R.P. Stastny

Paul (R.P.) Stastny is a staff writer with JWN. He researches, interviews and writes about all facets of the oil and gas industry, following its trends, people and technology.


U.S. drilled but uncompleted oil wells reach peak levels, led by the Permian Basin

Tuesday, April 18, 2017, 5:54 PM MDT

Drilled but uncompleted wells (DUCs) targeting oil in the United States reached a new peak in March, which GMP FirstEnergy…

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Meet Oilweek's 2017 class of Rising Stars

Tuesday, April 18, 2017, 2:42 PM MDT

The last two years have seen western Canada’s oil and gas workforce whither away as the investment drought forced both…

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Start-up sequence begins at Utah oilsands project

Monday, April 17, 2017, 2:16 PM MDT

The on-again/off-again construction of the PR Spring Project in Utah, is complete and a nine-phase start-up plan that is expected…

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Saguaro Resources ready to cautiously accelerate Montney drilling: CEO

Sunday, April 16, 2017, 9:12 AM MDT

Private junior Saguaro Resources says that with a new $50 million financing and recently expanded credit facility, it is fully…

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​Rapid drawdown of floating oil storage could signal stronger prices on the way: GMP FirstEnergy

Wednesday, April 12, 2017, 5:18 PM MDT

A rapid drawdown of floating oil storage in the first quarter is a good sign for global oil markets, according…

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Former Schlumberger business lead Robert Mitchell to advance carbon capture and storage in Canada

Monday, April 10, 2017, 6:21 PM MDT

For the Global Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) Institute, deployment of CCS technology is vital for for tackling climate change…

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How a synthetic crude oil disruption floated heavy oil prices to multiyear highs​

Friday, April 7, 2017, 4:28 PM MDT

It starts with a fire at Syncrude in March. The facility is shut down for repairs and up to 350,000…

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Record global renewable energy capacity added in 2016 despite lower capital spending

Thursday, April 6, 2017, 2:56 PM MDT

Despite a 23 per cent drop in global capital investment, total renewable energy capacity climbed last year by a record…

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​Virtual reality isn’t just cool: U of C lab promises to make Alberta’s oil and gas more competitive

Wednesday, April 5, 2017, 5:15 PM MDT

Headset on, shuffle this way. Watch your head! There’s a horizontal well there. You’re now actually standing in the virtual…

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​PTAC offering workshops to help small and medium producers reduce emissions

Monday, April 3, 2017, 6:17 PM MDT

At the end of last year, the Petroleum Technology Alliance of Canada (PTAC) launched a series of workshops to help…

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New AER program seeks to step up Alberta pipeline risk management

Monday, April 3, 2017, 6:12 PM MDT

The Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) has launched a program to evaluate the effectiveness of safety and loss management systems (SLMS)…

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​Woodfibre LNG awards pre-construction contract on the otherwise quiet B.C. LNG front

Friday, March 31, 2017, 3:10 PM MDT

The Woodfibre LNG Project ostensibly continues its progress towards breaking ground on Canada’s first LNG export facility with the announcement…

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