Leaders in the oil industry certainly have their plates full these days. Not only are they dealing with economic challenges of low oil prices, there are a number of other issues facing the industry. Near the top of that list is reputation. The industry is in a battle for its life against eco-groups who are […]
“There is pain across North America when it comes to the oil industry”. That comment came from Christopher Guith. The Senior VP-Policy for the Institute for 21st Century Energy with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce was talking to delegates at the Oil & Gas Awards Industry Summit. Guith told the crowd the oil industry is […]
A recipe for success in the oil sands for one company is partnering with the people who live in the region. Canada North Camps has opened camps in Alberta’s north for the oil and gas industry. In the process it has employed numerous aboriginals and also showed tremendous respect towards their traditions. John Fleming who […]
The new Alberta government likely has new ideas on how to deal with the oil patch compared to the last party in power. The Tories were friends to industry. No one is quite sure just yet just how friendly the New Democrats will turn out to be. They are saying the right things, that the […]
The Global Petroleum Show runs from June 9-11 2015 at the Calgary Stampede grounds.
Check in with iKan Media tomorrow when we will be bringing you news from The Global Petroleum Show in Calgary. Alberta’s new Energy Minister Marg McCuaig Boyd is bringing remarks on behalf of the Premier to the opening reception. iKan Media will be there Tuesday night for you. We will also be talking to industry […]
The Petroleum Safety Conference ran from May 5-7 2015 at the Banff Centre.
Consider the challenges facing the oil industry this year – rock bottom prices, drought (water shortages), greenhouse gas legislation, new rules regarding First Nations and the stalling of major pipelines – Keystone XL, Northern Gateway to name just two. This was the comment Bryan Helfenbaum started of the session he was moderating at the World […]
When it comes to petroleum production both Oman and Kuwait’s GDP sits around 50%. Production costs are low and reserves are plentiful. Now both countries are looking to expand their operations from conventional oil to heavy. Leading the way is Oman. Eng. Ali Al Gheity with Petroleum Development Oman says “the luxury this country has […]
“The first lesson in doing business in Latin America”, says SNC Lavelin VP., David Parker, “is to understand the region and its people are not uniformed and homogeneous. The countries have different risks and rewards.” Latin America is rich in petroleum reserves with some of the largest deposits in the world. To extract the riches, […]