Category Archives: Features

Economic Pain Before Recovery

            The Canadian Association of Oilwell Drilling Contractors (CAODC) revised its annual drilling activity forecast – and scratched its earlier estimate of $85/bbl WTI – as oil prices tanked in late 2014 and stayed low into the early months of 2015. Not since 2009 have…

Saskatchewan still Canada’s most attractive jurisdiction for petroleum investment

By Gerry Angevine Petroleum explorers and developers participating in the Fraser Institute’s latest Global Petroleum Survey indicated that Saskatchewan is the most favourable place in Canada for upstream petroleum exploration and development, repeating the province’s achievement in the 2013 survey. This marks the sixth consecutive year that Saskatchewan has placed…

Under-represented groups could be the answer to Canada’s oil and gas skill shortage

Companies should consider under-represented groups as a viable labour source to manage the skill shortage challenging the oil and gas industry, according to a report released today by the Petroleum Human Resources Council (the Council), a division of Enform Canada. Strategies to recruit and retain key diversity groups, namely women,…