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Architect of your own Career?

Are you the architect of your own career? Or better still, do you work for a reinventor? You don’t have to work for a startup company to enjoy open communication, creative problem solving and a flat organizational hierarchy. Read on to find out why reinventors are now the real-deal when it comes to employment and […]

How Many Products are Made from a Single Barrel of Oil

Petroleum can make up to 6,000 products. A barrel of oil is about 42 gallons, making up 19.4 gallons of gasoline. More than half of the oil is used to make natural gas and petroleum. They can be used in electricity generation. Petroleum is used to make plastic, which in turn is used to make […]

Take Notice, Alberta is an Innovative Province

Gires, the previous Total (a French energy company with operations in Canada) CEO, says water (a scarce resource) management is as important as gas and oil extracted from the ground. With increased population and climate change, water increasingly becomes a scarce resource. Swirltex, a startup business based in Edmonton, has developed a technology that has […]

U of A Dean of Engineering Angered over Honorary Doctorate to be granted to David Suzuki

David Suzuki, a broadcaster, scientist, and Order of Canada companion is set to receive a science honorary doctorate on June, 7 during convocation in spring. However, people not happy with his position are outraged over the move. Suzuki believes the oil sands should be closed and development of the pipeline halted to promote environmental protection. […]

It’s ironical for the government to block the expansion of the pipeline

Although the British Columbia Investment Management Corp acts independently without political influence, it’s ironical for the government to block the expansion of the pipeline across B.C. Recent findings show that BCI has invested up to 6% of its public pension funds in the energy sector. It’s a clear indication of the essence of the Trans […]

What Costs Would BC Lose if Kinder Morgan Pulls the Plug on the Trans Mountain Pipeline?

According to Trans Mountain Pipeline critics, BC bears most of the oil and gas risks but gets only a few benefits. However, the province made an agreement with Kinder Morgan Canada to share $1 billion revenue. Expansion of the Trans Mountain Pipeline project across B.C is estimated at $7.4 billion. Kinder Morgan gave BC an […]

Reference checking is a valuable tool in the hiring process

Assessment is top of mind for anyone recruiting candidates. The tools to assess have evolved substantially over the last 20 years. Better interviewing techniques and in-depth personality profiling via a variety of psychological tests are now mainstream in the evaluation process. One tool of assessment, however, that is critical to assessment is more and more […]

Canada Positioned to be the preferred source of energy imports by the world.

In 2017 the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP) conducted a survey through Ipsos. The Global Energy Pulse was the first of its kind and had more than 22,000 respondents from 32 countries. 31 percent indicated Canada is the preferred choice for oil and natural gas imports. This puts Canada at the top of the […]

Moving forward after the Paris climate Agreement

President Trump has pulled the United States from the Paris climate treaty. Image wise, probably not the best move made by the US, but as we have seen since Mr. Trump took office, image and being politically correct is not on his agenda. Having America commit to something more practical is. The environmental campaigners are […]

Alberta’s Oil and Gas Drilling is Forecasted to Improve

More gas and oil producers have embraced improving energy prices by increasing drilling programs. According to a new forecast, this aggressive action by producers will see drilling improve faster than was initially predicted. According to Canada’s Petroleum Services Association, about 5,200 oil wells will be drilled in the country. This figure surpasses the association’s November, […]

IEA Predicts Oil Shortage and Price Increases by 2020

The International Energy Agency forecasts oil price increase and oil shortage by 2020. The agency attributes this to lean investments in the energy sector by oil firms over the last couple of years. It said this could lead to decreased supply and increased demand in the next five years, triggering a spike in oil prices. […]

Canada – United States deal could replace North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)

Canada and the United States could potentially replace NAFTA (North American Free Trade Agreement) with an agreement that existed pre-1994, a bilateral free trade arrangement that excluded Mexico. With President Trump largely concerned about competition from “low-cost producers like China and Mexico” Canada could continue to maintain free trade with the United States. Click here […]

Northern Gateway Project rejected while Enbridge’s Line 3 and Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain project approved

Not without conditions both Line 3 and Trans Mountain Projects have been approved by the federal government. Line 3 would restore the pipelines original regulated capacity of 760,000 barrels of oil per day and allow for a further expansion up to 915,000 barrels per day. Trans Mountain project will increase capacity from 300,000 barrels per […]

OPEC’s 14 Nation members have agreed to cut production

OPEC’s members Algeria, Angola, Ecuador, Gabon, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Libya, Nigeria, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, and Venezuela have agreed to cut production by 1.2 million barrels per day. With the cut agreed upon by the OPEC nations we saw a huge rally for the Oil and Gas markets. This is a positive […]

Will President Trump’s ban on OPEC be one of his top priorities?

If President Trump restricts the import of OPEC’s oil it could raise domestic oil and gas prices for consumers. Trump: “We will become, and stay, totally independent of any need to import energy from the OPEC cartel or any nations hostile to our interests,” said during his Bismarck speech. Click here to read more

President Elect Donald Trump could boost demand for Canadian Oil

The United States imported 9 million barrels of oil produced daily last year from Canada. Canada produces roughly 43 percent (3,870,000 barrels) of the oil that is imported by the United States where as OPEC’s produces 36 percent. With President-Elect Donald Trump’s talk of putting an end to importing oil from hostile OPEC nations could […]

80’s Oil and Gas Part 2

The end result of most (oil and gas) recessions as people bring themselves and their companies out of the abyss is the industry is smaller. Genesis opened its doors in June 1983 when there were 34-36 senior oil and gas companies in Calgary. These corporations held the majority of the assets and the people. Approximately […]

Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers submitted recommendations to the Alberta royalty review

Last fall, the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers submitted recommendations to the Alberta royalty review panel to improve the outlook for Alberta’s oil and gas industry. Their recommendations cover four main goals: Investment in oil and gas, making sure resources for Albertans are highly valued, encouragement of research and development, and diversification in future projects […]

Natural gas consumption predicted to increase

Natural gas consumption has been predicted to increase consistently by the International Energy Agency in its 2015 report (“Are We Entering a Golden Age of Gas?”). This article details the three main factors that could lead to the success of natural gas: A decreased demand for coal, renewable energy not meeting growing demands, and large […]

Requirements for oil refinery are slowing down pipeline construction

The requirements for oil refinery are slowing down pipeline construction projects across Canada while others are trumpeting Canada’s dedication to the climate and decreasing greenhouse gas emissions. Many Canadians in the oil and gas industry think it would be better if Eastern Canada increased their consumption of oil from Western Canada. They argue that Canadians […]

Production of oilsands in Canada likely to grow

Canada’s oilsands production is likely to continue to grow up to 3.1 million barrels a day by 2020 according to an analysis by RBC Capital Markets. Oilsands require long-lead times for changes in production amounts. For example, the relatively new technology of steam-assisted gravity drainage (SAGD) will likely continue to be used as companies wait […]

It is time we start selling Alberta’s potential

In the midst of economic uncertainty, Deborah Yedlin argues that Alberta has the potential to sustain an improved economy. She admits it will take time but points out the education and affordable talent that make their home in Calgary, including scientists, engineers and entrepreneurs. She discusses the potential for Alberta of diversification, connections between industries, […]

Exxon’s Optimistic Outlook for many years.

Exxon Mobil Corporation published a new long-term outlook in January focusing on what energy and gas will be like by 2040. Their findings predict an optimistic outlook for many years and discuss the future of things such as renewable power and carbon emissions in various parts of the world. To read the full article follow […]

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