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
Imperial Oil Limited has received regulatory approval for a demonstration of ConDex boiler flue gas and water recovery at its Kearl oilsands mine. The project is one of 11 to receive funding from Emissions Reduction Alberta earlier this year.
May 23, 2019, 12 AM MDT
Imperial Oil Limited is proposing to start field-testing a new in situ oilsands technology along with the startup of its Aspen project in 2023.
May 21, 2019, 11:05 AM MDT
Canadian Natural Resources Limited continues to double down on both its support for the Alberta government’s mandatory production curtailment program and its call for improvements to the current pipeline nomination process.
May 9, 2019, 11:29 AM MDT
The Daily Oil Bulletin’s first annual Energy Excellence Awards were held in Calgary on Thursday, May 2. Awards were handed out in 12 categories under the banners of Operational and Project Excellence, Innovation and Research Excellence, and Exporting Excellence.
May 7, 2019, 6 AM MDT
Mark Little says that Suncor Energy Inc. is entering a new phase as he takes over from Steve Williams as CEO, but it’s not because the two disagree on the path forward. He calls it “Suncor 4.0.”
May 3, 2019, 12 AM MDT
Canada’s energy industry champions in operational and project excellence, innovation and research excellence, and exporting excellence were announced on Thursday at the first annual Daily Oil Bulletin Energy Excellence Awards at the Devonian Gardens in Calgary.
May 3, 2019, 8:44 AM MDT
Alberta isn’t the only jurisdiction struggling to find a place in a carbon-constrained future, according to the keynote speaker to the Petroleum Technology Alliance Canada (PTAC) annual general meeting on Wednesday.
May 2, 2019, 11 AM MDT
Cenovus Energy Inc. is evaluating the results of a hydraulic fracturing field trial at its Foster Creek SAGD project.
April 30, 2019, 7:54 AM MDT
No matter which party wins the Alberta election on April 16, the CEO of Value Creation Inc. expects the province will finalize its funding deal for the company’s partial upgrading project.
April 8, 2019, 7:29 AM MDT
Imperial Oil Limited says it may be able to further decrease the GHG emissions intensity of its cyclic solvent process (CSP) by adding water.
April 4, 2019, 6 AM MDT
Canada’s Oil Sands Innovation Alliance (COSIA) has named John Brogly its new acting chief executive, following the departure of founding chief executive Dan Wicklum in February.
April 2, 2019, 7:02 AM MDT
The Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) has granted a request from Canadian Natural Resources Limited to allow it to continue operating the Peace River thermal oilsands project without meeting water recycling regulations for another 10 years.
March 27, 2019, 11:12 AM MDT
The delay of Imperial Oil Limited’s Aspen project is a major setback for new oilsands technology that could dramatically reduce costs and environmental impacts.
March 25, 2019, 6 AM MDT
Acceleware Ltd. filed a patent application on the use of RF XL in shipping bitumen by rail.
March 13, 2019, 9:10 AM MDT
A bitumen partial upgrading hub that is being developed to help free up space on Alberta export pipelines now has the backing of one of the industry’s largest producers.
March 4, 2019, 11:19 AM MST
A technology that was developed by accident while researchers looked for ways to add value to bitumen is gaining momentum as a refinery process that reduces reliance on toxic and hazardous chemicals.
February 21, 2019, 6 AM MST
Acceleware Ltd. appointed two key executives, Laura McIntyre as vice-president, engineering and Brian LeBlanc as chief financial officer.
February 8, 2019, 12 AM MST
Canada’s Oil Sands Innovation Alliance (COSIA) announced today that its chief executive, Dan Wicklum, is stepping down after seven years as head of the organization.
January 25, 2019, 10:50 AM MST
A third SAGD project in three months has been withdrawn from the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER). Acting on the request of partners BP Canada and Value Creation Inc., the AER has rescinded its approvals for the Terre de Grace joint venture.
January 18, 2019, 6 AM MST
January 18, 2019, 9:12 AM MST
Seven projects will share $2 million in funding from the Bitumen Beyond Combustion (BBC) open call program, Alberta Innovates has announced.
January 9, 2019, 6 AM MST
Suncor Energy Inc.’s first-adopter work commercializing autonomous haulage systems (AHS) in oilsands mining is leading a shift in the sector that has global impact even in its earliest of stages.
January 8, 2019, 11:28 AM MST
It's a new year in the oilsands, and while this list of important developments to watch isn’t about major growth, the industry may be embarking on step-change.
January 2, 2019, 7:36 AM MST