Bill Whitelaw

Bill Whitelaw is president and CEO of JWN, as well as executive vice-president, Business Information Group, at Glacier Inc. and managing director of Evaluate Energy, an affiliated energy analytics and research company based in London, UK.

Bill is a director on many industry sector boards including the Canadian Society for Unconventional Resources and the Canadian Petroleum Hall of Fame. He speaks frequently on the subjects of social licence, innovation and technology, and energy supply networks.


Dear Mr. Pourbaix: Here’s an innovative approach to staff redeployment

Monday, November 23, 2020, 2:13 PM MST

To: Alex Pourbaix & Cenovus executive team From: Bill Whitelaw, Albertan privileged to work at the intersection of agriculture and…

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Dear Minister Schweitzer: ‘People diversification’ can capture the imagination of industry and investors

Wednesday, November 18, 2020, 3:06 PM MST

To: Doug Schweitzer, Minister of Jobs, Economy and Innovation From: Bill Whitelaw, proud Albertan privileged to work in energy and…

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Dear Minister Schweitzer: Alberta's advantage starts with Olds College

Friday, October 30, 2020, 9:42 AM MDT

Memo  To: Doug Schweitzer, Minister of Jobs, Economy and Innovation From: Bill Whitelaw, Passionate Albertan privileged to work in the energy and…

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Upcoming summit a worthwhile event for Alberta’s new jobs minister, who faces ‘Herculean’ task ahead

Wednesday, September 2, 2020, 4:30 PM MDT

We know Doug Schweitzer is a pretty busy fellow these days, what with his new job as Alberta’s Minister of…

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​Albertans should take back to the streets to stand up for the AER

Sunday, September 15, 2019, 6:27 PM MDT

It was an interesting spring and summer in downtown Calgary and around Alberta, what with the rallies and all. Why,…

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​AER review must take care not to pin bogeyman on a world-class system

Sunday, September 8, 2019, 7:09 PM MDT

Grant Sprague and Bev Yee are very capable senior bureaucrats. They’re the Alberta deputy ministers of energy and environment, respectively.…

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Opinion: ​Industry needs to help Canadians step up to their resource ownership responsibilities

Tuesday, August 6, 2019, 9:49 AM MDT

The recent open letter to Canadians penned and signed by three oilsands sector executives was on target – but it…

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​Is next-gen wells-to-wheels analysis a potential teaching tool?

Thursday, December 20, 2018, 1:37 PM MST

We all have that T-Shirt: You know the one, inscribed with: It seemed like a good idea at the time.…

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​Alberta’s country anthem: We May Be Hurtin’…But We Ain’t Dyin’

Tuesday, December 18, 2018, 2:52 PM MST

Photo by Gavin WhitnerThings have devolved into such a state of ridiculous zaniness on Canada's energyscape that perhaps it's time…

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​The high-tech nature of our oil and gas sector needs to be understood by all Canadians

Tuesday, November 27, 2018, 7:21 PM MST

Someone is planning to slowly kill Silicon Valley — to scrub from existence the companies and their employees making so…

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​Should the oil and gas industry threaten to strike?

Sunday, November 25, 2018, 1:45 PM MST

Maybe the oil and gas sector should take a page from the CUPW playbook and go on rotating strike.Look how…

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Why the Petroleum Hall of Fame needs to meet the Energy Futures Lab

Thursday, November 8, 2018, 7:12 AM MST

This is a tale of two energy industry non-profits – both doing good things for the sector.At first blush, it…

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