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Pulp Fiction – Paper Fact

January 11, 2019

By Donald Horne Pulp and paper. It is one of the pillars that Canada was built on – but for a large segment of the public, the industry is mistakenly viewed as an environmental hazard. The reality is – paper

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Artificial Intelligence and the Oil Sands

November 30, 2018

By Don Horne ProcessWest magazine sat down with Alex Robart, CEO of Ambyint, to look at the burgeoning field of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the oil sector, and how this technology can take the oil sands to the next level.

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Short rotation woody crops could save us from disaster

November 14, 2018

By Tony Kryzanowski When the trees start to fall next month at the Ellerslie Short Rotation Woody Crop Technical Development Site in Edmonton, Alta., will anyone in the pulp and paper sector or government care? Short rotation woody crops (SRWC)

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Do you know the top 10 OSHA citations?

October 23, 2018

Preventable injuries and illnesses in the workplace are among the most worrisome issues you deal with. Knowing the most common safety standard violations can help you minimize risk, limit exposure. and increase your peace of mind. Number one is Fall

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Can digital technology solve the bust/boom cycle for the oil sands sector?

September 28, 2018

By Ernest Granson   Owner-operators in the oil and gas sector in Western Canada must feel they are navigating in unfamiliar, and even hostile, waters. The economics of production have been overturned in recent years, and chances are they will

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Paving the way for a new generation of engineers

August 28, 2018

By Ernest Granson   You’d think a degree in engineering, especially a petroleum related degree, would lead to a reasonably solid path towards a successful career. But for many engineering graduates from Canadian post secondary schools, the path created by

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Advances in filtration and pumps giving operators more bang for their buck

July 11, 2018

By Jamie Zachary Pent-up demand for improved efficiency in oil and gas operations is leading to a new wave of innovation in filtration and pump technology – and you don’t have to look far to find it, with some of

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GPS Awards Gala winners

June 29, 2018

The recent Global Petroleum Show Gala Awards shone the spotlight on those in the industry who are doing great things, with all the winners and honourable mentions gathering for a group photo (above). Here are the winners: The Leadership Award, which was

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Alberta crude more likely destined for California than Asia

June 27, 2018

The nationalization of a crude oil export pipeline in western Canada has buoyed long-standing hopes for crude exports to markets beyond the United States – but the most likely destination for much of that oil is California. Faced with declining

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How Kinder Morgan got Ottawa to pay for a pipeline

May 31, 2018

U.S. energy firm Kinder Morgan’s $4.5 billion sale of an oil pipeline to Canada’s government marked an extraordinary escape from months of fraught negotiations among warring camps of Canadian officials. But even before the bailout, the company had little to