Technology

Is Tesla’s Model-S the Beginning of the End for Oil?

Why battery technology could drive the electric vehicle to new heights – and disrupt the fossil fuel industry in the process More →

Oil sands vs. renewables: Which energy sector employs more people?

A report released last year argued that there are more jobs in renewable energy than the oil sands. Should today’s students of oil and gas be worried? More →

When times are tough, they’re toughest on junior oil and gas geologists

A degree in geoscience used to be a ticket to a job. Why that’s no longer the case, and what today’s graduates can do about it More →

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 →