Category Archives: geology

Keystone XL Pipeline Project: A Three-Way Collision of Interests — American vs. Canadian vs. Albertan

Part One – The Keystone Pipeline System “As the State Department made clear last month, the rushed and arbitrary deadline insisted on by Congressional Republicans prevented a full assessment of the pipeline’s impact, especially the health and safety of the … Continue reading

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Northern Alberta’s Toxic Wasteland – Vast and Growing “Vaster” Everyday—Courtesy of Oil Sands Operators!

a.k.a. Alberta Oil Sands, By Any Name …. By Any Standard (Part Two) “ITS ADDICTION to oil drives the world capitalist economy to ever more devastating destruction. And the new oil rush in the Canadian province of Alberta is ripping … Continue reading

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ALBERTA OIL SANDS, BY ANY NAME … BY ANY STANDARD (PART ONE)

…. Or Some Notions, Perceptions, and Misinformation (NPMs) vs. Facts About the Alberta Oil Sands Mention “Alberta oil sands” and you would probably evoke in most hearers’ or readers’ minds a negative image, maybe even a sinister one. We may attribute … Continue reading

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But I don’t WANT to go to work!!

I think anyone who has ever completed post secondary education will understand the steep learning curve that exists to move from the classroom atmosphere to that of the workplace. No more sleeping in till 11am and donning wrinkled sweats and … Continue reading

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Analyze This, Visualize That ……

And  Why Not “Scenarize”, Simulate, and Virtualize Them, Too? (Part Two of  Data Deluge, Insights Drought) “Over  the next 24 months, executives say they will focus on supplementing standard historical reporting of data with emerging approaches that convert information into … Continue reading

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Montney Part 2: Alberta vs. BC

(Part of a joint series combining the power of VISAGE visual analytics software with geoLOGIC’s value-added data live from the gDC) One of the ways we have decided to look at Montney production in this series is to compare what has happened in … Continue reading

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Rebranding Canadian Oil and Gas: “The Ethical Choice”

“Governments must not only do well; they must also be seen as doing well.” – Source/author undetermined. Ceteris Paribus*, Who Has a Tougher Job – A Business Executive or a Government Executive? At a graduate Marketing Management course which I attended … Continue reading

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Tell Me Again, Please – What Business Are We In?

  “The railroads collapsed because they thought they were in the railroad business, when really they were in the transportation business. They let others take customers away from them because they assumed themselves to be in the railroad business rather than … Continue reading

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Data Deluge, Insights Drought

Why MUST Enterprises Continually Grow Their Corporate IQ?   And How?       (Part One of Three) “As the well-documented ‘data deluge’ deepens, many executives have shifted from feeling overwhelmed (60% say they “have more information than we can effectively use”) to recognizing that the … Continue reading

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Who’s Dat Baby?

One of the little things that people in our industry need to do is link data from a multitude of disparate sources.  When that data is related to wells the challenge is making sure that the data you have is … Continue reading

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