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.


​Total CEO on his company's hostile takeover bid for Savanna

Monday, December 12, 2016, 7:46 AM MST

Total Energy Services hopes to become Canada’s second-largest driller through a hostile acquisition of Savanna Energy Services. Total raised its…

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​Unemployed oil and gas professionals need to think “transformation”—not “transition”—if they expect to land a job in 2017

Friday, December 9, 2016, 7:48 AM MST

“Transitioning” to a new job is so old school. A new job market is taking shape and it will require…

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Oil and gas strategy needs to shift from growth to value: EY

Wednesday, December 7, 2016, 7:38 AM MST

Despite a recent run of good news—two pipeline approvals by the federal government, two petrochemical projects supported by the Alberta…

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​Four prairie mayors, one reeve and the Fat Lady's Bar & Grill weigh in on the Enbridge Line 3 approval

Monday, December 5, 2016, 7:33 AM MST

Community leaders across the prairies along the Enbridge Line 3 corridor say there is overwhelming support for the company's $7.5-billion…

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​Canada's new clean fuel standard sets ambitious GHG reductions

Thursday, December 1, 2016, 7:25 AM MST

The Government of Canada recently announced that it will consult with provinces and territories, Indigenous peoples, industries and non-governmental organizations…

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​LNG overcapacity could lead to a false sense of global gas security: IEA

Monday, November 28, 2016, 7:40 AM MST

The current massive expansion of LNG export capacity in the United States and Australia will provide a buffer against possible…

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​A $174-million U of C Schulich School of Engineering expansion is “well-timed” to meet growing student demand

Thursday, November 24, 2016, 7:34 AM MST

Even as petroleum engineering programs in the United States are reportedly losing students amidst widespread industry layoffs and the prospect…

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Deep, costly cuts in oil and gas emissions will be necessary in order to meet Canada’s ambitious new 2050 targets

Tuesday, November 22, 2016, 7:28 AM MST

In order to meet its new 2050 GHG emissions targets, Canada will need to reduce emissions 80 per cent below…

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How amphibious equipment is helping accelerate caribou habitat restoration in the oilsands

Monday, November 21, 2016, 5:52 AM MST

In the swamp-like boreal environment of peat and bog where industrial activity has fragmented the landscape, restoration work is typically…

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​Why Canadian energy leadership is still attainable: Canada's Energy Person of the Year

Friday, November 18, 2016, 7:36 AM MST

Canada’s claim to being an “energy superpower” may have faded, but energy leadership is still attainable, says the 2016 Canadian…

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Oilweek 2016 Producer of the Year: Painted Pony Petroleum punches well above its weight

Thursday, November 17, 2016, 7:43 AM MST

Pat Ward likes to quote a New York investor when talking about production growth: “Nobody cares about the shoe you’re…

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Canadian Natural Resources was just ranked among Canada’s top five R&D spenders

Tuesday, November 15, 2016, 7:38 AM MST

Canadian Natural Resources spent $527 million in 2015 on research and development, ranking it as the fifth largest Canadian R&D…

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