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.


​Costs and efficiencies make Saskatchewan’s Viking play a top tight oil spot in North America

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

The crushing pressure of $40-something WTI oil prices has forged a stronger, more resilient resource industry. Advances in multi-frac technology—faster…

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​Peyto expects to drill up to 160 Deep Basin wells in 2017

Friday, November 11, 2016, 7:38 AM MST

Alberta Deep Basin senior Peyto Exploration & Development is heading in 2017 with nine active rigs and approval for a…

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​Producers should look to energy input costs for sustainable cost savings: Deloitte

Thursday, November 10, 2016, 7:39 AM MST

After two years of low-hanging fruit cost reductions, hard-rock mining turned to innovative and transformative energy input cost management strategies…

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​Oilsands service and supply companies switching gears from major growth to long-term harvest

Tuesday, November 8, 2016, 7:35 AM MST

The extraordinary oilsands boom that started at the turn of the new millennium and attracted many of the world’s largest…

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Edmonton tech supplier Wavefront files patent-infringement lawsuit that comes with a silver lining

Thursday, November 3, 2016, 7:31 AM MDT

Wavefront Technology Solutions Inc., an Edmonton-based provider of fluid injection technology for oil and gas well stimulation and improved/enhanced oil…

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Kerry Margetts steps into position as the inaugural COO of the Sturgeon Refinery

Wednesday, November 2, 2016, 7:40 AM MDT

With 6,000 workers on site, a bussing program of 100 coaches transporting more than 4,000 people through Alberta’s Capital Region…

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​​Pipeline companies are reviewing security measures across North America as pipeline protests spread

Wednesday, November 2, 2016, 7:40 AM MDT

A coordinated strike at Canadian crude oil pipelines in October by Climate Direct Action set a new high watermark for…

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​How Canadian petrochemical investment stacks up against the global competition

Tuesday, November 1, 2016, 7:40 AM MDT

Petrochemicals are often seen as a way to diversify economies heavily dependent on oil and gas revenues, but a new…

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​Here are some of the art pieces Imperial Oil donated from its collection to mark Canada’s 150th birthday

Tuesday, November 1, 2016, 7:39 AM MDT

Imperial Oil is donating an estimated $6 million in artwork and art sale proceeds to Canadian museums, galleries and the…

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Photos: Oilweek 2016 Supplier of the Year AltaGas opens new markets to its customers

Monday, October 31, 2016, 7:40 AM MDT

Financial results speak volumes about the quality of a company at the best of times but especially so during distressed…

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The NEB’s optimistic forecast for in situ oilsands production growth doesn’t account for Canada’s climate change commitments

Friday, October 28, 2016, 7:44 AM MDT

A cursory reading of the National Energy Board’s (NEB) Canada’s Energy Future 2016 Update, released Oct. 26, paints a more…

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​A new gas indexed ETF enables direct speculation on Canadian natural gas

Thursday, October 27, 2016, 7:37 AM MDT

Alternative fund manger Auspice Capital Advisors Ltd. has just launched the Canadian Natural Gas Index ETF (TSX ticker symbol: GAS)…

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