Refining, petrochemicals and processing add further value, creating jobs and economic benefits to Canada’s oil and natural gas resources.
Crucial B.C. pipeline shut down as a precaution; workers performed safety inspections after flooding and landslides but found time to assist people and communities in need.
Bryan Helfenbaum of Alberta Innovates takes on ‘advanced hydrocarbons’ in a quest to lower emissions and reduce environmental impacts from natural gas and oil production.
Heavy oil is not an inferior product; it yields an array of necessary refined products and markets are growing.
University of Alberta researcher Hongbo Zeng is working on a way to remove particles from bitumen to improve downstream refining.
Using hot water instead of steam could dramatically reduce emissions associated with oil sands production—if Hossein Hejazi can find the right recipe of additives.
Ontario-based hi-tech workers are helping to make western Canadian oil and natural gas better.
Encana’s ‘bird lady’ uses habitat modeling to help reduce environmental impacts.