Technology

The Sturgeon refinery and the high cost of value-added

Unexpected costs are eating away at potential returns for the Sturgeon Refinery. So why is it still being built? More →

Using CO2 for enhanced oil recovery in Alberta is easier said than done

Only a few years ago C02-EOR showed potential to be industry's environmental saving grace. But attempts to implement it have run aground More →

Photo Essay: The scene from inside a Calgary fracking research lab

When cracking tough geological formations, determining the correct fracking fluid compositions is paramount More →

How oil and gas firms are failing to grasp the necessity of Big Data analytics

An explosion in information volumes and processing power is transforming the energy sector. Even the major players are dragging their feet to catch up More →

Amid a struggle to ship crude oil to the West Coast, three crazy ideas emerge

Alberta‚Äôs oil patch is skeptical, but defiant optimists are pitching greenfield refineries for British Columbia More →

Dinosaurs in the mines

Often times it is shovel operators, not paleontologists, who unearth Athabasca's bitumen fossils More →

From seed to tank: The never-ending biofuels debate

Replacing higher volumes of gasoline with ethanol seems like wise environmental policy. So why is the way forward so hazy? More →