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February 2013 News Update
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Energy Drives Canada 2013
The Centre for Energy Launches the Eighth Edition of Our Petroleum Challenge
|In March, we’ll be launching the eighth edition of Our Petroleum Challenge, the Centre for Energy’s flagship publication.
This latest edition includes comprehensive updates to a range of industry facts and figures, along with brand new content and a completely redesigned look that makes the book even simpler to read. Reviewed by professionals in all areas of the oil and gas industry along with related government regulators, the eighth edition of Our Petroleum Challenge is current, comprehensive and, most importantly, readable.
Since 2004, the Canadian Centre for Energy Information has regularly updated Our Petroleum Challenge. As a primer textbook on the oil and gas industry, Our Petroleum Challenge is ideal for anyone who wants to learn about the complex chain of companies, technologies and processes that transform Canada’s oil and gas resources into the energy products that fuel our lives.
We recognize that the oil and gas industry is a technical and often literally distant industry that can seem inaccessible even while issues like oil sands development and hydraulic fracturing make daily news. That’s why we believe accessible energy knowledge is essential for all Canadians, from business people working alongside the oil and gas industry to teachers and students engaged in lifelong learning.
Because the Canadian public ultimately decides the country’s energy issues, Our Petroleum Challenge is designed to help all Canadians understand the forces that are shaping today’s oil and gas industry. And, we’ll be making the book even more accessible through our introductory sale.
Updated, Edited and SimplifiedThe chain of producers, refiners and pipelines that connect Canadian consumers to the resources buried throughout Canada uses a variety of processes and technologies. In the eighth edition, you’ll find a primer that takes you through these technical steps, outlining technologies like directional drilling and hydraulic fracturing that are improving oil and gas production.
This edition synthesizes and simplifies text from previous editions along with brand new content on some of the most important issues and technologies found in today’s oil and gas industry.
New ContentAs the oil and gas industry evolves, Our Petroleum Challenge continues to evolve with it. In addition to our comprehensive updates to industry statistics, maps and other relevant industry data, the eighth edition of Our Petroleum Challenge includes special focus sidebars on some of today’s most pressing issues, including hydraulic fracturing, shale gas and pipeline safety. New infographics complement the book’s existing sections, providing a clear, visual explanation of the industry’s most technical processes.
This update also includes a completely rewritten section on sustainable development, addressing the industry’s essential environmental, social and economic issues.
New DesignAlong with updated information and new sections, we’ve given the book a fresh look. With a striking new layout along with new infographics, photographs, illustrations and maps, Our Petroleum Challenge looks every bit as up-to-date as its information.
A simplified format also makes it simple to find the topic you’re interested in. Scan easily between an overview of Canada’s global role to the technical process of extracting hydrocarbon resources to the current sustainable development issues that drive today’s industry.
Evolution of Canada’s Oil and Gas IndustryAlong with our most recent edition of Our Petroleum Challenge, we’ve also updated the look of our historical textbook: Evolution of Canada’s Oil and Gas Industry. Evolution is a free online resource – also available as an e-book, March 2013 – that provides readers with broad overview of the milestones and technologies that have shaped Canada’s oil and gas industry over the course of more than 150 years.
Stakeholder ReviewedThe Centre for Energy strives to present energy information that is fact-based, fair and without editorial opinion or comment. The eighth edition of Our Petroleum Challenge was developed using our stakeholder review process. Content for the publication was vetted by industry experts from the Canadian energy sector, who reviewed the publication content for accuracy and completeness and provide advice regarding additional resources.
Thanks to all of our Reviewers for generously providing their time, expertise and help to develop the eighth edition of Our Petroleum Challenge.
Bob McManus and Paul Cheruvathur, Alberta Energy, Government of Alberta
Randy Dobko, Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource Development, Government of Alberta
Michael Cleland, Canada West Foundation
Stephen Rodrigues and Jill Piccott, Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers
Cathy Hay, Canadian Energy Pipeline Association
Ruth York, Canadian Gas Association
John Stewart, Canadian Nuclear Association
Craig Stenhouse, Cenovus Energy Inc.
Velma McColl, Earnscliffe Strategy Group
Bob Curran and John Ludwick, Energy Resources Conservation Board
Gary Leach, Explorers and Producers Association of Canada
Mark Lowey, Institute for Sustainable Energy, Environment and Economy, University of Calgary
Phyllis Odenbach-Sutton, Richard Godin, Joe Wang, Catherine Bédard, David Henry and James Zeni, Natural Resources Canada
Richard Laszlo, Quality Urban Energy Systems of Tomorrow (QUEST)
Simone Marler, Shell Canada Limited
Michael Lawrence and Gord Lambert, Suncor Energy