Archive for January, 2015
Scientist still gathering data to determine cause of Fox Creek earthquake If you believe Andrew Nikiforuk of The Tyee, Alberta broke a world record on Jan. 22 for the strongest earthquake induced by hydraulic fracturing operations. But the Alberta Geological Survey says scientists haven’t collected the data yet to concluding fracturing was even the cause of the 4.4 […]
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Are Trans Mountain activists escalating harassment of Kinder Morgan, supporters? Would Mahatma Ghandi approve? Trans Mountain activists confronted Kinder Morgan employees at a restaurant in North Vancouver Monday as the environmental movement turns up the heat on the pipeline project. As the video below shows, the protestors – allegedly including David Suzuki’s grandson, Tamo Campos – filed into […]
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Energy innovation research includes oil sands recovery processes The Canada Foundation for Innovation has provided $2.3 million for Calgary energy innovation research projects, several of them scientific studies connected to the oil and gas industry. CFI President and CEO, Gilles Patry. Photo by Heather Hughes, Western Engineering. “When the country’s researchers have access to state-of-the-art tools […]
Calgary-based Leankor wins oil and gas technology battle Innovation is alive and well in the Canadian oil patch, judging by a recent competition that had oil and gas technology start up companies chasing a $50,000 top prize. Emilio Bernabei, CEO of Leankor. “The oil and gas sector is undergoing a significant evolution, and now is the […]
Kinetica Ventures is a post-incubator “accelerator” that supports Alberta innovators Alberta oil patch innovators are about to get another helping hand up as the Alberta and Canadian governments step up funding for Kinetica Ventures, a post-incubator program headquartered with Calgary Innovates. Kevin Frankowski, Kinetica Ventures. One of the best kept secrets in Canada is the size, innovativeness, […]
No good argument to make Trans Mountain emergency response plan public Christy Clark and her environment ministry are demanding the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain emergency response plan be put on the public record. Why? Because her pipeline bluff requires it. On Wednesday, Clark publicly called for the response plans to be released. A spokesperson for the environment ministry was […]
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Only federal government has authority to approve Trans Mountain “Hey Christy, buzz off.” That would have been a perfectly understandable response from Kinder Morgan to the BC Premier’s threat Wednesday that she might not “approve” the Trans Mountain pipeline. “If those conditions aren’t met these projects can’t go ahead, and Kinder Morgan has not met the five conditions,”Christy […]
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Major battle brewing over City of Vancouver, other intervenors wanting full details of Trans Mountain plan “So we’re learning a lot about this. We’re certainly not experts. We don’t purport to be, but we’re trying to learn as much as we can…this is our first time doing anything like this.” – Sadhu Johnston, deputy city […]
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Quantum Downhole Systems outperforms other oil well production logging systems Data – downhole pressure, and temperature, flow rates, densities, viscosities as well as fluid composition – are among the key elements oil and gas producers need to optimize recovery. Downhole production data is uploaded to the surface by experienced Quantum technicians. In today’s volatile price environment, producers are […]
Building foundations applications include compressor stations, pipelines, lift stations, well-site buildings Using helical screw piles for constructing well pads or building foundations saves money for oil producers and services companies, according to Roterra business development manager Calvin Vasileff. With the price of crude in free fall, the oil patch is tightening its belt. Efficiency and innovation- “a better job with less” […]
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