Canadian Natural Resources Limited has applied for a pilot testing what it calls solvent-enhanced SAGD (SE-SAGD) at its Kirby South project.
July 25, 2018, 9:23 AM MDT
The new owner of bankrupt Twin Butte Energy Ltd. is cancelling a pilot test the company planned using electrical heating for in situ oilsands extraction.
July 24, 2018, 6 AM MDT
The Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) has granted Imperial Oil Limited an 18-month extension to the confidentiality period for a pilot test of its cyclic solvent process (CSP).
July 23, 2018, 11:22 AM MDT
Husky Energy Inc. has received approval to extend a pilot testing increased power of once-through steam generators (OTSGs) at its Sunrise SAGD project.
July 20, 2018, 12 AM MDT
Just one month after receiving regulatory approval for the Rigel SAGD project, the property will “immediately” become a field test site for radio frequency heating technology.
July 17, 2018, 8:13 AM MDT
With major oilsands producers curtailing production in the first quarter of 2018 because export pipelines were full, Alberta’s market access problem took on a new urgency.
July 9, 2018, 6 AM MDT
A review of proposed and existing bitumen upgrading technologies identified 10 that fit the definition of partial upgrading, although some would have to be combined with other processes.
July 9, 2018, 6 AM MDT
BlackPearl Resources Inc. has filed an application to add a third well pair to its long-running BlackRod SAGD pilot in an effort to test adjusted technology approaches.
July 9, 2018, 12:54 PM MDT
Suncor Energy Inc. has requested a five-year extension of a pilot testing radio frequency heating for in situ oilsands production.
July 5, 2018, 6 AM MDT
Acceleware Ltd. has created a six-member Acceleware Advisory Board (AAB) that will support the commercialization of its Radio Frequency (RF) enhanced oil recovery technology and that has already started working with the company’s executive team.
June 12, 2018, 9:16 AM MDT
When leaders of a group of oilsands producers stood with environmental organizations, sharing a stage with Alberta Premier Rachel Notley as she announced an extraordinary provincial climate accord in November 2015, few were aware of the marathon of negotiations and depth of conciliation that had led up to that unprecedented moment.
June 6, 2018, 6 AM MDT
June 6, 2018, 6 AM MDT
Even Joy Romero sounds a bit surprised about how much of what are being called “fourth industrial revolution” technologies are being deployed by the company she works for, which is one of North America’s largest oil and gas producers.
June 6, 2018, 10:33 AM MDT
In the first quarter of this year, many Canadian heavy crude producers paid a premium to ship by rail. Others had to shut in production.
June 4, 2018, 10:56 AM MDT
Thursday was the last day for Bill McCaffrey as CEO of MEG Energy Inc., but his interim replacement wants investors to know that the company will continue the strategy that he formed.
June 1, 2018, 11:35 AM MDT
Privately-held Explor Geophysical Ltd. has completed the first pre-commercial scale Ultra High Density (UHD) 3C 3D seismic survey using its PinPoint technology, confirming the viability of seismic acquisition without seismic lines.
June 1, 2018, 10:27 AM MDT
May 31, 2018, 6 AM MDT
Husky Energy Inc. is testing artificial intelligence for steam/oil ratio optimization in SAGD and for sea-state and iceberg prediction offshore Newfoundland.
May 30, 2018, 6:01 AM MDT
Another player has entered the crowded field of technology providers offering ways to upgrade Alberta bitumen enough to reduce or eliminate the need for diluent for pipelining.
May 8, 2018, 8:39 AM MDT
Nine Alberta oilsands technologies will receive more than $70 million through the Oil Sands Innovation Challenge with innovative projects that will reduce emissions, create new jobs and enhance competitiveness.
May 8, 2018, 11:52 AM MDT
There’s something special for Suncor Energy Inc. about the approximately 150,000 bbls/d that are currently being produced at the new Fort Hills oilsands mine.
May 3, 2018, 9:18 AM MDT
Field Upgrading Limited is asking the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) to extend approval of its pilot testing heavy oil desulphurization technology, saying it needs more time for optimization work.
April 18, 2018, 6 AM MDT
Suncor Energy Inc. has filed a regulatory application to build a 5,000 bbl/d “flexible technology platform” at its MacKay River SAGD project. Its function will be to “accelerate multiple step-change in situ bitumen recovery processes towards commercialization.”
April 3, 2018, 10:51 AM MDT
Titanium Corporation Inc. awarded engineering contracts for the front end engineering design (FEED) related to implementation of the company's CVW technology at Canadian Natural Resources Limited's Horizon oilsands site.
April 3, 2018, 7:08 AM MDT
Devon Canada Corporation has applied to the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) to conduct a single-well test of a technology it calls “a major opportunity” to improve recovery of conventional heavy oil.
April 2, 2018, 10:23 AM MDT