Bill Whitelaw

Bill Whitelaw is Managing Director, Strategy & Business Development at geoLOGIC Systems Ltd. & JWN Energy. 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.


Whitelaw: Is it time for a renewed movement around energy transition literacy?

Tuesday, September 21, 2021, 5:58 AM MDT

Back in what seems a lifetime ago, the notion of “energy literacy” enjoyed a moment in the sun. Many “stakeholders”…

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Broad ESG opportunities underpin Acceleware’s upcoming RF XL technology pilot

Tuesday, August 10, 2021, 10:13 AM MDT

This article is part of an ongoing series highlighting Canadian cleantech firms and the role they play in help drive…

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Everybody’s talking ESG these days: what advice would the ancient Greeks have to offer?

Monday, April 5, 2021, 2:11 PM MDT

The ancient Greeks knew a thing or two about effective communications. They knew how to argue credibly, persuade respectfully and…

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Acceleware’s Laura McIntyre is positively choosing to challenge industry

Sunday, March 7, 2021, 9:04 PM MST

As we celebrate International Women’s Day – honouring the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women, the power of…

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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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