The Alberta government will need to address its regulatory and legislative barriers if it wants to encourage partial upgrading oilsands bitumen as a way to bolster the economy and alleviate oil pipeline bottlenecks, says a new study.
December 4, 2019, 11:20 AM MST
Acceleware Ltd. is continuing to look for other potential test sites and partners for its commercial-scale test pilot of its of patent-pending RF XL heating technology while waiting for regulatory approval.
November 28, 2019, 2:15 PM MST
ConocoPhillips is seeing results from its “relentless drive” to improve its oilsands business, the company’s investor day in Houston heard on Tuesday.
November 21, 2019, 8:22 AM MST
A new agreement between the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) and Canada’s Oil Sands Innovation Alliance (COSIA) sets the stage for consistent information sharing that will ultimately help with environmental performance improvement, representatives told the DOB.
November 18, 2019, 11:33 AM MST
Well Resources Inc. says it has been granted a patent by the Canadian Intellectual Property Office for environmentally friendly, non-combustion uses for asphaltenes, the most carbon-intensive constituents in petroleum.
November 15, 2019, 12 AM MST
The groundbreaking business deal that saw two northern Alberta First Nations take a $545-million equity position in a major oilsands project was built on “deep trust and collaboration,” says a leader with Suncor Energy Inc.
November 14, 2019, 12 AM MST
Acceleware Ltd. has successfully completed a field test of its prototype radio frequency (RF) converter with what it called record results.
November 13, 2019, 7:53 AM MST
The Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) and Canada's Oil Sands Innovation Alliance (COSIA) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU).
November 8, 2019, 11:06 AM MST
Field Upgrading Limited has requested a two-year extension of its pilot project testing desulphurization (DSU) technology for converting heavy oil into low-sulphur marine fuel.
October 21, 2019, 11:01 AM MDT
University of Calgary engineering professor Ian Gates had the industry’s attention with the allure of a way to bypass the pipeline plights in the country.
October 7, 2019, 8:07 AM MDT
Imperial Oil Limited has taken a step forward in its plan to implement commercial solvent-assisted SAGD production at its Cold Lake oilsands project, although a final investment decision (FID) is highly unlikely before there is more clarity on market access.
October 3, 2019, 11:15 AM MDT
Canadian Natural Resources Limited’s aspirational goal of net-zero emissions in its oilsands operations will likely be achieved through a series of pathways versus any single technology solution, executive vice-chairman Steve Laut said on Wednesday.
October 3, 2019, 10:17 AM MDT
Edmonton-based McCoy Global Inc. has advanced its digital technology strategy with the acquisition of DrawWorks LP.
October 2, 2019, 8:11 AM MDT
Shipping crude in semi-solid form to Asian markets is becoming closer to a reality.
September 24, 2019, 12 AM MDT
Acceleware Ltd. continued to make progress in developing its patented and patent-pending RF XL heating technology in the second quarter of 2019.
August 30, 2019, 6 AM MDT
Suncor Energy Inc. needs some time to lay the groundwork before it can launch into the digital opportunities that will drive CEO Mark Little’s vision of “Suncor 4.0.”
August 7, 2019, 6 AM MDT
Suncor Energy Inc. is nearing a sanction decision on a new major project to replace coke fired boilers at its oilsands Base Plant with gas-fired cogeneration units, CEO Mark Little said this morning. The project is a key piece of the company’s strategy to an incremental $2 billion of cash flow by 2023, he said.
July 25, 2019, 11:01 AM MDT
The incoming chief executive of Canada’s Oil Sands Innovation Alliance (COSIA) says the group is “doubling down” on what makes it successful and looking to better share that story.
July 11, 2019, 10:35 AM MDT
‘Transformation’ will be the theme of the 24th World Petroleum Congress, assuming the host city of Calgary has its way, which organizers expect it will.
July 2, 2019, 10:20 AM MDT
The technical issues with the Sturgeon Refinery project may be linked to technology not proven as a way to process bitumen, says an expert in gasification technology.
June 20, 2019, 10:42 AM MDT
Canadian Natural Resources Limited says a test of downhole electrical heating at its Peace River oilsands acreage has validated the theory of the technology and proven its economics.
June 18, 2019, 8:56 AM MDT
Given her role as an executive with one of Canada’s largest real estate organizations, Cheryl de Paoli has attended numerous meetings, conferences and summits — but the one she attended early this year, where the future of Alberta’s energy sector and its economy were discussed, stands out in her mind as one of the most productive discussions she has ever been involved in.
June 11, 2019, 10:09 AM MDT
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
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
In Part 1 of our series, Richard Admson began to frame the challenge facing industrial producers around the world and began to set the table for Alberta having the potential to be a leading home for future investments in an emissions-constrained world. Today, in Part 2, he looks at some of the components of “Clean-tech” that supports this future, their status and where they may be going over the next years and decades.
May 30, 2019, 9:12 AM MDT