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Dakota Access Lifeline

By Bette Grande and Isaac Orr Western North Dakota has a history of oil booms and busts. The cycle began when oil was discovered in western North Dakota in the 1950s and occurred again in the 1980s. Today, global oil prices and a lack of pipeline transportation have put the…

2017 to be a pivotal year as Canada’s oil and gas industry strives for recovery and growth

Today we released our latest report, Labour Market Outlook 2017 to 2021 for Canada’s Oil and Gas Industry. The report provides labour market projections for the industry based on two scenarios, one if oil prices stabilize well above US$50 per barrel (/bbl) through 2017 and beyond, and one if oil prices…

Gas monitoring safety solutions for shale production

Safety monitoring is necessary during shale gas hydraulic fracturing production, gas processing, storage, and pipeline distribution.  In order to detect potential health hazards, such as gas leaks and fires, special safety technologies must be utilized to prevent disastrous consequences from occurring.  Advanced flame sensing and gas leak technologies provide a…

USEA’s Worthington says Keystone XL good for North American energy security

U.S. Energy Association Executive Director Barry Worthington applauds President Trump’s decision Friday to approve the long-awaited permit required to build the Keystone XL pipeline. In a statement issued Friday, Worthington said: “President Trump’s decision to approve the Keystone XL pipeline is good for North American energy security, economic growth, and…

Volant Products adds to the cementing mix with growing array of product offerings

A quality cement job is vital to ensuring uninterrupted zonal isolation and long-term well integrity. As the cementing process quickly rises in rank as one of the most critical components in well construction, operators and service companies are constantly looking for opportunities to streamline cementing processes while maintaining the highest…

Shell’s consolidation strengthens world’s most valuable oil and gas brand

Shell maintains status as the world’s most valuable Oil & Gas brand with a value of US $36.8bn Strategic divestment and marketing communications help to strengthen brand Brand value growth rates of >40 per cent mean Sinopec and PetroChina could overtake Shell this year Every year, leading valuation and strategy consultancy Brand…