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CAPP: Trans Mountain is an opportunity to compete globally

Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers states that building Trans Mountain Expansion Project (TMEP) is critical to diversify markets for Canadian oil, create stronger energy future.

Mining company fined for violating Metal Mining Effluent Regulations

The Provincial Court of Newfoundland and Labrador sentenced Labrador Iron Mines Holdings Limited to pay $21,000 for two offences under the Fisheries Act in violation of the Metal Mining Effluent Regulations.

Shareholders vote in favour of Enbridge's $37B Spectra Energy takeover

If approved by regulators, the all-stock deal will bring together Enbridge's extensive oil-focused pipeline portfolio with Spectra's sizable natural gas pipelines and infrastructure. The projected value of the company is $165 billion.

OPEC production jumped before global deal on cuts, IEA says

OPEC countries pumped 34.2 million barrels a day in November, the IEA said in its monthly report.

Oil and gas companies engaged in hydraulic fracturing fail investor scorecard

While the coal industry used its recent setbacks as an opportunity to shuck off environmental responsibilities, 20 of 28 oil and gas companies engaged in fracking actually improved their scores based on how they report their policies to reduce risk. Even so, seven out of 10 companies earned failing scores.

Hydroelectric engineers find potential in centuries old mine

An ambitious group of engineers in Mineville are pitching a plan to circulate some of the millions of gallons of groundwater that have flooded the mine shafts over the years to power an array of 100 hydroelectric turbines a half-mile underground.

Massive 2013 oil spill in North Dakota still not cleaned up

Three years and three months later, a massive oil spill in North Dakota still isn't fully cleaned up. The company responsible hasn't even set a date for completion.

Partnership to improve innovation through rock stress risk reduction

ESG Solutions, an industry leader in microseismic solutions for the mining, oil and gas and geotechnical industries is working with the Ultra-Deep Mining Network (UDMN) to improve safety and productivity in mines through the development of innovative methods focusing on rock stress risk reduction.
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Brush up on commonly used condition monitoring technologies

Condition monitoring involves a bit of informed guesswork, according to James Reyes-Picknell, author of Uptime – Strategies for Excellence in Maintenance Management (Productivity Press, 2015). We need to estimate how long the failure will take to progress to an intolerable state after we have found the problem, says Reyes-Picknell. Fortunately, we can monitor for signs of failure in a variety of ways. There is a broad range of technologies available to choose from, including ultrasonic, thermal / thermographic, vibration, oil analysis and non-destructive testing. » Read full article
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Counterflow cooling tower

SPX Cooling Technologies, Inc., a full-line, full-service industry leader in the design and manufacture of evaporative and air-cooled heat exchangers, announces an expansion of its popular Marley MD line of factory-assembled counterflow cooling towers, which require less plan area and offer greater site placement flexibility. » Read full article

Customizable dust suppression

Dust Control Technology (DCT) is complementing its existing line of stationary dust suppression rings with the ability to produce geometric shapes, bars or other configurations, customized to the needs of the specific application. The new technology can create a virtually unlimited array of shapes and sizes, including the DustBoss DB-R ring, which creates a curtain of mist around the cargo stream or specified area for outstanding containment of fugitive dust or odour. » Read full article

Two-Deck portable tracked screening plant for sorting materials

IROCK’s TS-512 tracked screening plant gives small- to medium-sized producers a dependable and easy-to-use machine for sizing and sorting a wide range of materials, including aggregates, coal, concrete, gravel, limestone, sand and topsoil. IROCK Crushers, a leader in global sales of mobile crushing and screening equipment, designed the unit for fast and easy setup as well as hassle-free onsite mobility. » Read full article

Maintenance Planning & Scheduling with Doc Palmer

Date: January 17 & 18, 2017
Location: Saint Catharines, ON » More Info

CanWEA Operations and Maintenance Summit 2017

Date: February 1 - 2, 2017
Location: Toronto » More Info

SPE Canada Heavy Oil Technical Conference

Date: February 15 - 16, 2017
Location: Calgary » More Info