Technology

Do patents enable innovation or stifle it?

Are patents a sword or a shield for the people who hold them? It depends on who you ask – and how you look at them More →

How the ‘rise of the machines’ will transform oil and gas

Fully autonomous operating systems are common in many industries, including mining. How soon will they reach the oil and gas sector, and what will it mean for the people working in it? More →

The five holy grails that will revolutionize the energy sector

Sometimes it pays to shoot for the stars. But in these five areas the energy sector doesn’t have much choice but to try More →

Why Canada’s energy sector lags behind in research, development money

Underinvestment in R&D is as Canadian as maple syrup. So whose job is it to invest in new technology anyway? More →

Canada’s Top Energy Innovators 2015

From environmental reclamation to operational excellence, Canada’s Top Energy Innovators are pushing hard on their industry’s leading edges More →

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 →