The last barrel ///

Last month’s Gas and Oil Expo (GO EXPO), the largest industry trade show in Canada this year, was a rousing success. The Calgary-hosted event also symbolized the quiet, cautious optimism expressed by many industry professionals about Canada’s upstream sector. Roughly 25,000 people attended GO EXPO during June 11-13, compared to 17,500 in 2011. This year, SPE’s second annual Heavy Oil Conference was held with the exhibition. Wes Scott, executive vice president of dmg events, the firm that runs the exhibition, said that “Alberta is increasingly recognized as an epicenter for technological advances and products and services, and Calgary is a major headquarters base in Canada for all the major energy companies.”

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