JWN staff

JWN's team of editors and reporters often works collaboratively on shorter news items for jwnenergy.com.


Rising Star stresses importance of digital innovation

Tuesday, October 27, 2020, 6 AM MDT

Growing up in Calgary with a keen interest in environmental issues, Jill Viccars vowed that she would never work in…

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Rising Star duo share passion for creating change in industry

Monday, October 26, 2020, 6:30 AM MDT

In the spring of 2019, brothers-in-law Ben Klepacki and Connor O’Shea took a gamble and left their jobs to develop…

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Ability to “cut losses and pivot” aids Rising Star

Friday, October 23, 2020, 6 AM MDT

Mark Ashton has an unusual academic background for someone who is involved in the Canadian oil and gas industry, but…

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Possibilities, innovation and hands-on experience draw Rising Star to Canadian oil and gas sector

Thursday, October 22, 2020, 6:10 AM MDT

Seventeen years ago, aspiring engineer Farheen Akbar left her native Bangladesh – where few opportunities existed for the determined young…

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Rising Star turns side hustle into new career

Tuesday, October 20, 2020, 6 AM MDT

One of this year’s Rising Stars has launched a fast-growing tech company that shows no signs of slowing down despite…

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2020 Rising Star harnesses project management expertise and entrepreneurial spirit

Friday, October 16, 2020, 6 AM MDT

Breanna Richard was born and raised in Calgary. So how did she end up earning a Bachelor of Commerce degree…

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Oilfield safety, capitalizing on opportunities, priorities for 2020 Rising Star

Thursday, October 15, 2020, 6 AM MDT

Garrett Gramlich may be one of the youngest members of the distinguished Rising Stars group this year, but his maturity…

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Sense of community, helping others drive 2020 Rising Star

Wednesday, October 14, 2020, 6:23 AM MDT

For Melvina Stacey the oil and gas industry represented opportunity. It meant moving away from her native Newfoundland, but it…

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‘Mentoring is two-way street’ says 2020 Rising Star

Tuesday, October 13, 2020, 6:46 AM MDT

For John Hirschmiller becoming involved in the oil and gas industry seemed almost inevitable. “I grew up in an oil…

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Rising Star champions young professionals, advancing ESG

Friday, October 9, 2020, 5:59 AM MDT

Her command of Spanish proved to be an asset when Ana Villarreal-Escudero was assigned to work with TC Energy Corporation’s compression station projects in Quebec.  Originally from…

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Finding solutions, staying flexible key for Rising Star

Thursday, October 8, 2020, 6:25 AM MDT

Karla Ingoldsby got her start in the energy industry when she applied for a summer role as a relief operator.   “At that…

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Rising Star gives back through mentoring, volunteering

Wednesday, October 7, 2020, 6 AM MDT

The accent in Alan McCarthy’s voice is unmistakable. It’s the lilt he carried with him when he moved to Canada in 2008 from Ireland – but it’s…

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