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Mike Priaro

Contributor since: 15 Jan 2015

Mike Priaro

"Mike Priaro, B.Eng.Sc.  (Chem. Eng.), U.W.O. '76, P.Eng., Lifetime Member Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA), worked in facilities, production, operations and reservoir engineering, as engineering consultant, area superintendent, and engineering management in Alberta's oil patch for 25 years for companies such as Amoco and PetroCanada.”

“He increased oil production from the historic Turner Valley oilfield and brought in under-balanced drilling technology to drill out, complete, and test several of the highest producing gas wells ever on mainland Canada at Ladyfern.  He co-authored ‘Advanced Fracturing Fluids Improve Well Economics’ in Schlumberger's Oilfield Review and developed the course material for the ‘Advanced Production Engineering’ course at Southern Alberta Institute of Technology.

"Mike has presented his work to Canada’s House Committee on Natural Resources in Ottawa and had work published by the Macdonald-Laurier Institute in the March and April, 2014 editions of Inside Policy magazine, by U.S. energy industry websites such as RBN Energy, in the July 17, 2014 edition of the Oil and Gas Journal, and in Petroleum Technology Quarterly, Q3 2014.”

“Mike has no formal connection to any oil company, environmental organization, think tank, labour organization, lobbying or special interest group, academia, or to provincial or federal politics.”

“Mike is the author of “A ‘Canada-First’ Canadian Energy Strategy” (see https://www.behance.net/portfolio/editor?project_id=5808629) and is available for consulting work, special projects, and speaking engagements.”

Latest articles from Mike

  • The Hidden Danger Of OPEC’s Market Share Strategy

    Published 10 December 2015 | viewed 17,357 times

    The Saudis' crude oil market gambit to increase market share by refusing to reduce production in order drive out higher-cost producers has not yet killed…

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    Published 15 January 2015 | viewed 7,419 times

    President Obama is correct when he says there are few US jobs created by Keystone XL and that it provides little energy security or economic…

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