energy sector downturn in a generation.
January 18, 2018, 6 AM MST
Digitalizing the oilfield may be all the rage in technology circles as the oilpatch strives to achieve lower costs in today’s low commodity price environment, but one Calgary company is old hat when it comes to the application of Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) to optimize field assets.
January 18, 2018, 6 AM MST
Combining technological innovation developed in Alberta and California, Calgary-based Rocky Mountain GTL Inc. will construct Alberta’s first commercial gas-to-liquids facility to produce a clean burning, zero sulphur synthetic diesel.
December 7, 2017, 9:41 AM MST
Calgary-based pipeline leak detection company Hifi Technologies has admittedly high ambitions — it seeks to have its fibre optic based technology become the industry standard for monitoring and leak detection installed on every pipeline in the world.
November 27, 2017, 11:13 AM MST
Edmonton — Alberta chose the wrong path when it doubled down on the “junk energy” contained in the oilsands in recent years, and must move fast to join the energy transition away from fossil fuels if it hopes to avoid falling off the climate change cliff, political scientist and ecologist Thomas Homer-Dixon told an Edmonton audience Tuesday.
November 8, 2017, 7:49 AM MST
The Alberta mandated 45 per cent cut in methane emissions from 2014 levels by 2025 is a steep challenge for the oil and gas industry, but a manageable one with ramped up technology development and a new adaptive approach to tech implementation adopted by the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER), say industry leaders.
November 1, 2017, 6 AM MDT
The Clean Resource Innovation Network (CRIN), recently established to promote collaboration and innovation in the energy sector, has been passed over in its bid for Innovation Superclusters Initiative funding from the federal government.
October 17, 2017, 6 AM MDT
The energy makeover underway to transition off carbon offers a massive opportunity to those in the clean energy and innovation space, says former U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz, but it also offers plenty of prospects for relatively clean burning natural gas.
October 10, 2017, 9:20 AM MDT
Contrary to public perception, many conservative-minded voters do accept that human-caused climate change is occurring and policy needs to reflect that fact, three conservative commentators told a climate conference last week.
October 6, 2017, 5:18 AM MDT
While it was not specifically created to deal with oil and gas industry challenges, a new facility in Richmond, B.C., to test carbon capture and conversion technologies will focus much of its efforts on problems specific to the high emitting oilsands—specifically making production less carbon intensive.
September 21, 2017, 6 AM MDT
The proponent of Canada’s first offshore wind farm off the B.C. coast has attracted the interest of the world’s biggest offshore wind farm developer, advancing a proposed 400 megawatt project that could feed green power to nearby liquefied natural gas project.
September 13, 2017, 11:31 AM MDT
Rapid technological change and a low price environment has promoted the creation of a new Clean Resources Innovation Network (CRIN) that seeks to bring the oil and gas industry more in line with the needs of its end users and accelerate technology uptake, leading to potentially transformative innovation.
July 10, 2017, 6 AM MDT
Technological change is coming rapidly, and combined with an increased focus on carbon intensity, it will challenge the Canadian oil and gas industry in the coming years, according to Mike Crabtree, vice-president, energy with the Saskatchewan Research Council (SRC).
June 20, 2017, 10:30 AM MDT