Feature Photo: Dry Hot Canadian Summer Brings Wildfires to the Oilfield

When the evacuation plans of northern Alberta oil sands operators were put to the test this spring, it was in every way a real-world trial by fire

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Nine Years of Oilfield Fatalities Mapped

Life in the Alberta oilfield isn't without its share of risks. Here's where the dangers are and what can be done to minimize them

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Why the Energy Sector Needs to Hire More Canadian Forces Veterans

The Canadian military produces thousands of veterans who are technically skilled, professionally trained and ready to work. So why isn’t the energy sector hiring enough of them?

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Is Tracking Workers With RFID a Safety Breakthrough, or an Invasion of Privacy?

In a first for the oil patch, contract workers at Shell's Albian Sands mine were outfitted with mandatory RFID trackers last spring

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The Business Case for Getting More Women Into Senior Management

Women continue to be underrepresented on the corporate boards of Canadian energy companies. Why that’s to everyone’s detriment

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Blogs from our editors

The big three

The NDP government announced the three people who will, along with panel chair and ATB CEO Dave Mowat, be charged with assessing Alberta's royalty structure and making recommendations about how to improve it. Find out who they are and why industry should be encouraged about what lies ahead for them

Why now is the perfect time for a royalty review

Sure, a royalty review conducted by an NDP government with oil at $40 per barrel might sound like a recipe for disaster. But just imagine what it would look like if crude was trading above $100

The energy sector: not like the auto industry

One of them asks for bailouts and government subsidies whenever times get tough. The other doesn't - and still gets accused of being subsidized

More Energy Ink
Columns

It’s time for the energy sector to put an end to the ad campaigns

If it’s going to win the war for social license, it’s time for the energy sector to acknowledge that it’s lost the battle for public support

#AOenergyliteracy

If there’s one thing that’s been made clear over the last few years of anti-pipeline protests and petitions, it’s that there’s a disconnect between how passionate the average person is about energy issues and how much they actually know

Feature Photo: Dry Hot Canadian Summer Brings Wildfires to the Oilfield

When the evacuation plans of northern Alberta oil sands operators were put to the test this spring, it was in every way a real-world trial by fire

Nine Years of Oilfield Fatalities Mapped

Life in the Alberta oilfield isn't without its share of risks. Here's where the dangers are and what can be done to minimize them

Why the Energy Sector Needs to Hire More Canadian Forces Veterans

The Canadian military produces thousands of veterans who are technically skilled, professionally trained and ready to work. So why isn’t the energy sector hiring enough of them?

Get to Know Andrew Leach and Dave Mowat of the Alberta Energy Panels

An introduction to the two men who will take key roles in shaping the future of energy and environmental policy in Alberta

Is Tracking Workers With RFID a Safety Breakthrough, or an Invasion of Privacy?

In a first for the oil patch, contract workers at Shell's Albian Sands mine were outfitted with mandatory RFID trackers last spring

The Art of (Proxy) War: How Energy Companies Can Prepare for the 2016 Proxy Season

As Sun Tzu once said, ‘Every battle is won before it’s ever fought.’ Here’s how compensation committees in the energy sector can prepare for their next one


Alberta Oil's Top Transactions
 

Encana leaves Louisiana

In an US$850 million deal, Encana lights up even more on its gas exposure >

Trican Well Service sells its Russian business unit

Debt-stressed pressure pumper gets $182 million in exchange for 92,000 horsepower of pressure pumping capacity plus ancillary equipment >

Long Run Exploration seals $200 million private placement

In a creative (and convoluted) transaction, the company secures some much needed capital  >