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.


​Precision Drilling boosts capital budget by 14 per cent on positive Q2 results

Monday, July 31, 2017, 4:19 PM MDT

Precision Drilling is boosting its planned capital spending to $138 million this year, up from $119 million reported previously. The…

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Launching a well-testing company in the middle of a downturn has its rewards

Friday, July 28, 2017, 2:56 PM MDT

It’s tough enough to start an oilfield service company at the best of times. But in the middle of a…

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​Crescent Point boosts 2017 guidance on strong Q2, invests in Utah’s Uinta Basin

Friday, July 28, 2017, 6:55 AM MDT

Crescent Point Energy is boosting its 2017 production guidance to 174,500 boe/d from 172,000 boe/d based on positive operating results,…

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U.S. crude production to reach historic record high in 2018: EIA

Thursday, July 27, 2017, 7:08 AM MDT

Total U.S. crude oil production is forecast to reach an average of 9.9 million bbls/d in 2018, which would surpass…

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​Electric vehicles are coming. Is Canada ready to capture the opportunities?

Wednesday, July 26, 2017, 2:30 PM MDT

The electrification of transportation is upon us. A record two million electric vehicles (EVs) were added to the world’s roads…

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​Why U.S. sanctions on Venezuelan oil would have limited benefit to Canadian heavy oil producers

Tuesday, July 25, 2017, 5:32 PM MDT

If the Trump administration imposes major sanctions on Venezuelan oil exports to the US, Canadian heavy oil producers might see…

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There’s still ample room for improvement in Alberta's heavy construction safety culture

Thursday, July 20, 2017, 2:31 PM MDT

Alberta’s safety record in heavy industrial construction and maintenance has been improving. Since the Construction Owners Association of Alberta (COAA)…

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Used oilfield equipment jumps as low price ‘gong show’ subsides

Thursday, July 13, 2017, 2:08 PM MDT

The uptick in oil and gas activity has more companies looking to buy and sell used equipment, and that means…

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B.C. wind + Montney gas + conventional refining chemistry = low carbon gasoline

Monday, July 10, 2017, 2:16 PM MDT

Blue Fuel Energy may be one of the best bets for meeting North America’s increasingly ambitious low-carbon fuel standards (LCFS).…

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Demand for 500,000 bbls/d of Canadian heavy oil at risk with new international low-sulphur marine fuel rules

Tuesday, June 27, 2017, 2:13 PM MDT

New global sulphur emissions reduction rules for marine traffic taking effect in January 2020 put at risk 500,000 bbl/d of…

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Cenovus plans for more robust hedging during its asset sales process

Wednesday, June 21, 2017, 3:09 PM MDT

Cenovus Energy plans to bulk up its hedging program as it undertakes to shed non-core assets following its blockbuster $17.7…

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NEB, Mexican Energy Regulator sign MOU

Wednesday, June 14, 2017, 2:30 PM MDT

Canada’s National Energy Board has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Mexico’s energy regulatory commission — Comisión Reguladora de…

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