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Photos by Joey Podlubny John Pearce is doing something he probably never expected during his early days at Imperial Oil’s Cold Lake oilsands project. After nearly 30 years in thermal heavy oil, he’s running a railroad.
The boom is off of Alberta rose, with oil prices having plunged by more than 40 per cent in a matter of weeks and producers cutting dividends and capital expenditures as a result, but Larry Staples has seen it all before, and he says there’s one area of the oilsands that cannot take a hit—maintenance shutdowns.
In situ projects may occupy the low end of the oilsands cost curve, but there’s a lot of room for improvement—a reality that is both mag­nified and challenged by slumping oil prices. The injection or co-injection of solvents along with steam is expected to go a long way to reduce water and energy requirements, thus reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions as well as costs.
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The evolving risks and rewards of business information on employee smartphones
The concept of BYOD raises issues that can be challenging to corporate IT managers. Under the most common variations of BYOD, employees and other users of corporate information systems purchase and own their personal devices, which can include the many versions and variations of iPhones and iPads, Blackberry, Android and Windows devices and tablets from many manufacturers.
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January 30, 2015
BlackPearl Resources Inc. has reported improved production in the fourth quarter, thanks to development drilling at the company’s Onion Lake thermal enhanced oil recovery (EOR) project.
January 30, 2015
Canadian Oil Sands Limited (COS) is cutting $160 million to $250 million from its operating and development expenses and $100 million to $150 million from capital expenditures, aiming to reduce the cost structure at Syncrude Canada Ltd. and improve profitability.
Editor’s Blog
It has been more than two years since the companies representing almost 90 percent of Canadas oilsands production launched their joint effort to accelerate environmental performance improvement, and on the surface it may not seem like much has been achieved. But it has. And more importantly, it will. It has been hard to know what [...]
Oilsands Prices
Close Last Trade Day Implied
Net Energy Syncrude Closing Price* ($1.25) USD/BBL $96.59
Net Energy WCS Closing Price* ($21.75) USD/BBL $76.09
Flint Hills Segregated Condensate $112.19 CAD/BBL
NYMEX WTI June 2013 $97.84 USD/BBL
North Sea Brent Blend $107.41 USD/BBL
Canadian Par Average (40 API) $91.06 CAD/BBL
AECO/NGX Spot Price $9.35 CAD/GJ

* Expressed as a basis to WTI