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Feb 2, 2020

Digital oilfield takes root as collaboration push brings parties together

Source: JWN Energy

While the “digital oilfield” has been talked about for decades, digital penetration into the industry has tended to lag other sectors. But if a new openness to collaboration and a number of deals struck over the past year between oil and gas and big tech companies, tech startups and local organizations are any indication, that… Read more »

Jan 24, 2020

Tools of the trade: Industry finding new methods to manage legacy assets

Source: JWN

A vast number of inactive wells certainly does challenge Western Canada’s energy sector, but new technologies and process improvements help industry meet the challenge of getting wellsites and associated facilities to full closure. The Clean Resource Innovation Network (CRIN) recently hosted a workshop in the ‘Novel Land and Wellsite Reclamation’ theme area to explore technologies,… Read more »

Dec 16, 2019

​Incoming clean fuel standard sparks innovation into greener fuels

Source: JWN

Many Canadian motorists might not know it, but they are likely to soon be pumping some fraction of their gasoline or diesel made from animal fat, restaurant grease or agricultural and forest residue into their vehicles at every fill-up. And that level is set to grow ever higher, thanks to incoming Clean Fuel Standard (CFS)… Read more »

Oct 28, 2019

Development of novel technologies for tight oil, oilsands expected to accelerate with CRIN

Source: JWN Energy

The heart of this is novel hydrocarbon extraction, or new oil and gas production methods that can completely reshape the way the industry operates. It’s a central focus area for the Clean Resource Innovation Network (CRIN), which interconnects energy producers and service providers with innovators, government entities, nonprofits and academic institutions. Canadian researchers have proven… Read more »

Sep 16, 2019

CRIN: How a ‘network of networks’ is helping support asset retirement

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In recent years, environmental management of legacy oil and gas assets has become a major focus for industry and government stakeholders. Alberta has an extensive inventory of wellsites and facilities at or nearing the end of their productive lives, meaning efficiently removing that infrastructure and reclaiming the land is important. Fortunately, through collaboration and streamlining… Read more »

Sep 16, 2019

CRIN: Here’s How a ‘Network of Networks’ is Helping Support Asset Retirement

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In recent years, environmental management of legacy oil and gas assets has become a major focus for industry and government stakeholders. Alberta has an extensive inventory of wellsites and facilities at or nearing the end of their productive lives, meaning efficiently removing that infrastructure and reclaiming the land is important. Fortunately, through collaboration and streamlining… Read more »

Jul 4, 2019

Western Economic Diversification Canada awards over $450,000 to CRIN

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On July 4, the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Natural Resources, announced an investment of over $450,000 for the Clean Resources Innovation Network (CRIN) to help develop clean technology and emission-lowering solutions through collaboration. We appreciate the commitment of Western Economic Diversification Canada in their support of growing the CRIN ecosystem,” said Joy Romero, vice… Read more »

Jul 4, 2019

Innovation Energy: Oilsands step up to take on clean tech challenge

Source: Financial Post

Canadian oilsands companies have for years been besieged by environmentalists, pressured by governments and encouraged by institutional shareholders to reduce their emissions and the overall environmental impact of what one international researcher calls “the most scrutinized source of crude oil in the world.” The incredible pressure has led to massive spending, to the tune of… Read more »

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