Technology

Alberta wants a value-added oil industry. But value at what cost?

Should Alberta invest in value-added petrochemicals? More →

Not Your Father’s Rig

Drilling rigs used to be dangerous machines operated by brave men. Now, they more closely resemble a video game. Meet the next generation of drilling technology More →

Worst Case Scenario

Yes, oil spills can happen. So, are we ready for the next one that comes along? It depends on who you ask More →

All Aboard: Oil-by-rail transloading facilities pop up across Western Canada

Looking at the influx of new capacity at oil transloading facilities in Western Canada More →

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 →