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.


Rising Star Alex Filstein: Oilsands technology inventor, mentor

Thursday, July 12, 2018, 7:31 AM MDT

In the struggle for investment dollars the oilsands may have lost ground to shale plays, but the industry is putting…

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Rising Star Vahid Fattahpour: Pride in Canadian oil and gas

Wednesday, July 11, 2018, 7:17 AM MDT

It pains Vahid Fattahpour to see people undervalue the enormous contribution of the oil and gas industry to our economy…

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Rising Star Alexander Fanni: From gunner in Afghanistan to success in oil and gas community relations

Tuesday, July 10, 2018, 7:17 AM MDT

After high school, some guys go to university, others take jobs at the local NAPA parts counter, while others settle…

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​Top 100: Canada’s Cardium tight oil play rebounding with new drilling approaches

Monday, July 9, 2018, 7:11 AM MDT

The Cardium tight oil play in central Alberta, which was basically shut down when oil prices collapsed in 2015, is…

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Rising Star Mathew August: Timing is everything

Monday, July 9, 2018, 6:57 AM MDT

It’s said that timing is everything in business. And while it’s easy to recognize opportunity in retrospect, Mathew August is…

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​Rising Star: Matthew Little is an engineer with a less than typical career path

Thursday, July 5, 2018, 3:56 PM MDT

Decisions are typically binary. One door opens, another closes. But not always. Matthew Little has figured out how to keep…

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Meet the Fluor/Oilweek Rising Stars Class of 2018

Thursday, July 5, 2018, 7:22 AM MDT

What does it take to be successful in Western Canada’s rapidly evolving oil and gas industry?It takes a commitment to…

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2018 EPAC award winners: Energy red of tooth and claw

Wednesday, March 21, 2018, 2:43 PM MDT

With no outlets for increasing oil or natural gas production, western Canada’s petroleum producers find themselves in intense competition with…

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​​How geothermal could transform Alberta’s suspended and uneconomic oil and gas wells for power generation

Monday, October 16, 2017, 5:37 PM MDT

Geothermal power and the oil and gas industry are distant cousins that seldom visit. But they really should have a…

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These golf ball-sized sensors could change pipeline safety performance

Wednesday, October 11, 2017, 2:37 PM MDT

An early-stage company called Ingu Solutions has developed an affordable miniaturized technology for pipeline leak detection, geometric defects and deposits…

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​Keeping oil and gas competitive could hinge on the latest information technology

Tuesday, September 19, 2017, 2:49 PM MDT

The Internet of Things, automation, machine learning—you hear these phrases so often today that it’s annoying because it’s not always…

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​Thinking like a start-up: Oil and gas innovation needs to go beyond just cool new gadgets

Friday, September 15, 2017, 2:13 PM MDT

BP once coined the phrase “Beyond Petroleum” as part of an aspirational corporate re-branding strategy to align it with a…

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