January, 2012

Features

Five tips for climbing the corporate ladder

'When you become CEO, you're not done,' one boss says >

Oil sands, resource plays drive capital spending in 2012

Optimism takes hold despite economic volatility >

Service sector firms cash in on unconventional boom

'I don't even know if our guys could drill a vertical well anymore' >

What 2012 has in store for Alberta's oil and gas sector

New technology, green anxiety and market access to shape 2012 >

Observer

Enerkem Inc. smells opportunity in Edmonton garbage

Innovative ethanol facility takes shape at Capital waste management center >

Gary Mar moves beyond Alberta’s borders – again

Former PC leadership contender sets his sights on selling Alberta in Asia >

Departments

Arctic drillers face no shortage of underwater risks

Five geo-technical hazards that could trip up northern exploration >

Bri-Chem Corp. eyes the massive U.S. fluids market

Shale gas, tight oil provide market opportunity >

Data needed for oil sands carbon comparisons

Environmental aspects of crude oil now factor in energy policy >

ETX Systems sizes up better yield for bitumen upgrading

A novel technology approaches commercialization  >

Peter Kent struggles to define role as environment boss

Former broadcaster knew how to spot landmines in media. In environment? Not so much >

Shareholders, not protests, determine good governance

Occupy movement 'won't have huge effect' on executive compensation >

Columns

How to make Alberta an energy superpower

The government must get back in the business of being in business, Satya Das argues >

Investors should target tight oil, water flooding in 2012

Liquids-weighted firms and LNG also present opportunities in new year >

What rail and road data can tell us about oil prices

Transportation indicators watched closely as price barometer >

United States Geological Survey

Is fracking's role in causing earthquakes overstated?

C-Suite Stars

Alberta Oil 2012 C-Suite Stars

A level head and a long-term view keep these executives on point >

A bet on the Bakken pays off for Crescent Point Energy

'You should be comfortably nervous about your risk,' engineering boss says >

Allan Danroth keeps Capital Power plugged in

Recasting a utility spin-off as a North American powerhouse >

Apache Canada's Robert Spitzer makes drilling palatable

Architect of Horn River Producers Group builds connections in B.C. >

Enbridge Inc. legal boss girds for battle over Northern Gateway

Pipeline 'will be built,' David Robottom predicts >

Outgoing TransAlta boss Steve Snyder: CEO of the year

Under his leadership, a greener international power generator is born >

Progress Energy CFO Art MacNichol eyes Asian growth

'Increased opportunities bring increased risks' >

Savanna Energy taps an underutilized labor group

Strong relationships with First Nations bolster the bottom line >