Ahmed Taha, Vice-president, Oil Sands Operations, Tervita Corporation
In the last year of university, while taking course overloads to finish early, Ahmed Taha was also working part-time at an Edmonton landfill and weighing in some of his own vehicles from a rubbish-hauling business he’d started to pay his way through university after blowing out his knee in the first four months of a hockey scholarship.
It's ironic that in the early days of Pat Daniel's career, pipeline companies were considered boring—largely ignored as a dull afterthought to the much more exciting job of exploring for and producing oil and gas.
That's anything but the case today; even minor pipeline incidents catch the headlines, and every word and animated image released by pipeline companies in support of their proposals is raked over the coals by various interest groups.
After a dismally dreary 2009, most agree 2010 can only get better, but there’s no consensus on a long-range forecast
Asking around the wind-swept corridors of power in downtown Calgary about what 2010 might hold for the western Canadian oil and gas industry elicits an abundance of hedged bets.