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.


​Augmented and virtual reality helping design better pipeline infrastructure

Thursday, March 21, 2019, 7:15 AM MDT

Construction of pipelines and associated facilities, like the construction of any other infrastructure, has its share of rework. Rework corrects…

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​How technology advances have made better, safer pipelines

Wednesday, March 20, 2019, 7:32 AM MDT

Pipelines have always been the safest option for transporting large volumes of oil and gas. As technology evolved over the…

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Ron Sorokan’s rig designs helped push the frontiers of oil and gas development

Thursday, November 8, 2018, 7:16 AM MST

The Canadian Petroleum Hall of Fame Society is honouring six men and women as its 2018 inductees at a special…

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​John Lacey helped raise the international stature of Canada’s oil and gas industry

Wednesday, November 7, 2018, 7:09 AM MST

The Canadian Petroleum Hall of Fame Society is honouring six men and women as its 2018 inductees at a special…

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Precision founder Hank Swartout one of the defining personalities in Canadian drilling

Tuesday, November 6, 2018, 7:19 AM MST

The Canadian Petroleum Hall of Fame Society is honouring six men and women as its 2018 inductees at a special…

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​Joy Romero’s collaborative leadership accelerates innovation in the oilsands

Wednesday, October 31, 2018, 5:59 PM MDT

The Canadian Petroleum Hall of Fame Society is honouring six men and women as its 2018 inductees at a special…

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​Neil Camarta’s relentless optimism and drive exemplify the passion of oilsands leaders

Monday, October 29, 2018, 1:23 PM MDT

The Canadian Petroleum Hall of Fame Society is honouring six men and women as its 2018 inductees at a special…

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Rising Star Kay She: Bridging the gap between polarized interests

Thursday, July 19, 2018, 7:37 AM MDT

Kay She has built her career on advocating for a common ground. At the University of Calgary, she ran for…

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​Rising Star Donny van Dyk: Pushing the pipeline cause

Wednesday, July 18, 2018, 7:20 AM MDT

With the ink drying on his Master of Public Administration degree, Donny van Dyk took a job with the district…

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​Rising Star Amberly Dooley: Working for continued oilsands collaboration and innovation

Tuesday, July 17, 2018, 7:17 AM MDT

Competing in science fairs since Grade 4, Amberly Dooley met many interesting people from an early age. One of them…

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Rising Star Simon Cox: Decorated in the military, building oil and gas

Monday, July 16, 2018, 7:12 AM MDT

A week after he returned from a nine-month combat mission as a company commander in Afghanistan, with constant enemy threat,…

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​Rising Star Joseph Connors: Fluor Canada’s one-man communications team

Friday, July 13, 2018, 7:21 AM MDT

Anyone who has felt the cold terror of speaking in front of several hundred people will envy Joe Connors’ way…

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