Although Obsidian Energy Ltd. has no ongoing development program for its Viking and Peace River assets, it is actively looking at commercialization and alternative commercial arrangements, analysts heard at its recent investment day.
November 19, 2018, 7:12 AM MST
November 19, 2018, 8:12 AM MST
Alberta’s Environment Minister is applauding the sector’s work on innovative clean technology while urging the federal government to give a solid answer on changes to the bill posed to overhaul major projects in Canada.
November 15, 2018, 3:11 AM MST
Not for the first time in its life, the future of one of Alberta’s longest running thermal oilsands projects is at risk as a result of the province’s water treatment regulations.
November 13, 2018, 6:12 AM MST
Fulfillment of the long awaited digital oilfield has been a goal of the oil and gas industry for more than a decade. As other sectors of the economy have transitioned to digital, remaking entire industries in the process, the oilpatch has lagged behind, despite the immense rewards that digitalization can bring. In this five-part Digital Disruption series, we present some of the challenges and opportunities presented by digitalization, and some of the success stories experienced by companies that have made the transition.
November 12, 2018, 6 AM MST
November 12, 2018, 10:41 AM MST
November 8, 2018, 7:17 AM MST
With market access issues driving down prices for Western Canadian oil and gas, and regulatory issues threatening to drive up costs, there was a lot of pessimism about the future prospects for the Canadian industry in the audience at the Petroleum Services Association of Canada’s (PSAC) annual forecast luncheon in Calgary last Thursday.
November 6, 2018, 6 AM MST
The Attorney General of Canada has filed with the Saskatchewan Court of Appeal the federal government’s response to a challenge by the Saskatchewan government of the federal government's carbon-pollution-pricing law.
November 1, 2018, 12 AM MDT
The Alberta Energy Regulator’s (AER) board of directors has signed off on final methane regulations and it is now up to the cabinet to decide when it will release the final regulations which are to take effect Jan. 1, 2020, an AER executive said Tuesday.
October 31, 2018, 7:16 AM MDT
By investing strategically in technology and talent, Canada has a chance to transform its flagship industry into a more environmentally and economically sustainable energy sector ready for the 2030s and beyond.
October 29, 2018, 6 AM MDT
As the world shifts to electric and hydrogen-powered vehicles, the use of more biofuels and “smart cities,” where public transit increasingly supplants single-vehicle movement, a forward-thinking initiative entitled “Mobility in a Low Carbon Future” aims at helping Alberta’s fossil-fuel-reliant economy and population benefit from those developments.
October 29, 2018, 8:06 AM MDT
A new $5-million program will make it easier for Alberta’s small- and medium-size oil and gas companies to reduce methane emissions, and has the added benefit of supporting the development of technology innovations in the province.
October 26, 2018, 10:42 AM MDT
October 25, 2018, 3:57 AM MDT
The chief executive of the Canada West Foundation offered a glimmer of hope for the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion but warned about the pending legislation that will shake up how major projects are approved in Canada.
October 24, 2018, 6:51 AM MDT
October 23, 2018, 9:45 AM MDT
When some executives at NAL Resources sought to push the digital agenda in an agile way, there was initial pushback, says Cory Bergh, vice-president, financial and information services: “What we were told was, forget about it; agile doesn’t work in our industry.”
October 18, 2018, 12 AM MDT
October 18, 2018, 3:52 AM MDT
Last month, I talked about world energy supply and demand over the next few decades, and pointed out that all credible energy forecasts show humanity using more and more energy every year — and that fossil fuels will continue to dominate energy supply at least into the 2040’s (click here to review that article).
October 15, 2018, 6 AM MDT
The federal government should pause and review its plans for Bill C-69, currently before the Senate, to further consider the long-term impacts of major changes to federal legislation on the Canadian economy, says the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP).
October 15, 2018, 10:18 AM MDT
Geothermal energy has never made commercial inroads in Canada, and one of the hurdles is undoubtedly the high capital cost of drilling the holes and installing equipment to harness the Earth’s heat.
October 15, 2018, 9:57 AM MDT
Enbridge Inc. says it has begun construction of a temporary access road to the site of the 36-inch Mainline that ruptured and caught fire last week north of Prince George, B.C.
October 15, 2018, 10:37 AM MDT
When it comes to public engagement on pipeline projects, the oil and gas industry might consider “changing the channel” to a conversation on what people really care about, a pipeline company executive suggested Wednesday.
October 11, 2018, 8:05 AM MDT
October 11, 2018, 9:59 AM MDT
High on the agenda of Alberta United Conservative Party leader Jason Kenney is to repeal the carbon tax for everyday Albertans and impose a levy on the largest carbon emitters in the province.
October 10, 2018, 8:28 AM MDT