It’s early stages of construction on the new Aspen oilsands project, and Imperial Oil Limited has made a major change to the design of the central processing facility, reversing its selection in a long-debated technology area.
November 19, 2018, 3:46 AM MST
Canadian Natural Resources Limited says that strong initial results from a key new technology pilot at its Horizon project will keep the test running through the winter.
November 15, 2018, 11:16 AM MST
Field Upgrading Limited has received a second extension to the expiry of its pilot testing desulphurization (DSU) technology for converting heavy oil into low-sulphur marine fuel.
November 14, 2018, 12 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
Acceleware Ltd. announced the participation of “a major Calgary-based oilsands producer” in the commercial-scale RF XL pilot test of its radio frequency heating system.
November 13, 2018, 7:23 AM MST
Suncor Energy Inc. has received regulatory approval to build a new test centre for oilsands technologies at its MacKay River SAGD project.
November 12, 2018, 6 AM MST
Even though the Aspen oilsands project will deploy new technology on a field-wide basis, Imperial Oil Limited isn’t anticipating a high level of risk in its execution or operation, CEO Rich Kruger said on Wednesday. He’s also not concerned about market access for Aspen bbls when the project is complete in 2022.
November 7, 2018, 11:32 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
Imperial Oil Limited has received regulatory approval to implement its liquid addition to steam for enhancing recovery (LASER) technology across its Cold Lake thermal project.
November 6, 2018, 6 AM MST
Canadian Natural Resources Limited has received regulatory approval to proceed with a field pilot of solvent enhanced SAGD (SE-SAGD) at its Kirby South project.
October 31, 2018, 12 AM MDT
A planned field pilot testing radio frequency for in situ oilsands extraction has taken a step forward with the filing of its regulatory application.
October 29, 2018, 7:26 AM MDT
The oilsands industry has been waiting for years for someone to commercialize solvent-assisted SAGD and prove its efficiency benefits. The time might be right for this to happen, but not necessarily in the way it was expected.
October 17, 2018, 6:31 AM MDT
allas Lenius, President of HIVE Innovations and Gemini Fabrication, is a successful entrepreneur and business owner in the Canadian energy industry.
October 15, 2018, 10:27 AM MDT
The regulatory process is underway for a large new in situ oilsands project operated by Devon Canada Corporation.
October 3, 2018, 9:54 AM MDT
Athabasca Oil Corporation says that it needs more time to work with the results of a field test using electrical heating in bitumen carbonates.
September 20, 2018, 9:41 AM MDT
The remaining producers in the oilsands industry are expected to benefit from the relatively close proximity of their projects.
September 14, 2018, 10:56 AM MDT
MEG Energy Inc.’s Christina Lake oilsands project isn’t just running at record high rates of bitumen production. It’s also running at record low rates of non-saline water use.
September 6, 2018, 7:54 AM MDT
Imperial Oil Limited says it will reduce the GHG emissions intensity of its oilsands operations by 10 per cent over the next five years.
August 29, 2018, 3:37 AM MDT
An Alberta company has been granted a Canadian patent related to its bitumen upgrading process that would cost less money and use less energy than conventional coking and hydrocracking processes.
August 22, 2018, 10:35 AM MDT
Husky Energy Inc.’s work to increase production at the Sunrise SAGD project is getting a boost following successful testing of an adjusted approach to steam generation.
August 22, 2018, 10:52 AM MDT
Suncor Energy Inc. has been granted a five-year extension to its test of radio frequency heating for in situ oilsands production.
August 22, 2018, 10:58 AM MDT
MEG Energy Corp. is seeking a buyer to commercialize its HI-Q partial upgrading technology so that it can focus spending on its Christina Lake SAGD project.
August 3, 2018, 3:16 AM MDT
MEG Energy Corp. may have contracted capacity on pipelines to the U.S. Gulf Coast, but it’s having trouble using it due to a full Enbridge Inc. Mainline out of Canada.
August 2, 2018, 10:31 AM MDT
Athabasca Oil Corporation increased its 2018 capital budget by $45 million to reflect continued activity in the Montney at Placid through the second half of 2018.
August 2, 2018, 7:03 AM MDT
Four years ago, Cenovus Energy Inc. was in the early stages of building the oilsands industry’s first large-scale deployment of solvents with steam.
August 1, 2018, 6 AM MDT