Joseph Caouette

Joseph Caouette is editor of Alberta Construction Magazine.


​‘So far, so good’: Sturgeon Refinery produces first diesel

Wednesday, December 13, 2017, 3:14 PM MST

The Sturgeon Refinery has produced its first diesel, a major milestone as the project inches toward its planned mid-2018 commercial…

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​Getting ready for takeoff: Calgary start-up testing rocket fuel fracking technology

Tuesday, September 5, 2017, 2:05 PM MDT

Over a year ago, someone approached Annelise Freeman with a seemingly radical notion. What did she think about using rocket…

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Lost generation? Recent engineering grads watching opportunities beyond oil and gas

Monday, July 17, 2017, 6:43 PM MDT

The oil and gas industry has been a constant presence in Nicole Howorko’s life for as long as she can…

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Alberta resource companies should be incented to collaborate on climate change: Weyerhaeuser

Sunday, March 26, 2017, 6:31 PM MDT

No industry is alone when it comes to facing climate change. So why not work together to tackle some of…

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​There’s a fresh approach to work site safety with Waiward Steel’s MODOS competency management system

Thursday, March 2, 2017, 7:36 AM MST

It’s a northern Alberta oilsands site in 2012. The ironworkers have discovered a beam just lifted into place is not…

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​As the AER goes international, here's some guidance for your company in case you want to follow

Monday, February 27, 2017, 7:38 AM MST

Service and supply companies looking to enter global markets may soon find themselves encountering a familiar presence abroad: the Alberta…

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Here’s what’s new at the Sturgeon Refinery construction site

Monday, January 23, 2017, 7:46 AM MST

With the start of 2017 comes the last year of construction for the Sturgeon Refinery, the 50,000-bbl/d bitumen-to-diesel processing facility…

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​Group urges government action on retraining oilpatch workers for jobs in renewable energy

Wednesday, November 2, 2016, 7:38 AM MDT

A group of tradespeople is urging the federal government to support oil and gas workers looking to transition to renewable…

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​Alberta industrial safety training association celebrates millionth student despite lower enrolment

Thursday, September 1, 2016, 7:33 AM MDT

One million people have taken safety training from the Alberta Construction Safety Association (ACSA) since the organization formed in 1988.The…

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​Five ways the Sturgeon Refinery is trying to avoid the pitfalls of building an oilsands megaproject

Monday, August 8, 2016, 7:29 AM MDT

Few other projects in Alberta can compare in scale to the Sturgeon Refinery, currently under construction on a site 45…

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​How Cenovus and its suppliers beat budget on the Christina Lake SAGD optimization

Monday, June 20, 2016, 7:25 AM MDT

Plan early. Build on past successes. Develop strong collaborative relationships. These are just a few of the lessons to be…

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​Former oilsands producer heavyweights Camarta and Turcotte start up low-GHG upgrading pilot project

Friday, June 17, 2016, 7:33 AM MDT

A bitumen upgrading pilot project near Fort Saskatchewan, Alta., has found a potentially lucrative business model lurking at the bottom…

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