Exploitation of geothermal heat goes back millennia, while harnessing of geothermal power goes back over a century. Yet despite its immense geothermal resource potential, Canada has sat on the sidelines of geothermal heat and power development.
September 21, 2020, 12 AM MDT
The technology that is being taken to the commercial stage by Calgary-based Carbonova Corp. may sound almost too good to be true, but companies in the concrete-production, auto parts, sports equipment and other sectors that are working with the firm to use the carbon dioxide-sourced material it produces are believers.
September 17, 2020, 7:16 AM MDT
There was buzz in the virtual air during the recent Growing Forward Together: Energy/Ag Industry Summit, as more than 125 participants launched an important new initiative: to reimagine and reinvigorate the Alberta Advantage.
September 17, 2020, 12 AM MDT
An Acheson, Alberta-based company that was launched by a father and his two sons, none of whom have an engineering background, has grown to become one of the most technologically sophisticated oilfield service companies in the world, with the underlying aim of helping to make the oil and gas industry “safer and smarter.”
September 11, 2020, 10:59 AM MDT
GHGSat has completed its first tranche of Series-B funding, raising US$30 million and more than doubling the total amount raised to more than $55 million since the company’s founding.
September 11, 2020, 10:15 AM MDT
Western Canada requires an integrated carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS) and enhanced oil recovery (EOR) network connecting major emitters with potential markets, which starts by linking existing Saskatchewan and Alberta carbon capture hubs. At least, that is what the winning team from this year’s Avatar Program recommends.
September 9, 2020, 7:42 AM MDT
According to just about anyone who has studied it, geothermal heat and power alone could fuel our energy hungry economies for centuries — with the low- to zero-emissions output needed to meet climate targets. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, it represents a sustainable, renewable and practically inexhaustible fuel supply that could power the global electric grid many times over.
September 3, 2020, 12 AM MDT
While Alberta’s inactive oil and gas wells present a financial and environmental liability, they also offer an opportunity to be repurposed for cleantech innovation despite significant regulatory barriers and challenges, an Energy Futures Lab webinar heard Tuesday.
September 2, 2020, 12 AM MDT
Alberta’s “oil and gas centric” regulatory system can present significant barriers to technology companies looking to repurpose inactive wells for cleantech uses, webinar participants heard Tuesday.
September 2, 2020, 12 AM MDT
As the oil and gas industry struggles through another bust cycle from which it may never fully recover, there may be no better time to diversify into sectors from which it can apply its world class expertise to gain an early market advantage. To many in the industry, the most promising transition would be to pivot to geothermal.
September 1, 2020, 7:30 AM MDT
Pneumatic chemical injection pumps have been used for decades in the oil and gas industry, leaving behind a huge environmental footprint.
August 27, 2020, 7:01 AM MDT
Under Alberta’s new methane emission reduction regulations, oil and gas operators have until Jan. 1, 2023 to change out high bleed pneumatic devices at wellsites.
August 25, 2020, 8:39 AM MDT
The Daily Oil Bulletin has created a new editorial section on the website to highlight our coverage of corporate performance on environment, social and governance (ESG) initiatives.
August 25, 2020, 10:15 AM MDT
Natural Gas Innovation Fund (NGIF) portfolio start-up G4 Insights Inc. has completed a field demonstration project that took forestry industry biomass and transformed it into pipeline grade renewable natural gas (RNG).
August 25, 2020, 7:33 AM MDT
Pneumatics is a branch of engineering that uses gas or pressurized air, which at natural gas sites typically involves globe valve systems powered with compressed methane. As they work, these devices actually release methane into the atmosphere, which adds up to a lot of greenhouse gases coming out of Alberta (more than 475,000 tonnes of CO2e per year) considering the many thousands of natural gas wells running with such systems.
August 19, 2020, 7:01 AM MDT
August 18, 2020, 11:03 AM MDT
Solvent-enhanced bitumen and heavy oil recovery was the subject of two recent submissions to the DOB’s Energy Excellence Awards, with the associated technologies promising potential commercialization that could revolutionize the bitumen and heavy oil sector in terms of reducing emissions and costs from production.
August 12, 2020, 9:29 AM MDT
Compressor stations far outweighed any other facility when it came to the number of hydrocarbon leaks identified and the total rate of emissions produced, a leak detection and repair (LDAR) compliance review has found.
August 5, 2020, 7:07 AM MDT
Technician experience is increasingly important in comprehensive and compliance leak detection and repair (LDAR) surveys now required for methane emissions detection, according to the largest provider of optical gas imaging (OGI) services in Canada and the U.S.
August 5, 2020, 6:53 AM MDT
The Alberta government is investing $10 million into three projects through the Technology Innovation and Emissions Reduction (TIER) system which came into effect on Jan. 1, 2020.
August 5, 2020, 11:17 AM MDT
Emissions Reduction Alberta (ERA) is committing $58.4 million for 20 projects worth over $155 million to improve the cost competitiveness and reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from Alberta’s natural gas sector.
July 21, 2020, 10:59 AM MDT
Up to $675 million in methane emissions abatement funding should be available to the western Canadian oil and gas sector by summer’s end as companies struggle to fund mitigation projects aimed at meeting emissions reductions targets amid the coronavirus pandemic.
July 20, 2020, 9:47 AM MDT
The federal and provincial governments have announced collaborative programs aimed at cutting methane emissions from the oil and gas industry in line with 2025 targets at a lower overall cost to the sector.
July 20, 2020, 9:59 AM MDT
With the introduction of new federal and provincial methane regulations, rapid and cost efficient monitoring of fugitive emissions will be more critical than ever before for the upstream oil and gas industry.
July 17, 2020, 6 AM MDT
As space-based emissions detection technology dramatically improves, investors, environment-focused funds and governments are increasingly interested in tapping the data to zero in on large emitters, with potential repercussions for polluters with nowhere left to hide.
July 16, 2020, 6 AM MDT