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Why Oil & Gas Matters

Why Oil & Gas Matters Oil + Gas 101 Why Oil + Gas Matters As posted on Careers in Oil & Gas petroLMI website Oil + Gas Matters The oil and gas industry contributes to the Canadian economy, by paying royalties, fees and taxes. There are also over 540,000 Canadians directly and indirectly employed by the industry who live, work, pay taxes and support the businesses and services in communities across the country. According to Alberta Energy, there are more than 3,000 products made from petroleum, including many of the things we use every day – from gasoline and diesel fuel for cars, trucks, buses, trains and boats, jet fuel for airplanes, and natural gas to heat homes, businesses and public buildings, to toothpaste, telephones, garden tools, lighter fluid and lipstick. Countless other products around us are also made from crude oil and natural gas – such as plastics, synthetic rubber, lubricants, paints, solvents, asphalt

The Future Of Oil and Gas Exploration In Canada

By: Brad Hayes Published: Daily Oil Bulletin The oil and gas industry in Canada is founded upon a tremendous history of exploration, beginning in the mid-19th century in southern Ontario and expanding across the country throughout the 20th century. But we’ve stalled out on exploration in Canada. Today industry is focused on developing unconventional plays —the oilsands, Montney , Duvernay , Bakken , Wilrich / Deep Basin, Cardium , Viking and a few others — and spends little effort on looking for new conventional fields.  Isn’t that OK, considering the immense resource potential of the unconventionals? Maybe not.  Looking past the greenhouse gas / climate change rhetoric that dominates the media today, we see an unrelenting increase in oil and gas consumption across the world, supported by increasingly tenuous supply chains.  What will happen if links in the chains fail — U.S. tight oil production fails to live up to projections (which looks increasingly likely), more s

Back to School

By Rod Garland Summer is just about over. Where did it go? At last mothers across the western world can breathe a sigh of relief as their precious little ones head back to school and their attention can turn away form finding things to do to keep their kids active over, what ahs been a long, wet and dismal Summer. " If there were no schools to take the children away from home part of the time, the insane asylums would be filled with mothers". - Edgar Watson Howe   Most mothers will, by now have kitted their kids with the latest designer backpack, sneakers and replenished the supplies of necessary school paraphernalia from the local Walmart or BestBuy store.   This is the time of year that many parents most look forward to. The house can be restored to its former organized state of order. No more sports bags lying in the hall; no more piles of clothes strewn across the floor of every room; and no more bikes, toys and sports equipment thrown down on the drive or in the

Seismic Evolution

Seismic Evolution CAGC is pleased to announce that it has taken over the administration of the Chainsaw Faller training program in the Oil & Gas sector from Energy Safety Canada, previously known as Enform and before that PITS. The CAGC and our members have been closely involved with the development of the Oil & Gas Faller program for the past 20 years in an effort to improve safety and reduce injuries & fatalities to seismic workers. Faller training in the Oil & Gas Industry is continuing to evolve to be in alignment with the BC Forestry industry and the BC Wildfire sector which will create opportunities for fallers to use their skills across industries with a new competency-based, modularized training system as early as 2020. . This collaboration with support from WorkSafeBC; who approves the Falling Standard, requires that Fallers achieve a pre-determined level of competency for each of the tasks appropriate to the falling demands of the different ind