Energy industry services in Calgary
Critical to the continued success and sustainability of Alberta’s energy industry is the petroleum-related service, supply and manufacturing sectors. The organizations in this sector provide the specialized equipment and skills needed for drilling, testing, producing, maintaining and reclaiming crude oil and natural gas wells. In addition, many of these organizations are innovating and developing highly advanced technology, such as that used in the development of oil sands, shale gas and tight oil.
Calgary also has the highest concentration of engineers, physical scientists and technicians, and business and finance professionals of any major city in Canada. Notably, Calgary has Canada’s highest concentration of mechanical engineers, electrical engineers, chemical engineers, geologists, geochemists, geophysicists, architects, accountants, auditors and technical occupations related to natural and applied sciences.
Alberta’s energy sector is also supported by an infrastructure of professional services that are concentrated in Calgary. Professional services provide the research, development, engineering, technical consulting and technology to support the growth of Alberta’s energy industry. Calgary scientists and engineers have been instrumental in the development of techniques for horizontal drilling, shale fracking, steam assisted gravity drainage, to-to-heel air injection and other new technologies for extracting hydrocarbons – many of which were not in use a decade ago.
The combination of engineering, science and business talent has made Calgary one of Canada’s most innovative and successful cities for green technology commercialization and sustainable energy development.