Archive for May, 2019

Technology is changing the employment landscape in Canada’s oil patch

Posted May 14, 2019 by Blog AdministratorCareer Planning, Labour News

Every day technology impacts how we live, play and work. From the office to the field to the customer, technology is helping oil and gas companies operate more safely, efficiently and cost-effectively.

In many cases, technology assists with the work that employees already do. For example, data analytics is being used to inform production, drilling and business decisions. In some cases, technologies may change or even remove certain tasks – frequently technology is used to eliminate routine, repetitive behaviours – making workers safer.

In the field, companies are us... Continue reading

Orphan wells

Posted May 1, 2019 by Blog AdministratorCareer Planning, Labour News

A win/win opportunity for workers and the Orphan Well Association

Alberta’s plan to clean up approximately 700 orphan wells over three years is a welcome source for additional jobs in the province.

The Orphan Well Association (OWA) was created to safely shutdown abandoned oil and gas wells, pipelines and production facilities, then restore the land as close to its original state as possible. While funding for the OWA comes from an annual levy paid by the oil and gas industry, in 2018, the Government of Alberta loaned $235 million to the OWA, addi... Continue reading