More from: Oil and Gas

Oil and Gas 3.0 – The Reboot

Nostradamus Lite.  The past two weeks have witnessed a flurry of movements in the industry far and wide, spurred on by the arrival of a new US administration and the ramifications of the OPEC deal struck back in December.  Signs abound about the long-awaited rebound in drilling, exploration, capital project approvals and renewed investment intentions […]



Hocus Pocus

Stupefying inanity.  My daily net surfing session this morning stumbled upon a marvelous little news report regarding a vote by the City of Vancouver to ban all natural gas uses by 2050.  You can see the article at: http://boereport.com/2016/09/23/vancouver-votes-to-ban-natural-gas-by-2050/  I wondered how many people actually took the time to think this one through.  Banning natural […]


The long shadow of a black swan

Buyers of hope, beware.  Last week saw two news items in the National Post associated with the continuing blight of the energy industry.  On 16 September, the Post reported the approval of three oilsands projects by the Alberta government (“Alberta approves three oilsands projects worth potential $4 billion in investments”, by Ian Bickis, The Canadian Press).  […]


The Mirror Has Two Faces

Elvis has entered the building.  September in Canada signifies two things: 1) kids go back to school and 2) oil and gas producers begin their capex budget process for 2017.  There are subtle signs that the need to search for reserve replacement, bewailed in my previous blog the great dislocation, is appearing in the conscientiousness of planners.  […]